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Michelle Obama visits China’s terra-cotta army, jumps rope with girls

Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post
Mar 25 2014 - 3:52pm

XI'AN, China -- Michelle Obama dropped into this ancient city Monday for a five-hour sightseeing tour, giving her and her family a view of China's long history -- plus a little jump-roping on the side.Xi'an is the terminus of the legendary Silk Road, a series of trade routes that linked the East and the West for centuries, and is also home to the...

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Chinese air force, Navy see significant upgrades, U.S. says

Bloomberg News, Tony Capaccio
Jan 31 2014 - 10:59am

WASHINGTON -- China's air force is fielding new precision-guided cruise missiles, long-range bombers and drones as its Navy expands its long-range punch, according to U.S. military intelligence officials.

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Michelle Obama visits China’s terra-cotta army, jumps rope with girls

Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post
Mar 25 2014 - 3:52pm

XI'AN, China -- Michelle Obama dropped into this ancient city Monday for a five-hour sightseeing tour, giving her and her family a view of China's long history -- plus a little jump-roping on the side.Xi'an is the terminus of the legendary Silk Road, a series of trade routes that linked the East and the West for centuries, and is also home to the...

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GALLERY: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Exile Tibetans protest the visit by China's president Hu Jintao in India.

Tibetan Buddhist nuns and an exile woman cry as they plead with police before being detained during a demonstration against China in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 26, 2012. Earlier in the day a Tibetan exile man lit himself on fire and ran shouting through a protest in the Indian capital , just ahead of a visit by China's president Hu Jintao and following self-immolations in the Himalayan region against Beijing's rule. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

The Associated Press
Mar 26 2012 - 12:09pm

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Exile Tibetans protest the visit by China's president Hu Jintao in India after a man lit himself on fire.

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GALLERY: China Fashion Week

The Associated Press
Nov 1 2011 - 11:58am

Models pose during the Mao Gepin make-up styling show at the China Fashion Week in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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GALLERY: Shanghai high-rise apartment building fire 11/15/10

In this citizen journalism photo acquired by the Associated Press people watch as an apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai, east China, on Monday Nov. 15, 2010.  Fire engulfed the high-rise apartment building under renovation in China's business center of Shanghai on Monday, killing at least eight people, injuring more than 90 and sending some residents scattering down scaffolding to escape.  (AP Photo/Karl Loo)

The Associated Press
Nov 15 2010 - 12:37pm

Shanghai high-rise apartment building fire 11/15/10

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