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  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, greets North Korean Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae in Beijing Friday, May 24, 2013. The top North Korean envoy delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Xi on Friday and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled six-nation nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing's efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Rao Aimin)

    An apparent victory for Beijing's efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions as Pyongyang pledged to take steps to rejoin stalled talks.

    LAST UPDATE : May 24, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter takes off from Kadena Air Base on the southern island of Okinawa in Japan. China is trying to strengthen its claim on tiny, uninhabited, Japanese-controlled islands, Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, by raising questions about the much larger Okinawa chain that is home to more than a million Japanese along with major U.S. military installations. The tactic, however, appears to have done little but harden Tokyo’s s

    Scholars warn Beijing may be shooting itself in the foot by arousing fears of a creeping campaign to nibble away at Japanese territory.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2006 file photo, a policeman watches over a group of suspected sex workers during an inspection of a nightclub in Beijing. Police in China frequently beat, torture and arbitrarily detain suspected sex workers, often with little or no evidence that they engaged in prostitution, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday, May 14, 2013, calling on the government to discipline abusive officers. (AP Photo/EyePress, File)

    Rights group is saying that police in China frequently beat, torture and arbitrarily detain suspected sex workers, often with little or no evidence.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2013, 7:48 AM EDT
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