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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is welcomed by Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum after arriving in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, Jan. 16, 2012. Wen came to pay an official visit to the UAE and attend the fifth World Future Energy Summit here. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (R) shares a toast with Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping (L) in Beijing January 16, 2012, during celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China. China and the United States should work together more closely on defusing regional disputes and ensure that disputes between them do not roil ties, China's likely next president Xi Jinping said on Monday, ahead of his visit to the U.S.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16: Shuai Peng of China tries to cool down as she feels the affects of the heat in her first round match against Aravane Rezai of France during day one of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.
A worker adjusts a display of Mont Blanc watches at the luxury-goods company's new store in Beijing January 5, 2012. High-end penmaker Montblanc has opened its largest store in China to capitalise on the surging growth of Chinese luxury-goods consumers, who are expected to account for most of the world's luxury purchases in eight years. The four-storey store is in a recently developed area of Beijing's trendy Sanlitun district - which includes Armani, Longchamp, Rolex and other luxury boutiques - and is meant to appeal to China's growing middle class who are increasingly obsessed with the latest and most exclusive fashions after decades in which the Communist Party frowned on fancy clothes, accessories and make-up
A cat sits on cartons of milk in a store in Shanghai on January 16, 2011. Despite a major safety scandal in 2008, China's demand for milk is surging as people grow wealthier, but the country's poorly kept and often undernourished dairy herds are struggling to keep pace.
Traditional Chinese dancers perform a show to celebrate The Chinese Lunar New Year on January 15, 2012 in Mijas, near Malaga Spain.
All Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft flying from Tokyo lands at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 14, 2012. This is the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft operated commercially arriving at the airport. [Xinhua]
Participants compete for a winter dragon boat race on the Songhuajiang River in Jilin, Jilin province on Jan 15, 2012. A total of 22 dragon boats from Russia, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland took part in the race to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dragon. Normally, the dragon races are held during the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. [Photo/CFP]
A girl poses with red lantern decorations in Ditan Park in Beijing Jan 14, 2012. [Photo/CFP]
Staff from a women's wear manufacturer in East China's Shandong province show up in their own designs on Jan 15, 2012, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year - the Spring Festival - which falls on Jan 23. [Photo/CFP]
Residents buy festive decorations to celebrate the traditional Chinese festival "Minor New Year", which falls on Jan 16 this year, in East China's Anhui province. [Photo/CFP]