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Two women walk along a road with their shoppings in Beijing on April 23, 2013. Manufacturing activity in China slowed in April due to sluggish foreign demand, HSBC said, in a sign of further weakness in the world's second-largest economy. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
Two women walk along a road with their shoppings in Beijing on April 23, 2013. Manufacturing activity in China slowed in April due to sluggish foreign demand, HSBC said, in a sign of further weakness in the world's second-largest economy. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

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