A worker checks newly produced steel components for pen tips at Taiyuan Iron and Steel, or TISCO, in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi Province. Photo: Xinhua

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A worker checks newly produced steel components for pen tips at Taiyuan Iron and Steel, or TISCO, in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi Province. Photo: Xinhua
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