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A Chinese worker sleeps in his bicycle cart under an advertisement for a new building development as a man passes by wearing a mask due to pollution levels on a street in Beijing Monday, May 6, 2013. (Kevin Frayer/AP)
A Chinese worker sleeps in his bicycle cart under an advertisement for a new building development as a man passes by wearing a mask due to pollution levels on a street in Beijing Monday, May 6, 2013. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

For many years, the story of China has been go-go growth — more in fact, than anyone had imagined. But economic growth has been slowing for the past two years.

This fall, top Communist Party leaders will try to ram through major economic reforms to keep the world's most populous country on the rails.

NPR's Frank Langfitt has reported from China for many years and opened his reporter's notebook for us.

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This segment aired on July 11, 2013.

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