Sand angels on the beach at Yantai, Shandong Province. Oil spills in the Bay of Bohai pollute all the Shandong beaches. Energy supplies—especially oil—have become a major national security challenge; China must develop naval power in the long term to secure its sea lanes for oil transport. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
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