Jan. 1, 2016 file photo, an official uses a loudspeaker on a Chinese police vehicle to speak to depositors from Ezubao outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
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