William Powers, author of New Slow City, rebels against America's obsession with stuff, long work hours, and quick fixes.
"Sports travel" has hit Asia in a big way, but will Western runners want to trek through Beijing's smog?
Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of "companion animals" in Chinese cities.
Hutongs are disappearing but their sounds won't, thanks to Colin Chinnery's Beijing Sound History Project.
The city's barbecue alleys are up against government regulation—and changing tastes.
An ambitious former mayor started gutting the historic city center and replacing it with replicas. Then he left town.
The country is at the center of the international scrap recycling universe, and the environmental impacts aren't always pretty.
"From day one we were getting a lot of phone calls from nervous patients."
"We're creating a huge urban underclass of people who can’t function in the society."
China's northern-most city is dark and freezing most of the time. But it draws crowds with gigantic sculptures, light and ice shows, even tigers.
Dr. Dan Xiao battles attitudes toward tobacco that more closely resemble the U.S. of the 1940s or '50s.
One of China’s last walled cities is having an identity crisis.
Spray-painting walls in Beijing isn't actually all that dangerous. So why are there so few people doing it?
Cycling has dropped precipitously in China's capital. Will it ever be popular again?
Four years after "cleansing" the city of its strays in advance of the Olympics, somewhere between 500,000 and 5 million cats have returned to Beijing. But is relying on volunteers to trap, neuter, and release them the best plan?
The city's notorious pollution is put into perspective by a local physician.
How I'm figuring my way around Beijing
In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief