Jake Maxwell Watts

Reuters

China Has at Least 36 Local Governments With as Much Debt, on Average, as Detroit

Of course, Detroit versus Chinese metros isn’t exactly apples to apples. But there are some striking parallels.

These Gilded Government Buildings Explain Exactly Why Beijing Is Banning New Ones

China’s Communist Party took another swipe at excessive government spending, with a five-year hiatus on constructing state buildings.

Shutterstock

Police Geese: This Chinese Crime-Fighting Plan Isn’t as Ridiculous as It Sounds

Turns out they actually make excellent guards against approaching strangers since outsiders cannot calm them into silence.

Reuters

A Chinese City Is Asking Private Companies to Pay Public Sector Salaries

Because it's broke.

Rueters

China's Property Values Are Skyrocketing, With No End in Sight

Even strict controls haven't been able to stop them.