Lily Kuo

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Asia's Richest Man Is Building Hong Kong Apartments Barely Bigger Than a Prison Cell

At $250,000, these 200-square-foot studios are among Hong Kong's most affordable.

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Japan Wants a $90 Billion Floating Train for Commuters Who May Not Exist

The line would connect Tokyo and Osaka, two urban centers heading into dramatic population decline. 

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Beijing Residents Will Have to Wait 16 Years to Breathe Healthy Air

Pollution in China's capital is now near a level unlivable for humans.

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Hong Kong Protesters Blame China for Rising Economic Inequality

The city-state stages its largest demonstration in a decade as living standards continue to plummet under 17 years of Chinese control.

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China's Suicide Rate Drops as People Move to Urban Centers

As more residents leave isolated rural areas and their associated risks, the country's disturbingly high number of such tragedies seems to be leveling off.

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China Is Reportedly Thinking About Building a Bullet Train That Reaches America

The project would include a 200-km tunnel under the Bering Strait and could cost over $200 billion.

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Vietnam's Bridges Are So Bad, Kids Have to Float in Plastic Bags to Get to School

But a terrifying new video may spark new investments.

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Why China's Cities Need to Get Denser, Not Bigger

If Guangzhou had the same density as Seoul, it could accommodate another 4 million more people on top of its current 15 million.

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China's Urbanization Drive Will Leave 200 Million Chinese Without Benefits

The "people-centered" plan has some serious flaws.

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Why 2,000 Passengers Just Rioted at an Airport in China

Signs were knocked down and computers were smashed. 

5 Remote Sites We Can Now See, Thanks to China's Version of Google 'Street View'

China's most comprehensive on-the-ground photography yet.

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This Man Was Just Evicted From Beijing's Underground Heating System

And there are many more like him.

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Shanghai's Air Pollution Today Was Literally Off the Charts

Blame cars, and coal-fired burners.

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The Genius Ways Beijing Drivers Get Around the City's License Plate Lottery

It just got even harder for car owners to get a coveted plate. But there are clever ways to skirt the system.

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The Sriracha Shutdown Is Actually Happening

Stock up while you can.

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Traveling to School Shouldn't Be This Difficult or Dangerous for Children

Examples of just how difficult it is for children around the world to access education

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Bicycles Are Outselling Cars in Europe

And that might not be just a blip.

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The World's Worst Cities for Air Pollution Might Not Be the Ones You'd Expect

Exposure is getting worse in parts of the world, especially industrializing countries.

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Why the World's Third Largest Grocery Conglomerate Couldn't Make it in the U.S.

Europe's Tesco hired anthropologists and sent executives to live with families. But they still couldn't figure out how Americans buy food.