The country is building a belt of trees that will stretch 2,800 miles in an attempt to stop the advance of the Gobi desert.
There's still a long way to go, but the Chinese capital has taken a symbolic step forward.
Witness the largest annual human migration.
Frustrated locals say they are concerned about the suppression of creativity.
Resentment against "outsiders" is surging in the city.
It's less about neighborhood altruism and more about Chinese property developers' drive to expand overseas.
After seven weeks of protest, the rest of the Umbrella Movement is divided on what to do next.
Political leaders seemed to admit that they are relatively powerless.
Hong Kong's chief executive has asked student protesters to meet as early as next week.
As pro-democracy demonstrations stretch into a third week, police advance on protesters and reports emerge of brutality.
"To have everything or nothing is not the goal. It’s whether we can make a step forward."
A collection of maps, some nearly 1,000 years old, disputes China's claim over part of the South China Sea.
Hong Kong's silent democratic opposition has finally spoken up. Or has it?
If your neighbors barbecue frequently, the Politburo would like to know.
Back under Chinese rule, Hong Kong activists are turning to Britain for help as the treaty that ensured their suffrage is revealed to be largely ignorable.
At $250,000, these 200-square-foot studios are among Hong Kong's most affordable.
The line would connect Tokyo and Osaka, two urban centers heading into dramatic population decline.
Pollution in China's capital is now near a level unlivable for humans.
The city-state stages its largest demonstration in a decade as living standards continue to plummet under 17 years of Chinese control.