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China's Brand-New, Centuries-Old Shangri-La

A fire has destroyed two-thirds of the Tibetan town.

The Rent in Shanghai Is Too Damn High: An Infographic

What price comparisons between two different cities tell us about the Chinese economy.

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Why the Tiananmen Square Crash Is So Unnerving

China's largest public urban space is more than just the site of the famous student protests. It's a symbol of the country—and the country's power.

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The Geographic Distribution of China's Last Names, in Maps

Despite its massive population, China's list of common last names is very small. Here's where people with these names are.

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Beijing's Amusingly Phallic New Skyscraper

The new headquarters of the People's Daily is only the latest example of the capital's unusual architecture.

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Why Is Starbucks So Expensive in China?

And why do people go there anyway? The culture and economics of drinking lattes in China.

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Hazy Skies in Hong Kong? Just Pose With a Fake Skyline

Those looking for a great photo opportunity no longer have to worry about bad weather.

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How to Deal With a Heat Wave in China

In a crowded country where many homes lack air conditioning, people have to get creative in order to escape the sky-high temps.

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Building a Hotel in 6 Days: A Time-Lapse of China's Construction Miracle

A video captures the dizzying pace of building in the country.

A Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Shanghai

Photographer Rob Whitworth portrays the tremendous energy of China's largest city.

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Shanghai's Spectacular Growth, in One Photo

You don't need satellite imagery to see how much the city has changed.

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A Short History of Dead Pigs in Chinese Rivers

Today's discovery of 3,000 dead pigs in Shanghai is shocking- but it isn't the first time this has happened in China.

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Beijing Can't Catch a Break

Rumor has it the Chinese government is considering moving its capital to Xinyang, a small city in Henan Province.

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Beijing's Air Quality Crisis May Have Had a Silver Lining

Typically, the Chinese press tries to put the best spin on Beijing's pollution. But  the national media covered "airpocalypse" with startling frankness.