Richard Macauley

Inside China's Unknown Mega-City

Photographer Tim Franco captures the massive urbanization of Chongqing, which has been described as "the biggest city you've never heard of" and "China's Detroit."

The World's Most Worker-Friendly Countries, in 7 Charts

From legally enshrined vacations to how far an hour’s wage will go.

China Is Ending Its Skewed 'Hukou' Public-Aid System, but That Won't Help the Rural Poor

The two-tiered assistance plan has long put rural recipients at a disadvantage, and touted changes may actually enforce inequality in benefits.

China's Mega-Cities Are Combining Into Mega-Regions, but They're Doing It Wrong

Building around a small number of city centers can mean even more hellish pollution, traffic, and property prices.

Beijing's City Government Is Fighting Public Urination With an App

Released just ahead of the annual Great Wall Marathon, a new toilet-locating mobile phone app hopes to prevent the urine-soaked walls that blemished last year's event. 

China's 'Fast Food Homes' Were Built Quickly and Cheaply, and They're Starting to Collapse

The destruction of a five-story building in Fenghua trapped at least six people.