Richard Macauley

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.