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China's Notorious Smog Gets a Weird Musical Tribute

Three years of air-quality readings in Beijing are mixed into this unsettling track.

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Beijing Has Turned Into a Beautiful Ghost Town for Chinese New Year

Witness the largest annual human migration.

Hey Paul Studios

Please Let China's New Fare Card Be a Slap Bracelet

Here's hoping the 1990s are back!

Impossible Technology

Presenting the World's Tiniest E-Bike

The "Impossible" electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack, and makes riders look only slightly like a bear doing a circus trick.

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China Wants Its Urban Artists to Head for the Countryside

300 million rural Chinese are projected to move into cities by 2050. So why is the government pushing artists to celebrate its old ways?

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Treating Fido Like Family in China

Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of "companion animals" in Chinese cities.

Chuan Wang

China Disrupts the Rain Gear Industry with the 'Air Umbrella'

This weather wand blows raindrops 3 feet away (and perhaps onto other people).

Alexander Balchin

A Movable Skyscraper to Filter China's Nasty Air

This futuristic tower aims to use solar power to eliminate air pollution.

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Saving the Clangs, Songs, and Shouts of Old Beijing

Hutongs are disappearing but their sounds won't, thanks to Colin Chinnery's Beijing Sound History Project.  

James West and Jaeah Lee

Inside Yingli, the Giant Chinese Solar Company Sponsoring the World Cup

You’ve seen their logos on the sidelines, now get a peek inside the company trying to transform the world.

AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan

Beijing Just Handed Out the City's Largest-Ever Fine for Air Pollution—to a U.S. Joint Venture

A mid-sized boiler maker, not the city's many coal-fired power plants, was fined 300,000 yuans—the biggest fine to date.

Reuters/Claro Cortes

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. 

Even China Is Ragging on France's Air Pollution

It must sting when the world's biggest smog-hole is calling your air polluted.

Reuters

Beijing Buys a Waste Management Company to Solve Its Pollution Problems

But it won't work.

Reuters

China: Where Marathon Mania and Epic Air Pollution Levels Collide

An unfortunate intersection of trends.

Reuters

How the Western World Enables China's Air Pollution

Americans and Europeans are partly to blame for the smog floating over the Pacific, say researchers.

Reuters

China's Pollution Problem Is Also a Food Safety Crisis

Eight million acres of Chinese farmland is so contaminated that it's now closed to farming.

Reuters

2013: The Year Deadly, Suffocating Smog Consumed China

It's not a new problem, but the country's struggle with air pollution has finally gone mainstream.

NASA

China's Air Pollution Is So Awful You Can See It From Space

NASA captures a 750-mile trail of haze on camera.