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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.

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Beijing Buys a Waste Management Company to Solve Its Pollution Problems

But it won't work.

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China: Where Marathon Mania and Epic Air Pollution Levels Collide

An unfortunate intersection of trends.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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The Genius Ways Beijing Drivers Get Around the City's License Plate Lottery

It just got even harder for car owners to get a coveted plate. But there are clever ways to skirt the system.

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China Keeps It Classy With Designer Smog-Filtration Masks

What pairs best with the Asian brown cloud? Try the "Vogmask."

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Beijing's Smog: 'It Felt Like Living Near Massive Forest Fires'

Before going to China, I was blasé about the country's famous air pollution. I was completely unprepared for how bad it was.

China's Unmarrieds Spent Over $5 Billion Today to Feel Less Lonely

'Double 11,' was started in the 1990s as a way to embrace bachelorhood. Now it's the world's biggest online shopping event.

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Beijing Prepares to Wow the World With Its 'Big Penis' Building

The headquarters of the Communist Party's official newspaper is getting a golden coating in preparation for its debut.

More Billionaires Live in Beijing Than in Los Angeles

But that may change next year.