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Could an 'Electronic Vacuum Cleaner' Suck Up Beijing's Smog?

A Dutch designer's innovative proposal for the pollution-ridden city.

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The Most Widespread Environmental Carcinogen? The Air We Breathe

A ground-breaking new report finds that air pollution – not any one contaminant – is the "leading environmental cause of cancer deaths."

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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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Mistresses Help Keep the Property Bubble Aloft in Beijing

These women, often from rural areas, are regularly kept in apartments that their lovers buy for them in urban centers.

Here's Where You're Most Likely to Die From Air Pollution

A new NASA map of the planet lays out the depressing geographies of smog and premature death.

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China's One-Child Policy Could Be Causing Its Trillion-Dollar Housing Boom

And it could also lead to the eventual bust.

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China's Newest Market Opportunity: Pollution Control

DIY entrepreneurs have developed ingenious—and affordable—products to satisfy the public's insatiable demand for pure air.

Associated Press

The Coming Battle Over Electric Bicycles

E-bikes are poised for a boom, but are we ready for them?

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Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing's Air?

The city is rolling out a series of regulations to cut emissions over the next five years.

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Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

That's pretty scary.

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Is This Really Beijing's 'Most Outrageous Illegal Structure'?

Local officials say the mountainside villa on top of a Beijing apartment tower will be torn down in the next 15 days.

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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.

These Gilded Government Buildings Explain Exactly Why Beijing Is Banning New Ones

China’s Communist Party took another swipe at excessive government spending, with a five-year hiatus on constructing state buildings.

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A Chinese City Is Asking Private Companies to Pay Public Sector Salaries

Because it's broke.

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China Has the Priciest Housing on the Planet

Seven out of 10 of the world’s least affordable markets are now in China.

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China Cracks Down on Jaywalking

It's an attempt to instill rule of law in Chinese cities known for their chaotic roadways.

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China's Property Values Are Skyrocketing, With No End in Sight

Even strict controls haven't been able to stop them.

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After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.

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Is China Not Urbanizing Fast Enough?: The Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we' ve come across in the past seven days.