Beijing

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.

The Coming Battle Over Electric Bicycles

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

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.

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

That's pretty scary.

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.

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.

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

Because it's broke.

China Has the Priciest Housing on the Planet

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

China Cracks Down on Jaywalking

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

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

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

After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

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

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.

Beijing's Creepy, Abandoned Theme Park Is Finally Coming Down

Once, developers dreamed of building "the largest amusement park in Asia." But no longer.

This New Data Should Make You Pretty Nervous About the Latest Bird Flu

Only 4 of the 81 people with confirmed cases of bird flu in China have fully recovered; human transmission still can't be ruled out.

Beijing Residents Can't Escape Dismal Air Pollution

Wildly fluctuating urban air pollution is prompting some residents to seek homes elsewhere. But most Chinese cities suffer similar problems.

How Photographers Are Telling the Story of China's Warp-Speed Urbanization

A new exhibition of contemporary Chinese photography charts the country's phenomenal growth from 2000 to 2012.

Beijing's Bomb Shelter-Dwellers May Be Making a Rational Choice About Their Commute

The Chinese capital estimates 10 percent of its population lives in tiny, below-ground apartments. Are they crazy or clever?

Anxiety, Traditional Medicine, and Plenty of Purell: Beijing Watches and Waits for Bird Flu

"From day one we were getting a lot of phone calls from nervous patients."