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Beijing Tries to 'Rectify' Jaywalkers: This Week in Bans

Also, Albuquerque is left vulnerable after outlawing barbed wire and a British ice cream-truck driver who rocked too hard is shut down.

China's Emerging Architectural Style

The country's building boom has given rise to a look that's fresh but also uniquely Chinese.

Fearing Political Unrest, Beijing Outlaws Basically Everything: This Week in Bans

Also, a California city outlaws never-ending going-out-of-business signs and a Tucson hotel welcomes back Rod Stewart.

Zaha Hadid's SOHO Galaxy Looks Like the Watergate on Steroids

Beijing's newest piece of starchitecture.

Online Grocery Shopping Is Returning to the Physical World

A Chinese supermarket giant has announced plans to build 1,000 "virtual" supermarkets.

What People Worry About in China

The big concerns are much the same as in America: inequality, problems with the government, and the rising price of goods.

Debate Omissions and Parking in L.A.: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Mao Makes a Comeback

Images of the former Chinese leader have been popping up around the country.

Fortress America: How the U.S. Designs its Embassies

The challenge of architecture that epitomizes American values while offering total security.

Why China's Subway Boom Went Bust

Officials say 70 to 80 percent of China's planned subway lines are being postponed. What's the country to do?

Skyscraper or Pair of Pants?

Beijing's $700 million Gate of the East has been attracting attention for its resemblance to a certain sartorial item.

The Hidden Wonders of Beijing

The city is filled with art, if you know where to look.

It's Valentine's Day in China

Mass weddings, bears eating hearts, kissing contests and more.

Big Cities, Bad Cities, Beer Cities: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

How Twitter Is Like a City

For dissidents like Ai Weiwei, the internet is fulfilling roles once played by urban space.

China's Dirty Water

A third of industrial waste water is released, without treatment, into rivers and lakes.

The High Cost of Beijing's Empty Bird's Nest

The celebrated venue costs $11 million a year to maintain.

China Crowdmaps Pedestrian and Cyclist Problem Areas

A new website enables residents to identify problems in Beijing's pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

Beijing Flooding in Pictures

Large sections of Beijing were inundated this weekend as the heaviest rains in 61 years drenched the city.