But it's the middle class, not the poor who may pay the biggest price.
Twelve-year-old Peng Yijian holed up in Shanghai mega-stores for six days, reportedly living off free food samples.
Cai Guo-Qiang's haunting installations reflect on nature—and the horrible things people keep doing to it.
And then because that wasn't enough, walk on a crane more than 2,000 feet above the pavement.
An experiment from Shanghai.
An unfortunate intersection of trends.
Americans and Europeans are partly to blame for the smog floating over the Pacific, say researchers.
Eight million acres of Chinese farmland is so contaminated that it's now closed to farming.
The national government issued a series of reforms to fix a struggling industry, but many will be left behind.
It's not a new problem, but the country's struggle with air pollution has finally gone mainstream.
NASA captures a 750-mile trail of haze on camera.
Blame cars, and coal-fired burners.
What price comparisons between two different cities tell us about the Chinese economy.
'Double 11,' was started in the 1990s as a way to embrace bachelorhood. Now it's the world's biggest online shopping event.
Swimming in a million pink and green balls.
Despite its massive population, China's list of common last names is very small. Here's where people with these names are.
And it could also lead to the eventual bust.
Stories of workers who survive on difficult work and little money.
The rubber duck is now a cooked bird, complete with "crispy brown skin" and a yellow papier mache head.