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Bence Bakonyi

Photographing China, Without the Crowds

A photographer’s solo journey leads to an uniquely beautiful take on the country’s landscapes.

Joe Nafis

A Fantastic Time-Lapse Film of China's Tallest Skyscraper

It only took photographer Joe Nafis 1,000 hours to make.

William Hong / Reuters

Making China's Urban Fringes More Livable

New initiatives in Jiaxing and Shenzhen offer alternatives to top-down, centralized planning.

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How China Became a Country of Suburbs

If there’s a “Chinese Dream,” it can be found on the fast-growing outskirts of Beijing, Shanghai, and other major cities.

A Hypnotic Animation of the World's Carbon Emissions

Greenhouse gases swirl in abandon in this NASA video.

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There's a Vending Machine for Ramen Now

Introducing the world’s saddest desk lunch.

Xiao Zhu

A Chinese Anti-Smog Campaign Shows Children Crying in a Haze

The ghostly kids look like they’re suffocating in smoke.

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Shanghai Zoo Animals Keep Dying From Eating People's Garbage

Who knew feeding deer plastic waste would hurt them?

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Shanghai's New Museum Resembles a Tentacled Sea Creature

The chambered nautilus finally gets the architectural tribute it deserves.

Reuters/China Daily

This Nostalgic Street Art in Shanghai Is Being Erased by Chinese Authorities

Frustrated locals say they are concerned about the suppression of creativity.

REUTERS/Aly Song

Declining Walkability Plays a Big Role in China's Obesity Problem

But it's the middle class, not the poor who may pay the biggest price.  

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It May Be Possible to Actually Live in an IKEA

Twelve-year-old Peng Yijian holed up in Shanghai mega-stores for six days, reportedly living off free food samples.

Wen-You Cai, courtesy of Cai Studio

Shanghai's Newest Art Exhibit Includes an Ark Filled With Stuffed Animals

Cai Guo-Qiang's haunting installations reflect on nature—and the horrible things people keep doing to it.

Daredevil Russians Climb the World's Second-Tallest Skyscraper

And then because that wasn't enough, walk on a crane more than 2,000 feet above the pavement.

Visualizing Exactly How Subways Distort Our Sense of Space

An experiment from Shanghai.

Reuters

China: Where Marathon Mania and Epic Air Pollution Levels Collide

An unfortunate intersection of trends.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

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.