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The Geographic Distribution of China's Last Names, in Maps

Despite its massive population, China's list of common last names is very small. Here's where people with these names are.

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

And it could also lead to the eventual bust.

Life on Minimum Wage Around the World

Stories of workers who survive on difficult work and little money.

Shanghai's Hilarious New Take on the Giant Floating Duck

The rubber duck is now a cooked bird, complete with "crispy brown skin" and a yellow papier mache head.

The Shanghai Metro Has Its Own Library

Pick up a book at one stop and, hopefully, return it before you get off the subway.

3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

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

That's pretty scary.

Looking Down From Space at Shanghai's Awful Heat Island

As China suffers through its hottest summer on record, an immense and deadly bubble of heat builds above Shanghai.

China's New Tallest Building Will Have the World's Fastest Elevators

They will travel at 40 mph.

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.

How LEDs Have Transformed the City Skyline

Illuminated nightscapes are a new worldwide arena, where global cities will compete for recognition.

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 Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Shanghai

Photographer Rob Whitworth portrays the tremendous energy of China's largest city.

China Has the Priciest Housing on the Planet

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

The Devastating Impact of 30 Years of Sprawl, As Seen From Space

The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.

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

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

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.

The Silver Lining to the 14,000 Dead Pigs in Shanghai's River

The scandal has prompted China's government to acknowledge the nation's intense problem with food safety.

Booming Asian Cities Are Tugging The World's Center of Light East

The light of urban development seen from space can tell us much about the shape of the world's economy.