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China's Latest Architectural Copycat: Egypt's Great Sphinx

Why travel to Giza when Shijiazhuang has its own noseless replica?

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China Is Reportedly Thinking About Building a Bullet Train That Reaches America

The project would include a 200-km tunnel under the Bering Strait and could cost over $200 billion.

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China's Mega-Cities Are Combining Into Mega-Regions, but They're Doing It Wrong

Building around a small number of city centers can mean even more hellish pollution, traffic, and property prices.

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A Chinese Company Managed to 3D-Print 10 Buildings in One Day

Each cost less than $5,000.

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An Aerial View of China's Colossal Dust Storm

It's said to be the largest sandstorm to hit northern China in 10 years.

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2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective

No one now alive has experienced anything similar in North America or Europe, except in the middle of a forest fire or a volcanic eruption.

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Beijing's City Government Is Fighting Public Urination With an App

Released just ahead of the annual Great Wall Marathon, a new toilet-locating mobile phone app hopes to prevent the urine-soaked walls that blemished last year's event. 

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China's 'Fast Food Homes' Were Built Quickly and Cheaply, and They're Starting to Collapse

The destruction of a five-story building in Fenghua trapped at least six people.

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Why China's Cities Need to Get Denser, Not Bigger

If Guangzhou had the same density as Seoul, it could accommodate another 4 million more people on top of its current 15 million.

Even China Is Ragging on France's Air Pollution

It must sting when the world's biggest smog-hole is calling your air polluted.

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China's Urbanization Drive Will Leave 200 Million Chinese Without Benefits

The "people-centered" plan has some serious flaws.

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China's 'War on Pollution' May End Up Accelerating Climate Change

The country has vowed to give up coal. But what will come next?

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Tracking Exactly How Much Air Pollution You're Exposed To

A fascinating new project maps the air quality fluctuations within a city.

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The Aftermath of a Train Station Terror Attack in China

Officials say a separatist group is responsible for a knife attack Saturday that killed 29 and injured 130. 

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.

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Why 2,000 Passengers Just Rioted at an Airport in China

Signs were knocked down and computers were smashed. 

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Smoking Really Is Nearly Inescapable in China

Portraits of cigarette users in hospitals, washing windows, and in front of 'No Smoking' signs.

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China: Where Marathon Mania and Epic Air Pollution Levels Collide

An unfortunate intersection of trends.

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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.