China

This Exposé of China's 'Gutter Oil' Black Market Will Churn Your Stomach

Some street food vendors are still using cooking oil made from garbage. 

Why the Tiananmen Square Crash Is So Unnerving

China's largest public urban space is more than just the site of the famous student protests. It's a symbol of the country—and the country's power.

9 of This Year's Most Alarming Sinkholes

From China to Quebec to, of course, Florida.

These Pictures Capture Just How Horrifying China's Smog Situation Is Right Now

Cold weather brought brutal levels of air pollution to the country's north.

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.

Air Pollution Has Shut Down a Major Chinese City

A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close. 

Just in Time for Halloween: An Abandoned 'Zombie Car' Strangled by Thorny Ivy

Talk about going green.

Could an 'Electronic Vacuum Cleaner' Suck Up Beijing's Smog?

A Dutch designer's innovative proposal for the pollution-ridden city.

'Where One Coal Power Plant Stops, Another Begins'

A train tour through China's coal country, where every bit of the shadowy landscape has been pressed into the service of power generation.

China's Disappearing Rivers: Is Climate Change to Blame?

The government says global warming dried up its rivers. But they've ignored the impact of their giant dams and diversion channels.

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

And it could also lead to the eventual bust.

This Vending Machine in China Sells Living Crabs

The crab-o-mat is designed to satiate the appetites of boozy, late-night revelers.

Chinese Tourists Aren't as Hot on the U.S. and France as They Are on South Korea

There's plenty of buzz about Chinese tourists flocking to Paris for luxury goods. But the top tourist destinations are a bit closer to home.

China's Newest Market Opportunity: Pollution Control

DIY entrepreneurs have developed ingenious—and affordable—products to satisfy the public's insatiable demand for pure air.

Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing's Air?

The city is rolling out a series of regulations to cut emissions over the next five years.

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.

Buildings on Top of Buildings in China

This mysterious temple is tightly secured, with cameras and a fingerprint lock.

6 Mind-Boggling Facts About Farms in China

China's spectacular run as provider of its own food is looking severely strained.

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.