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Why China's Subway Boom Went Bust

Officials say 70 to 80 percent of China's planned subway lines are being postponed. What's the country to do?

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It's Valentine's Day in China

Mass weddings, bears eating hearts, kissing contests and more.

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Chinese Urbanization, By the Numbers

Figures from a new report on China's cities show a rapid transformation.

How To Jump From China's Monstrous Aizhai Bridge (and Survive)

The bridge is the longest and tallest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge ever built. It's a natural magnet for anybody who likes doing improbable things.

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Is China's Affordable Housing Going to Those Who Need It?

As China works towards big housing goal, questions arise about who's benefitting.

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UK Bus Passengers Aghast at Poo Tidal Wave

Also, a pilot program to give out free toilet paper in China fails miserably.

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A Ghost City in Angola, Built by the Chinese

Hundreds of apartment buildings, schools and retail units sit empty, priced out of reach for most Angolans.

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Can an Ancient Chinese City Pursue Preservation Without Disney-fication?

One of China’s last walled cities is having an identity crisis.

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Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

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Beijing's Olympic Ruins

Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.

China's Air Pollution Problem Explained in One Animation

These before-and-after graphics show just how severe the problem has become.

Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.

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Can China Reinvigorate the American Housing Market?

Maybe. But we should be doing that ourselves.

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What's Making China Fat?

Obesity rates have skyrocketed in China over the last generation, at the same time that its cities have exploded. A group of researchers is now trying to pin down the relationship between the two.

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Building Supertall, Superfast

Chinese megabuilding would rise nearly 10 meters a day, way faster than other skyscrapers.

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How an Austrian Mountain Village Ended Up in China

Developers unveil a tourist attraction that mimics a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Will Chinese Investors Build a Chinese Town in Rural Michigan?

Or perhaps the better question is, can they?

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Construction Finally Ends at CCTV's Beijing Headquarters

After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's  "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.

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A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.