Four years after "cleansing" the city of its strays in advance of the Olympics, somewhere between 500,000 and 5 million cats have returned to Beijing. But is relying on volunteers to trap, neuter, and release them the best plan?
The city's notorious pollution is put into perspective by a local physician.
How I'm figuring my way around Beijing
In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief