A video from Vox’s Joss Fong explains why the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Yunnan this month...
by Olivia Rosenman | Jul 4, 2013
Many have mused on the phenomenon of China's copycat buildings, as well as entire facsimile towns. There are numerous news reports and accounts from bemused tourists who have stumbled upon a slice of Austria in Guangdong, or the...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 7, 2012
Two earthquakes in south-west China have killed at least 67 people (as of 1:02 a.m., local time) and forced more than 100,000 from their homes. Xinhua described the damage and initial relief efforts. Sixty-seven people have been...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 29, 2011
Shanghai has been stricken with a plague of exploding glass windows, as substandard materials, design and maintenance meet fierce summer heat. From Shanghai Daily last week: "Poor quality, improper design or installation or...
by Morgan Figuers | Jul 5, 2008
The Chinese government has announced plans for rebuilding towns and cleaning up damage from the earthquake. From Xinhua: China's State Council published on Friday guidelines on post-quake reconstruction, emphasizing house repair...
by Wu Nan | Nov 23, 2007
From China Rises: Living in China is like being in a laboratory and observing an experiment unfold. The speed of change in the physical surroundings, especially in cities like Beijing, has no parallel anywhere in the world, as far as I can tell. A modern gold rush is afoot here, and prospectors are arriving from […]
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