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SOEs, Rule of Law Among Hurdles for Clean Air Push

Beijing’s acting mayor has announced an array of new measures to combat air pollution in the city, following heavy smog that seeped hundreds of points off the scale this month. From Xinhua: The capital will take 180,000...

China Asks: What's Eating the Forbidden City?

Caixin reports on the mounting structural disrepair of the Palace Museum and the mismanagement that may be to blame. A sense of dignified peace is what most visitors take away from China’s 600-year-old royal palace, the...

Man Arrested over Forbidden City Break-in

When a number of precious objects on loan from a Hong Kong collector were stolen from the Forbidden City, the art world was taken by surprise that artwork in Beijing’s major museum weren’t more carefully guarded....

Documentary: [Discovery] Seven Wonders of China

Discovery’s documentary “7 Wonders of China” introduces Terracotta Army, Hanging Temple, the Great Wall, Shi Bao Zhai Temple, Mount Wudang, Leshan Buddha and the Forbidden City, via Youtube: Part One: Part Two:...

Tempest in a Coffee Cup – Tim Johnson

China Rises and Shanghaiist blogs both discuss the new coffee shop that has replaced Starbucks in the Forbidden City, after the presence of Starbucks raised the hackles of a TV host
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