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Chinese dreamin' on the Street of Eternal Happiness

Jul 29, 2013
Marketplace China Correspondent Rob Schmitz wraps up his year-long series about the people on a single street in Shanghai - Changle Lu, or The Street of Eternal Happiness. He revisits two people to find how they're achieving their 'Chinese dreams.'
Posted In: China, Shanghai

Jailed for capitalism on the Street of Eternal Happiness

May 30, 2013
A box of letters traced back to the Street of Eternal Happiness reveals one family's struggle after the Mao revolution. The husband was jailed for practicing capitalism. His wife was left behind to take care of their seven children.
Posted In: China, capitalism

Navigating China's perilous health care system along the Street of Eternal Happiness

May 6, 2013
China’s government has spent more than $125 billion on securing coverage for 95 percent of the country, but big problems remain. China remains a place where out-of-pocket costs can equal a year’s salary and where underpaid doctors expect a bribe before they perform surgery on you.
Posted In: China, senior citizen, health care

Looking back to the future on Shanghai's Street of Eternal Happiness

Mar 19, 2013
Disoriented by the rapid pace of change in China, more young urban professionals are grounding themselves by turning to ancient Chinese traditions, including teachings from the time of Confucius.
Posted In: China

Celebrating Chinese New Year on the Street of Eternal Happiness

Feb 14, 2013
Chinese New Year is a time when most Chinese return home to celebrate with their families. We meet one homeless man who spends his New Year begging for change on the Street of Eternal Happiness.
Posted In: Chinese New Year, homeless

The Street of Eternal Happiness: China's sandwich generation

Jan 24, 2013
A look at China's 'sandwich generation,' Chinese people in their 30s who carry the burden of caring for both their children and their parents. Being stuck in the middle is intensified for China's 30-somethings because they're typically only children and because of the historical arc of China's economy, they have almost nothing in common with their parents.
Posted In: sandwich generation, China

The Street of Eternal Happiness: China's 'Mad Men'

Dec 24, 2012
In the latest stop on the Street of Eternal Happiness in Shanghai, a profile of an advertising agency's journey through the lucrative and challenging China market.
Posted In: China, advertising, commercials

Adult accessories on the Street of Eternal Happiness

Nov 30, 2012
Amid the street's noodle stands, one store dispenses sex aids and advice for shoppers in this conservative culture.
Posted In: sex, China, China's Society

The Street of Eternal Happiness: Mr. Qiu meets the President

Oct 19, 2012
In this latest installment of a monthly series about the people who make their living along Changle Road in Shanghai, Qiu Huanxi remembers the week President Richard Nixon came to the Street of Eternal Happiness to change history.
Posted In: Richard Nixon, China

The Street of Eternal Happiness: The CEO Motorcycle Gang

Sep 13, 2012
Every Friday night, a motorcycle gang of Chinese executives and self-made millionaires meets at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on The Street of Eternal Happiness. Here's their story.
Posted In: Harly Davidson

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