Volunteers parade in front of journalists in Beijing on Friday a few minutes before the announcement that the Chinese capital would host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Jul 31, 2015
The country's economy is in a different place this time around.
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, China, Beijing

China's fight for cleaner air

Jul 15, 2014
“China’s growth model is based on the idea that natural resources are free."
Posted In: air pollution, smog, Beijing, China

Will adding subway lines save Beijing from traffic and smog?

May 22, 2013
Beijing has announced it will add 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, making the city's subway system bigger than New York's. But will the new additions alleviate the city's notorious traffic and pollution?
Posted In: China, Beijing, pollution, smog, Transit

Dangerous air pollution levels hit Beijing

Jan 14, 2013
Air quality in China's capital this weekend was at levels judged hazardous to health. Authorities fear environmental concerns could spark social instability.
Posted In: China, air pollution, Beijing

China's 'hutong' economics

Nov 12, 2012
As China's leaders meet behind closed doors in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, shop owners in the neighborhoods of twisted alleyways known as hutongs share their outlook on their own -- and China's -- economic prospects.
Posted In: China, Beijing, China's Economy, Great Hall of the People