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China's urban refugees: Leaving pollution, city life behind

Mar 27, 2013
In the midst of a national urbanization campaign, more and more young urban professionals in China are quitting their jobs and starting over in the pollution and stress-free environment of rural mountainous Western China.
Posted In: China, air pollution, refugees

Mend it like Beckham: Can the superstar save Chinese soccer?

Mar 25, 2013
David Beckham has just wrapped up a visit to China, where he is now serving as 'global ambassador' to the country's national soccer league, an organization long plagued with match fixing and bribery. Can Beckham help save Chinese soccer?
Posted In: China, Sports, David Beckham, soccer

Will Treasury Secretary Lew get tough on China?

Mar 20, 2013
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is in Beijing this morning wrapping up his two-day visit to China. It's his first foreign trip in his new role and the first high-level talks between the U.S. and China in six months.
Posted In: China, jack lew, treasury secretary, hacking

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

Crackdown on shark fishing opposed by Japan, China

Mar 14, 2013
Japan and China have failed to block new restrictions on shark fishing at an international conference in Thailand.
Posted In: animals, Japan, China, endangered species

Chinese province offers 'clean air tourism' to suffering urbanites

Mar 13, 2013
China's southeastern province of Fujian enjoys some of China's cleanest air. Provincial officials have launched a 'clean air tourism' campaign to court Chinese who live in cities like Beijing, where pollution levels have been at record highs this year.
Posted In: tourism, China, clean air, smog

Caught in the cross fire? Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

Mar 13, 2013
The government of the Yunnan province in Western China is going after Coca-Cola. Officials say the company has been illegally mapping the province with GPS devices.
Posted In: China, gps, Coca-cola

Chinese consumers hit tough times

Mar 11, 2013
Global markets are mixed this morning after China reported that inflation hit a ten-month high in February and consumer spending came in worse than expected.
Posted In: China, consumer spending, inflation

Is China's one-child policy on the way out?

Mar 11, 2013
China's government has announced plans to remove power from the agency that oversees the country's controversial one-child policy. Observers say this could spell the beginning of the end for the rule.
Posted In: China, public policy, family

Seizing homes, seizing lives: The anatomy of a Shanghai land grab

Mar 5, 2013
The story of Maggie Lane, a Shanghai land grab gone wrong. Forty million Chinese people have lost their homes to local governments, bent on boosting GDP. The incoming government of Xi Jinping may change that.
Posted In: China, land grab, Shanghai

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