California faces its first mandatory water cuts in the state's history amid drought

Fun Fact Friday: The thirst is real in California

Apr 3, 2015
In which we unpacked the week with Cardiff Garcia and Linette Lopez.
Posted In: groundwater, Facebook, China

China, the economy and Xi Jinping's strategy

Apr 2, 2015
The president of China takes over every formal power structure in the country.
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, Mao
The Rhodes scholarship program, which invites students from various countries around the world to study at the prestigious Oxford University, is opening it's doors to China.

Rhodes Trust plans global scholarship expansion

Mar 30, 2015
Chinese students are now able to apply for the prestigious program.
Posted In: scholarships, China, Rhodes scholars, Education

U.S. allies rush to join World Bank alternative

Mar 30, 2015
America failed to persuade them to stay away from a new, Chinese-led institution.
Posted In: World Bank, jack lew, China

Weak euro undermines Chanel's China strategy

Mar 18, 2015
Luxury brands want to expand in China, not sell to Chinese tourists in Paris
Posted In: luxury fashion, euro, China
Zhang Wenquan makes his nightly run to Shanghai's massive Tongchuan Road Fish Market to purchase fish to sell at his and his wife's stall at a local wet market.

The path to the middle class in China

Mar 17, 2015
The nation's household registration policy is leaving many workers stuck in place.
Posted In: China, fish, middle class, Education
A Chinese man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road near the CCTV building during heavy smog in Beijing, China.

An environmental movement is awakening in China

Mar 16, 2015
Is China having its 'Silent Spring' moment?
Posted In: China, air pollution, economic growth

Two profiles of China's economy

Mar 13, 2015
China's richest man and a Shanghai fishmonger connect the dots in China's economy.
Posted In: China, middle class, Education
China topped our headlines this week. Above, a Chinese investor walks past an investment map showing suitable property markets for wealthy Chinese to invest in at the International Property Expo in Beijing.

Fun fact Friday: A lot of business buzz

Mar 6, 2015
We traveled the world to bring you the best in business news this week.
Posted In: China, bees, Israel, growth rates, defense spending, foreign aid