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Homeless in New York: A Chinese Student's Story of Life After the Agency

Nov 2, 2011
While reporting my story on Chinese college placement agencies, I interviewed a young man named Jason who is attending a university in New York. ...

Chinese citizens on the economic problems of the West

Oct 13, 2011
Bai Feifei, financial manager at Standard Chartered Bank, 36 years old. Why do you think the economies of the U.S. and EU aren't doing so well? ...

China's Rocket Launches to the Tune of "America the Beautiful"

Sep 30, 2011
Photo: AFP/Getty It's been a tough week for China's government. First, you had a terrible subway crash in Shanghai that injure...

China: Stuck with its addiction to U.S. debt

Aug 7, 2011
Shanghai's Pudong district...built with help from the purchase of US debt. Officially, the response from China's government to...

Counting Pandas

Jun 28, 2011
This week in the remote Wanglang Nature Reserve in China's Sichuan Province, seventy scientists will begin to count giant pandas. China takes a g...

Back in the Land of Clear Skies: Q&A with Scott Tong

Jun 22, 2011
I'm away this week on a reporting trip in Western China and I thought it'd be a great time to check in with my predecessor at the China Bureau, n...

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All is Quiet in the Gao Kao Zone

Jun 9, 2011
Today is the final day of the gao kao. Tomorrow, nearly 10 million high school graduates may finally rest. They've studied for this test for year...

How Now, Gaokao?

Jun 7, 2011
This week, we're taking a look at how China's test-focused education system may be hindering the country's quest to build an economy based on inn...

The Damaged Generation

Jun 6, 2011
15 year-old Sun Jia Lu wakes up each morning at six, eats breakfast on the bus to school, sits through eight classes, and then returns home where...