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Dispatch from China: Powered by Solar

May 14, 2010
A tour of the Hope Solar factory in Beijing reveals a budding business in alternative energy and tough competition for global competitors, especially in the U.S.
Assembly workers stack layers of photovoltaic cells at the Hope Solar factory in Beijing.
Marketplace/George Judson

Dispatch from China: Wrestling with Health care

May 13, 2010
Like the United States, China is wrestling with its health care systems. And party officials are looking to the U.S. for good ideas as they struggle to provide universal primary care for 1.3 billion people, from affluent city dwellers to nomads in poor western provinces.
Our visit to China's Ministry of Health included a candid discussion with Dr. Chen Zhu, the minister of health, who is campaigning for healthcare  reform for the 1.3 billion people in his country.
Marketplace/George Judson

Take My Daughter: Confessions of a Chinese baby trafficker

May 5, 2010
Reporter Scott Tong shares the backstory of his report on the dark side of China's adoption system, including how one convicted baby trafficker offered to sell Scott his daughter during an interview.

Economic cup half empty or half full?

Apr 8, 2010
Rents rise, rents decline: Depends on your paper of record. Mitchell Hartman dissects dueling reports on the state of the rental market in our latest Reporter's Notebook.