Owning property (or not) can determine your future in China. But it’s a gamble that doesn’t always pay off for those who have invested their life savings.
Behind every artificial intelligence project is lot of intensive human labor. Marketplace speaks to data labelers in central China.
The U.S. is in a quiet race driven by national and economic security to reestablish a domestic supply chain for rare earth elements.
There are 81 no-frills train routes left over from the Mao era to service far-flung areas. Who rides them?
"Companies might have to choose a side," says our China correspondent Jennifer Pak, "use Xinjiang cotton or be locked out of the world’s second-largest economy."
Workers from rural China came to Shanghai in search of better lives, a challenge even in good times. Then the COVID-19 lockdown hit.
A number of companies, though concerned about treatment of Uyghurs, appear to have tried to appease widespread consumer anger.
Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the U.S. needs to mobilize around infrastructure at home and abroad.
The U.S. set higher postage rates last year. E-commerce sellers in China are still scrambling to deal with the change.
China is generous to its favored companies, and that has, at times, threatened industries elsewhere in the world.