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Artist Disappears Into Kenny Scharf's Iconic Mural

Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts

Artist Liu Bolin is known for his series "Hiding In the City" in which he photographs himself painted to blend into his surroundings. So far, the imag...

Observations of Old and New China

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Frits van Paasschen

As I walked the bustling, gritty streets of Zhongshan, it's a great example of how development is spreading out. Outside you see street vendors around the corner from luxury stores, and dilapidated structures next door to high-end apartments.

ECB President: Global Imbalances One Of World's 'Main Challenges'

Posted 08.19.2011 | Business

KIEL (Germany) - European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet on Sunday raised concern about widening global imbalances after the financial cri...

WATCH: Elderly Chinese Man Left Dangling Eight Stories Above Ground

Posted 08.14.2011 | Home

A elderly Beijing man emerged virtually unscathed after a death-defying dangle from the eighth floor window grill of his apartment building. As Re...

China's Trade Surplus Suffers Due To More Imports, Lower Demand

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Zhou Xin) - China posted a smaller-than-expected trade surplus in May of $13.1 billion because of soaring imports and weaker gl...

France's Lagarde Backs Bigger Chinese Voice At IMF

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Koh Gui Qing and Langi Chiang) - The top candidate to run the International Monetary Fund, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, said sh...

'China Is Succeeding Based On Ideas That Americans Despise'

TIME | Michael Shulman | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

It's hard to argue that the rise of China, taken on the whole, is anything but good for the global economy. New wealth for China's 1.3 billion people ...

Shanghai or Bust

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 08.07.2011 | Travel
Frits van Paasschen

Having lived and worked in different countries, I believe you can't truly understand a culture until you buy groceries there. It was this notion that served as the genesis for moving our entire Senior Leadership Team to China for a month.

Chinese Premier Shoots Hoops With Students

Posted 08.01.2011 | Home

Following promises he would attend a physical education class with students, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed off some surprising prowess on the bask...

Playing the China Card: Has the Obama Administration Miscalculated in Pakistan?

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Dilip Hiro

Pakistan's Chinese alliance, noted fitfully by the U.S., is one of its most potent weapons in any future showdown with the Obama administration.

Denver Woman Helps Police Catch Con Men

The Denver Post | Posted 07.11.2011 | Denver

The three middle-age Chinese immigrants who approached Judy Gallenstein in a parking lot in early April needed help. Frightened and with no grasp o...

China's Trade Surplus Booms As Exports Hit Record High

Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Aileen Wang) – China stormed back to post a hefty trade surplus in April as exports hit a record while imports eased more tha...

Sex Performance Lands Chinese Artist In Labor Camp

Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

Cheng Li, a Chinese performance artist, was sentenced to one year of "reeducation through labor" (NSFW) for an explicit public performance on March 20...

Wild and Crazy Guy: Li Wei Is the Jackie Chan of the Art World

AOL Weird News | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

Self-portraits are old hat in the worlds of art and photography, but a photographer in Beijing, China, is taking the act of photographing himself to n...

Hiking the Great Wall and the Chinese Landscape: A Trip With the Beijing Hikers (PHOTOS)

An Xiao Mina | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
An Xiao Mina

2011-04-21-chinahikers.jpgI'm hiking with the Beijing Hikers, a local organization that, true to its name, leads trips into the surrounds of China's Northern Capital.

The Audacious Exploits Of Wim Delvoye: An Interview With The Artist

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Dump Truck 2006 310 x 860 x 270 cm laser-cut corten steel © Wim Delvoye Self described architect, prankster, farmer, megalomaniac: Wi...

PHOTOS: The First Time The West Saw China

Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

A sepia-tone image of a street in Opium War-era Peking looks dusty and motionless like an Old West boomtown after a shootout. Guangzhou, not yet a glo...

China's New Museum: Progress Or Propaganda?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.10.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

The National Museum of China has just opened on Tiananmen Square, and, as ARTINFO previously reported, its space of 2.07 million square feet just edge...

Electric Vehicles: Where Do the Emissions Go?

Lucia Green-Weiskel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Lucia Green-Weiskel

There is a common misconception that electric vehicles are zero-emission and that their impact on the environment is as non-offensive as the quiet sound of their humming engines.

The High Cost of Global Travel: US Passport Fees Add to the Total

Sue Frause | Posted 05.29.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3, designed by Foster + Partners, opened in 2008. Sue Frause photo. I wasn't surprised when I read how few American...

My Unlikely Journey from Journalist to Chinese Rockstar to Voice Actor

Alan Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Paul

If you want to get to know your book, read it out loud. This is a simple lesson I learned recording the audio book of Big In China.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China's Massive Water Transport Project

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

The South-North Water Project is an audacious strategy to solve a commanding threat to China's modernization: the dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation steadily getting drier.

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

What does a congressperson from Ohio have in common with a 16 year-old sex worker in Cambodia? They're both symbols of the perverse political stalemate in Washington, D.C.

Cupcakes and Concubines in Beijing

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

West meets East in the most surprising ways in Beijing today. In a sleek new café in trendy Sanlitun Village, the designers behind the Apple Store have created a place to gather for an afternoon snack of heavily frosted cupcakes and tea.

Latest Congressional Attacks on Clean Air Endanger Our Health and Our Economy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

On Thursday Representative Fred Upton and Senator Inhofe introduced legislation to block the Environmental Protection Agency's from limiting emissions of carbon dioxide.