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Joel Shapiro: Art's Diplomat

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

At 72, Joel Shapiro exhibits all the excitement and passion of a young artist anxious to present new work, rather than a desire to simply relax into the satisfied world-weariness of a veteran of decades of museum shows and international recognition.

Chrysler, Fiat To Build Jeeps In China For Chinese Auto Market

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Fiat, Chrysler and a Chinese automaker announced Tuesday that they have signed an agreement to expand vehicle manufacturing in China and pr...

The Hidden Pleasures Of Guangdong

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel
Arthur Rosenfeld

Somehow, perhaps alchemically, my Taoist persuasion connected me to a unique subset of Chinese culture, opened secrets of the city and beguiled me with the charms of surrounding Guangdong, a province that most tourists, drawn to the more frequently-visited tourist areas in China's northern throw, never see.

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...

Your iPod Is Polluting China and L.A. -- and Wyoming Might Be Next

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel K. Gardner

Next time you buy an iPod, don't forget to add the CO2 cost of moving coal from Powder River Basin, Wyo., to Guangzhou, China.

Your Jeans Pollute: Denim Industry Clouds The Pearl River Delta (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Everyone wears jeans, but it's not every day we think about what it takes to make that pretty blue color. Walking along the shore of the Pearl River D...

'World's Fastest Train' Unveiled In China

AFP | Sat Dec 26, 7:54 Am ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (AFP) -- China on Saturday unveiled what it billed as the fastest rail link in the world -- a train connecting the modern cities of Guangzhou ...

Obama's Visit Stirs Rethinking On Race, Racism In China

Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the country gets ready to welcome the first African American U.S. president, whose first official visit here starts Sunday, the Chinese are confron...