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Covering China for Marketplace: A Quick Q & A With Rob Schmitz

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

According to Marketplace's China correspondent, the country "Is home to the largest human migration the world has ever known, and its fate has become intertwined with the world's fate. The trick is to make sense of all this."

TERRIBLE: Raging Shanghai High-Rise Fire Kills 12, Injures 90

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI (AP) —China's official Xinhua News Agency says the death toll of a fire that engulfed a high-rise apartment building in China's busines...

Shanghai's World Expo: The Curtain Falls

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In the end, Shanghai's World Expo was not an international event. It was orchestrated as a domestic power display, in the same vein as the country's 60th anniversary military parade and this fall's Asian Games.

Not So "World-ly" Expo 2010

Fang Wu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fang Wu

"Skype was developed in Estonia." I recited this newly acquired knowledge like a mantra in search for my inner calmness, as I moved in ant speed along...

Half a World Away and 12 Hours Ahead

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Fraad Wolff

A trip from New York to Shanghai is a great reminder that the developing world is becoming more like the developed world.

Why Attack the Clean Air Act? -- It Prevents Our Air From Looking Like Beijing's

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Pollution brings Beijing back into the past -- like New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo in the fifties and sixties -- when a "London fog" would make the noontime look like night .

California Dreamin' at China's World's Fair

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Arnold would like to think that hosting the 2020 Expo would give California a boost like the one Shanghai is getting now. Like him, I'm rooting for my beloved state to make a comeback. But I'm worried that hosting a World Expo could have a different result.

Only-Child Syndrome: Li Tianbing at Contrasts Gallery

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

2010-09-08-litianbing.jpg "I missed having siblings in my childhood," Li Tianbing says of China's one child policy, "so I tried to make up for this in my painting."

WATCH: Armless Pianist Plays With His Toes, Wows Audience

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI — Pianist Liu Wei sits quietly to compose himself before plunging into the music. Then he takes off a sock. The 23-year-old, whose arm...

Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks To Film Train (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Chinese man said he filmed himself jumping onto the tracks of an approaching Shanghai subway train because he thought it would be an "interesting" t...

China Zoo Accidentally Gasses Giant Panda To Death

Telegraph | Malcolm Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Quan Quan, a 21-year-old panda at Jinan Zoo in Shandong province, in eastern China, died after inhaling a mixture of chlorine, chlorine hydride and ca...

China's Race to Save the Future: Welcome to the Sustainable Shanghai Virtual Tour

Leah Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leah Lamb

Even with all of the US's emphasis on going green, if we don't start focusing on bringing the intelligence and innovative thinking to a place that desperately needs it, what's it all for anyway?

China's AgBank IPO raises $19.23 Billion

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK – The Agricultural Bank of China's initial public offering has raised more than $19 billion in what could turn out to be the largest IP...

1 Chinese Baby Born With Syphilis Every Hour

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Every hour a baby is born in China with syphilis, as the world's fastest-growing epidemic of the disease is fueled by men with new money from the nati...

Shanghai and the Mystery of China's Soft Power

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

Most of Asia suffered from hubris during the Asian miracle -- but not China. Expo 2010 in Shanghai might be a test of whether China can think outside of the West's intellectual box.

Inside The Obama Club In Shanghai (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Charles Eveslage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles Eveslage

Yes you read that right, a new trendy club just opened in the Hongchao district of Shanghai, and it is named after the trendy 44th president of the United States. I happened to get myself on the VIP list for opening night, and got the inside scoop.

'Blackwatering' Public Diplomacy: The US Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Jacobson

The US Pavilion offers no vision of the future. Like so many of the busted malls at home that it so closely resembles, the US Pavilion is fragmentary and momentary, not the beacon of hope the Expo hosts expected.

Shanghai Illuminations, 1890-2010

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

When I saw the images of yesterday's Opening Ceremonies in China, I was struck by the value of placing the fireworks and fanfare of May Day into a more local and longer term perspective.

Shanghai World Expo 2010 PHOTOS: Expo Opens After Epic Fireworks Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Shanghai celebrated the opening of what is said to be the largest world expo in history Friday with an epic fireworks display that marked the city's r...

World Expo 2010: Sarkozy And Other World Leaders In Shangahi

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI — A proud Shanghai threw open the gates of the 2010 World Expo on Saturday, kicking off an event that underscores the Chinese financial...

Foxconn Factory Planned In China Amid Suicide Scrutiny: Apple Supplier To Hire 300,000

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHANGHAI — Foxconn Technology, a supplier to Apple Inc., looks ready to build a huge new factory in north-central China despite the company's ow...

Shanghai Expo Denies Mascot Haibao Is Copy Of Gumby

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI — The Shanghai Expo mascot Haibao, a plump sky blue cartoon figure shaped like a stick person, is the latest target of claims event org...

Shanghai World Expo 2010 Pavilion PHOTOS: See The 25 Best

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

All eyes will be on Shanghai on May 1 as the glistening Chinese metropolis plays host to the 2010 World Expo. Organizers expect more than 70 million ...

Shanghai's Expo: What Everyone Needs to Know

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

It is an event worth paying attention to, even if one feels, as many Americans do, that the era of great World's Fairs has come and gone, since this one will be the largest in history.

'Obama Club' Set To Wow Shanghai

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Party people in China, not to mention curious bloggers around the world, are eagerly awaiting the opening of the hottest club in Shanghai - the Obama...