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Shenzhen Wins C40 Award For Best Finance & Economic Development Project Of 2016

Mark Watts | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

Shenzhen was honoured today at an awards ceremony in Mexico City. The C40 Cities Awards recognize the world's most inspiring and innovative cities tac...

I'm With Stupid: Give Me a Home Where a Mouse Couldn't Roam

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.05.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Here in Aspen, where the billionaires roam and the dowered and the affluent play, we take great pride in the prices of our homes. Why, just now I did ...

My Teaching Abroad Horror Story

Frank Macri | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Frank Macri

I had just graduated college. It was the summer of 2013, and I received my first job offer: the opportunity to teach English in China.

We May Sacrifice Some Privacy For The Sake Of Driverless Cars

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology

BEIJING (Reuters) - The southern city of Shenzhen became the first in China to issue electronic IDs to 200,000 vehicles as part of a pilot project tha...

The Siam 7X Dual-Screen Smartphone: One Lonely Entrepreneur's Chase to Build It

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business

Starting and growing your own small business can be--and usually is--an agonizingly lonely activity.

Startling Footage Shows Landslide Ravaging China's Shenzhen

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.21.2015 | Home

Startling photos and videos showed a life-threatening landslide topple a building in an industrial park in Shenzhen, a major city in China's southern ...

Hong Kong Once Again Leading the Way in the Fight to Control Shipping Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Hong Kong has just taken another giant step towards controlling marine emissions, the major source of its domestic air pollution. The Hong Kong Legislative Council has just approved a new rule mandating that Ocean-Going Vessels (OGVs) switch to clean fuel while at berth.

Matt Sheehan

How To Bribe Your Way Into The Chinese Government | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home

BEIJING –- Global advocates for free markets cheer each time China opens up a new sector of its economy to competitive pricing. But recent media rep...

Matt Sheehan

This Chinese City Is Becoming The Silicon Valley Of Hardware | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.21.2014 | Home

SHENZHEN, China -- Chinese technology is chock-full of awkward analogies and misfit metaphors. The social network formerly known as "the Facebook of C...

A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions From Ports and Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

One container ship cruising along the coast of China emits as much diesel pollution as 500,000 new Chinese trucks in a single day.

Heading in the Right Direction: Shenzhen Pushes Green Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The Shenzhen government is following in Hong Kong's footsteps by offering annual cash subsidies worth more than $30 million to encourage oceangoing ships (OGVs) to switch to low-sulfur fuel or use shore power while at dock.

Matt Sheehan

View From China: Hong Kong's Neighbors Baffled By Protests | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home

SHENZHEN, China -- Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators have captured the imagination of people around the world with their disciplined displays o...

LOOK: You'll Never Believe What's On Top Of This Chinese Apartment Building

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Home

By Alexandra Hoegberg (Reuters) - An elaborate temple-like structure perched on an apartment block in southeastern China is an illegal ...

Aim, Fellas: $16 Fee For Missing The Bowl In China

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.20.2013 | Home

People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in a Chinese city, officials said -- provoking online derisio...

Huge Sinkhole Kills Five In Shenzhen

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.21.2013 | Home

Five people died when a 10 metre (33 feet) wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese boom town ne...

Across the Border (Again)

Amy Wu | Posted 05.27.2013 | Home
Amy Wu

Shenzhen is sexy and semi-appealing. I never thought I'd say this. Fifteen years ago I crossed the border and instantly wanted to turn around. Turn the clock forward and I could barely recognize the city.

China in 2013: The Confidence Game

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Will the fifth generation of leadership led by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, signal China remains future-focused? Will they make moves to manage intra-Party conflicts of interest that, to date, have precluded meaningful political and economic reform?

PHOTOS: Huizhou's Perch Between Old China And New Industry

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 02.08.2013 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Unlike nearby Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Huizhou has a relaxed, almost country feel.

WATCH: Chinese Parks Are For Dancing

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 01.23.2013 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Weather permitting, these get-togethers take place just about every evening and generally fall into one of two categories: line or ballroom-style partner dances.

PHOTOS: Shenzhen Is Where Your Stuff Comes From

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Although virtually everyone in America owns or wears products that came from Shenzhen, few have a real conception of the city.

Billionaires and the IPhone 5 -- Not Made in Beijing

John Wagner Givens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
John Wagner Givens

The story of how China's political elites have been able to leverage their power to make a quick RMB is alluring, but it is also important to keep this in perspective and remember that most of China's richest owe their success to their distance from, rather than their connections in, Beijing.

More Bad News For Brain-Damaged Foxconn Factory Worker Who Had Half His Brain Removed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

A Chinese Apple manufacturer has a message for a worker who had half his brain removed after a factory accident: Get out of the hospital or else. Z...

There are No Winners in Wars Over Oil

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

History tells us there are no winners in wars over oil, but there are certainly a lot of losers. History also tells us that we are smart enough to innovate our way to a more sustainable future.

China's Labor Unions - New Tendrils

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

In June 2010, a nonviolent eight-day strike of 1,700 workers at the Honda factory in Zhongshan attracted international attention. Within three weeks, it was the third Honda auto parts factory in Guangdong province to suffer a work stoppage, along with plants in Shenzhen and Foshan.

PHOTOS: Escape From Hong Kong

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

On the morning of the 24th, I crossed from the mainland into Hong Kong and boarded an airport shuttle for Hong Kong International. There were so many trees and branches down along the highway that I arrived just as my flight to Osaka was supposed to take off.