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Phelps: Swimming Record Drought Will End At World Championships

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports

GOLD COAST, Australia — Michael Phelps is predicting the long world record drought in swimming will come to an end this month at the world champ...

China Beats Growth Expectations, But Economy Still Slows

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Aileen Wang and Kevin Yao) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, easing fears of a hard landing and strength...

Chinese Version Of 'Mamma Mia!' To Debut

Posted 09.09.2011 | Arts

Later this month, hit musical Mamma Mia! will open in Shanghai. Featuring the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! is the first western musical that has been tra...

U.S. No Longer Leader of the Free World

John H. Jackson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

America was once thought of as the leader of the free world. Over the next 30 years, U.S. cities and states probably will be defined by what happens with the bottom two-thirds of citizens rather than the top one-third.

WATCH: China's High Speed Bullet Train Completes Test Run

Posted 08.27.2011 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- Builders of China's fast-growing bullet train network conducted a test run of its showcase Beijing-to-Shanghai line Monday amid contro...

Blurring The Lines Between Business And Leisure In Shanghai

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 08.16.2011 | Travel
Frits van Paasschen

When the business day winds down at 6 pm in New York, we're just thinking about a 6 am breakfast in our rooms in Shanghai. When we're ready to turn in at 11 pm local time, the work day is in full swing on the East Coast.

Pole Dancing Steps Into Chinese Spotlight

GlobalPost | Justin Calderon | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

SHANGHAI, China -- Two pairs of girls stand, one in front of the other, staring at their own reflections in the mirror and gyrating in the direction o...

'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.

What Foreigners Can Learn at the Shanghai Zoo

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.06.2011 | Travel
Tom Doctoroff

There are two Chinas, one falling and one rising. At the Shanghai Zoo, both are on display. Pessimists will shake their heads at stultifying bureaucracy. Optimists are reassured by the unquantifiable, relentless energy of the people.

Inside GM's Ambitious China Plans

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI -- General Motors Co. said Monday it plans to double the number of cars it sells in China to 5 million by 2015. GM China President Kevin Wal...

Glowing Pork Meat Found In China

Posted 06.13.2011 | Food

Apparently, one "Miss Chen" gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and notices a faint blue light coming from her kitchen, only to d...

Chinese Police Say Detained Artist Being Investigated For 'Suspected Economic Crimes'

Reuters | Chris Buckley | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 7, 2011 4:58:10 AM By Chris Buckley BEIJING, April 7 (Reuters) - Chinese police said the detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei is bei...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Yale Goes Global

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 05.31.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The classic liberal arts curriculum, long made available at Yale University's New Haven, Conn., campus, is about to traverse the Pacific O...

Exploring the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

With the Internet and online travel sites, one wonders why such a convention is needed anymore, but apparently you can get show only specials and giveaways on travel only at this show.

NYC Hotspot Mister H: A Shanghai Surprise of Happy Times

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

This magical little joint at Chinatown's border evokes a Shanghai speakeasy circa 1930 -- or rather, a movie set of one.

St. Patrick's Day Nixed In Shanghai

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Shanghai's St. Patrick's Day parade has been canceled amidst fears of "Jasmine Revolution" protests, the BBC is reporting. The decision to nix the...

The Ugly Side of Our Globalised World

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

Sometimes, it takes art to bring an issue alive. Sometimes, what it takes, in fact, is a play. Two weeks ago, I saw a play that was so beautiful, and ...

PHOTOS: TED Prize Winner, Street Artist JR Brings His 'Wrinkles' To LA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

French Street Artist JR is in Los Angeles for a few weeks to wheat-paste twenty or more murals from "Wrinkles in the City", a black and white portrait...

French Street Artist JR's 'Wrinkles In The City' Comes To LA

Jetset Graffiti » JR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JR is in town to put together the next iteration of his trademark "Wrinkles in the City" project. Previously developed in Shanghai, Cartagena, and Spa...

Stunning Photos Of Chinese Lantern Festival

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cites across commemorated the last day of the Lunar New Year celebrations in spectacular style with bright colorful lanterns. Also known as Yuanxiao...

SHOCKING VIDEO: Golden Retriever Skinned On Shanghai Street

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a video that has sparked the ire of animal activists worldwide, a man uses to knife to skin a golden retriever dog on a busy Shanghai street. The...

Gorgeous Preparation's For China's 'Year Of The Rabbit' Celebrations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Proud Chinese didn't let irregular weather concerns get in the way of their Lunar New Year preparations, with festive decorations seen going up in sho...

Ting Bu Dong: Free iPhone Apps Getting Me Through China

An Xiao Mina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
An Xiao Mina

Moving to China soon? Or maybe just Monterey Park? Be sure to download these free iPhone apps for native English speakers before making your way through the Middle Kingdom.

Hu's Chicago Stop-Over and the Future of US-China Summits

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

This is the first time that a visit to Chicago, an economically important crossroads city, has figured in the itinerary of the head of China's Communist Party.