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PHOTOS: Cities That Are Ripoffs Of Other Cities

Infrastructurist | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel
Infrastructurist

Urban design has never been more exciting. As the migration to cities continues worldwide, it has resulted in a renaissance of urban design and creative infrastructure. But -- even with all the growth and ingenuity and innovation -- there are still some interesting cases of copying.

Shanghai Glass Museum Shines

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 28, 2011 at 3:30pm | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

A new museum has been opened as part of Shanghai's campaign to create 100 new museums in a decade. The Shanghai Glass Museum covers an impressive area...

Another China Rail Accident... Another Cover-Up?

Posted 11.29.2011 | World

is a new website that delivers English editions of the best foreign-language news and journalism. SHANGHAI - A crash this week on the city's Metro...

PHOTOS: World Tourism Day: 12 Great Cultural Destinations

The Huffington Post | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.27.2011 | Travel

World Tourism Day, like a lot of the "holidays" declared by the United Nations sounds like a bureaucratic invention, but by putting aside a day to cel...

Hundreds Injured As Trains Crash In Shanghai Subway

AP | EUGENE HOSHIKO | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

SHANGHAI — A Shanghai subway train crashed into a stopped train during a signal failure Tuesday, injuring more than 270 people in the latest tro...

WATCH: Artist Creates Dreamy Labyrinth In A Shanghai Mall

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

What do you get when you combine post-structuralist theory, Taoist philosophy and a Shanghai mall? 'Beyond Infinity,' a disorienting journey through m...

GE, GM Push Electric Vehicle Infrastructure For China

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI -- General Electric and General Motors Co. agreed Thursday on a pilot installation of electric vehicle charging stations in Shanghai, the lat...

PHOTOS: Portraits Of Shanghai's Burdened Bikers

Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel

French photographer Alain Delorme's series Totems features the acrobatic stacking feats of Shanghai's bikers. Delorme explains that the "cardboard...

Decoding 'Social Management'

Posted 11.21.2011 | World

By David Cohen, The Diplomat The Chinese Communist Party is tired of playing Whac-A-Mole with social unrest, and over the past few months it ...

GM CEO 'Clearly' Concerned About Possibility Of U.S. Recession

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

(Kazunori Takada) - Pent-up car demand in the United States and slowing, but still growing sales in China, should soften concerns about the abilit...

Evan Osnos, Stephen Colbert and My Shanghai Summer Job of a Lifetime

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 11.04.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

I would show up at M on the Bund, an elegant restaurant in a stunning landmark building, and chat for an hour or two in front of a crowd, the members of which would laugh from time to time during the event and clap when it ended.

WATCH: Shanghai Subway Commuters Get Punching Bags In Subway Stations

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.10.2011 | Weird News

Commuting is far from a stress-free experience, especially in a city of 23 million. But now Shanghai's subway riders can take out their frustration on...

Whack-A-Mole in China's Bubbly Housing Market

Nigel Chalk | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

We can expect that policymakers will continue to have to periodically step back into the property market with successively tighter administrative controls, continuing to play Whack-a-Mole with China's burgeoning property bubble.

Phelps Takes Third Gold At Swimming World Championships

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 09.29.2011 | Sports

SHANGHAI — Michael Phelps easily won the 100-meter butterfly, then ceded the spotlight to Missy Franklin, swimming's newest breakout star who ma...

China Reports Rapid Increase In Tax Revenues Amid Debt Concerns

Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao) - China's tax revenues in the first half of the year surged 29.6 percent from a year earlier to 5 trillion yuan ($773 billion)...

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.