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

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

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 | World

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 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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.

A Brand-New Laptop Infected With A Virus Before You've Even Turned It On

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the...

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.

How Nightline Blew the iSweatShop Story

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Peter Navarro

You cannot really talk about why Apple products are produced in Shenzhen without dealing with the most important source of China's competitive edge: It's unfair trade practices.

Apple's China Comes Home to Haunt Us

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

If the habits required of Apple's workforce in China are to be emulated, the U.S. military, or perhaps our outsized prison system, should become the essential schooling system for American workers to better compete with the properly disciplined assemblers of iPhones in China.

Apple Announces Investigation Of Foxconn Factories

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.13.2012 | Technology

Apple on Monday said that it has asked the Fair Labor Association to conduct "special voluntary audits" of several of its assembly suppliers' faciliti...

You've Never Seen Silhouettes Like These Before!

Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

In 2008, people living in urban areas outweighed the amount of people living in rural areas for the first time in history. This monumental shift towar...

First Nighter: Mike Daisey Takes a Big and Sour Bite Out of Steve Jobs's Apple

David Finkle | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

During the nearly two-hour intermissionless talk, technology-worshiping Daisey does acknowledge that Jobs was "the only hero I ever had." But that was prior to a trip he made not that long ago to Shenzhen, China and the Foxconn manufacturing plant.

Observations of Old and New China

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Frits van Paasschen

As I walked the bustling, gritty streets of Zhongshan, it's a great example of how development is spreading out. Outside you see street vendors around the corner from luxury stores, and dilapidated structures next door to high-end apartments.

Peter S. Goodman

Supreme Court's Walmart Ruling Undermines Labor Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

The appalling Walmart decision handed down by the Court this week will serve as a brilliant symbol of how the United States has essentially become a giant gated community enjoyed by the powerful, with most of the citizenry living outside and struggling to nourish themselves.

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.

Workers in Southern China's iPhone and iPad Factory Explain Reasons for Sudden Rise in Factory's Suicides

Bloomberg | Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Life is meaningless," said Ah Wei, his fingernails stained black with the dust from the hundreds of mobile phones he has burnished over the course of...

Shenzhen Urban Farm: 'Landgrab City' Planted In Heart Of Downtown

Inhabitat | Bridgette Meinhold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An urban farm was recently planted right in the heart of downtown Shenzhen, China as part of the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architectur...