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Mythbusting the Chinese Megacity

“A vastness you only expect to contemplate in science fiction.” Is the media overhyping China’s latest regional development plan?

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From slums to moonscapes in Baotou

Late one February night, with temperatures nearing zero degrees Fahrenheit, I walked beyond the limits of Baotou’s old imperial town to explore one …

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Mapping Chinese Stereotypes of Europe

What’s with the British habit of wearing wigs? And why are they so fond of talking about the weather? These are just some of the common queries that Chinese web users have about the United Kingdom.


China swoons for Captain America

This week, while U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s trip to China was underscoring bilateral tensions between the two powers, the Chinese masses were …