Five years ago, people held umbrellas over their heads to shelter themselves from the tear gas that rained down upon them; today, they are the rain. They are the Water Movement of Hong Kong.
Built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, shikumen houses are barely holding on in the modern megacity.
Every day, a teahouse that sits atop one of China's highest mountains has visitors crossing dangerous paths for a cup of tea and a visit to the nearby Buddhist and Daoist temple.
Border authorities routinely install the app on the phones of people entering the Xinjiang region by land from Central Asia, gathering personal data and scanning for material considered objectionable.
Another genetically edited baby is due, but the world may never learn of its birth if the Chinese government decides to keep it a secret.
The newly completed Beijing Daxing Airport will eventually be the busiest in the world. To prepare for the influx of passengers, the architects had to fundamentally rethink how an airport terminal is designed.
Where are they now? For these once-famous ballers, the answers are found halfway around the globe, in the smoky arenas, street markets and slipper factories of China.
Even when given free tools to access anything they wanted, less than 5% of the subjects actually accessed uncensored content. The number of students seeking uncensored content rose only after they were given incentives and instructions.
This story starts — as any good story does — with a Lamborghini hanging off a bike frame suspended from a crane. And this is where it has ended: 800,000 bikes abandoned in fields and construction sites around China.
The placemat is a lingering testament that its initial effect — to normalize a piece of Chinese culture for an unfamiliar audience — worked.
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Living in China with the app that knows everything about me.
Incense burners found at a 2,500-year-old cemetery suggest they were intentionally used to get people high.
We would never be able to look at a refrigerator the same way after using this restroom.
30 years ago, here's what things were like when the Chinese government used the army to suppress student-led protests in Beijing.
I learned that I was China's most wanted criminal while having my hair cut aboard a crowded, decrepit steamboat on the Yangtze River.
For Erica Easley, all the attention was great, at least at first, but then the counterfeits started pouring in.
By some miracle, no one was injured.
If you can't avoid it, make a hole in the building for it.
Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups whose technologies are being used to surveil and profile its own citizens.
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