Tag: China

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Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

On the underground economy of full-service Southern California apartment complexes marketed to Chinese birth-tourists.

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Corn Wars

The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?

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Learning to Speak Lingerie

A Chinese underwear merchant rises in Egypt.

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The Mayor vs. the Mogul

Mike Bloomberg goes back to work.

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The People’s Republic of Cruiseland

The author boards the Costa Atlantica for several days of line dancing, burlesque and buffets as part of the cruise industry’s new foray into China.

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I Followed My Stolen iPhone Around the World, Became a Celebrity in China, and Found a Friend for Life

“None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It’s truly crazy.”

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The Bro Code

Booze, sex, and the dark art of dealmaking in China.

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They Have Miao

How a reporter’s assistant got into trouble with Beijing security.

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The Bling Dynasty

An army of Western luxury-lifestyle purveyors flock to China to teach the country’s new billionaires how to act rich.

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The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

How the China National Tobacco Corp., which manufactures 2.5 trillion cigarettes per year, came to make more money than Apple.

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The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.

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The Myth of Chinese Super Schools

What the Chinese education system can teach America about relying on test scores as the main metric of success.