In this excerpt from the forthcoming Junkyard Planet, author Adam Minter explores China's central role in the world's vast global recycling trade.
What the passing of a revered bishop might mean for the country's millions of Catholics.
Every year, 20 million pounds of the discarded holiday lights make their way to Shijiao
Years ago, Jews came simply to survive; now, says a local rabbi, they come to prosper
From the diminutive Hong Kong exhibit to the "Axis of Evil" cluster, a photo tour of the most interesting -- and symbolic -- pavilions.
The Chinese are preparing to greet Obama like a rock star, even as they outspokenly critique his policies.
Our correspondent reports from a hilltop observatory in Shanghai, where locals flocked to witness the eclipse of the century.
The upcoming World's Fair should offer the chance to build a showpiece U.S. pavilion. But thanks to behind-the-scenes maneuverings and State Department incompetence, we may end up with a Chinese-funded pavilion—or no pavilion at all
A new twist in the Norm Coleman-Al Franken Senate race recount trial throws Franken's victory into question, and promises to extend the already seemingly endless court battle indefinitely
For the last decade or so, scrap metal has been the largest volume export from the United States to China. But with the economy in a tailspin, unclaimed scrap metal is starting to pile up at China's ports
A look at some of China's major metal processing plants.
Our correspondent reports from the Olympic sailing competition in Qingdao.
A population of gambling enthusiasts plays bemused host to a series of equestrian events unrelated to racing or betting
Our correspondent attends the first Olympic soccer game at Shanghai stadium and explains why Shanghai is only grudgingly playing co-host for this year's Olympics
Jin Luxian’s 50-year struggle to keep Catholicism alive in China, balance Rome and Beijing, and build a Church for “100 million Catholics”