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The Last Empire: China's Pollution Problem Goes Global


In June 2006, an official at China's State Council said environmental damage (everything from crop loss to health care costs) was costing 10 percent of its gross domestic product--in other words, all of the economy's celebrated growth.

The Etiology and Elaboration of a Flagrant Mistranslation

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How bad translation software and an ambiguous ideogram blazoned the f-word all over China.

Made in China: Skill


Part of a fascinating series on getting stuff manufactured in China. Much, much more is done by hand than you'd think; even tasks that could be handled by machines are cheaper with $1.80/hour workers.

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