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The Last Empire: China's Pollution Problem Goes Global

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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

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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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