Beijing

surveillance state

China Is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Send Jaywalkers Fines Through Text Messages

It’s the latest update to a widely deployed facial recognition surveillance system in China.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.28.18
getting around

These Bicycles Eat Smog and Spit Out Clean Air

The Smog Free Project was inspired by air pollution problems in Beijing.
Lisa Cumming
5.21.17
Spending Patterns

China Is on Track to Fully Phase Out Cash

Experts believe it won’t be long before China, the first country to introduce paper money, becomes the first to go totally cashless.
Jamie Fullerton
5.10.17
china

At Home With the Man Who’s Made Robot ‘Children’ for 30 Years

“They are closer to me than my actual children in some ways.”
Jamie Fullerton
11.26.16
china

The Smog-Sucking Tower Has Arrived in China. But Can It Stay There?

Can China turn its pollution problem into diamonds?
Jamie Fullerton
9.30.16
Motherboard Blog

These Futuristic Elevated Buses Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

In the future, buses will zoom right over cars.
Sarah Emerson
5.27.16
Features

China Has Had Enough of Its Illegal Internet Cafés

The government is targeting an iconic cultural institution: the sketchy net café.
Jamie Fullerton
12.8.15
china

China’s Ghost Cities Aren’t Exactly Dead

Brand new skyscrapers and shopping malls, but silent streets and empty apartments. China’s so-called “ghost cities” have become a hot topic, but are they really dead?
Manya Koetse
11.22.15
Opinion

I’m an Only Child Because of China’s One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy is over, but its cultural impact persists.
Yiwei Tian
10.30.15
short circuit

China Is Knocking Out VPN Access Before Its WW2 Parade

The Great Firewall strikes again.
Clinton Nguyen
8.26.15
Photos

Three British Street Photographers Captured the Faces of China

“China” looms so large as a monolithic concept in America that it's sometimes hard to picture life on a human scale for the individuals comprising the world's most populous nation.
Ben Richmond
7.21.15
News

Superstition Is Making Beijing's Air Pollution Even Worse

An avoidance of the number 4 adds more pressure to the city's car bans.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.24.15
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