The global recession is shuttering manufacturers and pushing millions out of work or into lower wages.
Some see hope for change as the film, with four Golden Globe awards and 10 Oscar nominations, spotlights the desperation of slum life.
Millions – many now jobless – pack the railways during the world's largest annual migration.
Beijing restores tax breaks and other perks for Chinese exporters. It's worried that declining exports mean more social unrest.
Low-cost lodging is spreading – despite the bad economy – as China's new middle class embraces the open road and business travelers look for bargains.
Proposed high-rise greenhouses could help solve a looming food crisis, professor says.
Chongming Island’s planned community remains a gleam in the eye. But China is making progress on green design codes.
Sidestepping 'patriotic' churches, Zhang Mingxuan actively promotes his faith – and pays the price in arrests and jailings.
The global credit meltdown and Shanghai's slowing economy are chasing away big-time renters from the world's second-tallest building.