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Along with gambling, sex is big business in Macau. This story will explore how the sex trade works, and how it survives in a legal grey area bequeathed to Macau by its former Portuguese colonial rulers.
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With more and more young Chinese graduates struggling to find work when they leave university, some enterprising students at the Zhuhai campus of Beijing Normal University have gone into business for themselves. They've set up shops and restaurants, often on campus on adjacent o it- with the support of the university and the local authorities, who are eager to promote the entrepreneurial spirit.
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One of the attractions of the huge Venetian Casino and resort in Macau is a network of canals designed to resemble those in Venice. The canals have their own gondolas- and gondoliers- some of whom were real gondoliers in Venice. Due to the dismal economic situation in Italy, however, they have left Venice to earn a better living as "fake" gondliers on fake canals, entertaining droves of Chinese tourists.
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China's rapid growth has brought prosperity, power and pollution. The environmental consequences and trends on some of China's most endangered species are explored.
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Photographer Daniel Loeff takes snap shots of people filtering through the subways of Beijing.
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Author of Hotel Oakland, Rachel Welles shares images and life stories of the senior immigrants residing in Hotel Oakland.
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Photographer Rob Smith explores the flavors of many local Shanghai eateries through his camera lens.
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While coal consumption levels have slowed, it remains the dominant powerhouse for providing energy.
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"For the four Chinese-speaking regions — Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mainland China — the longer the colonization, the more advanced a place is. It’s rather embarrassing. Singapore is better than Hong Kong; Hong Kong is better than Taiwan; Taiwan is better than the mainland. I’m speaking in terms of culture. I’ve been to Vietnam and mainland China. Even though the Vietnamese are seemingly poor, they always stop in front of red traffic lights and walk in front of green ones. Even though mainland China’s GDP is higher than that of Vietnam, if you ask me about culture, the Vietnamese culture is superior."

-- Ko Wen-je 柯文哲, the trauma physician and medical school professor who was elected mayor of Taipei in November 2014, speaking to Foreign Policy, in an interview published January 29, 2015. Ko ran as an independent and is highly critical of the role of parties and corporations in Taiwanese politics.

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