Watch: Under the Dome, Chai Jing’s viral documentary on China’s air pollution [English Subs]

After going massively viral across China, Chai Jing’s popular documentary, Under the Dome, is quickly being removed from Chinese sites. With estimates of more than 100 million domestic views, it’s anyone’s guess as to why the government would bother to crack down now. Thanks to a dedicated group of people, led by a grade 12 …Read More

Breathe easier in China with this inexpensive DIY air purifier

A PhD student and Fulbright scholar based in Beijing has a great little Tumblr blog that shows, with data, that you can skip the expensive air purifiers and make your own for about $30. This post goes through the details of how to make the air purifier, and where to buy a proper filter. The …Read More

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China’s first-tier cities barely suitable for living, report says

Despite a strong showing in the “Top 10 attractive cities to foreigners” list, a new report indicates that no Mainland first-tier cities are suitable for habitation. The report on China’s urban competitiveness, from Chinese think tank the National Academy of Economic Strategy under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, states that the metropolises of Beijing, …Read More

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