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China, the Olympics, and the Environment

As the world's eyes turn to Beijing for the Olympics, China struggles to reconcile its rapid growth with the health of its people and environment

  • August 4, 2008

Inside China: Science, Technology, Energy and the Environment

Former Washington Post Beijing bureau chief, Philip Pan, author of Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China, discusses the science, technology, environment and culture of China with Scientific American's David Biello, who recently spent almost a month reporting from the country. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news.

August 6, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

Beijing's Building Boom [Slide Show]

As China prepares for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, its capital has become a center of construction—and air pollution

May 13, 2008 — David Biello

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