China

Post image for Sleek New Short by the FBI Warns of Chinese Espionage

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has inspired countless hours of television and cinema, from X-Files to Silence of the Lambs.

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Post image for A Journalist and an Architect Investigate China’s Sway Over Africa

Forty years on, a new arrogance continues to complicate the narrative of Africa as China encroaches — physically, socially, and economically — on its soil.

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Post image for Is China Trying to Co-opt Ai Weiwei?

The Chinese government might be relaxing its censorious attitude toward Ai Weiwei.

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Post image for The Great Wall of China Is Falling Apart

The Great Wall was once China’s most fearsome defense.

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Post image for Artist Detained for Meme-ing Chinese President

If you’re an artist living in China, take some advice from the example of Dai Jianyong: don’t make potty jokes about the president.

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Post image for Tomb-Raiding Archaeologists Arrested in Chinese Antiquities Trafficking Bust

Four archaeologists were among nearly 200 people from six Chinese provinces recently arrested for raiding ancient tombs and selling an estimated $80 million worth of antiquities on the black market, the Beijing Times reported.

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Post image for Outrage in China Over Replicas of Its Own Historic Sites

Controversy has erupted over two replicas of important heritage sites in China, a country famous for its many reproductions of other nations’ famous structures.

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Post image for China’s Terracotta Warriors Have a Smashing Cameo in ‘Furious Seven’

The most outrageous action sequence in the new blockbuster Furious Seven ends with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker plowing a car through a platoon of clay figures that look just like China’s Terracotta Army.

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Post image for Last of China’s Lotus Feet Women

As the last generation of Chinese women with bound feet ages into their final decades, Jo Farrell set out to photograph the survivors of this brutal beauty tradition.

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Post image for A Lost Purple Pigment, Where Quantum Physics and the Terracotta Warriors Collide

The connection between contemporary quantum physics and China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors is a lost pigment called Han purple. The vibrant hue appeared in the Zhou dynasty and faded out sometime near 220 AD; art didn’t see a purple as vivid until 19th-century manufacturing.

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