Adam Minter

03/25/2016 - 5:00pm

    Shenzhen, China's high-tech boomtown, sprang a surprise on its 12 million-plus residents last week. Construction has begun on three giant, state-of-the-art incinerators to handle the heaving tide of trash that the city tosses out daily. One of the mega-burners -- resembling an American-style football dome -- will...

11/13/2015 - 1:00pm

    China's economy is struggling, and come Wednesday the country's lonely hearts will do their best to put it back on track.

    It's Singles Day, when the country's bachelors and bachelorettes...

10/23/2015 - 10:00am

    When Matt Damon is rescued from Mars in this fall's sci-fi blockbuster, "The Martian," an assist from the Chinese space program is critical to getting the American home. The plot twist is heart-warming -- not to mention about as far-fetched as a large-...

07/16/2015 - 11:47pm

            The American recycling business is in the dumps. According to Dave Steinert, the CEO of Waste Management, America's largest recycling company, the industry is experiencing a "national crisis," with almost all of America's 2,000 high-tech...

08/28/2014 - 3:01pm

    There's no consensus on just how many of Africa's elephants are left. The World Wildlife Fund, for example, estimates that the population could be as few as 470,000 and as many as 690,000. Whatever the exact figure, it's clear that China's...

08/19/2014 - 12:39am

    There's very little that the Chinese government likes less than the projection of U.S. military power. The reasons range widely - from a general distaste for the U.S. meddling outside its borders to Beijing's frequent support for autocratic regimes. China steadfastly opposed the idea of U.S. intervention...

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