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Comparing the Basic Cost of Living in the United States and China

People are seen shopping in a supermarket in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China, on September 9, 2011. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
People are seen shopping in a supermarket in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China, on September 9, 2011. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

When I first came to the United States 20 years ago, everything seemed very expensive to me, almost astronomical—especially vegetables. But over the years, the...

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  • One of the con men. (via NetEase)

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    Nothing seemed wrong when Ms. Shi, a woman living in the eastern Chinese city of Yancheng, travelled abroad in an excursion organized by her company... Read more

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    Chinese Police Chief Roughs Up a TV Reporter in His Office—And It’s on Television

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    The school principal of a foreign languages school in a coastal province of China, where hundreds of students were recently found to have fallen gravely... Read more

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    Parents of Children Poisoned by Tainted Chinese Vaccines Suppressed by Regime Censors

    When a massive scandal involving the sale of millions of poorly-stored or expired vaccines took China by storm, a social media group formed to advocate... Read more

  • The student whose spine was injured. (via Xinhua)

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    When the son of Mr. Hong came home from kindergarten on April 15, his bruises showed and he admitted that he had been in a... Read more

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    The Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) in mainland China recently released an investigation report claiming that more than 80 percent of the mainland’s shallow groundwater... Read more

  • Rui Chenggang in 2010. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former CCTV Host’s Trial May Start Soon

    China Business Journal reported on April 12 that the trial of former CCTV host Rui Chenggang and related cases would open soon. This report was... Read more

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