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China Unveils Super Lightweight 310 MPH Bullet Train

China Unveils Super Lightweight 310 MPH Bullet Train

Despite a year plagued by crashes and economic problems, the Chinese government successfully tested a brand new train capable of hitting 310 miles per hour this past weekend. The prototype bullet train is

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JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects designed this extraordinary spiraling Chongming Bicycle Park for a competition to create the future Bike City in China. The museum, multi-purpose hall, and visitor center comes complete

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Made in China: Émilie Voirin Reinterprets Iconic Chairs in Biodegradable Bamboo and Rattan

Made in China: Émilie Voirin Reinterprets Iconic Chairs in Biodegradable Bamboo and Rattan

London-based product designer Émilie Voirin has courageously re-interpreted a crop of iconic modern chairs into fantastic biodegradable seats. Using woven rattan and bamboo, the designer created

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gmp Architekten Breaks Ground on New Solar Eco-Park in Qingdao, China

gmp Architekten Breaks Ground on New Solar Eco-Park in Qingdao, China

The new urban quarter will be about 10 sq. km in size - roughly the same as the Berlin Mitte district. Inspired by the surrounding landscape, the park's buildings will mirror the rock formations and green

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Incredible Ice Buildings Rise at Harbin’s Luminous Ice and Snow Festival in China

Incredible Ice Buildings Rise at Harbin’s Luminous Ice and Snow Festival in China

Ice and snow are prominent features in frigid northern climes, around which an incredible culture has emerged. This is particularly true in Harbin, the capital of China's Heilongjiang province. Despite a

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Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

To design the mixed-use complex, YKH_lab began with a 'mat-hybrid' layout to differentiate between public courtyards and private spaces, and to infuse daylighting into all the buildings. The project is a

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Extraordinary 28 Storey Kowloon Office Tower in China Has a Bushy Greenery-Lined Carpark!

Extraordinary 28 Storey Kowloon Office Tower in China Has a Bushy Greenery-Lined Carpark!

We're not 100% what other green features have been incorporated into this design, but give credence to Aedas for attempting to influence a greening trend in the Kowloon Bay area with this incredible

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Naturally Daylit Guangzhou South Railway Station is a Critical Stop in China’s High Speed Network

Naturally Daylit Guangzhou South Railway Station is a Critical Stop in China’s High Speed Network

Inspired by modern airport layouts, TFP Farrells adopted a vertical organization strategy in order to maximize space and provide a clearer passenger flow. The departures concourse is on the top level,

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China Celebrates the Opening of Its Gorgeous Daylit Tianjin West Railway Station

China Celebrates the Opening of Its Gorgeous Daylit Tianjin West Railway Station

gmp Architekten won the station's design competition back in 2007 and then commenced on construction, which lasted 2 1/2 years in 2008. The new station is a contemporary interpretation of the

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci's flagship store in Shenzhen, China, has been accused by former staff of sweatshop-like abuse.  Five ex-employees of the luxury brand cited abuse so severe that they suffered from stomach and

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China’s Coal-Powered Grid Negates the Green Benefits of Electric Vehicles

China’s Coal-Powered Grid Negates the Green Benefits of Electric Vehicles

If any other country in the world was to announce plans to get 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, it would be a massive environmental victory -- except in China. Despite the Chinese

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Team China Fuses High & Low Tech With The Y Container Solar Decathlon House

Team China Fuses High & Low Tech With The Y Container Solar Decathlon House

Tonji University is no stranger to the Decathlon -- their Bambu House turned a lot of heads last year in Barcelona with an aggressive bamboo façade and structure. This year the team is using common

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China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

A new study shows that between 1992 and 2007 emissions in China nearly tripled. The study explores not only the emissions but their causes and revealed something interesting, in the past two decades

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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations – and he believes we’re just not going to make it in this clean energy race.

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China Halts 80% of High-Speed Rail Projects Following Devastating Crash

China Halts 80% of High-Speed Rail Projects Following Devastating Crash

China's 200-mile-per-hour high-speed rail system was the envy of the world until a terrible crash earlier this year killed 40 people and injured another 200 in the southern city of Wenzhou. The safety

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Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally recently told Bloomberg News that the company is thinking of producing electric vehicles in China with their Chinese auto partner Changan Automobile Group. Ford is

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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block Tops Off in Chengdu, China

Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block Tops Off in Chengdu, China

The project is slated to achieve LEED Gold. The design includes, amongst many other things, a sizable ground source heat pump consisting of 480 wells to provide heating and cooling for the complex. Sliced

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Solar Industry Responsible for Dumping 2.4 Million Tons of Lead on China and India

Solar Industry Responsible for Dumping 2.4 Million Tons of Lead on China and India

It turns out that some members of the solar panel manufacturing industry might actually be doing harm while advancing renewable energy by dumping millions of tons of lead into the environment in China and

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Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Chinese environmental groups are accusing Apple, Inc. of turning a blind eye to the widespread pollution caused by the company’s Chinese supply chain. A new 46-page study issued yesterday details

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Shenzhen’s New Bao’an Stadium Evokes the Greenery of China’s Bamboo Forests

Shenzhen’s New Bao’an Stadium Evokes the Greenery of China’s Bamboo Forests

Located in the Bao'an District, the new stadium was designed as a perfect circle to fit within the urban space without any specific orientation. Access into the stadium can be gained from almost every

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All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

The museum was built in a field next to Xinzhuang Village at the foot of Yummnan's Gaoligaong Mountain. There it acts as an extension to the homes, where making paper is a fixture of daily life, creating

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China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

You may have thought we were years away from people accepting electric cars, much less driverless ones like the Prius fleet Google has been testing on Nevada's roads. But China has now stepped into the

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The Water House Showcases Local Materials and Traditional Techniques in China

The Water House Showcases Local Materials and Traditional Techniques in China

The old town of Lijiang was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site back in 1997 and is known for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. Cobblestone streets and over 350 bridges connect the city, which is

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“The Big Dig” in China is a Ginormous Green Hole in the Ground

“The Big Dig” in China is a Ginormous Green Hole in the Ground

These Chinese spectators staring at “The Big Dig” exhibit at the Xi’an International Horticultural Expo are clearly wondering why there is a giant hole in the ground – and so,

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Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Talk about dirty laundry. Enviro-watchdog Greenpeace recently nabbed Nike and Adidas for working with Chinese factories responsible for washing heavy metals and hormone-disrupting substances in the

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China Launches Trial Electric Taxi Program in Shenzhen

China Launches Trial Electric Taxi Program in Shenzhen

China a world leader in clean vehicle production?  Well, that’s the aim. As China moves to reduce their swelling greenhouse gas emissions, the central government has announced they will commit

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China Plans To Clone The Entire Village of Hallstatt, Austria

China Plans To Clone The Entire Village of Hallstatt, Austria

This won't be the first time that China has pinned its sights on a European village and set about building an exact replica of it in their own country. But their latest  effort to do so may be the most

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China Launches Plan to Extend High-Speed Rail Across Asia!

China Launches Plan to Extend High-Speed Rail Across Asia!

Last year we reported on China's plans to extend its high-speed rail network all the way to Europe, and today the country announced that the first step of this grand plan is underway with work in

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