1. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more



  3. Chasing a dream in Chinawood

    Hopefuls come from across the country, trying to become stars in China’s answer to Hollywood


  4. This video of a man catching a falling baby might be China’s ‘Evolution of Dance’

    Thanks to surveillance video, the heartwarming catch was preserved for posterity (read: the internet).


  5. Take a look at this week’s cover, featuring the U.S. offensive against China’s cyberthieves.


  6. For $2 million, hopefully this dog comes with a complimentary mansion. A Chinese property developer reportedly paid that hefty sum to get his hands on a one-year-old golden haired Tibetan mastiff in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. 

    This is what a $2 million puppy looks like


  7. “Since the end of the Cold War, America has been space’s sole superpower, and it’s not ceding that status without a fight. But in this hushed race for control of the orbit around Earth, China doesn’t need to control everything to win; it just needs to take away the U.S.’ strategic advantage. And it’s doing so by turning the U.S.’ own strength against it.”

    — Eugene Chow, in The U.S. is in an under-the-radar space race with China — and it’s losing


  8. Today, we imagine what a U.S.-China war would look like in the 21st century…with a little War of the Worlds dramatics thrown in…

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  9. Nice moon rover exhibit, China!  Just one question: Is that a mushroom cloud over Europe in the background?


  10. Whoa: China’s “Jade Rabbit” just became the first spacecraft on the moon since 1976.  



  12. $100,000

    China’s initial pledge toward Philippine relief efforts.

    For contrast, the U.S. pledged $20 million, Britain promised $16 million, the Vatican $4 million, Japan $10 million, and Ireland $1.4 million. Why is China being so stingy with its aid money?


  13. In 2006, there were 120 males to 100 females…In the 19th century, when males outnumbered females 129 to 100 in the country’s northern region, “roving young men organized themselves into bandit gangs, built forts, and came to rule an area of some six million people.”