Exclusive: WinSun builds world’s first #3Dprinting villa and tallest 3D printed apartment http://t.co/2km9k62NCx pic.twitter.com/J6oJK9qYO3 — 3D printing & 3Ders (@3dersorg) January 18, 2015 A Chinese company has set another world first in 3-D printing living space. WinSun, the company that used … Continue reading
A Fulbright scholar studying in China found an unusual calling for his language skills and economics knowledge: writing and performing bilingual raps about Chinese development and inequality in Beijing comedy clubs. With songs like “Mo Money, Mo Fazhan” and “Laowai Style,” Jesse Appell’s “macro-raps” became a standup sensation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading
Stand-up comedian Jesse Appell has made a name for himself in China, parodying pop songs with lyrics about China’s macroeconomic woes. Paul Solman catches up with the Boston Fulbright student on the NewsHour Thursday. Watch Appell’s music videos, in full, on Making Sen$e. Continue reading
At China’s so-called “marriage market” in a park in the heart of Shanghai, well-meaning parents try to match up their aging children by touting their attributes … on umbrellas. Continue reading
At least 35 people were killed and another 42 injured during a New Year’s celebration in Shanghai, local media reported.
In northern Myanmar, there’s an epidemic of heroin addiction and HIV infection among workers who mine for jade. Some believe the government is encouraging the use of drugs as a weapon against their people. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dan Levin of The New York Times about China’s role in the industry and how the epidemic spread. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, protests over the Eric Garner case and police conduct overall continued across the U.S. with no sign of abating. The NYPD launched a program to train its officers to use body cameras. Also, the International Criminal Court dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenya’s president for lack of evidence. Continue reading