Old Beijing Subway Trains Get Second Life As Homeless Shelters

Ever wonder what happens to old subway cars when subway lines upgrade to newer trains? In Beijing at least, the ones used pre-Olympics have been shipped to Sichuan and converted into temporary winter shelters. Ten DK-16 trains, each with six cars, are now in Guangyuan, a city north of Sichuan's capital Chengdu. » 12/01/08 11:30pm 12/01/08 11:30pm

How a 730-Ton Ball Kept the Second Tallest Building From Falling During…

The recent Sichuan Earthquake in China was so intense, tremors were felt all the way over in the tallest completed building in the world-the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan-a whole eight minutes after the quake originated. (The title of tallest building period was taken by the Burj Dubai back in May.) What's interesting… » 6/24/08 10:00am 6/24/08 10:00am

Sichuan Quake Shakes Up Chinese Censorship Policy

The tragedy of the recent earthquake in central China, which has claimed over 20,000 lives at last count, has just the smallest bit of silver lining. The Chinese government has been uncharacteristically loose with information, and millions of Chinese netizens are, for the first time, almost completely uncensored. » 5/18/08 9:30pm 5/18/08 9:30pm