The bulk of the world’s gadgets are built in the Pearl River Delta region of China. There, cheap labor, mountains of electronic components and high finance co-exist — if a little awkwardly — to provide a haven for engineers and entrepreneurs. This video takes a peek inside what that’s like.
In 2008, for the first time in history, as many humans were living in cities as in rural areas. Over the decades, many cities have swelled to accomodate the growing human population as well as the growing trend toward urbanism. These are changes so extreme that they can be seen from space.
City planners in China are hoping to turn the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta into a single, humongous megacity the size of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire combined. Its population: 42 million.