All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.
As the population of northern China explodes, it needs more water than the land can provide. To bring water to its thirsty cities, the government has embarked on the world’s most expensive and largest engineering feat: the South-North Water Diversion Project.
Manufacturing giant Caterpillar has received approval to acquire a Chinese mining equipment maker in an $8.8 billion deal.The Peoria-based company said Friday that it had cleared the final major regulatory hurdle necessary to close the deal: approval from the Chinese government.
Despite the politics of strategic partnership, the U.S. and China sometimes seem to inhabit two different planets. In the new comedy Chinglish, Tony-Award-winning Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang shares a story of absurd cultural misunderstanding between these nations.
This week we’re taking a look at nuclear energy around the globe. Today we focus on China. According to the World Nuclear Association, mainland China has 13 nuclear power reactors in operation and at least 25 more are currently under construction. And that is just the beginning.