A waiter delivers glasses of wine to guests at a luxury hotel bar near the Bund in Shanghai, on Sept. 8, 2012. Aly Song/Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption Aly Song/Reuters /Landov
Gatsby-Like Extravagance And Wealth ... In Communist China
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/199110663/199114125" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A woman walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, in Beijing. Jason Lee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Jason Lee/Reuters/Landov
China's Leaders Beginning To Confront Its Economic Problems
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/196511525/196513456" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
China's Credit Crunch Felt Across Financial Markets
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/194131662/194131637" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A supporter holds a sign with pictures of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the agency's surveillance programs, and Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan during a protest outside the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong on June 15. Snowden has been holed up in Hong Kong since the leaks. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

toggle caption Kin Cheung/AP
'It's Christmas In June': China Revels In NSA Leaks Story
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/192996800/192997685" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
China May Not Intervene To Keep NSA Leaker In Hong Kong
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/190453535/190453513" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Confessed NSA Leaker Holed Up In Hong Kong Hotel
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/190262883/190270281" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
China's Ruling Party Continues To Censor Memories Of Tiananmen Protests
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/188699186/188712695" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
More Than 100 Dead In Chinese Factory Fire
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/188397991/188397973" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, smoke rises from a poultry farm owned by Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Jilin province on Monday. Wang Haofei/AP hide caption

toggle caption Wang Haofei/AP

A couple waits for a high-speed train in the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao. Modern infrastructure and the expanding private sector have greatly increased efficiency and customer service in many parts of Chinese life. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images
In China, Customer Service And Efficiency Begin To Blossom
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/187076964/187128086" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
China's Leaders Promise To Speed Up Economic Reform
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/187009382/187009469" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Skyscrapers are obscured by heavy haze in Beijing on Jan. 13. Air pollution remains a serious — sometimes overwhelming — problem, but researchers say environmental technology is available to solve it. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

toggle caption Ng Han Guan/AP
China's Air Pollution: Is The Government Willing To Act?
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/186246634/186410363" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript