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The friendly Mr Wu

The weakest link in America’s national security may not be foreign technology but its own people. Mara Hvistendahl traces the story of the single mother who sold out to China

My quest to understand the appeal of bird’s nest soup

A serving of bird’s nest soup can sell for £80, but many people fail to understand the allure of eating a nest made from swiftlets’ saliva. Edward Posnett traces the origin of the dish, meeting the climbers and moguls who harvest and trade it

In praise of queuing

China’s cumbersome old system for paying utility bills involved a lot of waiting in line. That’s exactly why Lauren Teixeira liked it