China On The Brink - environment en Interview With A Dissident <p class="MsoNormal">Tucked away on a mountainside high above Xiamaling, a country village northwest of <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Beijing</st1:place></st1:city>, the quartet of trees Dai Qing planted eight years ago off the back porch of her farmhouse has grown lush and tall.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Beijing dissent environment The New Citizen Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:41:03 -0600 Christopher Crawford 279 at With A Little Help from Vacuum Tubes, Rural China Gets Back to Nature <p>The homes are impressive right away in the mountain village of <a href=";hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=30%C2%B0+17'+33+N,+119%C2%B0+16'+27+E&amp;mrt=all&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=30.292127,119.278736&amp;spn=0.073222,0.105228&amp;t=h&amp;z=13&amp;iwloc=addr" target="_blank">Xiejiaqiao</a>, with their ornate columns, shiny brass window fixtures and decorative lightning rods that look as if they might beam messages directly from some orbiting mother ship.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Travel Diary energy environment Growing Pains rural technology Xiejiaqiao Thu, 19 Jun 2008 01:03:02 -0600 Patrick Michels 277 at