Emily Rauhala

Emily is TIME's Beijing Correspondent. She was previously Associate Editor at the magazine's Hong Kong bureau.

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Not So Fast: China Puts Nuke Power Projects on Hold

In China, there have been a range of reactions to the crises in Japan: smug satisfaction, heartfelt sympathy and, also, soul-searching. “Faced with that type of danger, I doubt I’d be able to behave so well,” said one blogger quoted by the Wall Street Journal. “The casualties from an 8.9 event in China would be hundreds of times higher …

How Japan’s ‘Culture of Preparedness’ Saves Lives

Perched on the Ring of Fire, an arc of seismic activity that encircles the Pacific Basin, Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world — but it’s also one of the best equipped to handle them.

Having survived the ‘Great Kanto Earthquake’ of 1923, the utter the devastation of World War II and the 1995 …

In Shanghai, Barbie’s Dream House Crumbles

To me, it sounded like a nightmare: six-stories of jewel-encrusted plastic, all tied up in pink. But for Mattel, the iconic American toymaker, the opening of Shanghai’s Barbie superstore in Mar. 2009 was a dream come true. Here, in 36,000-square-feet of doll-drenched retail space, Chinese women and girls would fall headlong for the …

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