Dirty Chongqing

Beijing, Lust

Sex, lies and Youku in Chongqing, China’s capital of corruption.

SHADOW ECONOMY: GUERILLA GUIDES

Teenagers, Cease Fear

What do guerrilla freedom-fighters do when their cause is swept away by a single natural disaster? Tourism.

SHADOW ECONOMY: TRANSVESTITE TEACHER

Extraordinary Fashion

On Indonesia's largely conservative streets, it's not uncommon to see a daintily-painted "waria" going to work on the back of a moped.

SHADOW ECONOMY: DISASTER MANAGER

Apocalypse

At Indonesia's Disaster Oasis Resort, guests sleep in rooms built to withstand different catastrophes.

Super (Shadow) Economy

Energy, Going to the Market, Wealth

What Indonesia’s economic boom lacks is Indonesians.

All the King’s Women

Beijing, Best Wishes

Scarlet neck-ties. Hammers and sickles. Pendulous red curtains. President Hu Jintao summarizing an entire decade in a single speech.