For the first time, Beijing is sending an admiral to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore and appears to be well-prepared to assert the legitimacy of its extensive land reclamation in the South China Sea, analysts said.
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A Tibetan woman set fire to herself in a protest against Chinese repression in northwestern Gansu province in the second such protest this month, according to a Tibetan rights watchdog and reports on Thursday.
A patient with facial paralysis receives moxibustion treatment at Jinan Chinese Medicine Hospital in Jinan, Shandong. Photo: Xinhua
A woman undergoes moxibustion treatment at a Chinese traditional medicine hospital in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. Photo: Xinhua
A patient suffering from facial paralysis undergoes acupuncture treatment at a Chinese traditional medicine hospital in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. Photo: Reuters
Children undergo treatment with moxibustion boxes at a hospital in Qingdao, Shandong province. Moxibustion uses the heat from burning mugwort to treat many conditions. Photos: Xinhua, EPA
A Hong Kong man receives his regular bee sting treatment. The sting and its venom are said to bring out toxins within the body and also stimulate the body’s immune system. Photos: AFP