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Chinese art students should take more risks, says professor at university that helped form Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo
Yuan depreciation, stock turmoil can't take shine off Chinese 'golden week' tourism
Beijing can bear-ly believe it: Chinese firm spending US$8-million on British-themed teddy bear park near capital
Behind the hard man image, Russian President Vladimir Putin is an ‘interesting and nice’ guy, says his Chinese security guard
Chinese executives seek global vision from overseas study trips
Paradise found: the five most popular island retreats for Chinese tourists

The honeymooners' favourite the Maldives and the white beaches of Boracay are among the top five

1 May 2015 - 5:46PM

The honeymooners' favourite the Maldives and the white beaches of Boracay are among the top five

Paradise found: the five most popular island retreats for Chinese tourists
Fire breaks out at one of China’s biggest power plants

A large fire broke out at one of China’s biggest power plants on Friday afternoon, near to the annual parliamentary meetings in Beijing.

13 Mar 2015 - 7:41PM

A large fire broke out at one of China’s biggest power plants on Friday afternoon, near to the annual parliamentary meetings in Beijing.

Fire breaks out at one of China’s biggest power plants
Two dead in horror bus crash

Two people died and more than a dozen were hurt when a bus carrying more than fifty passengers from Henan province to Tianjin in crashed into a motorway height-limit bar on Monday.

26 Jan 2015 - 7:37PM

Two people died and more than a dozen were hurt when a bus carrying more than fifty passengers from Henan province to Tianjin in crashed into a motorway height-limit bar on Monday.

Two dead in horror bus crash
The iSmuggler: man 'walking strangely' across China border had 94 iPhones taped to his body

When a Hong Kong man was spotted "walking strangely" across the border into mainland China his jerky movements aroused suspicion among customs officials.

14 Jan 2015 - 7:07AM

When a Hong Kong man was spotted "walking strangely" across the border into mainland China his jerky movements aroused suspicion among customs officials.

The iSmuggler: man 'walking strangely' across China border had 94 iPhones taped to his body
About one million Chinese couples ask to have second child after easing of one-child policy

About one million Chinese couples ask to have second child after easing of nation's one-child policy, with health officials expecting the change to lead to an extra two million births each year.

2 Nov 2015 - 4:11PM

About one million Chinese couples ask to have second child after easing of nation's one-child policy, with health officials expecting the change to lead to an extra two million births each year.

About one million Chinese couples ask to have second child after easing of one-child policy
Medical student loses appeal against death sentence in China for ‘April Fool’ poisoning

Lin Senhao, a former master’s medical student in Shanghai, lost his appeal today against a death sentence imposed for fatally poisoning his roommate, which he claimed had been only an April Fool's joke.

8 Jan 2015 - 6:42PM

Lin Senhao, a former master’s medical student in Shanghai, lost his appeal today against a death sentence imposed for fatally poisoning his roommate, which he claimed had been only an April Fool's joke.

Medical student loses appeal against death sentence in China for ‘April Fool’ poisoning
News delay over killings of Chinese residents by North Korean suspect 'hurt government's credibility'
Woman who insisted on making phone calls during flight detained by Beijing police
Man finally on trial for 1996 murder that saw innocent 18-year-old executed in China

A man faced court for murder yesterday - more than nine years after confessing to the killing for which an innocent young man was executed.

6 Jan 2015 - 3:30AM

A man faced court for murder yesterday - more than nine years after confessing to the killing for which an innocent young man was executed.

Man finally on trial for 1996 murder that saw innocent 18-year-old executed in China
Chinese woman comes to blows with Beijing subway inspector after refusing bag security check
Man jailed for three months for hunting 87 protected toads
To be or not to be - an endangered leopard cat? That is the question
Landlords face 30,000 yuan fine if they fail to comply with strict Guangzhou residency rules
Daughter of retired premier Li Peng warns major power company staff to stay out of trouble

Li Xiaolin has warned staff at the major power company she runs to stay out of trouble amid the widening anti-corruption campaign sweeping the country’s energy sector.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:02PM

Li Xiaolin has warned staff at the major power company she runs to stay out of trouble amid the widening anti-corruption campaign sweeping the country’s energy sector.

Daughter of retired premier Li Peng warns major power company staff to stay out of trouble
Two internet users held after claim Shanghai's airports shutdown over 'anti-graft' crackdown
China shuts down 31 websites temporarily as crackdown on 'rumour mongers' continues
BuzzFeed editor meets 'Brother Orange' in strange tale of the lost iPhone