Passengers on a plane

First-time flier opens plane's emergency exit 'for fresh air'

One-Minute Read Thu 18 Dec, AT 16:04

Airline says the passenger will not be fined for the dangerous mistake as he was not acting maliciously

police clashing with protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: police adopt tough tactics as protests escalate

One-Minute Read Mon 1 Dec, AT 09:34

Injuries and arrests on the streets of Hong Kong with both sides taking a tougher line

Chinese man experiences the pain of childbirth

Chinese men experience the pain of childbirth – video

Video Fri 21 Nov, AT 14:51

'It felt like my heart and lungs were being ripped apart', cried one soon-to-be father after receiving electric shocks

Chick Chick: is this the strangest song of 2014? - video

Video Mon 17 Nov, AT 14:24

Chinese pop song Chick Chick, which features bikini-clad chickens, could be the new Gangnam Style

Chinese officials ‘bought corpses’ to meet cremation quota

One-Minute Read Tue 4 Nov, AT 13:11

Quotas were introduced to preserve land for farming and development, but have angered local residents

Anonymous - Megaupload revenge attack

Anonymous threatens China over Hong Kong protests

One-Minute Read Fri 10 Oct, AT 13:15

Hacktivists say they will wage war on China for its 'inhumane actions' by leaking thousands of sensitive documents

Opium poppy

Noodles laced with opium 'to encourage return visits'

One-Minute Read Fri 26 Sep, AT 13:09

Restaurant owner hoped crushed poppy shells would leave diners addicted to his food

Texting

China introduces e-lanes for texting pedestrians

One-Minute Read Mon 15 Sep, AT 15:50

But the city's attempt to reduce injuries caused by smartphone 'zombies' seems to be having the opposite effect

Police monitor protests in Hong Kong

Chinese official faces rare heckling in Hong Kong

One-Minute Read Mon 1 Sep, AT 12:47

Protesters disrupt speech after China backtracks on promise of true democracy in Hong Kong by 2017

A Chinese evangelicalist

Church of the Almighty God: what is China's 'demon-killing' cult?

Briefing Thu 21 Aug, AT 15:23

Described as a 'plague on humankind', members of the sect are going on trial for a brutal murder

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