A poster of Hong Kong's chief executive, Lee Chun-ying

Hong Kong protests: what demonstrators want from China

Briefing Tue 30 Sep, AT 09:21

Hong Kong leader urges protesters to go home as pro-democracy crowds continue to block streets

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

A general view of Macau's Casino district

Macau leapfrogs Switzerland in world wealth league table

One-Minute Read Thu 3 Jul, AT 14:00

Gambling Chinese tourists have turned Macau into the fourth richest territory in the world

China steps up security

China market attack kills dozens: who is to blame?

Briefing Thu 22 May, AT 09:30

Explosives thrown from vehicles ripped through a street market in China's troubled Xinjiang region

A team of Chinese special police

Anti-terror units arrive on Beijing streets

One-Minute Read Mon 12 May, AT 15:51

Chinese authorities ratchet up security after a series of bomb and knife attacks on civilians

Why the Chinese are beating up and even killing their doctors

Wed 19 Mar, AT 09:53 Gary Jones

A weeping doctor was paraded round his hospital by an angry mob following one young man’s recent death

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