Air pollution in Beijing is now 20 times worse than levels the World Health Organisation considers safe
The billions they spend are welcome – but the brawls and brazen shoplifting are not winning them friends
Our China correspondent meets one of the few women alive who were forced to have their feet bound
Ministers from Beijing and Taipei are holding the highest-level talks in 65 years
Review of the Chinese year, Part 3: how the rich and powerful got a taste of their own medicine
Review of the Chinese year, Part 2: Britain's horse-meat scandal had nothing on China
Review of the Chinese year, Part 1: 'Sex God' Cumberbatch wins where David Cameron failed
It couldn’t be easier to buy a knock-off CD or download her music, says our new Shanghai columnist
They've just put a robot on the moon – but a school system enslaved to rote learning won't breed Nobel laureates, says Cong Cao
Critics at home and abroad accuse the prime minister of following a 'muddled, obscure' political strategy
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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