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Ancient Chinese world heritage site faces serious threat from rock falls

Many of the caves at China’s Maiji Mountain Grottoes, a world heritage site, are in serious danger of collapsing, according to state media reports. An assessment found that one...

Chinese man carries his disabled wife up scared mountain so she can realise her dream

A man from a small village in eastern China was so determined to help his disabled wife achieve her dream of reaching the peak of a local sacred mountain...

The ultimate honour: will Xi Jinping be elevated to the same status as Mao Zedong?

Communist Party delegates from the rank-and-file to the top levels have backed calls for Xi Jinping’s name to be added to the party’s constitution – a move that would...

Chinese villager finds the ‘king of mushrooms’

Villagers in southwest China have discovered a clump of massive mushrooms, a news website reported. The fungi, some of which are 83.5cm high, were found by a farmer foraging...

China shrugs off fears Donald Trump tax cuts will lure away investors

China is not worried about US President Donald Trump’s tax cut plans because it still has advantages to retain and attract foreign investment, a senior foreign economic policy adviser...

New home prices in China continue to slow vindicating Xi Jinping’s stance on curbing speculation

Growth in new home prices in China slowed in September for the sixth consecutive month, vindicating President Xi Jinping’s call for reining in speculative buying. Fewer cities registered month...

Electric buses with air purifiers to help tackle smog in Beijing

Ten electric buses equipped with air purifiers have been introduced to run on the main road cutting through the centre of Beijing as part of the efforts to tackle...

‘Into the brains’ of China’s children: Xi Jinping’s ‘thought’ to become compulsory school topic

Chinese schoolchildren will soon be studying President Xi Jinping’s political ideology after it becomes official Communist Party dogma later this week. Education Minister Chen Baosheng said the new ideology,...

Xi’s congress speech offered few clear signs and clues to political or economic reforms

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible, ” said Frank Zappa. The American rock activist’s work was characterised by nonconformity and free-form improvisation. His thought can just...

It’s time for China to tear up the rule book on family size

One of the big changes in China since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago is the ending of the notorious one-child policy, which was replaced by a...