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Chinese Buddha reliefs no longer at one, as 10 heads go missing

Police have launched an investigation after 10 Buddha heads went missing from a stone relief in southwest China, mainland media reported. China’s Old Summer Palace goes on the hunt...

The impoverished Chinese man who devoted his life to raising 12 abandoned baby girls

The story of a retired mortuary worker in eastern China who has devoted his life to adopting unwanted children and raising them as his own on his meagre income,...

Why tradition of ‘walking marriages’ may be running out of time in China’s remote southwest

Nimble after years of practice, Trinley Norbu is used to hoisting himself three stories up the side of a stone house and through the window for a nocturnal tryst....

‘Drunk driving’ Chinese couple leaves 11 cars damaged while trying to flee accident scene

A Chinese couple has been arrested after their drunken antics left 11 cars damaged in southern China. The woman, surnamed Tao, was driving at an outdoor parking area in...

Chinese student driven to brink of suicide after running up college loans he could not repay

A junior college student was reportedly driven to the brink of suicide because he could not pay back college loans of 110,000 yuan (US$16,500). It was not the first...

Second academic journal published by Cambridge University Press says China tried to block articles

Another academic journal published by the Cambridge University Press says the Chinese authorities requested the publisher remove articles deemed sensitive about China from its mainland website. The statement from...

Chinese rights activist in court on subversion charge

The Chinese lawyer and civil rights advocate Jiang Tianyong has been charged with the less serious offence of inciting subversion as he appeared in court in central China on...

China sanctions will cost North Korea US$1.5 billion, but won’t curb Kim’s nuclear ambitions

China’s ban on North Korea’s iron, coal and seafood would bite into Pyongyang’s economy, based on calculations from Chinese customs data. But experts question whether the move actually would...

China’s real population total 100 million fewer than official mark, family planning critic says

A US-based long-standing Chinese critic of China’s family planning policies says Beijing has inflated the country’s official population total by as much as 100 million people and should abandon...

Odd inclusions on Chinese censors’ crude Cambridge University Press blacklist

Chinese censors seemed to have compiled an inconsistent blacklist of articles for Britain-based Cambridge University Press (CUP) to pull from its mainland China online platform, researchers said on Monday....