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China to rev up bullet train revolution with world’s fastest service on Shanghai-Beijing line

China will officially start operation of the world’s fastest train service next month, knocking an hour off the 1,318km journey between Beijing and Shanghai. Seven pairs of bullet trains...

How a humanitarian naval mission is boosting China’s global ambitions

In a few days, the PLA Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark will arrive in Djibouti as part of a ritual charm offensive of the Chinese military. This will be...

All that glitters is profit in China’s gold mines as demand for safe haven boost precious metal sales

Zijin Mining Group and Zhaojin Mining Industry, among two of the Chinese gold industry’s leading miners, reported bumper interim profits, bolstered by surging gold prices amid rising global demand...

How a ban is forcing China’s ‘leftover women’ abroad to freeze their eggs

Shanghai lingerie designer Le Le has been to Japan many times, but her trip in March to Osaka was not for sightseeing or shopping, but to do something significant...

Inside the Chinese dumpling factory where robots do all the work

A factory in northern China is now making frozen dumplings without a single human. Instead, rows and rows of robots work 24 hours a day in the unmanned factory...

Patriotic action films set to lift China’s box office in second half as Wolf Warrior 2 crosses 5bn yuan mark

With Wolf Warrior 2 crossing the 5 billion yuan (US$749 million) mark at the mainland Chinese box office on Sunday, analysts see the trend of patriotic military and action...

Chinese courier rescues driver from river – then gets back in his van to finish his round

A courier in Shanghai is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a driver who had driven into a river, then carried on with his deliveries. The rescue...

And baby makes three… now strollers are the latest trend to hit China’s sharing economy

In China, the road to convenience is paved by the sharing economy: first there were ride-sharing vehicles, then the bike-sharing boom, and now the debut of shared baby strollers....

Lack of insurance hampers Chinese county’s recovery after deadly earthquake

Thirty six hours after a magnitude 7 earthquake shattered the mountainous Sichuan county of Jiuzhaigou earlier this month, a white sedan carrying four employees of China Pacific Insurance company...

Chinese man arrested for letting six-year-old son drive motorbike

A man in southwestern China has been fined for letting his six-year-old son drive a motorcycle on the road. The boy and his father, identified by their surname Li,...