Michael Evans


Shark fin soup sales plunge in China

Austerity, ecological awareness and fishy safety record among the reasons for the delicacy's decline.

Poverty & Development

Boot camp greets China's pampered young

Mandatory military training aims to toughen up students, but Internet generation failing to make the grade.


China catches lottery fever

Lottery sales have hit $35.5bn in China, but the craze has left some worrying about gambling's dark side.