Asia Pacific

Fireworks banned at Chinese New Year

Ban comes amid concerns about high levels of pollution in the country and fears that the chemicals used in fireworks are part of the problem.

Arts & Culture

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.

Hong Kong

Chinese New Year and the ancient art of Feng Shui

Arranging spaces to maximise harmony and, many believe, to attract good fortune is an ancient Chinese practice that comes to the forefront every Chinese New Year.


Maldives in crisis: Beijing faces tough choices

The recent constitutional crisis in the Maldives put the cozy relationship between the archipelago and China to test.

Manoj Kewalramani

by Manoj Kewalramani

Manoj Kewalramani


The Year of the Dog begins

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is widely popular. Here's what we know about it.

Donald Trump

Will Donald Trump be unlucky in the Chinese Year of the Dog?

Millions of Chinese around the world are celebrating the start of a new lunar year, the Year of the Dog.


Dreaming of Vincent: China's Copy Artists

Vincent van Gogh's iconic paintings and a once in a lifetime trip transform a Chinese painter into a true artist.

South China Sea

Filipinos protest China's build up in disputed sea

Protesters demand end to China's activities in the South China Sea after reports of its structural expansion on islands.

Filipinos protest China's build up in disputed sea

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong housing prices continue to soar

Human Rights advocacy groups say more than a quarter of a million people in Hong Kong live in illegal structures or squalid conditions, and every year that number rises by 20 percent.


Preserving skiing's origins in China's remote west

Archaeologists have dated cave paintings showing people on skis in Xinjiang between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago.

Preserving skiing's origins in China's remote west


China confirms detention of Hong Kong bookseller

Swedish citizen 'subjected to criminal coercive measures' for allegedly breaking law, China's foreign ministry says.

China confirms arrest of bookseller Gui Minhai

South China Sea

Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

Manila refuses to confront Beijing despite new evidence showing continued expansion in disputed South China Sea areas.

Counting the Cost

Why post-Brexit UK is 'less attractive' for China

China wants to wait for a final Brexit deal before making big trade commitments to Britain, says economist Jianwei Xu.


China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality'

China foreign ministry says US should focus on promoting regional stability instead of diversifying its nuclear arsenal.

Nuclear plan: China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality'


Kay Kay: The Girl from Guangzhou

Filmed over 20 years, Kay Kay's life gives a unique personal narrative to China's recent decades of change.