A man looks at a car damaged by fallen roof near a bent traffic light caused by strong winds from Typhoon Soudelor in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Typhoon Soudelor barrelled toward mainland China after downing trees, traffic lights and power lines in Taiwan, where at least six were killed, four a(...)

President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to guide  children of China’s nouveau riche to “live a positive life”. Photograph: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg

Perhaps the fact that the children of the nouveau riche, the tuhao generation mentioned in a recent Asia Briefing column, are being sent to special sc(...)

Enjoy a classic Beijing specialty at Duck de Chine.  Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times
Weekend in . . . Beijing
  • Travel
  • March 21, 2015, 01:30

It seems like only yesterday that Beijing had its much-ballyhooed “coming out” party – the 2008 Summer Olympics – but things don’t slow down much i(...)

Lion and dragon dances are performed during a Chinese New Year celebration outside a shopping mall in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Chinese New Year is a strange time in Hong Kong. Flat-bed trucks rattle along the streets bearing tangerine trees with little red envelopes stuffed wi(...)

China’s  state health system is under strain.  Photograph: Reuters

China will allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, the ministry of commerce announced last week, further openin(...)

Bin Ennakhil, Marrakech, Morocco €55m This palace is the result of a dream by two builders enamoured with the Alhambra in Grenada. While b(...)

Tang Ruiren, the great-aunt of Mao Zedong, poses in front of a photograph of her family. “Everybody learns Mao’s ideology,” she says. “The situation changes continuously, but socialism keeps moving forward.”

Grandma Tang Ruiren is gearing up for a major celebration to mark the 120th anniversary of chairman Mao Zedong’s birth in his hometown of Shaoshan on (...)

Seizures of land and older buildings across China, a major cause of unrest in the country, have been fuelled by soaring prices and the government’s urban expansion drive, resulting in often violent clashes between officials and villagers. Photograph: PA

A bulldozer killed a four-year-old girl in southeastern China after her family resisted a land grab, Chinese media reported today, sparking online o(...)

Children walk home from school to a housing project in Chongqing, the fastest growing city for dollar multi-millionaires in China between 2007 and 2012. Photograph: Justin JinNew York Times

Everyone, of course, has heard of Beijing and Shanghai, and both have growing reputations as places where wealthy Chinese now live. But lesser known c(...)

A subway in Shanghai yesterday where a TV  screen shows   China's newly elected president  Xi Jinping. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

In the months leading up to the National People’s Congress, which yesterday appointed Xi Jinping as president, the Xinhua n(...)