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A woman carries a child through fallen trees at Repulse Bay beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial marke(...)

Cyclists compete in the Tour of Guangxi cycling race in Beihai in China’s southern Guangxi region last week.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche held third place overall in the Tour of Guangxi on Monday’s penultimate stage, crossing the line 17th in the bunch sprint into Guilin. (...)

A man rides a tricycle past an ad for luxury apartments in Beijing. A new book argues that China is not advancing politically or economically. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peterpast

In the autumn of 2017, in the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, a group of seven cadres, most likely all men, led by Chinese president Xi(...)

  Vendors at the the Yulin dog meat festival: The festival highlights the dichotomy between an increasingly modern urban China and rural areas that still cling to old traditions.  Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

The annual dog and cat meat festival in Yulin, featuring the sale of animals to be eaten with lychees, has opened in southeastern China amid vocal op(...)

Wanda aims to surpass the rival entertainment company as the world’s largest tourism company by 2020. Photograph: iStock

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, whose Dalian Wanda Group is in the midst of launching a chain of theme parks and entertainment complexes across Chin(...)

A vendor eats noodles next to a poster of Chairman Mao Zedong at a market in Beijing. The Communist Party uses the official formulation that Mao was “70 per cent wrong and 30 per cent right”. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

All around Beijing, the scars are still evident. Older people talk of a climate of fear, of the terrible deeds carried out by the teenage Red Guards (...)

Trees are blown by Typhoon Mujigae on a street in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. Photograph: Reuters

Typhoon Mujigae has killed at least nine people and injured hundreds more, with many fishermen missing in their boats since it made landfall in Zhanji(...)

Residents look at damage caused by a parcel bomb  in Liucheng county, Guangxi province, China. Police said the attacks were related to a “criminal case”. Photograph: EPA

Police said a series of 17 parcel bomb explosions that killed seven people and wounded dozens more in southwestern China were not “terrorist acts”, as(...)

A Chinese baby born with a cleft lip was abandoned by his parents and buried in a cardboard box two days later, but rescued alive eight days further o(...)

Customers look at a model of a new residential compound, at a showroom in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photograph: Reuters

It’s not just in Hong Kong, of course, that the property market is part of broader concerns about the economy. That can also be found north of the bor(...)

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