Jiangxi

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Apple Homepod, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. We rely heavily on digital gadgets and often view them as miracles of disembodied progress. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times

Last year Kate Crawford, a New York University professor who runs an artificial intelligence research centre, set out to study the “black box” of proc(...)

A mother (left) and her postpartum nanny in Beijing. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

For decades, China harshly restricted the number of babies that women could have. Now it is encouraging them to have more. It is not going well. Alm(...)

A conveyor belt carries chunks of raw cobalt at a plant in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, before being exported, mainly to China, to be refined. Inset: an electric battery. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Those of us hoping to salve our environmental conscience by driving an electric car may now have a new worry to face – that of both environmental dest(...)

Workers search through the remains of a collapsed platform in a cooling tower at a power station at Fengcheng, in China’s Jiangxi province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 people were killed on Thursday after a coal-fired power plant’s cooling tower collapsed at a building site in Jiangxi province in easter(...)

Snow White is among the Disney characters which appeared at the opening of rival Chinese theme park. Photograph: iStock

Walt Disney has said it’s prepared to take action to protect its intellectual property rights after performers dressed as Snow White and Captain Ameri(...)

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(...)

 The financial district of Pudong in Shanghai: officials from the city travelled to Ireland as part of China’s Senior Officials Training Programme. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The current crackdown on extravagance and corruption has made overseas travel for government officials in China a lot more difficult than it used to b(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping, who has called for a crackdown on graft and warned that the problem is so extreme it could threaten the party’s survival. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

Chinese police have detained activist Liu Ping on subversion charges after she called on(...)