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Rev Frederick O’Neill and his wife Mrs Annie O’Neill (nee Wilson)  outside their home in Faku in China in the 1930s. Photograph: Marion Young

“At times I gave gifts to local rulers or kings, over and above what I paid to their sons who travelled with me. Despite this, they took me and my com(...)

The Mingqing family following their reunion. Photograph: TheCover.cn

Millions of Chinese hearts have been warmed by the tale of a couple reunited with their daughter after 24 years of searching for her. Wang Mingqing a(...)

Liu Xiaobo: Born December 28th, 1955; died July 13th, 2017. Photograph: AP

It was China’s decision to jail Liu Xiaobo for 11 years over a call for peaceful democratic reform that spurred the Norwegian Nobel committee to honou(...)

 Late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo  and his wife Liu Xia photographed in Beijing on October 22nd, 2002. File photograph: Liu family handout/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Liu Xiaobo - who has died of cancer aged 61 - used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 2010 to restate a core belief he held for his whole life(...)

Donald Trump rooster statue in Taiyuan, Shaanxi province: The advent of the new US president has been a huge conversation topic, especially as there are fears about what direction the Chinese economy is headed in.  Photograph: Jon Woo/Reuters

Seen from the window, the colossal condominium being built within a crane’s reach of your correspondent’s apartment stands empty in the freezing Beiji(...)

Firefighters clean up the debris after a fire at a rehabilitation centre for the elderly in Sanlihe village of Pingdingshan, Henan province. Photograph: Reuters

Thirty-eight people were killed in a fire at a home for senior citizens in China’s central Henan province, state media said, the latest disaster in(...)

Construction cranes in Shanghai: Property investment turned negative in four of China’s 26 provinces in the first quarter of 2014. Photograph: reuters

Recent research by Nomura and UBS seems to suggest the Chinese property market is in more trouble than originally thought. The downturn will be trigge(...)

The Forbidden Legend: Sex and Chopsticks, inadvertently shown on a large LED screen in Jilin, China, is  loosely based on a classic 12th-century Chinese erotic novel, The Plum in the Golden Vase.

Commuters in Jilin in northeast China got more than they bargained for when a film banned as pornography was accidentally shown on a large LED screen (...)

A man confronts police officers during a protest by families outside a poultry slaughterhouse in Dehui, Jilin province, China, where a fire resulted in 120 deaths yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters TV

Relatives of workers killed as fire engulfed a chicken processing plant in rural northeast China blocked traffic and scuffled with police today, dema(...)

Rescue workers and fire trucks at the site of a fire at a poultry slaughterhouse in Dehui, Jilin province, China, today, in which 119 people are so far known to have died. Photograph: Wang Haofei/Xinhua/Reuters

A blaze at a locked poultry slaughterhouse in northeast China killed at least 119 people earlier today, with several still unaccounted for, officials (...)