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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 coal-fired power plant in Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province. China’s State Council has vowed to cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years. Photograph: AP

Has the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gone into reverse? The alarming question is being posed by no less an authority than Spenc(...)

The incident took place as students were being dismissed at the Mizhi County No. 3 Middle School in Shaanxi province, about 805km southwest of Beijing. Source: Google maps

A man wielding a knife killed seven children and injured a dozen others outside a middle school in central China on Friday, authorities said, in one o(...)

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(...)

Chinese police have destroyed an army of fake terracotta warriors in northern China. Photograph: Getty Images

Chinese police have destroyed an army of fake terracotta warriors in northern China at a copycat resort near the mausoleum housing the ancient sculptu(...)

Visitors walk past a map showing the route taken by the Red Army during an exhibition on the Long March at the military museum in Beijing. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP Photo

China’s president Xi Jinping has rallied Communist Party members on the 80th anniversary of the Red Army’s “Long March”, a foundation tale filled with(...)

Migrant worker Huang Feng (52) with her grandson. She welcomed the decision to drop the one-child policy. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to replace the one-child policy after more than 30 years and allow people to have two children instead probably(...)

The Jin Mao Tower and the World Financial Centre of Shanghai: the city is home to more than 50,000 of China’s super-rich, as is the case in Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Sichuan. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China, the world’s second-largest economy, may not be growing as quickly as it was a couple of years ago but its number of super-rich keeps rising s(...)

Over 1,000 people have been arrested and 382 babies rescued in an alleged baby-trafficking ring in China. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media (...)

The Asian giant hornet can grow to 5cm long, with a 6mm toxic sting.

The death toll from a spate of hornet attacks in central China has risen to 41. Around 1,600 people have been injured in Shaanxi province, and 37 of t(...)

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