The figures on display at the Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Shaanxi Province. A British estimate of the damage caused in 1986 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham came to just £35,000. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

China wanted £338,000 (€429,000) in compensation after two of the “Emperor’s Warriors” were damaged while exhibited in Dublin, according to documents(...)

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 (...)

At the same time as being  widely  criticised by  animal rights groups and public figures, Fran Rivera  has been praised by  bullfighting aficionados   – some even nominating him “father of the year”

Spanish bullfighter Fran Rivera is being investigated by the child protection agency in his native Andalucia after he posted a picture online of him f(...)

A Beijing-based guitarist. China’s government is currently waging a moral crusade

China’s ministry of culture has released a blacklist of 120 songs that it believes “trumpeted obscenity, violence, crime or harmed social morality”, a(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a stable coalition before Wednesday’s deadline after the surprise decision of a former(...)

Protesters march on the headquarters of the employers’ federation Medef in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of part-time workers from the French entertainment industry, known as intermittents du spectacle (...)