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Grandfather Zhen Qingchun, who has  seven grandsons, aged 11 to 20: “Our situation is very common. The parents go away to work, the older generation takes care of them. You have to make money, and you usually can’t take your children with you.”  Photograph: Clifford Coonan

A dozen elderly people, some wearing the blue tunics and black slippers of Mao Zedong’s more doctrinaire era, are waiting in the rain beneath a bus sh(...)

Zaha Hadid: October 31st, 1950-March 31st, 2016. Above, at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, her first major public commission in the Britain. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect whose soaring structures left a mark on skylines and imaginations around the world, and in the process reshape(...)

A new craze in China that led to women posing with A4 pieces of paper to demonstrate how thin they are has been criticised and mocked on social media. Photograph: China Xinhua News via Twitter

A new craze in China that led to women posing with A4 pieces of paper to demonstrate how thin they are has been criticised and mocked on social media.(...)

 Massive  queues outside Guangzhou railway station in Guangzhou,  southern China’s Guangdong province, on February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 50,000 passengers were stranded at a railway station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday because of weather delays, state media sai(...)

Niall Gibbons: “Our sales mission is a key element of our promotional programme in China, to win a greater share of the three-plus million Chinese visitors who travel to Europe each year.”

Tourism Ireland is teaming up with 18 Irish tourism companies to launch a “blitz” on three major Chinese cities – the capital, Beijing, financial hub (...)

A man, whom local media say is a suspect, is detained after a knife attack at a railway station in Guangzhou, south China. Photograph: Reuters

In the third such attack since March, an assailant armed with a knife injured at least six people at Guangzhou’s main train station, adding to growing(...)

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