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Locals celebrate the lifting of a coronavirus lockdown in Chengdu, China, on Tuesday. Photograph: Wang Xiao/Red Star News/VCG via Getty Images

Three leading Chinese health scholars have challenged government monitoring of mobile phone location data to identify close contacts of Covid-19 cases(...)

Members of  public  tested at pop-up Covid-19 clinic in Sydney, Australia. The stay-at-home orders for coronavirus-hit Greater Sydney and the surrounding area have been tightened. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Sydney’s poorest neighbourhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city’s toughest and longest lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic as the (...)

Huang Yulong, who had a vasectomy at 26 and plans to remain childless, near his apartment in Guangzhou, China. Photograph:  Qilai Shen/The New York Times

Huang Yulong never wanted a baby. As a child, he resented his parents, who left him in the care of relatives while they worked in faraway factories, v(...)

Shane Lowry reacts on the 14th green during the first round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

China’s Haotong Li leads the US PGA Championship by two strokes after a frustrating day for Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry that saw them squander good s(...)

Anti-corruption blogger Chen Jieren has been accused of damaging the Chinese government’s credibility.

A Chinese journalist and anti-corruption blogger has been jailed for 15 years after being accused of criticising the Communist Party through commentar(...)

One the things you discover on your travels is that the food of a country tastes so much better in its place of origin. Photograph: iStock

Food. Let’s be honest, it’s one of the best things about travelling. Or the worst. Though sometimes the worst thing about it is that it’s neither goo(...)

An image from a YouTube video of Wu Yongning, who amassed thousands of online followers with his high-altitude stunts, before dying in a fall last month. Photograph: via Weibo

For months Wu Yongning had climbed towers and buildings high above the streets of cities in China, turning a camera on himself as he teetered on ledge(...)

Pro-democracy protesters with a photo of Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che and other activists during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph:  Bobby Yip/Reuters

Lee Ming-che, a human rights activist from the self-ruled island of Taiwan, has confessed to charges of subversion by the Chinese government, accordin(...)

The EU is aware of recent information regarding the serious mistreatment of detained human rights lawyers. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

The European Union has issued a rare call for the Chinese government to investigate the serious mistreatment, and possible torture, of human rights d(...)

We’d like to celebrate the festival in a special way,” said the bride who dangled with her new husband 180 metres above the ground.

A Chinese couple have marked their wedding day in their own special way - by dangling underneath a glass bottom suspension bridge overlooking a gorge.(...)

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