They train to smile with chopsticks wedged between their teeth and books balanced on their heads. They must be nearly as tall as the Miss China beauty contestants and produce smiles outlasting any beauty contest: 4 hours and 48 minutes aboard the new train from China’s capital to coast. Read more
A theory goes that when the Chinese get rich they will demand more rights and political participation from their ruling Party. Read more
No matter how long you live in China as a journalist, you may often wonder where’s the Party? Read more
The private affairs of China’s officials — moral, material, marital and extra-marital — are increasingly going public.
A county in one of China’s wealthiest provinces has taken its morality campaign so seriously that its officials can forget promotion if they indulge in secret liaisons or inadvertently annoy their neighbours even. Read more
Two hours after we left Beijing behind, the six-lane highway gave way to two lanes with a cycle track, and finally just a curving mountain road. Read more
No journalist can skip a rare chance to step beyond the red walls of Zhongnanhai — also known as China’s Kremlin — from where the reclusive central leadership of the Communist Party governs 1.3 billion people and its links with the world. Read more
On February 24, the Communist Party-run newspaper China Daily had a startling headline: Government wants a better view of naked officials to help prevent corruption’. Read more