In February, the Chinese government celebrated the eradication of extreme poverty within its borders. This would be a massive achievement for any country, but for China it’s even more so as it […]
China unveils state-of-the-art maglev train prototype designed to travel at 620km/h
A new maglev train prototype and 165 metres (540 feet) of test track were unveiled in Sichuan province in China on January 14, 2021. It was developed by researchers at Southwest Jiaotong […]
Elderly Chinese people find social media fame by recreating classic paintings
Videos of a group of elderly people recreating famous paintings have gone viral on Chinese social media. With the help of nursing home staff, they bring renowned artworks to life, including Girl […]
A family that dances together, stays together
🕺 A man from northeastern China’s Liaoning province attracted over 7 million followers with his dancing skills. Starting off online as a “rural breakdancing uncle” who often danced in a cornfield, he […]
Chinese master carpenter Grandpa Amu creates intricate toys for his grandson
“Grandpa Amu”, from eastern China’s Shandong province, is a master carpenter with millions of fans on social media around the world. He uses an ancient woodworking technique to create intricate toys for […]
Chilli pepper farmers in China’s western Xinjiang region brace for bumper harvest
Chilli peppers have turned thousands of hectares of farm fields in western China into a sea of red. On September 20, 2020, Chinese state television showed images of the spicy crop in […]
Drunk man in China goes through luggage scanner to skip queue
A man who had been drinking was filmed going through a luggage scanner conveyor belt at a train station in central China’s Hunan province in a bid to beat a long queue.
Father in China surprises son with home-made Transformers costume
A father in Shanghai put on a home-made Transformers costume, turning into the character Bumblebee to surprise his son at kindergarten.
Air pollution hits highest level on Hong Kong’s scale, as city records hottest summer on record
Air pollution in parts of Hong Kong was recorded as being “serious”, the highest level on the government’s scale, on September 3, 2020. The problem was expected to persist despite scattered thunderstorms […]
This 83-year-old Chinese grandmother’s secret to staying young: her granddaughter
This 83-year-old grandmother from China’s Gansu province is kept young by her granddaughter, who takes the elderly woman to drive go-karts, relax at bars and drink bubble tea.