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From Mao to Beckham, Chinese barber turns heads with his scalp sculptures

19 Apr 2019

SHAOXING, China Wang Jianfeng is no ordinary barber. The 39-year-old from Shaoxing in eastern China specialises in sculpting images of famous faces on to the backs of his clients' heads. | Video

From backscrubber sword to scooter toilet, China's 'Useless Edison' goes viral

01 Feb 2019

YANGCUN, China A meat cleaver that doubles as a mobile telephone case, a sword you can use to scrub your back, and a toilet built into a scooter that flushes when you pull a lever on the handlebar. | Video

China's exports shrink most in two years, raising risks to global economy

14 Jan 2019

BEIJING China's exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world's second-largest economy in 2019 and deteriorating global demand.

WRAPUP 2-China's exports shrink most in 2 years, raising risks to global economy

14 Jan 2019

BEIJING, Jan 14 China's exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world's second-largest economy in 2019 and deteriorating global demand.

Chinese drivers take baby steps towards F1 dream

03 Jan 2019

SHANGHAI The tyres of the Aston Martin Racing team car screech and the engine roars as it leaves the pits on its way back into the race at the Shanghai international circuit, one of China's premier motor racing venues. | Video

Enter the Bull: Fighters mix kung fu and bullfighting in China

06 Dec 2018

BEIJING/JIAXING, China Several times a week, kung fu teacher Ren Ruzhi enters a ring to spar with a bovine opponent around five times his weight and capable of killing him. | Video

Talks end with China warning trade benefits at risk if U.S. imposes tariffs

03 Jun 2018

BEIJING China warned the United States on Sunday that any agreements reached on trade and business between the two countries will be void if Washington implements tariffs and other trade measures, as the two ended their latest round of talks in Beijing. | Video

Foreign media arrive in North Korea, suggesting nuclear shutdown on track

22 May 2018

BEIJING About two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organisations arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site, an indication that the shutdown will go ahead amid renewed diplomatic uncertainty. | Video

Foreign media head to N.Korea to witness nuclear site shutdown

22 May 2018

BEIJING, May 22 A group of roughly two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organisations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site.

China still forced to settle for replica World Cup dreams

04 May 2018

BEIJING President Xi Jinping's dream of China hosting and ultimately winning the World Cup may be as far away as ever but that does not mean the country will have no involvement when soccer's elite meets in Russia later this year. | Video

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