NEW YORK/SHENYANG, China A keen reader of graphic novels, nine-year-old Zayne Cowie has a bookshelf laden with tales of the struggles of imaginary superheroes. Now, a real-life role model has inspired him to join a battle for his own planet's future. | Video
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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