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Thomas Suen

Bug business - Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste

12 Dec 2018

JINAN, China In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal. | Video

Trade tensions with U.S. testing resolve of Chinese consumers

20 Apr 2018

BEIJING Guo Qingshan delights in riding his 400,000 yuan (£45,350) Harley-Davidson motorbike around Beijing's suburbs.

China's millennium-old fireworks hub grapples with bans and shifting traditions

12 Feb 2018

LIUYANG, China From the concrete bunkers carved into the hillside, where workers gingerly handle piles of explosive black powder, to the shopfronts selling colourful boxes of pyrotechnics, time may be catching up with Liuyang's millennium-old fireworks industry. | Video

Toll low from China quake but villagers fear high cost to tourism

11 Aug 2017

JIUZHAIGOU, China Businesses near the epicentre of an earthquake that struck an ethnically Tibetan mountainous region in southwest China fear the disaster will cripple tourism, their main source of income.

China's Great Wall repaired with simple tools, bricks of old

16 Jun 2017

BEIJING At one of the most treacherous and least restored stretches of China's Great Wall, a line of pack mules halted upon emerging from the gloom of a dense forest draped in mist and dew.  | Video

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