This summer saw China unveil a trio of new and uniquely frightening visitor experiences, upping the ante when it comes to offering daredevil kicks. But the country has a history of concocting extreme activities - here are the worst of the bunch
Beijing - North Korea's biggest source of economic support - is annoyed by Pyongyang pursuit of nuclear weapons in breach of international sanctions
‘Natural’ re-entry to atmosphere means it is almost impossible to know where debris will land
Rare organ now one of the most sought-after aphrodisiacs in the world
The evidence that globalisation has been beneficial for living standards in the developing world is overwhelming. The evidence is also strong that it has been economically beneficial for most people in high-income countries too
Instead she chose traditional Chinese medicine such as cupping, acupuncture and skin scraping
The UK will lack the ability to resist cheap imports from Beijing, the presidential candidate says
The number of international students choosing China for their degree has risen so rapidly, experts believe the country will overtake the UK as a top study destination
Visitors are lining up to be pushed over the edge - once they're strapped in, that is
Australians are regarded as ‘carpetbaggers’ – people who want to ally themselves with a region with which they have no real connection in order to gain economically
Keep eyes peeled for angst about the possible faltering the US economy; China’s retail sales and industrial output figures; indications about the strength of the European banking system and automated management reforms
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British MPs have demanded an apology from the airline
Totalitarian state regularly tests rockets and missiles
Organisers said they were closing the bridge for maintenance due to an 'overwhelming number of visitors'
Spat culminates in official from Beijing shouting 'this is our country' at American