Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian: Priest who spent 20 years in jail under

Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, who died on 27 April aged 96, revived the Catholic church in Shanghai after years of Maoist persecution. His death leaves one of China's largest and wealthiest dioceses deeply unsettled, riven by tensions generated by the Communist Party's insistence on tightly controlling all organised religions.

China signals tolerance of slower growth

China says it will seek a higher "quality and efficiency" of growth next year, signaling new leaders may accept a reduced pace of expansion in exchange for a more sustainable model.

Shaking it up in Shanghai

Waking up in the super-sleek bed in my room at The Waterhouse (1-3 Maojiayuan Road; 00 86 21 6080 2988; leaves me delightedly confused – the last time I awoke in Shanghai I was in a grotty hostel. This time around, we're poshing out at the minimalist boutique hotel in the up-and-coming Cool Docks – a refurbished part of Shanghai's South Bund.

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DreamWorks to make 'Kung Fu Panda 3' in China

DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners announced plans today to co-produce the next Kung Fu Panda movie and develop an entertainment district in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's fast-growing ties to China.

Top swimmer found dead after heart attack

Alexander Dale Oen, Norway's first swimming world champion and favourite to win gold at this summer's Olympics, was yesterday found dead at a training camp in Arizona aged just 26. He is believed to have died from a cardiac arrest.