A fire that raged for nearly 10 hours today razed an ancient Tibetan town in southwest China that's popular with tourists, burning down hundreds of buildings as fire engines were unable to get onto the narrow streets, state media and witnesses said.
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Friday 29 November 2013
David Cameron is preparing to water down Britain’s “ethical” foreign policy towards China as a necessary price to pay for increasing trade with the world’s second-largest economy.
Shenzhen airport Terminal Three: Vast, shiny, new - and empty? China's latest temple to aviation opens
Thursday 28 November 2013
It can handle 45 million passengers a year, 30 per cent more than Terminal Five. It cost $1bn (£612m), just one-seventh the cost of the Heathrow project. And while T5 had been 20 years in the making, the bigger Terminal 3 at Shenzen took only five.
Monday 14 October 2013
China has denounced a decision by a Spanish criminal court to indict the former Chinese President Hu Jintao for genocide as part of an investigation into whether his government committed abuses in Tibet.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Buddhist monks have put a new spin on sporting chants after blessing the playing field at Lord's ahead of the Ashes.
Friday 28 June 2013
The Dalai Lama's Tibetan monks brought an oasis of calm to the chaos of Glastonbury Festival with a chanting session.
Thursday 27 June 2013
In an unexpected policy shift Chinese officials have lifted a ban on Tibetan monks displaying photographs of the Dalai Lama at the Gaden Monastery in Lhasa – one of the most historically important religious establishments in Tibet.
Sunday 19 May 2013
Mountaineering officials say 64 climbers, including a Saudi Arabian woman, have successfully scaled Mount Everest from Nepal's side of the mountain.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Honeysuckle Weeks is best known as jolly-hockey-sticks Samantha in Foyle's War. She tells Charlotte Cripps why her role in a hard-hitting play about women's rights in Twenties Chicago makes a welcome change
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Downing Street denies PM has been barred from visiting China
Sunday 21 April 2013
China is struggling to get its estimated 100 million religious believers to banish superstitious beliefs about things like sickness and death, the country's top religious affairs official told a state-run newspaper.
Thursday 18 April 2013
The Nobel peace laureate and spiritual leader crossed the city's symbolic peace bridge
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Coal mining within the region has led to a major economic revival. But how has this prosperity benefited the nomads or the environment?
Thursday 04 April 2013
When the Dalai Lama received £1.1m last year from the Templeton Foundation, he did what all good Buddhist monks who have preached against materialism might be expected to do – he gave it away.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Environmental damage caused an avalanche of mud, rock and debris, say China's critics
Saturday 30 March 2013
No signs of life have been detected at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet more than 24 hours after a massive landslide buried 83 workers, Chinese state media said today.
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