The first ethical goldsmith in Burma

Myanmar’s centuries-old tradition of goldsmithing was on on the verge of being wiped out by machine-made jewellery when NGO Turquoise Mountain worked its alchemy

Why modern Beijing beats the Forbidden City

It may be 3000 years old, but the Chinese capital is a thoroughly modern megalopolis. Beijing’s art and design scene is going from strength to strength – Cathy Adams shows you the way

China's most terrifying tourist attractions

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