This Day in History: The Marco Polo Bridge Incident

On July 7, 1937, the cataclysmic event that led to the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

by Steve George, 08 July 2020

This Day in History: Hong Kong Handover From UK to China

On July 1, 1997, China resumed its control of Hong Kong after 156 years of British rule.

by Adrienne Hoe, 01 July 2020

Explainer: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

by Cathy Wu, 24 June 2020

This Day in History: China Develops the Hydrogen Bomb

June 1967 sees China become the world's fourth thermonuclear power.

by Ned Kelly, 17 June 2020

This Day in History: Zhu Jianhua Sets High Jump Record

On June 11, 1983 Shanghai-born high jumper Zhu Jianhua cleared 2.37m at a meet in Beijing, setting a new world record.

by Ned Kelly, 11 June 2020

'The Lost Roman Legion of Ancient China' – New China Untold Out Now

The third episode of China Untold revisits our November 2018 cover story and is now available to download or stream online.

by That's, 10 June 2020

This Chinese Man Claims to Have Had Sex With an Alien

There's strange, and then there's this story...

by Matthew Bossons, 07 June 2020

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