Li Na crashes out in French Open first round

Chinese tennis star Li Na is out of the French Open only four months after winning the Australian Open.

by James Griffiths, 28 May 2014

Henan 'butterfly fairy' terrifies kids with dress covered in dead and dying insects

Organisers of the first ever Butterfly Festival in Nanyang, Henan Province thought it would be a good idea to have a woman dress up as a 'butterfly fairy' to attract visitors.

by James Griffiths, 27 May 2014

Birds Eye China comic uses Baidu Maps to satirise China

'Birds Eye China' takes Baidu Maps' awesome pixellated Sim City-like 3D view and remixes it for satirical comics on Chinese society.

by James Griffiths, 27 May 2014

Chinese venture capitalists just invested $5 million in a condom startup

Online condom retailer Daxiang has raised 31 million yuan ($5 million) in a series A funding round, Tech in Asia reports.

by James Griffiths, 27 May 2014

'I may have made the wrong call' says woman who jumped through bus window

A woman suffered minor injuries from jumping through a bus window after she mistakenly thought the vehicle was on fire in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

by James Griffiths, 27 May 2014

Gansu goes dark as sandstorm sweeps across northern China

Red alerts were issued by authorities in northern China on May 23 for a sandstorm which lasted six hours.

by James Griffiths, 26 May 2014

Where the buffalo swim

[Hundreds of cows swim from an island grazing ground back to their pen in Jialing, Sichuan Province. The daily sight has become a local tourist attraction. Image via CNS]

by James Griffiths, 26 May 2014

Murdered Chinese roommates of Elliot Rodger named

Police have identified the victims of a killing spree in California which left seven people dead, including the attacker.

by James Griffiths, 26 May 2014

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