Not everything is as it seems in the Middle Kingdom – one of the world's fastest-changing and most optimistic societies.
On Hong Kong Island is another, until recently, forgotten relic of the Battle of Hong Kong.
In a place which is famous for its meaty dishes, such as snake soup, is going vegetarian even possible?
Explore its big-name attractions, then seek out its quieter corners and its thriving contemporary arts, architecture, dining and nightlife scenes, too.
Being the sole occupant of a row of three seats helps enhance the comfort level.
This hotel takes its design cues from the stage.
Amy Cooper discovers the force is strong in Hong Kong, with a first look at Disneyland's new Star Wars Takeover.
China is as much old world as it is new. From Shanghai's skyscrapers bathed in neon, to grey-walled hutongs of Beijing, the terracotta warriors to the greatest wall of them all. While its man-made wonders are vast, its natural ones are also incredible; the karst cliffs of Yangshuo, the tiger leaping gorge, and its giant pandas. And don't forget to dive into its unique and varied cuisine.