The not-so-ugly dumplings

Beijing's Bao Yuan Jiaozi Wu turns the creation of these delectable little pillows into an art form, writes Jessica Mahar.

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'The train can go 394.2 kilometres per hour, it's the fastest train in operation in the world,' Zhang Shuguang, head of ...

Long-haul revolution

Steve McKenna takes the rough with the super smooth on a rail epic through the Middle Kingdom.

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China Tibet rail way line

To the roof on the rails

Louise Southerden finds the air is thin and the carriages full on the transcontinental train from Beijing to Lhasa.

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Luxury cocoon ... the Horizon Club lounge in Kuala Lumpur's Shangri-La hotel.

Boardrooms and canapes

Travellers increasingly are finding no reason to leave their plush hotel lounges, writes Tamara Thiessen.

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The Forbidden City takes all day, so head to the vast Tiananmen Square instead if you're pressed for time.

24 hours in Beijing

Leisa Tyler explores a post-Olympic city in the midst of another cultural revolution.

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Summer Palace’s Bridge of Pastoral Poems

A dowager's secrets

Eithne Nightingale discovers Beijing’s Summer Palace was truly ruled by the lady of the house.

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Your questions

We are heading to Beijing at the beginning of July. Is it better to organise day tours from here or wait until we arrive?

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