Beijing's Bao Yuan Jiaozi Wu turns the creation of these delectable little pillows into an art form, writes Jessica Mahar.
Steve McKenna offers tips on how to navigate China's huge, dynamic capital.
Steve McKenna takes the rough with the super smooth on a rail epic through the Middle Kingdom.
Louise Southerden finds the air is thin and the carriages full on the transcontinental train from Beijing to Lhasa.
Travellers increasingly are finding no reason to leave their plush hotel lounges, writes Tamara Thiessen.
Leisa Tyler explores a post-Olympic city in the midst of another cultural revolution.
Eithne Nightingale discovers Beijing’s Summer Palace was truly ruled by the lady of the house.
We are heading to Beijing at the beginning of July. Is it better to organise day tours from here or wait until we arrive?
Shanghai feels a million light years away. With the imposing Forbidden City at its heart, hutongs branch out through the inner city like an endless mass of grey veins. Massive pagodas and palaces pay tribute to China's intrinsic history; today, cars are more common than bikes, hutongs make way for apartments, but locals still practice the old traditions from Tai Chi to devouring steamed buns on a misty morning.