The Chinese are well known for their traditional practices, which include herbal medicines and ancient procedures such as acupuncture. Many of these are more than 2000 years old, and are often turned to by people seeking alternative methods to Western medicine.
Basi the giant panda who lives at a zoo in Fuzhou city is now the oldest panda on mainland China and is the equivalent of 100 human years old.
The Palace Museum in Beijing has revealed an exhibit of rare photos showing The Forbidden City and the people who lived there a hundred years ago. These photos have not been seen since 1949 and are pictures from the late Qing dynasty.
Road works have been halted following the discovery of 43 fossilised dinosaur eggs by construction workers in the Guangdong province of China.
Excavations have restarted in the Lintong District of Xian following the discovery of nearly 1,400 more life-size clay statues that form part of the 2,000-year-old Terracotta Army.
The ancient art of Chinese calligraphy is a delicate and precious one.
Archaeologists in China have uncovered a dinosaur with bat-like wings, a specimen which is the first of its kind found anywhere in the world.
As China’s capital and most populous city, Beijing is a metropolis of extraordinary wonder and is considered a must-see during any trip to the Middle Kingdom.