BBC: China Profile

China is the world's most populous country, with a continuous culture stretching back nearly 4,000 years. Many of the elements that make up the foundation of the modern world originated in China, including paper, gunpowder, credit banking, the compass and...
Chinese netizens are known for coming up with quirky and creative terms for people and things making the news... and they spread like wildfire. From "skinny blue mushrooms" to "melon-eating masses", the BBC's Tessa Wong takes a look at what...
E-commerce giant Alibaba has beaten its sales record for its annual Singles Day event. The company said sales this year had reached 121bn yuan ($18bn; £14bn), a rise of 32% on last year's sales which were worth $14.3bn. But some have...
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over counterfeit goods sales. Alibaba was taken off the list four years ago, but US authorities say the firm's online platform Taobao is used to sell "high levels"...
Many Chinese-made counterfeit products are now of "better quality" than the genuine article, the founder of ecommerce giant Alibaba has said. Jack Ma's comments at Alibaba's offices in Hangzhou, China, come amid concerns about the numbers of fakes for sale...
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Chinese influence is more than just ‘soft power’ and we need...

On a warm Sunday summer evening a few years ago, two officials from the Chinese consulate in Sydney travelled to Melbourne to send a...

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