How to book and travel by high-speed train around China

China’s rail network is a fast-paced wonder that makes exploring this huge country – including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen – much easier

Make it a Muji holiday: lifestyle brand to open two hotels in China

Japanese homeware company Muji plans to extend its minimal design concept into the hospitality sector with the launch of hotels in Beijing and Shenzhen

Shenzhen’s new V&A-approved culture centre to showcase city’s artistic side

The Chinese megacity has grown rapidly over the last 35 years and with its new Sea World Culture and Arts Centre opening in December it’s looking to make as big an impact in culture as it has in industry

Controversy and cutting-edge art in Hong Kong’s artist village

In Kowloon’s former Cattle Depot, artists defy the Beijing crackdown with alternative artworks of all kinds: there’s something provocative to look at, for free, every day

Myth and majesty in China’s Xinjiang lake district

The lakes, forests and mountains of China’s far north are attracting tourists by the busload, but there’s still plenty of untouched wilderness to enjoy

Follow Chinese tourists to Guizhou for breathtaking scenery and historic sites

In-the-know Chinese holidaymakers head for the clear lakes and mountains of the south-west, and the Ming-era city of Guiyang

Lunar new year in China – in pictures

Celebrations get under way for the lunar new year in China, the year of the goat or sheep. Hundreds of millions of people travel home to celebrate with their families in what is considered the world’s biggest annual human migration

The Silk Railway

A freight train from China has arrived in Madrid after an epic 8,111-mile rail trip inaugurates the longest rail link in the world.