China by train: tracks, tales and a snapshot of everyday life

Chinese new year signals major travel across the country, and railways are at the heart of many journeys. Author and BBC journalist Michael Bristow knows China well – and the insight time on board offers

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

Why Airbnb is well placed to crack the China market

Its ‘Aibiying’ name change missed the mark but, apart from possible restrictions imposed by government, there may be little to stop the giant from dominating the country’s holiday rental market