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Chinese farmer builds and flies homemade plane

By Tom Hancock. A hairdresser from a rural part of China has built an airplane capable of flying at a height of 3500 meters. The plane’s designer, Wang Qiang, is...

9/11 anniversary: Chinese netizens react

By Tom Hancock The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have received a lot less attention in China than in the US and Europe. Chinese people have been more...

16-year-old student starts PhD in Beijing

By Tom Hancock Zhang Xinyang is one of many students across China starting their first semester at university today. But not many students have attracted as much attention as Zhang,...

UFOs invade Chinese internet

By Tom Hancock Visitors to the front page of China’s YouTube-clone Youku are spoilt for choice. There’s a clip of Taiwanese TV show host having an argument with one of...