Ryan Woo

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31 Jan 2018 | 9:31 PM

Beijing treated to super lunar eclipse not seen since Qing dynasty

BEIJING (Reuters) - Millions of people across the Chinese capital were treated to a "super blood blue moon" eclipse on a cold but clear night on Wednesday, a phenomenon not seen since the late Qing dynasty more than 150 years ago.

9 Nov 2017 | 2:59 PM

Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.

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4 Oct 2017 | 2:24 PM

In China, performance art feels the chill from official disapproval

BEIJING (Reuters) - One woman, a performance artist from Taiwan, tied herself up with bras, but left her nipples exposed. Another artist, a Romanian woman in a bathing suit, had someone write the Chinese characters for "control" and "art" across her buttocks.

13 Sep 2017 | 6:00 PM

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Talim, mainland China braces for twin storms

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan issued a warning to ships and airlines cancelled some flights on Wednesday as the island braced for Typhoon Talim, which was expected to hit cities including the capital Taipei, before hurtling towards China potentially as a super typhoon.

8 May 2017 | 7:09 AM

Some Chinese migrant workers feel targeted by Beijing's clean-up of ancient hutongs

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese capital is sanitising its ancient hutong alleyways, home to millions of migrants workers and thousands of small businesses, bulldozing illegal constructions and forcing shops, bars and tiny courtyard restaurants to relocate or go under.

5 May 2017 | 5:39 PM

As Trump woos China’s Xi, Dalai Lama has to wait on the sidelines

BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When Donald Trump was elected in November, the Dalai Lama said he was keen to meet the incoming U.S. president, but since then Trump has cozied up to China's leader Xi Jinping, making it less likely the man Beijing deems a separatist will get an invite to the White House anytime soon.

17 Mar 2017 | 2:18 PM

Spring in the air, China's pigeon racers give birds their meds

BEIJING (Reuters) - Guarding against avian flu, which has forced a mass cull of birds in China, pigeon fancier Wang Jincang paid out nearly $400 (323 pounds) to get his 200 racing pigeons vaccinated and fortified for the onset of the spring racing season.