Recent and archived articles by Tom Hancock
Spoken by China’s upper class up to a century ago, the country’s only Manchu speakers now are a handful of old people trying desperately to teach their mother tongue to the younger generation.
Online teachers have become celebrities in their own right earning millions because of their unique teaching style and knowledge.
With a following of several million teenage fans, China’s Liu Jie says he can earn nearly US$50,000 (RM203,857) a month from his online videos and is often recognised on the street. But he is no pop star.
Just like on 'Downton Abbey', there is honour in providing good service. China’s super-rich are ready to be served by experts.
China’s ruling party hopes to promote patriotic education and win over young minds across some of its poorest regions.
China's gender gap, its rural farmers looking for affordable marriages, and Vietnam's mail-order bride phenomenon come together in a strange wedding that works – for some.
Fears for African rhinos in China forest.
Surging China demand drives deadly ivory trade.
Record numbers flock to take a test in the hope of securing a career in the civil service.