Russian daredevils have captured on video the moment they scaled China's new tallest building - the second tallest in the world.
Hong Kong is acting as the gateway for illegal ivory entering China - where the item is high in demand.
In an interview with ITV News, China's ambassador to the UK has accused Japan of behaving like Germany in the run-up to the World War 2.
A Chinese court sentenced one of China's most prominent human rights advocates to four years in prison after he campaigned for the rights of children from rural areas to be educated in cities and for officials to disclose their assets.
The Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court found Xu Zhiyong guilty of "gathering a crowd to disturb public order", the court said on its official microblog. Xu's trial began on Wednesday.
China's annual economic growth eased to 7.7% between October and December 2013 from 7.8% in the previous three months, slightly ahead of market expectations for growth of 7.6%, state data showed.
The world's second-largest economy grew 7.7% in 2013 from a year earlier, data from the website of the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
The government's target was for 7.5%growth in 2013.
A 43-year-old plasterer in east China's Jiangxi Province has become well known among Chinese audience for his break dance performance that he learned all by himself.
Wu Jiukun, born in the city of Xinyu in east China's Jiangxi Province, has been practicing break dance for 26 years.
Wu suddenly became an Internet sensation after a piece of video showing him dancing got popular on the web in last June. Wu said he was originally inspired by an American movie Breaking which was all the rage in the late 1980s in China.
The movie was introduced to Wu' s hometown Xinyu City in 1988 and during that year Wu watched the movie six to seven times. He was so attracted to break dance after watching the movie and began imitating the dancers' movements and learn the dance.
A Chinese doctor has been given a suspended death sentence after being found guilty of trafficking seven babies.
Suspended death sentences usually become life sentences in China.
Zhang Shuxia, who worked in north-west China's Shaanxi Province, was found to have sold the babies to human traffickers after telling their parents the children were seriously ill and should be given up.
Six of the seven children have been reunited with their parents but one of the babies died.
Chinese CCTV showed footage of police rescuing a trafficked infant from its buyers in August.
Five other suspects have been detained in connection with the case.
An interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and Iran will start on 20th January, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
Ashton represents the six nations - the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany - in diplomatic contacts with Iran related to the nuclear standoff.
She said the sides would now ask the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to verify the deal's implementation.
"We will ask the IAEA to undertake the necessary nuclear-related monitoring and verification activities," she said.
Under the agreement, Iran has promised to curb its most sensitive nuclear activities in return for some relief from Western economic sanctions.
A fire destroyed large areas of an ancient Tibetan town in southwest China on Saturday, state media reported.
The roaring fire tore through wooden buildings in the heart of Dukezong in Shangri-la county, also known as Zhongdian, in the early hours of Saturday, footage provided to official broadcaster CCTV by the local fire department showed.
Over 1,000 people fought the fire with water cannons and by tearing wood off the roofs of nearby buildings which had not yet caught fire, the Xinhua news agency reported.
It had been brought under control by late morning local time, CCTV reported. No casualties had been reported, and authorities have evacuated people to a safe area, Xinhua said.
Seven people have been held in China for allegedly injecting dirty pond water into lamb meat in a bid to swell its weight and raise the price, state television reported.
The suspects slaughtered up to 100 sheep per day at an illegal warehouse and sold the bacteria-ridden meat at markets, food stalls and restaurants in major cities including Guangzhou and Foshan, China Central Television added.
Each sheep was reportedly pumped with up to 13 pounds of water just after being slaughtered to add extra weight.
China has been hit by a number of food safety scandals recently, including deadly chemical-laced dairy products to recycled "gutter oil" used for cooking.
Last week, the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc apologised after a Chinese supplier of donkey meat snacks was found to have mixed fox meat into the product.
Tourists have been flocking to China's newest city, constructed entirely from sculpted ice.
The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival opened in the northern city of Harbin in Heilongjiang province on Sunday.
It may be over 20 degrees below zero and there may be a thick layer of ice on the water, but for some hardy souls in the northern Chinese city of Harbin, it's all in a day's swim.
More than 700 enthusiasts from 48 amateur groups braved icy waters today to compete in the annual ice swimming competition in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.
Like any major swimming event, contests were organised by age and gender, although what matters is not technique, but whoever can make it across the 25 metre pool first in temperatures colder than -27 degree Celsius (-16.6 Fahrenheit).
Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, sits on the edge of Siberia, and is known for its annual ice festival.
For some tourists, part of the fun in coming to see the magnificent ice carvings is going to watch the ice swimmers too.