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Wang Chengbin, a former commander of the Beijing Military Area, recounts the past tensions in the Taiwan Strait

Stephen Hawking made three trips to China, even at a time when facilities for the disabled were lacking. One of Hawking’s postgraduate students, Wu Zhongchao, gives an inside account of these visits, and tells how the physicist’s popularity in China soared as a result

After the suicide of famed Chinese writer Lao She during the Cultural Revolution, some of his manuscripts went missing. Five decades later, Chinese academic Zhao Wuping discovered a complete English translation at Harvard University of his wartime novel, Four Generations Under One Roof

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Robert Carl Cohen, the first American to film a documentary in the People’s Republic of China, talks with NewsChina about his 1957 ‘forbidden journey’ during the Cold War

During the Sino-Japanese war, over a million cultural relics belonging to Beijing’s Palace Museum (the Forbidden City) were secretly transported from Beijing to southern China to avoid looting. Some were taken to Taiwan by the Kuomintang government in the late 1940s, and while most of the rest were returned to Beijing, a significant number of artifacts remain in Nanjing to this day

The restoration of Prince Kung’s Mansion, one of Beijing’s best-preserved imperial residences, has taken a total of 28 years. NewsChina looks into why the project remains tricky to negotiate