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UK Visa Changes for Chinese Visitors Are a Welcome Step

Alison Couper | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Alison Couper

The idea is that Chinese tourists applying online to visit the UK will be able to generate a partially completed Schengen form automatically, at the same time as completing their UK application. This helps to align the process of applying for a UK visa with the Schengen visa process...

Reasons To Head Far, Far East For Your Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now if you've seen the news in past years, you'll know that China's no picnic to travel around. Particularly on any national holiday. You can expe...

Horrifying Moment Cleaver-Wielding Man Grabs Woman In The Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

These pictures show the terrifying moment a man holding huge cleaver grabbed a woman and threatened to cut her throat. The man held the woman hosta...

Chinese Jewellery Designer, Bao Bao Wan's Luxurious London Launch

Sarah McGiven | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've never met Bao Bao Wan but everything I've read about her makes me smile. From her go-getting globetrotting and unusual upbringing which saw her sent off to school in America at age nine, to her outstanding eye for luxury jewellery design - her life has been described as 'a 21st century fairytale' but to me that doesn't quite ring true.

Class, Meet Your New Teacher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Recruiting semi-naked models to teach students is not the most traditional way of learning, but it certainly seems to be working for one school. Se...

Welcome back Mr Chow

Ben Falk | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

It's not often I share something in common with Justin Bieber, but that was the case this week when I went along to the revamped Mr Chow in Knightsbri...

Remember Rich Kids of Instagram? Meet China’s Heiress Of Bling

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A Chinese heiress appears to be launching a one-woman effort to take on those Rich Kids of Instagram by splashing evidence of her immense wealth on a ...

UK Should Relax Visa Rules for Chinese Visitors or Lose Out to Europe

Alison Couper | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Couper

Visitors from China are also big spenders when they are here. Typically Chinese visitors will spend in the region of £1,600 while in the UK - nearly three times the average tourist spend, according to Visit Britain.

Charlie Thomas

Fears About Impact Of Chinese Investment In UK Water Dispelled

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

A takeover of listed UK water companies in the immediate future is unlikely, despite share price spikes and market rumours, analysts have told the Huf...

Flowing Like Transfluent

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

I absolutely love the beauty, silence and peace Nature provides. I am more of the Walden-type than the High-tech-type. No question about it. But one lives the times one is destined to live and the Zeitgeist is more tinted with High-tech colours than those of Mother Nature. Ignoring it would be sheer foolishness.

PHOTOS: Online 'School' Recruits Semi-Nude Models To Teach Mandarin

Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An online "school" based in China has recruited nearly-naked models in a bid to encourage foreigners to learn Mandarin. These "teachers" are a far ...

Ask Not What China Wants From Africa, But What Africa Wants From China

Rachael Akidi | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK
Rachael Akidi

During the last three years alone, China has given more loans to developing countries, mainly in Africa, than the World Bank. Trade between China and the continent has increased in the last decade, more than six-fold to $120bn in 2011, making China Africa's largest trade partner. While China's renewed activities in Africa have been applauded by many African leaders as an alternative to Western economic and political dominance, not everyone is comfortable with the so-called "partnership". China's engagement with Africa is viewed with suspicion especially in the West, with some commentators and politicians describing it as a new imperialist.

Chinese Scientists Clone 'Good Fat' Sheep

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Worried about levels of heart attack-inducing animals fats in your diet? Well, Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing ...

Post China...Who's the Fastest?

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

With the Chinese Grand Prix now nestled in the history books, are Formula One fans any closer to knowing which team looks to be the strongest or favorite for the title in 2012?

A Graduate in China - Dead Cats Snookered by Chinese Prejudice. Are You Afraid of China?

Sam Bence | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bence

First impressions can prejudice long-term opinions, particularly where China is concerned. My favourite examples of this recently were Twitter posts from professional snooker player Mark Allen.

Why Can't They Make Them Anymore? Things Those Work!

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sreedhar Pillai

If you are like me, nothing can spoil your day like a piece of sliced bread that is not toasted on its top edge. It is so annoying it is enough to spo...

LOOK: Truck On A Truck On A Truck

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Comedy

"Keep on truckin'" is a phrase we all know - but it looks like one Chinese man has taken it to its illogical conclusion. In an attempt to avoid ro...

Can You Teach Toddlers Mandarin? The BBC Thinks It Can

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Forget the Teletubbies and Spongebob Squarepants, children can now tune in to the television and learn Mandarin, thanks to the BBC's latest production...

Chinese Woman Rescued After Suicide Attempt From 32nd Floor Window

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

The dramatic rescue of a young woman threatening to throw herself from a 32nd floor window has been caught on camera. The 24-year-old was spotted ...

Cameron To Chair Security Council Meeting After Syria Uprising

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the deteriorating situation in Syria. A new round of...

China's Liuyang River Bridge Demolished In Front Of Huge Crowds (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Comedy

2011's been a good year for building demolition enthusiasts. November saw Motherwell's infamous tower block "Heroin Heights" reduced to rubble, and Ma...

Chinese Block Of Flats Demolished From The Top Down Just Months After Completion (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Back in January this year, an apartment block was opened in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. Boasting ocean views and 18 floors of luxury flats, prices wer...

Stuntman Balancing His Head On A Nail Is Highlight Of China's 'Ethnic Games' (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Li Xin isn't like most men. You can tell because he's spent the past 20 years practising one particular trick: balancing on his head on a nail for a 1...

Chocolate Theme Park Opens In China, Boasts Edible Terracotta Army (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Comedy

When the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, decreed his people to make him a terracotta army to protect him in the afterlife, it's a safe bet he w...