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China

The body in the Buddha

Is the mummified monk who disappeared from a Chinese village 22 years ago the body in the Buddha that turned up unexpectedly in Amsterdam? John Hooper and Ted Plafker investigate

Folding meanings

Young Chinese writers use science fiction to criticise their society. Alec Ash discovers a new dimension of fiction

Orphans of progress

Millions of Chinese children have been left behind in the countryside by parents drawn to the cities in search of employment. Alec Ash travelled to a remote village in the mountains of Guizhou to meet some of the victims of rapid development