How the urban-rural divide is undermining China's economic success

Restrictions on rural citizens reinforce discrimination and a persistent wealth gap, the writer Dexter Roberts says.

How China's growing cities are adapting to pressures on housing and transport

The country's rapid urbanisation offers some lessons for urban planning.

Podcast: The biggest story in the world

This week, we’re off to China.

Illegal immigrants in their own country: China’s migrant workers

Each person in China is assigned a household registration called Hukou at birth, in a lottery that has created millions of losers.

Beijing’s mass eviction programme is leaving workers out in the cold

A brutal way to keep the population down.

Podcast: One in five

On ghost cities of China.

China bans "weird" architecture in cities

No more Eiffel towers.

Think our city boundaries are a mess? Consider China, and then think again

"You're sure this cow qualifies for the right to urban healthcare?"

A brief guide to Tianjin, past, present and future

China's cities have made history. Now it's time to make them safer

Bits of 50 Chinese cities are falling over thanks to subsidence

Also contains Barbara Windsor. (No, really.)

Chinese visitors are shunning London

In 2013, the British capital received fewer Chinese tourists than Vancouver or Cairns.

Busting the myth of China’s property bubble

Prices are levelling, not falling.

Chongqing: The city with a special pedestrian lane for phone users

Your call is important to us – so important, we’re not looking where we’re going.

Chart: Hong Kong on course to be China’s 9th city within a decade

Chongqing, Chengdu and Wuhan all set to overtake by 2022.

Chinese cities are using water cannon to clean their air

OK, they’re technically “mist cannon”.

Mass bus shelter theft in China

So many questions.