One more massacre "Every country struggles with madmen and ideologues with guns, and every country has had a gun massacre once, or twice. Then people act to stop them, and they do - as over the past few years has happened in Australia. Only in America are gun massacres of this kind routine, expectable, and certain to continue."
The staggering wealth hidden offshore "A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together."
Bo Xilai: Power, death and politics "As the cyanide took effect, Neil Percival Heywood must have looked around at the tacky photos of trees and waterfalls on the mustard-coloured wallpaper and wondered how he ever got involved in the vicious world of Chinese politics."
China says Great Wall of China longer than previously thought "To the extent that the Great Wall is a symbol of China, a bigger wall means, well, a bigger China, if only symbolically." (Also: The 'inscrutable and elegant, unfathomable' Great Wall, in pictures)