The 1,000-year-old wooden bridges that keep modern China moving: Stunning timber structures have withstood test of time

The 1,000-year-old wooden bridges that keep modern China moving: Stunning timber structures have withstood test of timeRemarkable images of bridges built nearly 1,000 years ago and still in useThe wooden bridges in south east China have been listed as cultural relicsKnowledge and skills been passed on down the years to maintain them | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 27 December 2012 Still standing and still in every-day use – the arched wooden bridges built in China nearly 1,000 years ago demonstrate the true skill of the master craftsmen who first constructed them. These stunning structures show how not every part of China has been altered by its remarkable rate of development.

China building collapse: Desperate search for survivors after six-storey residential building collapses in China

Desperate search for survivors after six-storey residential building collapses in China One woman pulled from the rubble later died at hospitalAt least one other trapped in the debrisFamilies complained of 'cracks' and were told to evacuate on the morning of the disaster | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 16 December 2012 A desperate rescue operation is ongoing in east China's Zhejiang Province after a six-storey building collapsed today. One woman has died in the accident, with at least one other woman believed to be buried in the rubble. It is unknown if she is alive at present

House built in the middle of a motorway in China is finally demolished

No longer living in the fast lane: Elderly Chinese couple finally give in and let bulldozers pull down their house after motorway was built around it Elderly couple refused to have their home demolished, saying the compensation offered was not enough But they are thought to have accepted an increased amount from the Chinese GovernmentHouse became a symbol of resistance against authorities that often pressure residents into making way for developers | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 1 December 2012 At five storeys high, it stood in the middle of a newly-built motorway as a symbol of resistance. But after refusing to relocate while authorities built a giant road around their home, an elderly Chinese couple has finally admitted defeat.