Zhou Yongkang, China’s former security chief, is being investigated for suspected “serious disciplinary violation”. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

Analysis: inquiry into Zhou Yongkang a watershed moment in Chinese politics

Zhou Yongkang (centre) has been placed under investigation for suspected “serious disciplinary violation”. Photograph: Reuters

High-profile case sends out message no one is immune from scrutiny

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

‘This is a wake-up call for Chinese consumers, who have long believed that foreign fast-food brands follow higher standards than d(...)

Wulabo wind power plant – By the end of 2013, total installed wind capacity here measured 91.4 gigawatts (GW), around 27 per cent of the world’s total, and the plan is to raise this to 200 GW by the end of the decade

China is the world’s biggest producer of wind power

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff hosts leaders from the BRICS countries and the Union of South American Nations. photograph: ueslei marcelino/reuters

Reaching a deal last week on the bank and the reserve arrangement took five years of talks

Residential construction  in  Guangzhou, Guangdong Province: new home prices in China’s four major cities are on the rise. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Boosted from tax breaks for small businesses and government investment in rail networks and public housing construction

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