China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison, the state news agency Xinhua reported. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters/Files

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison, the state news agency Xinhua reported, the most senior member of the(...)

An internal court video shows British investigator Peter Humphrey inside Shanghai No 1 Intermediate Court during his trial in 2014.   Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

British company investigator Peter Humphrey, who was jailed in China last August for two-and-a-half years for trafficking personal data, has been rel(...)

Amid tensions between the two countries, Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi began her visit to China on Wednesd(...)

A high school student reacts after sitting the 2015 “gaokao” national college entrance examination. Monitors inside exam halls are not allowed to wear high heels or perfume for fear of distracting the students. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irish Leaving Cert students are no strangers to pressure, but it may be some comfort to hear of the stress that 9.4 million candidates taking China’s (...)

A couple wearing face masks walk on a street in Seoul on Tuesday. Hong Kong has issued a warning against non-essential travel to South Korea after seven people died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) and 95 were infected by the virus. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong has issued a warning against non-essential travel to South Korea after seven people died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) and 95(...)

Wuhan:  defiant individualistic streak. Photograph: Reuters

Wuhan, the capital city of central China’s Hubei province, is often called the Chicago of China, because of its geographical position and industry – b(...)

China’s commerce minister Gao Hucheng (right) shakes hands with South Korea’s trade, industry and energy minister Yoon Sang-Jick during their meeting on a bilateral free trade agreement recently. Photograph: Reuters/Yang Dong-uk

In a landmark deal between Asia’s largest and fourth largest economies, China and South Korea have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) under which mor(...)

One of the most popular fast food chains in China is the fried chicken restaurant KFC – the stores are ubiquitous and generally packed wherever you go(...)

Veteran Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo: the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was imprisoned for dissent. Photograph: Reuters/Will Burgess

Without any warning that a white paper would be coming, China’s cabinet, the State Council, issued a fiercely upbeat government report yesterday, sa(...)

Devices for collecting samples of Beijing’s air. Recent weeks have seen a noticeable reduction in pollution in Beijing which many have put down to the closure of coal-fired power plants in or near the city. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China’s greenhouse gas emissions could start to fall within 10 years, according to a report from the London School of Economics. This would be five y(...)