Jiang Jiemin, fired as director  of commission overseeing China’s major state-owned companies. Photograph: Daniel J. Groshong/Bloomberg

China’s leadership is stepping up its corruption crackdown with the formal dismissal of the cadre Jiang Jiemin, director of the commission overseeing (...)

A man wears a mask on Tiananmen Square in thick haze in Beijing in January this year. Worsening air pollution has been cited as one of the reasons for declining tourist numbers. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Pollution is becoming a political issue in China, and the government is making a lot of noises about getting serious about resolving smog and water po(...)

PetroChina Co storage tanks  in Singapore - China’s corruption watchdog opened a probe into Jiang Jiemin,  former chairman of China National Petroleum Corp. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s high-level corruption inquiry continues to spread its net as authorities investigate Jiang Jiemin, the former chairman (...)

Zhou Yongkang: he is   one notch higher in Communist Party power structure than recently convicted Bo Xilai

China’s corruption crackdown is set to claim its most senior scalp to date, with the news that Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar who sat on the (...)