The aftermath of the chemical warehouse explosion in Tianjin: at least 145 were killed in the blast  this month. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese prosecutors have formally detained 12 people over deadly blasts in the northeastern city of Tianjin this month that killed at least 145 peo(...)

The aftermath at the scene of a massive explosion in the port city of Tianjin in China. Photograph: EPA/STR CHINA OUT

Chinese police have arrested 12 people suspected of involvement in this month’s massive explosions in the city of Tianjin that killed 139 people and d(...)

A damaged fire truck at the site of the massive explosions in Tianjin, the world’s 10th largest port. Photograph:  Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

The emergency may have eased at the port of Tianjin in northeastern China, but economic activity there has yet to get back to normal days after the de(...)

Vehicles burnt in Tianjin’s warehouse explosion on August 14th. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

One of the most powerful images from last week’s devastating explosion in Tianjin was the charred remains of rows and rows of cars lined up in logisti(...)

A firefighter films the aftermath next to a damaged firefighting vehicle at the site of Wednesday night’s explosions in Binhai new district of Tianjin, China. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

Authorities have pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 as teams scrambled to clea(...)

Windows blown out by two devastating explosions are scattered on the ground in Tianjin municipality yesterday. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

Smoke still rose from the site of two devastating explosions in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin, as relatives continued to search for loved o(...)

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Smoke was still billowing from the site of two devastating explosions in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin early on Friday, as relatives contin(...)

Fire and smoke rise at the site of the massive explosions in Tianjin. Enormous explosions in a major Chinese port city killed at least 44 people and injured more than 500. Photograph: Getty Images/AFP 0:31

The northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin was a city in shock after an explosion like a nuclear blast tore through a high-tech industrial area where da(...)

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(...)

Zhou Yongkang: he has been accused of a range of crimes ranging from taking bribes to having mistresses to leaking state secrets. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/EPA

While China waits for a trial date for former security chief Zhou Yongkang, an inquiry has yielded evidence that he ordered unauthorised spying on to(...)