The statue reportedly cost nearly three billion yuan (€427,000). Photograph: Reuters

A giant golden statue of the late Communist Party leader, Mao Zedong, erected in the remote Chinese countryside, has been torn down, removed almost a(...)

A file picture dated shows vehicles in front of the Qianmen Gate Tower during hazy day in Beijing, China. Photograph: EPA

The Chinese capital Beijing issued a “red alert” for air pollution on Friday morning, saying it was enacting for the second time the highest-level eme(...)

Rescuers search for survivors  after   a building collapsed in Wuyang County, China. Photograph: Stringer/Reutersw

A two-storey building collapsed into rubble while workers were trying to prop up the second floor during renovations in central China, killing 17 cons(...)

Uber in China: drivers have been logging in bogus rides Uber in China: drivers have been logging in bogus rides

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted some of the scams that seemed to be cropping up in China and how they had claimed some big victims, including Rya(...)

Firefighters clean up the debris after a fire at a rehabilitation centre for the elderly in Sanlihe village of Pingdingshan, Henan province. Photograph: Reuters

Thirty-eight people were killed in a fire at a home for senior citizens in China’s central Henan province, state media said, the latest disaster in(...)

The attacker  injured a teacher and eight children, three of whom died on their way to the hospital, the state broadcaster reported. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man with a knife killed three children and injured several in a primary school in China today, the first day of a new school term after the summer h(...)

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Light, as part of a major crackdown, state media has reported. Photograph: Getty

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Lightning, as part of (...)

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

You see the scores of wind turbines at Wulabo wind power plant, 30km southeast of the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, from a long way away, and then you dri(...)

Mass production of a 4.7in successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, according to media reports

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple’s next-generation iPho(...)

There are five or six individual Chinese thoroughbred owners involved in Ireland at the moment, who came over with a view to buying horses to bring back to China but decided to leave them in Ireland, training there, and they’ve had some success. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The sport of kings generates considerable curiosity in China, but a ban on gambling makes it difficult for horseracing to really take off. Increasingl(...)