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(...)

 Buddhist monks outside one of the entrances to the Kirti monastary in the town of Aba in China’s Sichuan province.  Communist-approved versions of Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism are the only  religions allowed in China. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Five members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God have been arrested on suspicion of beating a young woman to death in a McDonald’s(...)

The 10-month investigation into the three billion yuan (€350 million) worth of suspicious travel and meeting expenses and trade in sexual favours at GlaxoSmithKline is the highest-profile international case since the Chinese government launched its massive crackdown on corruption. Photograph: AP

Chinese police have charged the British former head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline’s China business and other senior colleagues with corruption, after a(...)

Police forces from 11 provinces were involved in the operation to break up a massive network of child trafficking across China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Chinese police rescued 92 abducted children and detained 301 suspects in the latest operation to crack down on the country’s chronic problem of child (...)

Security guards board a train carrying Chinese products as it passes through Kazakhstan on its way to Europe.photograph: james hill/the new york times

Last week, a cargo train from Zhengzhou in Henan province in central China began services to Hamburg in the north of Germany as part of efforts to boo(...)

China’s largest meat processor, Shuanghui International Holdings, agreed last week to acquire the world’s biggest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, for(...)