Changzhou Foreign Languages School in Jiangsu province: a total of 493 students at the school have developed blood abnormalities and diseases such as dermatitis, eczema and bronchitis. Some have even been diagnosed with leukaemia and lymphoma.

Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into what is becoming known as a “toxic school”, after nearly 500 students in Jiangsu suffered seri(...)

Viridian is a leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market with two main brands, Energia in the Republic and Power NI north of the border

Energy group Viridian’s new owner may use the Irish company to buy similar businesses in Britain, according to one of its partners. Specialist invest(...)

Two weeks ago, Suzhou introduced measures to cool a red-hot housing market by putting a cap of 12 per cent on annual home price gains

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has raised deposit requirements for some home buyers, the latest in a series of measures being introduced across(...)

Chelsea’s former Brazilian midfielder Ramires is to join Jiangsu Suning.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Transfer deadline day may have been fairly tame in England this year – Pep Guardiola’s bombshell move to Manchester City aside – but in China, the bus(...)

Rescue workers are seen next to the capsized passenger ship Eastern Star in the Yangtze river. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Scores of divers searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists, as the(...)

Rescue workers search on a sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters

Divers have pulled two people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship in China and are preparing to rescue at least four more, state broadcaster CCTV(...)

The Jin Mao Tower and the World Financial Centre of Shanghai: the city is home to more than 50,000 of China’s super-rich, as is the case in Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Sichuan. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China, the world’s second-largest economy, may not be growing as quickly as it was a couple of years ago but its number of super-rich keeps rising s(...)

Richard Liu, chairman and chief executive of JD.com, playfully kisses the hand of employee Li Quan, as he borrows his delivery tricycle for some publicity. JD.com has emerged as a Chinese online goliath with a model that echoes that of Amazon. Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/New York Times

Just about every June, on the anniversary of his company’s founding, Richard Liu dons a big motorcycle helmet and red uniform, hops on a three-wheeled(...)

China’s  state health system is under strain.  Photograph: Reuters

China will allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, the ministry of commerce announced last week, further openin(...)

 A picture taken with a mobile phone shows injured people waiting for medical help after an explosion at an automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China. Photograph: EPA/ Feature China China out

An explosion killed at least 65 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels for US carmakers, including General Motors, s(...)