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(...)

Worries that China is facing a “Lehman-style” financial crisis have been dismissed. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

One of the more startling headlines in our inbox this week was “Why China is not facing a Lehman moment” atop a piece of research by UBS analys(...)

Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has admitted that he defied the country’s one-child policy by having three children with his wife. Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has admitted that he defied the country’s one-child policy by having three children with his wife, but denied report(...)

Champagne soirée: China’s newly-rich are often “cursed” if they make rich lists. photograph: kim kyung-hoon/reuters

You can see why China’s army of newly-rich tycoons like to keep their profiles low. Zong Qinghou, China’s second-richest man, was injured in a knife a(...)

An airport staff member wearing a mask takes a passenger's temperature at Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan, April 24, 2013. A 53-year-old Taiwan businessman has contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu while travelling in China.

A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China was “one of the most lethal” flu viruses it had encountered and was more easily transmi(...)

A chicken farm in Changfeng county, Anhui province. Poultry is off the menu in many restaurants in China. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese health authorities are examining the possibility of human-to-human transmission within a family of a new strain of bird flu that has in(...)

 A woman sells chickens at a market  in Liuzhou, China. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

China reported another death and three new infections from a new strain of avian influenza known as H7N9, bringing the total death toll to 14 a(...)

An employee wearing a protection suit sprays disinfectant on chickens at a poultry market in Hefei, Anhui province today.  Photograph: Reuters

Chinese authorities have slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a poultry market in Shanghai today as the death toll from a new strain of bird flu mo(...)