Migrant worker Huang Feng (52) with her grandson. She welcomed the decision to drop the one-child policy. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to replace the one-child policy after more than 30 years and allow people to have two children instead probably(...)

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(...)

Over 1,000 people have been arrested and 382 babies rescued in an alleged baby-trafficking ring in China. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media (...)

The Asian giant hornet can grow to 5cm long, with a 6mm toxic sting.

The death toll from a spate of hornet attacks in central China has risen to 41. Around 1,600 people have been injured in Shaanxi province, and 37 of t(...)

Twenty-eight people have died and hundreds have been injured in a wave of attacks by giant hornets in central China, according to reports.Victims desc(...)

The newly discovered tomb of Shangguan Wan’er. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty

Chinese archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a 7th-century female politician, who has been described as the country’s “female prime minister” an(...)

A subway in Shanghai yesterday where a TV  screen shows   China's newly elected president  Xi Jinping. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

In the months leading up to the National People’s Congress, which yesterday appointed Xi Jinping as president, the Xinhua n(...)