Jia Yueting, Leshi Internet Information and Technology founder aims to venture into electric cars as China attempts to cut air pollution

A Chinese IT billionaire is following in the footsteps of Tesla Motors chairman Elon Musk in seeking to build electric cars in the world’s largest aut(...)

Chinese tourists wearing  face masks at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during severe pollution today. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Air pollution in Beijing has literally gone off the charts, going beyond “hazardous” into uncharted territory, and even the authorities are now(...)

Chinese coal mining tycoon Xing Libin made the headlines in 2012 after spending nearly €8.5 million on his daughter’s wedding. The festivities left qu(...)

 Jiang Jiemin, fired as director  of commission overseeing China’s major state-owned companies. Photograph: Daniel J. Groshong/Bloomberg

China’s leadership is stepping up its corruption crackdown with the formal dismissal of the cadre Jiang Jiemin, director of the commission overseeing (...)

Guo Bin (6) is pushed on a wheelchair by a doctor and a nurse at a hospital in Taiyuan, in northern China’s Shanxi province. Photograph: AP

A woman who reportedly gouged out six-year-old Guo Bin’s eyes in a case that has horrified China was the youngster’s aunt, police in Shanxi province b(...)

The six-year-old boy, whose eyes were gouged out, is held by his mother at a hospital in Taiyuan, Shanxi province  today. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese police suspect a six-year-old boy’s aunt of gouging out his eyes, Xinhua state news agency said today, the latest twist in the investigation (...)

Bo Xilai is almost certain to be found guilty when he stands trial on charges of corruption. Photograph: AP

Over the years, Bo Xilai has been a big-city mayor, a provincial boss, a jailed counter-revolutionary, a trade tsar and a Communist Party grandee. But(...)

Leo Crawford, president of Spar International and group chief executive of BWG Group, with chairman and founder of Spar China, Wang Pelhuan, in Killarney, Co Kerry

A group of 23 delegates from Spar China, including chairman and founder Wang Peihuan, were in Ireland for the International Spar Congress last week an(...)

A woman  at the tombstone of a deceased relative at a public cemetery a day ahead of the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese people today mark the festival of Qingming, Tomb Sweeping Day, a public holiday when people honour their departed loved ones by visitin(...)