China has formally arrested former security czar Zhou Yongkang, pictured above in a 2012 file photograph, and expelled him from the Communist Party, making him the highest ranking official yet to be investigated for corruption. Photograph: Reuters

China has formally arrested former security czar Zhou Yongkang and expelled him from the Communist Party, making him the highest ranking official yet (...)

A labourer works atop the Shanghai Tower in the financial district, which is the world’s second-largest skyscraper and the latest addition to the city’s famous skyline. Photograph: Reuters

Not far from the grey-bricked street where the Chinese Communist Party held its inaugural meeting in 1921, there is a Langham boutique hotel, a Tiffan(...)

Enda Winters: now works for Beijing’s premier craft brewer, Great Leap Brewing

Chinese beer is pretty good, and is about the best thing you can drink with Chinese food – pairing wine is difficult – but increasingly the country’s (...)

Newborn giant panda triplets, which were born to giant panda Juxiao, inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters 1:34

China has announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding programme.The three cubs wer(...)

The Electric Picnic takes place between Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st at Stradbally, Co Laois. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Electric Picnic fans have been invited to participate in a five-star meal at this year’s festival in a fundraising event in aid of suicide prevention.(...)

A paramilitary policeman carries a baby in his arms after an earthquake hit Ludian county of Zhaotong, Yunnan province today. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province has toppled thousands of homes, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.About(...)

The construction site of the Hong Kong to Guangzhou cross-border high speed rail link terminus, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Chinese economic growth is slowing after decades of double-digit percentage expansion.

With 1.4 billion people and rapid expansion from a closed society into a major industrial power, it has always been a question of when, not if, but(...)

Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Guo Yongxiang, a former deputy governor of Sichuan province and a senior aide to retired Communist Party security tsar (...)

Liu Han, former chairman of Hanlong Mining, smokes a cigarette during a conference in Mianyang, Sichuan province. Prosecutors have charged Liu with murder, gun-running and other crimes as part of a “mafia-style” gang. Photograph: Reuters.

Prosecutors in central China have charged the former chairman of Hanlong Mining with gun-running and other crimes as part of a “mafia-style” g(...)

Ji Wenlin, a former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang, is being investigated for corruption, the government said. Photograph: Reuters.

A former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for corruption, the government said, the latest move target(...)