Chinese president Xi Jinping: has launched a major crackdown on official corruption Photograph:  Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP

China’s anti-corruption campaign spread its net ever wider with the naming and shaming of eight university officials for buying “fancy cars” and attem(...)

Jiang Jiemin, who was also former head of the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission was jailed for bribery, possessing a large number of assets from unidentified sources and abuse of power.  Photograph:  Bloomberg

Two senior Chinese Communist Party cadres with links to disgraced former security chief Zhou Yongkang have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms on (...)

Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Rescuers right the cruise ship Dong Fang Zhi Xing which capsized in the Yangtze River. The death toll of the accident is expected to be over 400. The starboard side of the Eastern Star, which capsized late Monday in bad weather, was visible above the water. Photograph: Yuan Zheng/EPA

Emergency workers were hoisting the Eastern Star from the Yangtze River on Friday after righting it early in the day, as the grim search for bodies i(...)

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(...)

Enjoy a classic Beijing specialty at Duck de Chine.  Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times
Weekend in . . . Beijing
  • Travel
  • March 21, 2015, 01:30

It seems like only yesterday that Beijing had its much-ballyhooed “coming out” party – the 2008 Summer Olympics – but things don’t slow down much i(...)

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

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(...)