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(...)

 A handout picture released by the Perez Art Museum shows the installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. A local artist picked up one of the vases, allegedly worth $1million  and smashed it on the floor. Photograph:  EPA/Daniel Azoulay/ Perez Art Museum Miami.

Officials at Perez Art Museum in Miami have confirmed that a valuable vase by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was destroyed by a visitor in (...)

Pyke’n’Pommes street food: generating significant buzz in Derry

In these hard times we live in, it can still be cheap as chips to eat out – if you do your homework. Diners are spoilt for choice on bargains, deals, (...)

Police forces from 11 provinces were involved in the operation to break up a massive network of child trafficking across China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Chinese police rescued 92 abducted children and detained 301 suspects in the latest operation to crack down on the country’s chronic problem of child (...)

Panda cubs do not open their eyes until about 100 days after birth. Some of the pandas werre born during July.

Fourteen giant panda cubs born at the Chengdu Breeding and Research Centre in Sichuan, China, have been shown to the public for the first time. The cu(...)

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(...)

Zhou Yongkang: he is   one notch higher in Communist Party power structure than recently convicted Bo Xilai

China’s corruption crackdown is set to claim its most senior scalp to date, with the news that Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar who sat on the (...)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama interacts with chief minister of India’s Karnataka state K Siddaramaiah (left) during the Dalai Lama’s 78th birthday celebrations at Bylakuppe, about 213 km (132 miles) south of Bangalore, last  weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 78th birthday last weekend, and thousands of Tibetans marked the event by dancing and waving banners in India, where the(...)

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