The files link nine of the country’s most prominent families, including a relative of president Xi Jinping,  to secret offshore companies, mostly based in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The Chinese government remained silent on Friday on revelations from the Panama Papers that the families of three of the seven people on the Standing (...)

Neil Heywood and Gu Kailai. The wife of a former high-profile Chinese politician, Gu murdered Mr Heywood to try to prevent a scandal concerning millions of dollars in real estate being held in an offshore account.

For months, Gu Kailai worried about a secret that threatened to upend her comfortable life and stop her husband’s climb to the top rungs of China’s p(...)

The families of some of China’s  communist party leaders including President Xi Jinping (above) have used offshore tax havens to conceal their fortunes, the Panama Papers have revelaed. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The Chinese government has described as “groundless” accusations in the Panama Papers that the families of senior Communist Party leaders, inclu(...)

China has condemned the Panama Papers as a western conspiracy and its censors have restricted access to coverage of the leaked documents, which show o(...)

China has condemned the Panama Papers investigation as a Western conspiracy and its censors have restricted access to coverage of the leaked documents, which show offshore dealings by the families of president Xi Jinping (above)  and other Communist Party leaders. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

China has condemned the Panama Papers investigation as a Western conspiracy and its censors have restricted access to coverage of the leaked documents(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

China’s then president Jiang Zemin (left) talks with Li Peng, then chairman of the National People’s Congress, at a conference in the Great Hall of Beijing in March 2002. A Spanish High Court judge Ismael Moreno has sought international arrest orders for the two men and others on allegations of genocide in Tibet. Photograph: Andrew Wong/Reuters

A Spanish High Court judge has sought international arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, ex-prime minister Li Peng and others on al(...)

An anti-government protester stands in front of artillery tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5th, 1989, at the height of the pro-democracy protests. Chen Xitong was mayor of Beijing at the time of the crackdown, and was subsequently promoted to Beijing party secretary and made a Politburo member. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Widener

There was bitter poetry in the timing of the death of disgraced former mayor of Beijing, Chen Xitong, after reports of his death began to emerge ju(...)