China’s infrastructure spend in the past few years has been immense and rail spending has been the cornerstone of much of the outlay. China had more t(...)

An unfinished residence that belongs to former People’s Liberation Army general Gu Junshan, who has been charged with corruption,  according to state news agency Xinhua. Photograph: Reuters

Former People’s Liberation Army general Gu Junshan has been charged with corruption, the Xinhua news agency r(...)

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has made a crackdown on graft part of the central plank of his government. Photograph: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg

China’s high-profile crackdown on corruption intensified yesterday with the punishment of senior railway officials amid reports President Xi Jinping h(...)

PetroChina Co storage tanks  in Singapore - China’s corruption watchdog opened a probe into Jiang Jiemin,  former chairman of China National Petroleum Corp. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s high-level corruption inquiry continues to spread its net as authorities investigate Jiang Jiemin, the former chairman (...)

Bo Xilai, once a contender for the top leadership in the world’s second-largest economy, was ousted last year as Communist Party chief in Chongqing, in China’s biggest political scandal in two decades, following the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Lee

China’s “trial of the century” could begin within weeks with purged politburo member Bo Xilai facing charges of bribery, abuse of power and embezzleme(...)

China’s former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given the “death penalty with a two-year reprieve” for bribery and abuse of power, a sentence that generally means life in prison. Photograph:  Reuters

A Chinese court has given a suspended death sentence to former rail minister Liu Zhijun, the man behind the country’s high-speed rail project, for his(...)