The investigation of Ma Jian was the latest demonstration of President Xi Jinping’s drive to consolidate his control of the Communist Party. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

A minister of China‘s Ministry of State Security faces investigation by the Communist Party‘s central anti-corruption agency, the agency announced Fri(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday. China and Australia have  signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

China’s anti-corruption dragnet spread its tentacles overseas with the capture of 288 fugitives suspected of committing economic crimes who had fled (...)

China’s President Xi Jinping (left) walks with U.S. President Barack Obama as they inspect the honour guards during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Phhotograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

China and the United States have agreed new targets on greenhouse gas emissions, with China agreeing to curb emissions for the first time and the US a(...)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan (left) and China’s President Xi Jinping shaking hands during an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in Beijing yesterday. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Via The New York Times

The awkward gesture suggested deep divisions, but Chinese president Xi Jinping shook hands with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the Asia-Pacifi(...)

Police and pedestrians are reflected on the  window of a shop selling souvenirs bearing the pictures of China’s President Xi Jinping (left) and former leaders in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China’s ruling Communist Party ended a four-day meeting of its powerful Central Committee yesterday, outlining a raft of legal reforms, including mak(...)

Former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most senior target yet of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption crackdown. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

The investigation into former security czar and member of the Politburo’s all-powerful Standing Committee, Zhou Yongkang, makes him the most senior v(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping (second from left): called for greater convergence between traditional media and new media. Photograph: Diego Azubel-Pool/Getty Images

As part of China’s ongoing crackdown on news, president Xi Jinping has ordered journalists to learn “Marxist news values” and uphold the values of the(...)

CCTV spokeswoman Zhang Xiaojian confirmed that one of the broadcaster’s Twitter accounts was hacked, but did not elaborate. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

China’s state broadcaster CCTV News said today one of its Twitter accounts had been hacked, and deleted a tweet claiming the country’s president had s(...)

Mooncakes are traditional pastries offered as gifts during the mid-autumn festival, and often gifted in packages with mobile phones or cash vouchers as bribes

China has banned government officials from using public funds to buy mooncakes, traditional pastries offered as gifts during the mid-autumn festival, (...)

US president Barack Obama meets with Chinese president Xi Jinping at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, yesterday. Mr Obama said  he welcomed the “peaceful rise” of China and that, despite inevitable areas of tension, both countries want a cooperative relationship, as he and Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off two days of meetings. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have begun a two-day informal summit in California. It is the first meeting between t(...)