Yang Tianrong (left), a retired soldier who has been fighting local officials, attempts to evict residents from their homes in Beidaihe, China, last month. Two years into a sweeping government anti-corruption campaign, many people remain pessimistic. Photograph: Drew Jacobs/The New York Times

The word came down yesterday from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, an arcane organisation orchestrating a massive campaign against co(...)

A customer walks through a souvenir store in Beijin. China’s economy continues to perform well in spite of a slowdown, and change contunues at an incredible pace. Photograph: Bloomberg

Thousands of Chinese tourists are walking through the grounds of Prince Gong Mansion, an elegant palace in downtown Beijing, some of them youngsters d(...)

Zhou Yongkang, China’s former state security chief. Photograph: AP Photo/Andy Wong

Speculation has resurfaced that Zhou Yongkang, China’s former state security chief, is being probed as part of an anti-corruption crackdown, with repo(...)

Bo Xilai  stands as the decision of his appeal is announced at the Shandong Higher People’s Court in Jinan. Photograph: Reuters.

As had been widely expected, purged senior Chinese official Bo Xilai lost his appeal against a life sentence for corruption. Making his final public (...)

Former China’s Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai.

A provincial court in Jinan has given permission for purged former top Communist Party official Bo Xilai to appeal his conviction for bribery, embezzl(...)

A screen shows  Chinese politician Bo Xilai beign jailed for life at the  Jinan Intermediate People’s Court in Beijing. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

A Chinese court has convicted fallen politician Bo Xilai of corruption and sentenced him to life in prison, capping one of the country’s most lurid po(...)

From left: former Chongqing police chief and Bo protege Wang Lijun; former Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai; Bo’s estranged wife Gu Kailai. Photographs: Jinan Intermediate People’s Court/handout via Reuters

The prosecution has demanded severe punishment for disgraced senior Communist Party cadre Bo Xilai at the end of China’s trial of the century , an unu(...)

The trial has concluded of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai (centre), pictured along with former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun (left), who first told Bo that the latter’s wife Gu Kailai (right) had probably murdered British business Neil Heywood. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese prosecutors demanded a heavy sentence for ousted politician Bo Xilai as his divisive, dramatic trial ended this morning, saying his “whimsica(...)

Former Chinese politician Bo Xilai speaks in a court room at Jinan intermediate people’s court in Jinan, eastern China’s Shandong province, yesterday.  Photograph: AP

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has called his former protege Wang Lijun a liar during his trial, while maintaining that his wife, Gu Kailai, wa(...)

Bo Xilai, left,  speaks to Jinan intermediate people’s court during his corruption trial.  Photograph: video via AP

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai described his wife Gu Kailai as “insane” after video testimony in which she described how political favours and (...)