Chinese investors in front of a screen showing stock market movements. Chinese investors have 112 million accounts on the Shanghai stock market. Photograph: EPA/How Hwee Young

For nearly three years, President Xi Jinping of China has crushed opposition by silencing and often locking up anyone who dares defy the government. B(...)

Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the closing session of the Chinese People’s political consultative conference at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing yesterday. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping urged China’s annual parliament to step up the process of reform, including reform of China’s national defence forces, as(...)

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 (...)

US and China leaders Barack Obama and Xi Jinping at a banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing,  after agreement on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Greg Baker/New York Times

China and the United States have unexpectedly agreed to strengthen their co-operation on cutting greenhouse gases and have pledged to reduce emission(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping withJoe Biden. During his visit this month, the US vice president criticised Beijing’s treatment of journalists. Photograoh: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for the New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the a(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping has demanded meetings be shortened, over-the-top welcoming ceremonies ditched and wordy, meaningless speeches be abandoned, as he seeks to cut red tape and make the country’s bureaucracy more efficient. Photograph: Reuters

China has punished almost 20,000 officials in the last year for breaching rules to cut down on bureaucracy as well as pomp and ceremony, the governme(...)

China’s politburo standing committee member Wang Qishan walks past Chinese president Xi Jinping  and premier Li Keqiang  after speaking during the opening ceremony of the 11th National Women’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square on Monday.  Photograph:  Feng Li/Getty Images

China’s ruling Communist Party will hold a key plenum to discuss economic policy reforms, running for four days from November 9th in Beijing, the Xinh(...)

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, (...)