Lu Wei: China’s minister of cyberspace affairs administration: Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wang Zhihong (31), who works for an American medical equipment company in Beijing, finds the best way to keep up to speed about his company’s products(...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square in downtown Shanghai, as some of the biggest names (...)

Commuters in Beijing can now  use their smartphones to read  classic texts provided by the National Library of China Beijing commuters can use their smartphones to read classic books

The most common sight on the Beijing subway is of faces lit from beneath in blue as commuters watch videos, television shows and films on their mobil(...)

This year’s Shanghai Auto Show, due to run in April, will be less revealing than ever, at least as far as the employment of models is concerned. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The ongoing crackdown on prurience and moral turpitude in China means this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, due to run in April, will be less revealing than(...)

Still from The Empress of China: authorities have been on a crusade to introduce greater modesty and morality into public life in China

The historical costume drama The Empress of China, pulled from Chinese televisions screens for “technical reasons” believed to be related to its rac(...)

Shoppers walk near a Christmas tree in China.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Christmas is not a traditional holiday in China, but shengdan jie is rapidly developing into part of the commercial calendar and shengdan laoren, or S(...)

China’s Supreme Court said the crimes of two men found guilty of raping a woman and forcing her into prostitution  were not serious enough to warrant the death sentence. Photograph:  STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s Supreme Court has annulled the death sentence for two men found guilty of raping and forcing into prostitution the daughter of Tang Hui, who (...)

A woman looks at a Weibo advertisement  in Beijing. Over 3,300 accounts on the China-based social networking site have been shut down as part of a campaign called “Cleaning the Web 2014”.

Online companies in China are hiring young people of solid character to act as pornography watchdogs, weeding out morally suspect images of young wom(...)

Icons of messaging applications WhatsApp of Facebook (L), Laiwang of Alibaba Group (C) and WeChat, or Weixin, of Tencent Group

China’s broader economy may be slowing but some parts of its technology sector are on fire. For many years, the country’s tech stocks have play(...)

Chinese tourists wearing  face masks at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during severe pollution today. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Air pollution in Beijing has literally gone off the charts, going beyond “hazardous” into uncharted territory, and even the authorities are now(...)