A €1.9 billion pipeline that will ship oil and gas from Burma to energy-hungry China began operations last week in southwest China, a crucial element (...)

A man wears a mask on Tiananmen Square in thick haze in Beijing in January this year. Worsening air pollution has been cited as one of the reasons for declining tourist numbers. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Pollution is becoming a political issue in China, and the government is making a lot of noises about getting serious about resolving smog and water po(...)

Zhou Yongkang: he is   one notch higher in Communist Party power structure than recently convicted Bo Xilai

China’s corruption crackdown is set to claim its most senior scalp to date, with the news that Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar who sat on the (...)