Chinese people walk down Financial Street in Beijing yesterday. Market players are  holding their breath to see if yesterday’s market rebound was a “dead cat bounce” or a signal  the bull run can continue, albeit at a less frantic pace. Photograph: EPA

Following weeks of steep losses, Chinese stocks rallied yesterday as a host of measures from the Beijing government to prop up the market appeared to (...)

Paramilitary police officers at the location where  at least 36 people were killed in a stampede incident during a New Year’s celebration on the Bund in Shanghai. Police have denied the incident was caused by a rush to pick up fake money.  Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters.

Chinese police have denied that a stampede which killed at least 36 people during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai was caused by people rushin(...)

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Light, as part of a major crackdown, state media has reported. Photograph: Getty

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Lightning, as part of (...)

A Chinese national flag is seen in front of a GlaxoSmithKline office building in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Confirmation last week from British drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline that it had received a secretly filmed sex tape of its former China chief, Mark Reilly,(...)

A file photograph showing a security guard walking past the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) company sign outside the GSK factory in Shanghai. Photograph: EPA

Britain’s fraud office has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline, posing a new challenge to the drugmaker, which already faces(...)

Consular assistance is being provided to the family of an Irish man who has died in Jiaxing in eastern China. Image: Google Maps.  Chinese police have confirmed the death of Galway man Robert McHale and said the 23-year-old English teacher’s family was due in Jiaxing. Image: Google Maps.

Chinese police have confirmed the death of Galway man Robert McHale and said the 23-year-old English teacher’s family was due in Jiaxing. (...)

A man puts up a wreath outside Kunming railway station after the knife attack on Saturday that killed 29 civilians and left scores injured. Photograph: Wong Campion/Reuters

Chinese police have captured the remaining three suspects in Saturday’s knife attack on a train station in the southwestern city of Kunming tha(...)

Chinese police shot and killed 14 people during a riot near the old Silk Road city of Kashgar (A on map)  in which two policemen were also killed, the regional government said today. Image: Google Maps.

Chinese police shot and killed 14 people during a riot near the old Silk Road city of Kashgar in which two policemen were also killed, the regional g(...)

A Chinese policeman takes information from the passports of the family members of Filipino doctor Rizalina Bunyi, who was killed two days ago when a car rammed into a crowd around Tiananmen Square. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Chinese police have detained five suspected Islamist militants after confirming that a deadly crash on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Monday was a “car(...)

Paramilitary police officers stand guard near Tiananmen Gate on a hazy day in Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Chinese police have caught five suspects after a vehicle burst into flames on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in what police called a terrorist attack in w(...)