The “rumour-mongering” arrests come after China’s stock market has seen huge losses since it peaked in mid-June, and worries about economic growth have added to jitters. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

China has arrested nearly 200 people for online rumour-mongering about the country’s stock market collapse and the recent fatal chemical factory explo(...)

The aftermath at the scene of a massive explosion in the port city of Tianjin in China. Photograph: EPA/STR CHINA OUT

Chinese police have arrested 12 people suspected of involvement in this month’s massive explosions in the city of Tianjin that killed 139 people and d(...)

In April, about $5 million (€4.5 million) was removed from a Ryanair account by electronic transfer via a Chinese bank. The Criminal Assets Bureau in Dublin was asked to assist in its recovery via counterpart agencies in Asia, and the authorities were able to track down the funds, which were reportedly returned. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Perhaps it’s the slowing economy, but there has been a rash of reports of high-profile bank scams taking place in China recently. While oversight is i(...)

 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(...)