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(...)

The fall in Chinese sales, described by Deutsche Bank analysts as “dire”, was steeper than investors expected and Witty told reporters it was too early to say when business might recover from the Chinese-government probe into allegations that GSK had bribed doctors to boost drug sales. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

GlaxoSmithKline’s drug sales in China slumped 61 per cent in the third quarter, hit by a bribery scandal that damaged its ability to market products i(...)