A man walks past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices.

Chinese stocks rose on Monday after Beijing unleashed an unprecedented series of support measures over the weekend to stave off the prospect of a full(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives to cast his ballot at a polling station in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Casting his vote in Sunday’s referendum, Greece’s prime minister said that the Greek people were determined to “trump fear” and to carve a new path fo(...)

Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying at press conference after politcians  rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images.

Hong Kong’s parliament has vetoed a China-backed electoral reform package criticised by opposition pro-democracy politicians and activists as undem(...)

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison, the state news agency Xinhua reported. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters/Files

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison, the state news agency Xinhua reported, the most senior member of the(...)

Wuhan:  defiant individualistic streak. Photograph: Reuters

Wuhan, the capital city of central China’s Hubei province, is often called the Chicago of China, because of its geographical position and industry – b(...)

Veteran Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo: the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was imprisoned for dissent. Photograph: Reuters/Will Burgess

Without any warning that a white paper would be coming, China’s cabinet, the State Council, issued a fiercely upbeat government report yesterday, sa(...)

Rescuers right the cruise ship Dong Fang Zhi Xing which capsized in the Yangtze River. The death toll of the accident is expected to be over 400. The starboard side of the Eastern Star, which capsized late Monday in bad weather, was visible above the water. Photograph: Yuan Zheng/EPA 1:23

Emergency workers were hoisting the Eastern Star from the Yangtze River on Friday after righting it early in the day, as the grim search for bodies i(...)

In Hong Kong, tens of thousands joined a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images

In one of the more extreme examples of how tense things can get on the anniversary of the June 4th, 1989, massacre of pro-democracy protesters, even r(...)

Rescuers trying to find survivors from a cruise ship that sank in the Yangtze River cut into the ship’s hull as hopes faded of finding more people alive. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China has pledged that there would be “no cover-up” of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 peo(...)

China’s cheap, domestic brands are elbowing aside the foreign imports in the race for SUV sales.

If there’s one thing that China has always desired, from a motoring perspective, it’s a long-wheelbase saloon. Car makers actually make specific China(...)