Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the closing session of the Chinese People’s political consultative conference at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing yesterday. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping urged China’s annual parliament to step up the process of reform, including reform of China’s national defence forces, as(...)

A view of China’s first moon rover,  Jade Rabbit, is seen on the lunar surface in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television (CCTV) today. Photograph: CCTV via Reuters TV.

China has hailed its lunar probe mission a success after the country’s first moon rover and the landing vehicle that carried it there took photos of e(...)

A subway in Shanghai yesterday where a TV  screen shows   China's newly elected president  Xi Jinping. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

In the months leading up to the National People’s Congress, which yesterday appointed Xi Jinping as president, the Xinhua n(...)