The investigation of Ma Jian was the latest demonstration of President Xi Jinping’s drive to consolidate his control of the Communist Party. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

A minister of China‘s Ministry of State Security faces investigation by the Communist Party‘s central anti-corruption agency, the agency announced Fri(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday. China and Australia have  signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

China’s anti-corruption dragnet spread its tentacles overseas with the capture of 288 fugitives suspected of committing economic crimes who had fled (...)

Ji Wenlin, a former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang, is being investigated for corruption, the government said. Photograph: Reuters.

A former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for corruption, the government said, the latest move target(...)

A police officer talks to a man next to attendants during an inspection to combat against crimes involving prostitution, gambling and drugs, at a bath centre in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer.

China’s government told police across the country to get tough on prostitution, gambling and drugs following an expose in the “sin city” of Do(...)

Police forces from 11 provinces were involved in the operation to break up a massive network of child trafficking across China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Chinese police rescued 92 abducted children and detained 301 suspects in the latest operation to crack down on the country’s chronic problem of child (...)

GlaxoSmithKline: Chinese police believe GSK used travel agencies and consultancies as a conduit to bribe doctors and lawyers to boost sales and profits

The Chinese authorities have stepped up their investigation into accusing it of being the ringleader of a half-a-billion-dollar bribery scandal invol(...)

Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations after initial questioning by Chinese police, China’s security ministry said today. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters.

Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations after initial questioning by Ch(...)