Visitors arrive to attend an exhibition highlighting China’s achievements under five years of leadership by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing.  Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A glistening fleet of “Rejuvenation” bullet trains, the Liaoning aircraft carrier, an artificial island in the South China Sea, leaders at the G20 me(...)

Sell Drunk Supermarket on Fangcaodi Street in Beijing, one of the outlets to be closed as its landlord, the People’s Liberation Army,  is ordered to end its business affairs. Photograph: Clifford Coonan

Outside the Sell Drunk Supermarket on Fangcaodi Street in Beijing, People’s Liberation Army soldiers are bashing down low walls in the sweltering heat(...)

Chinese People’s Liberation Army: China has ordered its military to end all paid services within the next three years as it seeks to focus on modernising its armed forces and eliminating corruption. Photograph:  How Hwee Young/EPA

In the latest bid to clamp down on corruption in public life, China has ordered the army to end all “paid outside work” in the next three years, refer(...)

Novice soldiers run along a road during a test of military skills in Heihe in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

President Xi Jinping has announced major structural reforms of the People’s Liberation Army and has said that China’s 2.3-million-member strong armed (...)

Zhou Yongkang: a former oil boss and security tsar who amassed power, he has been at the centre of investigations since July last year. Experts say the inquiry is driven by internal politics not justice. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

At a building site in Changsha, in Hunan province, not far from where Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong comes from, a series of 33 carto(...)

Ji Wenlin, a former aide to China’s embattled retired domestic security boss, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the Communist Party for various acts of suspected corruption. Photograph: Reuters

After expelling a top military figure earlier this week, China’s Communist Party intensified its crackdown on corruption by ousting three more officia(...)