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Rescuers search the site of Monday’s plane crash in Tengxian county, southern China’s Guangxi region. Photograph: Lu Boan/Xinhua via AP

Chinese authorities have officially confirmed there were no survivors in the crash of a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 earlier this week with 132 people(...)

Rescuers head to the site of a plane crash in Tengxian county, Wuzhou city, in China’s southern Guangxi region on Tuesday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

China’s state broadcaster has said no survivors have been found in the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 132 people on board. The China Eastern p(...)

A video screengrab shows ambulances heading to the site of a crashed China Eastern plane in the Guangxi province. The number of casualties is unknown. Photograph: STR/AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images

A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden (...)

No one can leave the city except in special circumstances and with a negative test result obtained within 24 hours prior to exit. Photograph: PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images

China’s government has ordered a province of 24 million people into lockdown as it tries to contain a Covid-19 outbreak that has spread to multiple lo(...)

Kevin Lunney has told the court he was bundled into the boot of a car near his home and driven to a container where he was threatened and told to resign as a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings. File photograph: BBC Spotlight

Gardaí are breaching the privacy and constitutional rights of citizens by operating a “de facto surveillance system” using CCTV from businesses, home(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken also raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US secretary of state Antony Blinken stressed the need for co-operation and transparency over the origins of Covid-19 in a call with his Chinese count(...)

China’s famous herd of wandering elephants stops for a rest after a 15-month journey far out of their natural habitat. Photograph:  China Central Television/AFP via Getty

A roaming herd of 15 wild elephants is on the move again after resting for a day in a patch of forest on the outskirts of the city of Kunming in south(...)

Rescuers carry a miner who was trapped in a gold mine in  in east China’s Shandong province on Sunday. Photograph: Luan Qincheng/Xinhua via AP

Rescuers searching for the remaining workers trapped in a Chinese gold mine after Sunday’s dramatic extraction of 11 survivors found nine bodies, a lo(...)

A January 20th photograph shows members of a rescue team working at the site of a gold mine explosion in Qixia, in eastern China’s Shandong province. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Two weeks after an explosion left a group of miners trapped 600m below ground in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, at least 11 were found ali(...)

People dance in a public area along the Yangtze River in Wuhan on Monday  as the city marks the first anniversary of when China confirmed its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

At a museum in Wuhan, China, a sprawling exhibition paints a stirring tale of how the city’s sacrifices in a brutal 76-day lockdown led to triumph ove(...)

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