Yan’an, in the Shanbei region of China’s Shaanxi province: “the dusty birthplace of an epochal story of social change, where an agrarian, inward-looking country evolved into the world’s second-biggest economy”. Photograph:  Getty Images

The sun is setting above Yan’an, where the 1949 revolution in China that swept the communists to power under the leadership of chairman Mao Zedong spr(...)

Souvenir plates featuring portraits of current and late Chinese leaders (from right) Xi Jinping, Deng Xiaoping, Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong are displayed for sale at a shop next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, March 1, 2018. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

The official organ of China’s ruling Communist Party has defended plans to remove term limits for the presidency, saying they do not mean Xi Jinping w(...)

People walk past a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

A move by China’s ruling Communist Party to allow President Xi Jinping to retain power indefinitely has sparked concern on social media, with the gov(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi attends a press conference at China’s annual parliament, the National People’s Congress. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

China sought to boost its credentials as a regional peacemaker when foreign minister Wang Yi called on North Korea to stop missile tests in exchange f(...)

Muted tone: opening session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

China’s ruling Communist Party met in the Great Hall of the People on Sunday for its annual parliament with a pledge to continue reform in the face of(...)