Chongqing

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Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

 A bus is lifted out of the Yangtze River by a floating crane in Wanzhou in southwestern China’s Chongqing Municipality. Police said on Friday that a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge and killing at least 13 people on Sunday. Photograph: Wang Quanchao/Xinhua/AP

In their final moments, the passengers screamed. A woman stood at the front of the bus, slapping the driver with a mobile phone. The driver hit back, (...)

Police officers are seen behind a cordon near the gate of a kindergarten where a woman armed with a kitchen knife attacked children, in Chongqing, China. Photograph: Reuters

A knife-wielding woman has injured 14 children at a nursery school in the western Chinese city of Chongqing, police said. A 39-year-old woman was tak(...)

A woman carries a child through fallen trees at Repulse Bay beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial marke(...)

Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Sun Zhengcai was sentenced to life in prison for bribery. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese court has sentenced Sun Zhengcai, the former Communist Party boss of the southwestern city of Chongqing who was once seen as a rising politi(...)

Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji greet the media at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday in Beijing. Photograph:  How Hwee Young/EPA

Xi Jinping has unveiled a new leadership team after a week-long Communist Party congress that strengthened the Chinese president’s grip on power and r(...)

In this photo taken on July 2nd, 2016, rescue workers evacuate residents after the Jushui river broke the dyke and flooded Tuhe village in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. The death toll from floods continue to rise as heavy rainstorms soak much of southern China. Photograph:   AP

Flooding along China’s Yangtze River has killed at least 186 people, destroyed crops and disrupted rail and air traffic at critical cross-country hubs(...)

Grandfather Zhen Qingchun, who has  seven grandsons, aged 11 to 20: “Our situation is very common. The parents go away to work, the older generation takes care of them. You have to make money, and you usually can’t take your children with you.”  Photograph: Clifford Coonan

A dozen elderly people, some wearing the blue tunics and black slippers of Mao Zedong’s more doctrinaire era, are waiting in the rain beneath a bus sh(...)

State-owned Chongqing Iron and Steel Co was the worst performing of China’s big steel mills last year. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

The cherished Iron Rice Bowl, the job for life with benefits under the communist system, is under threat in China as monolithic state firms make wrenc(...)

Last year, Chongqing’s gross domestic product rose by 10.7 per cent, much faster than the 25-year low of 6.9 per cent recorded nationally across China. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

On the banks of the Yangtze river in Chongqing, between cranes and stockpiles of coal where barges filled with iron ore and gravel slip past, lies an (...)

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