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 President Xi Jinping welcomes US president Barack Obama to  the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. Photograph: EPA

President Xi Jinping welcomed world leaders for the G20 meeting in Hangzhou, but a frigid welcome for US president Barack Obama highlighted the global(...)

US president Barack Obama pictured uring the opening ceremony of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. Photograph: Nicolas Asfonri/Reuters

The United States and Russia on Sunday tried to finalise a ceasefire deal for Syria, a second this year after a first collapsed, but US president Bar(...)

A worker walking across the grounds at a chemical factory in Yichang, central China’s Hubei province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The United States has joined China to formally ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions, the world’s two biggest economies said o(...)

This photo taken on August 30th  shows Chinese workers walking across the grounds at a chemical factory in Yichang, central China’s Hubei province. G20 leaders will meet in China this weekend in a climate of economic uncertainty and sluggish albeit relatively steady growth. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

China’s parliament on Saturday ratified the Paris agreement on climate change, the Xinhua state news agency said, which could help put the pact into (...)

Jack Ma speaks during the 2016 Global Smart Logistics Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on Monday. (Photograph: Reuters)

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it expects to nearly double its transaction volumes by 2020, even as it signalled its intenti(...)

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(...)

Neil Heywood and Gu Kailai. The wife of a former high-profile Chinese politician, Gu murdered Mr Heywood to try to prevent a scandal concerning millions of dollars in real estate being held in an offshore account.

For months, Gu Kailai worried about a secret that threatened to upend her comfortable life and stop her husband’s climb to the top rungs of China’s p(...)

China has condemned the Panama Papers as a western conspiracy and its censors have restricted access to coverage of the leaked documents, which show o(...)

Champagne soirée: China’s newly-rich are often “cursed” if they make rich lists. photograph: kim kyung-hoon/reuters

You can see why China’s army of newly-rich tycoons like to keep their profiles low. Zong Qinghou, China’s second-richest man, was injured in a knife a(...)

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