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The campus of Princeton University in New Jersey. Nearly 2,000 academics at institutions including Princeton  have signed open letters to US attorney general Merrick Garland expressing concerns  about the intensified scrutiny of  researchers of Chinese descent. Photograph: Getty Images

The FBI agents spent nearly two years tailing the professor, following him to work, to the grocery store and even keeping his college-age son under su(...)

 Zhang Gaoli:  Seemed to embody the qualities that the Chinese Communist Party prizes in officials: austere, disciplined, and impeccably loyal to the leader of the day. Photograph: Wu Hong-Pool/Getty Images

Before Zhang Gaoli was engulfed in accusations that he had sexually assaulted a tennis champion, he seemed to embody the qualities that the Chinese Co(...)

Guo Gangtang (51) began searching for his then 2-year-old son after he was kidnapped in 1997. Image: CCTV via Reuters

For nearly 24 years, the father crossed China by motorbike. With banners displaying photos of a two-year-old boy flying from the back of his bike, he (...)

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(...)

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony where a woman known as “Patient 31” attended a service in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the e(...)

Pervasive security apparatus has subdued the ethnic unrest in the Xinjiang region. But it is also prompting many Han Chinese to consider relocating to other parts of the country. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

Increasing numbers of Han Chinese are eager to move out of the Muslim-dominated province of Xinjiang, which is wracked by inter-ethnic tensions, but t(...)

Motorcyclists ride past debris caused by winds from Typhoon Lekima in Zhoushan City, east Zhejiang Province, China, August 9th 2019. Photograph: Cao Liancong/EPA

The death toll from a major typhoon in eastern China rose to 30 on Sunday, with 18 people missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported, as the country bra(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma called the 996 schedule “a huge blessing” and said workers should consider it an honour rather than a burden

Chinese tech employees are pushing back against the industry’s notoriously long hours, known as the “996” schedule of working from 9am to 9pm, six day(...)

Screenshots from ‘A Gay’s Life’, which has logged more than a million players so far.

In the two decades since homosexuality was decriminalised in China, discrimination against LGBTI people has eased. But while being gay is no longer cl(...)

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