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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(...)

Zhou Yongkang: he is   one notch higher in Communist Party power structure than recently convicted Bo Xilai

China’s corruption crackdown is set to claim its most senior scalp to date, with the news that Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar who sat on the (...)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama interacts with chief minister of India’s Karnataka state K Siddaramaiah (left) during the Dalai Lama’s 78th birthday celebrations at Bylakuppe, about 213 km (132 miles) south of Bangalore, last  weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 78th birthday last weekend, and thousands of Tibetans marked the event by dancing and waving banners in India, where the(...)

The old town ruins of Beichuan, which was hit by an 8.0-magnitude earthquake in May 2008, is submerged by flood water  in Beichuan, China. Photograph:  ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Dozens of people have been reported buried in a landslide in southwestern China, after the worst flooding in 50 years caused chaos in the region today(...)

This week’s Asia Briefing comes from Chengdu, in the western Chinese province of Sichuan, which is hosting the three-day Fortune Global Forum of busin(...)

Leo Crawford, president of Spar International and group chief executive of BWG Group, with chairman and founder of Spar China, Wang Pelhuan, in Killarney, Co Kerry

A group of 23 delegates from Spar China, including chairman and founder Wang Peihuan, were in Ireland for the International Spar Congress last week an(...)

An aerial view of the 185m-high Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, which would be dwarfed by the planned Shuangjiangkou hydropower project on the Dadu River. Photograph: Reuters

China’s environment ministry has approved the construction of what will be the country’s tallest hydroelectric dam despite conceding that the n(...)

Rescue workers search through the rubble of a building destroyed by the earthquake in Qingyuan village of Baoxing county in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. Photograph: AP

Rescuers in southwest China have been urged to save as many people as possible as the relief effort entered its third day and the chances of findin(...)

Song Zhengqiong, holding her daughter, cries in front of her damaged house after the  earthquake at Longmen village in Lushan county. Reuters/Jason Lee

Rescue workers struggled along narrow roads, many of them blocked by landslides, to reach villages devastated by a powerful ea(...)

Survivor Chen Zhirong comforts her 18-month-old son next to debris at a village on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China today as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst ea(...)

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