Liang Xiangyi, a correspondent for the Shanghai-based Yicai Financial News Network, turns away as fellow journalist Zhang Huijun asks a question about the Belt and Road initiative at the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Screengrab: YouTube

A TV journalist who rolled her eyes and scoffed in response to a fawning question by a fellow reporter at China’s rubber-stamp annual parliament has (...)

China’s President Xi Jinping inspecting People’s Liberation Army soldiers at a barracks in Hong Kong in June 2017. Photograph: Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty Images

Domestically produced aircraft carriers, new stealth warplanes and improved rocket capabilities are among the military highlights that look set to do(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping “has consolidated his power and position, and is genuinely now very powerful”. Photograph:  SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Without once changing his direction, flipping his political message or sending a single tweet, China’s president Xi Jinping has entrenched his positio(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping. There has been a series of tough legislation during the government of president  Jinping aimed at tightening control. File photograph: Jason Lee-Pool/Getty Images

The Chinese government has released a draft intelligence law that will give the country’s vast security apparatus greater power to investigate and mon(...)

Chinese authorities enforce an elaborate secrecy system to obscure the scale of state executions, said Amnesty. File photograph: Getty Images

China, the world’s biggest executioner, must come clean about its “grotesque” level of capital punishment, the rights group Amnesty International has (...)