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(...)

China’s Shuai Peng has  publicly accused a former vice-premier of China of sexual assault. Photograph:  Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has publicly accused a former vice-premier of China of sexual assault, igniting an online firestorm of attention to a #(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping has warned party officials to brace themselves for the ‘struggles’ that lie ahead. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

The Chinese Communist Party, with Xi Jinping Thought at its core, needs to lead everything from “east, west, south, north and in the centre”. That wa(...)

Liu Jieyi, Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, during a meeting of the UN Security Council on the subject of North Korea in New York on September 11th. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

What kind of relationship does China have with North Korea? On the surface, these two cold war brothers-in-arms have an awful lot in common, but six (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: visited Ireland as provincial party secretary of Zhejiang province in 2003. Will Hu Chunhua’s visit to Ireland similarly bode well for  his political future? Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Hu Chunhua, the Communist Party general secretary of the economically muscular Guangdong province in southern China who is visiting Ireland this week,(...)

The  meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing will offer clues as to how China’s president Xi Jinping plans to deal with his US counterpart, Donald Trump. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty  Getty Images

China’s annual parliament, the National People’s Congress, starts this weekend, and while observers don’t expect radical developments before a pivotal(...)

People walk past a poster  featuring  president Xi Jinping on the second day of plenary sessions of  the Communist Party of China  in Beijing. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

China’s ruling Communist Party elite will endorse tough codes of internal disciplines at a closed-door assembly in Beijing which will require unswervi(...)

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(...)

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending a session on Friday ahead of Saturday’s opening of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing. Photograph: Andy Wong

Economic reform will top the agenda at China’s biggest political event, the annual National People’s Congress (NPC), which gathers over 3,000 Communis(...)

North Korean soldiers in historic uniforms march during the  parade marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Isolated North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party on Saturday with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong U(...)

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