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Members of the Chinese military orchestra march before a celebration at Tiananmen Square marking the 100th founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

China’s president Xi Jinping on Thursday warned that foreign forces attempting to bully the nation will “get their heads bashed”, and hailed a “new wo(...)

After recording more than 30 million cases of malaria annually in the 1940s, China implemented an eradication programme that by the late-1990s had brought annual cases to about 117,000 and reduced deaths by 95 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

China has been declared malaria-free by the World Health Organisation in what the UN agency described as a “notable feat” given the high prevalence of(...)

Ren Zhiqiang speaking at an event in Beijing in 2013. He has been jailed for 18 years  for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Photograph:  China News Service/AFP via Getty Images

A Beijing court sentenced a prominent property tycoon to 18 years in prison for alleged corruption on Tuesday in a verdict that will finally silence o(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping has been accused of turning the party into a ‘political zombie’. File photograph: EPA

An intensifying purge of disloyal Chinese Communist Party law and order officials is setting the stage for President Xi Jinping to become party chairm(...)

Flootwaters reach the feet of the  Leshan Giant Buddha, a world heritage site, following   heavy rainfall in  Sichuan province, China. Photograph: EPA/Li Xinfeng

Floods in southwest China have forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate in recent days, with water levels rising over the toes of a 1,200-year-o(...)

A woman takes a selfie in front of the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu. It was ordered to cease operations. Photograph: Alex Plavevski

As the CNN crew tried to shoot a live broadcast in front of what was now the former US consulate in Chengdu, a group of Chinese patriots attempted to (...)

Criticism over China’s handling of coronavirus has led Beijing to adopt a prickly and pugnacious approach to diplomacy. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty

“Throw away your illusions and prepare for a fight!” That was the headline of an editorial in a newspaper run by China’s People’s Liberation Army rec(...)

Performers parade past Tiananmen Square during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Photograph: EPA/Wu Hong

President Xi Jinping presided over a grand display of China’s strength in Beijing on Tuesday – declaring that no force could stop the country’s rise –(...)

Participants cheer beneath a large portrait of Chinese president Xi Jinping during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by(...)

Riot police detain a protester near the government’s offices in Hong Kong. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Hong Kong police and protesters engaged in fierce clashes on Sunday during an “anti-totalitarian” and pro-democracy rally aimed at spoiling China’s up(...)

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