Ren Zhiqiang

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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(...)

 Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Last month, the president visited the three main state propaganda organs and urged them to stick closely to party lines in their reporting. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Pool/Getty Images

Chinese security officials have detained 20 people in connection with the publication on a state-backed website of a letter calling on President Xi Ji(...)

President Xi Jinping at the closing ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference  in Beijing: the open article published online called for his resignation. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

An outspoken Chinese journalist has apparently gone missing as he was about to fly to Hong Kong, and activists suspect a connection between his disapp(...)

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(...)

A man stands by a display cabinet of the Causeway Bay bookshop in Hong Kong. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Image

-As pressure grows on Hong Kong’s coveted autonomy from mainland China, four local booksellers kidnapped by mainland police confessed that they illega(...)

China’s internet watchdog has shut down the social media accounts of a high-profile property developer, Ren Zhiqiang. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

China’s internet watchdog has shut down the social media accounts of a high-profile property developer, Ren Zhiqiang, who has posted articles critical(...)