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China’s president, Xi Jinping, has made a crackdown on graft part of the central plank of his government. Photograph: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg

China’s high-profile crackdown on corruption intensified yesterday with the punishment of senior railway officials amid reports President Xi Jinping h(...)

Bo Xilai is almost certain to be found guilty when he stands trial on charges of corruption. Photograph: AP

Over the years, Bo Xilai has been a big-city mayor, a provincial boss, a jailed counter-revolutionary, a trade tsar and a Communist Party grandee. But(...)

File photograph from 2010 of China’s former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai, who is due in court on Thursday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

The trial of disgraced senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start on Thursday when he will face charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power,(...)

A policeman tries to stop a television news crew from running towards the court where the appeal verdict of Liu Hui was announced in the Huairou district of Beijing yesterday. A court rejected an appeal by Liu Hui, brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, upholding his 11-year sentence on fraud charges. Photograph: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

A Chinese court has thrown out an appeal by the brother-in-law of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, upholding his 11-year s(...)

US President Barack Obama speaks under a tent  in a joint news conference with Senegal’s president Macky Sall. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said today he had not yet spoken to Chinese president Xi Jinping or Russian president Vladimir Putin about the US request to(...)

The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, having  a meeting with British prime minister David Cameron at  the G8  summit in the North. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government last week again raised its forecasts for the Japanese economy, for a second straight month. A pick-up in export(...)

California Gov Jerry Brown and Chinese President Xi Jinping  meeting in Indian Wells, California. Photograph:  Richard Lui-Pool

The breadth of the talks between US president Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping on Friday and Saturday in Palm Springs, and their timing, (...)

Getting a reservation at Beijing’s top restaurants is much easier now than a year ago, as government officials steer clear of pricey dinners.

Asia Briefing: President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption and extravagance by government officials is spoiling appetites in the banquet bu(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Shanghai’s mayor Yang Xiong in Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Aly Song

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu insisted on his country’s right to defend itself during a visit to China yesterday, after Beijing exp(...)

From left: Chinese president Xi Jinping, his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete, Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan and her Tanzanian counterpart Salma Kikwete, during a farewell ceremony as they prepare to leave fromJulius Nyerere International Airport. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

China’s new president Xi Jinping will feel as he returns from an eventful maiden overseas trip that he has done his bit to rea(...)

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