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Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Sun Zhengcai was sentenced to life in prison for bribery. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese court has sentenced Sun Zhengcai, the former Communist Party boss of the southwestern city of Chongqing who was once seen as a rising politi(...)

Delegates listen to China’s president Xi Jinping  on a large screen during the closing session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. The talking-shop parliament enshrined Xi as president without term limits. Photograph: Getty images

As they have done for nearly seven decades, delegates at the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing will now head back (...)

Re-elected Chinese president Xi Jinping: Fighting corruption  has been a key aspect of his first five years in office, with  dozens of senior cadres arrested. Photograph: Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP

China’s annual parliament has appointed Xi Jinping to a second term as leader and Li Keqiang as premier, while naming a senior official to head a new (...)

One of the signature policies of President Xi Jinping’s five-year rule in China has been a crackdown on corruption among government officials and party cadres. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

China’s crackdown on corruption has seen 1,300 fugitives suspected of economic crimes, 347 of them corrupt officials, returned to China from abroad i(...)

 Lu Wei, China’s former chief internet censor, who  is being investigated for corruption. Photograph: Larry Leung/EPA

China’s former chief internet censor Lu Wei is being investigated for graft, the Communist Party said, becoming the latest high-profile victim of the (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: anti-corruption campaign will cover all China. Photograph:  Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Fresh from a power-enhancing Communist Party congress last week, China’s president Xi Jinping aims to step up the anti-corruption campaign to a nation(...)

China officially tolerates the observance of Buddhism and major religious organisations such as Christianity and Islam. Photograph: Tass via Getty Images

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, has warned cadres against praying to God and worshipping Buddha, saying (...)

 Chinese president Xi Jinping: expected to tighten his grip on power and reshuffle the leadership. Photograph: EPA/ Roman Pilipey

President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign has punished about 1.34 million “flies” since it began nearly five years ago, a sign the ruling Commun(...)

Visitors arrive to attend an exhibition highlighting China’s achievements under five years of leadership by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing.  Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A glistening fleet of “Rejuvenation” bullet trains, the Liaoning aircraft carrier, an artificial island in the South China Sea, leaders at the G20 me(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping has instituted a popular anti-corruption campaign that has seen the demise of key rivals. Photograph: Guillermo Gutierrez/Bloomberg

In the National Museum of China, the cap which Mao Zedong wore on the epic Long March forms the centrepiece of an exhibition marking the 80th annivers(...)

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