China

Disappeared ex-foreign minister Qin Gang ‘steps down’ as lawmaker

Fired defense minister Li Shangfu's name removed from ruling party's military arm, as state secrets law passes.

Police haul in China-based X followers of citizen journalist Mr Li

The journalist is 'an idol' for younger people in China who use technology to get around the Great Firewall.

China touts economic prospects amid ‘rising East and declining West’

Xi Jinping pushes a new wave of spending to upgrade factory equipment and home appliances.

Wife of jailed free speech activist Wang Aizhong on 'no fly' list

Wang Henan says her employer is trying to force her out of her job, and has already slashed her income.

Country Garden liquidation petition deepens China’s property crisis

The company says the petition won’t substantively impact its restructuring process and schedule.

Chinese activist pens love letter to Chow Hang-tung in prison

Ye Du vows to fight for the couple's freedom until his dying day, in a letter marking China's Valentine's Day.

China’s rights record under fire at United Nations