Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world on 21 12 12

Beijing arrests 500 members of Christian doomsday cult

One-Minute Read Wed 19 Dec, AT 12:18

Arrests across China after cult spreads rumour that world will end on 21 December

What do we know about Xi Jinping, China's new leader?

Profile Thu 15 Nov, AT 15:17

The charismatic Communist 'Princeling' appears to be a mass of contradictions

Murder victim Neil Heywood 'was spying on Bo Xilai' for UK

One-Minute Read Tue 6 Nov, AT 14:11

British businessman whose death sparked ructions in Chinese Communist Party, 'passed information to MI6'

No pigeons, no balloons: China cracks down for party congress

One-Minute Read Fri 2 Nov, AT 15:57

Communist Party reaches 'new level of psychosis' as it readies for safe handover of power in Beijing

China blocks New York Times over Wen Jiabao wealth claims

Talking Point Fri 26 Oct, AT 12:38

Chinese leader is thought to disapprove of his family's business dealings – but revelations could still damage him

Tycoon under fire for $65m bounty to 'turn' gay daughter

First Reaction Thu 27 Sep, AT 15:27

Gigi Chao advised to find a gay man and 'split the dosh' after father advertises for a suitable husband

iPhone 5 factory shut after mass brawl leaves 40 workers injured

One-Minute Read Mon 24 Sep, AT 12:33

Chinese police called in to deal with thousands of workers fighting and rioting in dormitories

Xi Jinping resurfaces in media, but China’s elite face questions

Talking Point Thu 13 Sep, AT 14:04

The great wall of silence around Xi could cause problems for the Chinese leadership

Xi Jinping

Where is China's next leader? Xi Jinping mystery deepens

Talking Point Tue 11 Sep, AT 13:09

Rumour mill in overdrive as vice-president cancels meetings with foreign dignitaries without reason

After Gu Kailai show trial, China aims for husband Bo Xilai

One-Minute Read Fri 10 Aug, AT 12:03

China's 'champagne communist' celebrity politician could face trial after angering party elite, say analysts