Arrests across China after cult spreads rumour that world will end on 21 December
The charismatic Communist 'Princeling' appears to be a mass of contradictions
British businessman whose death sparked ructions in Chinese Communist Party, 'passed information to MI6'
Communist Party reaches 'new level of psychosis' as it readies for safe handover of power in Beijing
Chinese leader is thought to disapprove of his family's business dealings – but revelations could still damage him
Gigi Chao advised to find a gay man and 'split the dosh' after father advertises for a suitable husband
Chinese police called in to deal with thousands of workers fighting and rioting in dormitories
The great wall of silence around Xi could cause problems for the Chinese leadership
Rumour mill in overdrive as vice-president cancels meetings with foreign dignitaries without reason
China's 'champagne communist' celebrity politician could face trial after angering party elite, say analysts
An opposition activist throws a tear gas canister back at police during an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela. As the crisis enters its fifth week, the violence which has claimed the lives of at least 21 people continues.
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