The one-party state introduced prison terms of up to three years for those who are found guilty of disrespecting the national anthem.Read the full story ›
China's President is the country's most powerful ruler in decades, but who is Xi Jingping and how did he become so powerful?Read the full story ›
The ruling Communist Party has formally elevated President Xi Jinping's status for the leader to tighten his grip over the country.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Correspondent Debi Edward
As tensions between North Korea and the US continue to escalate it looks as though the secretive state could lose their closest political and economic ally - China - over leader Kim Jong-un's recent missile threats.
It comes as cracks between the two countries allegiance seem to have appeared as the row between North Korea and the US threatens to spill over into military action between the two nuclear powers.
According to reports Kim Jong-un has stopped communicating with the Chinese and now China are said to be ready to abandon a treaty pledging military support if North Korea instigates a missile fight with the US.
A passenger coach has crashed in a tunnel in China, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13.Read the full story ›
China's Foreign Minister has urged North Korea to stop provoking "the international community's goodwill" with missile launches.Read the full story ›
Justin Bieber's world tours will in future feature one less stop after the singer was banned from performing in China.Read the full story ›
The Chinese literary critic, writer, and human rights activist suffered multiple organ failure.Read the full story ›
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said America would not hesitate to use military force to defend itself or its allies.Read the full story ›