A giant golden statue of Chairman Mao erected in Chinese crop fields at a cost of more than £300,000 has reportedly been destroyed.Read the full story ›
China has halted stock market trading for the second time this week after a sharp drop in share prices.Read the full story ›
Some activists fear British passport holder Lee Bo was kidnapped by the Chinese government.Read the full story ›
Trading in China's leading share index has been suspended early after a dramatic 7% fall on the first trading day of 2016.
An initial 5% fall on the Shanghai Composite Index - the benchmark for Chinese markets - led to a 15-minute break in trading but the resumption saw a further slump.
The day's trading was ended 90 minutes early after the stock market fell 7%, triggering a new "circuit breaker" suspension mechanism, which was introduced to ward against volatility in the market.
The British embassy in China has urged "heightened vigilance" after receiving information of "possible threats" against Westerners in a popular shopping area of Beijing.
The British Embassy Beijing has received information of possible threats against Westerners in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, on or around Christmas Day. British citizens are urged to exercise heightened vigilance.
Armed police are patrolling Sanlitun, an area popular with tourists with many big-name brands, restaurants and embassies in the vicinity, according to reports from Associated Press.
The American and French embassies have echoed the warnings.
A young worker has been found buried alive under debris more than 60 hours after a massive landslide which devastated a city in China.Read the full story ›
Drone footage shows the devastation caused after a landslide in southern China where 91 people are reported missing.
The number is a sharp increase from earlier reports of the disaster, which saw a a huge mound of construction waste collapse and bury 33 buildings in Shenzhen in China's Guangdong province.
Buildings destroyed include 14 factories, two offices and three dormitories.
Premier Li Keqiang ordered an official investigation into the disaster at the Hengtaiyu industrial park.
The landslide was caused by the build-up of waste construction mud in the vicinity, the Ministry of Land and Resources said in a post on its official Weibo account.
At least 27 people are missing after a landslide hit the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province, burying 22 buildings.
Hundreds of rescuers workers have been searching for survivors among the debris.
Four people have been rescued with three sustaining minor injuries, Xinhua news agency reported.
A nearby section of China's major West-East natural gas pipeline also exploded, the official China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster said.
More than 60 million children have been left behind by their parents who head to the cities in search of a better life.Read the full story ›
Police have clashed with protesters outside the trial of a prominent human rights lawyer who criticised China's communist party online.Read the full story ›