Clifford Coonan is a reporter for The Independent, based in Beijing.
06 March 2013 06:35 PM
Thousands took to the streets of Changchun in north-eastern China today for a candlelight vigil to mourn a baby who was strangled by a carjacker, in a case that has appalled the whole country.
Yesterday's man, Wen Jiabao, gives the world a glimpse of China's tomorrow under incoming President Xi Jinping
05 March 2013 07:15 PM
Defence, the environment and economic growth: outgoing premier reveals incoming president's priorities
05 March 2013 01:31 AM
The final stage in China's once-in-a-decade leadership change is set to begin today with the opening of the National People's Congress, the biggest annual show of power by the ruling Communist Party.
01 March 2013 07:08 PM
China’s state TV captures the moments before four men who murdered 13 fishermen are put to death
27 February 2013 06:42 PM
Activist attacked by 40-strong mob after bet to highlight pollution in China's waterways
19 February 2013 09:26 PM
11 February 2013 12:00 AM
08 February 2013 04:43 PM
Hong Kong’s most famous film star, the martial arts and comedy legend Jackie Chan, has been named a member of the Chinese government’s senior political advisory body.
04 February 2013 07:06 PM
In November 2010, after months of abuse, Li Yan snapped. She killed her husband, Tan Yong, after he had threatened to shoot her with an air rifle. She grabbed the gun and beat him to death with it.
She put the photos online, but can this woman’s bruises keep China’s wives safe from domestic abuse?
04 February 2013 07:04 PM
When the police told her to ‘relax and go home’, Kim Lee decided she had had enough of her husband’s abuse – and posted pictures online that have caused a sensation. Clifford Coonan hears why she did it
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