Mr Xu is charged with 'gathering a crowd to disturb public order', punishable by up to five years in prison
China has blocked the websites of The Guardian and other media organisations which published stories about the offshore holdings of relatives of the country’s leading figures.
The artist whose song became a Tiananmen Square anthem falls foul of state sensitivities
Experts say air pollution levels are 20 times higher than maximum recommended by World Health Organisation
China had promised to close it's "re-education" camps in 2007
Authorities say the victim had only travelled to Beijing and had not visited any farms or poultry markets
Rodman delivered the gift of song alongside the leader's other treat: watching North Korea predictably beat a retired team of NBA players during a ‘friendly’
One of China's richest men has insisted he is serious about buying the New York Times so that he can work on "rebuilding its credibility and influence".
China is the world's largest manufacturer and consumer of tobacco
The deaths are the latest in a string of violent outbursts where local Uighur Muslim people want greater autonomy from Beijing.
London's West End has seen a 14 per cent jump in costs this year to $259
Sources claim 'large numbers' of officials are being called back to North Korea
North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old US veteran of the Korean War after a six-week-long detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has hit out at the virtual currency describing it as a "bubble" in a television interview.
Plan is for UK boars to improve Chinese pigs' genetic make-up
David Cameron realises that this remains a tricky trip for him