Chinese Valentine’s Day fell on Sunday and 56-year-old Liang Wengen was quick to point out the romantic benefits of Party membership. “The wives of the majority of the Communist party members are prettier than the wives of non-Communist party members,” he mused. “Chinese girls love Communist party members more because …

From The Guardian: China has lashed out at a US newspaper report that premier Wen Jiabao’s family has amassed vast wealth worth at least $2.7bn (£1.68bn), censoring the New York Times website and questioning the paper’s motivations. The story said Wen, widely seen as the humane face of China’s top …

Some 1,000 workers went on the rampage in China following the death of one of their colleagues allegedly over a wage dispute, state-run media say. The mob stormed a government compound on Monday and overturned cars near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, Xinhua news agency reports. The incident …