Armed police patrol a market in Urumqi in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Photograph:  STR/AFP/Getty Images

Muslim factions feel their culture is under attack as Beijing cracks the whip

A protester burns a portrait of Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, with the Chinese characters ‘Shameful’ written on it, outside the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

President Xi Jinping lambasts Japan’s wartime aggression on key anniversary

German chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s premier Li Keqiang talk during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

Rights groups urge German leader to discuss human rights with Beijing

Chinese president Xi Jinping and South Korean president Park Geun-hye during the Korea-China Investment Forum in Seoul yesterday. Mr Xi is on his first trip to the Korean peninsula as president. Photograph: EPA

Chinese president emphasises mutual history in combating Japanese aggression

The Chinese were  angered when Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe took a historic step away from Japan’s post-war pacifism this week by ending a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since 1945. Photograph: Reuters

Move part of propaganda war over disputed resource-rich islands in East China Sea

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