A man walks past a sculpture outside the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, in Nanjing. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

From nearly 450m high, near the top of the Intercontinental hotel in the former capital Nanjing, you can look down on the eastern Chinese city’s ancie(...)

Vietnamese protesters shout anti-China slogans at Ly Thai To park in Hanoi. Photograph: EPA/Luong Thai Linh

China has sent four more oil rigs into a disputed area of the South China Sea less than two months after it placed a giant drilling platform in wat(...)

Vietnamese protesters shout anti-China slogans at Ly Thai To park in Hanoi. Photograph: EPA/Luong Thai Linh

China has sent four more oil rigs into a disputed area of the South China Sea less than two months after it placed a giant drilling platform in water(...)

A sinking Vietnamese boat that was allegedly rammed by Chinese vessels near disputed Paracel Islands, near a marine guard ship, at Ly Son island, Quang Ngai province, on May 29th. The incident occurred on May 26th, when 40 Chinese fishing boats surrounded a group of Vietnamese vessels that were operating near the Paracel islands. Photograph: Bich Tram/EPA

A largely unpopulated archipelago administered by China but claimed by Vietnam, the Paracel Islands have become the flashpoint in an increasingly agg(...)

Comedian Jay Leno speaks during a rally protesting against Brunei’s new strict sharia law penal code outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Reuters

Beverly Hills City Council has joined celebrities including comedians Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno in a public campaign against the Sultan of Brunei o(...)

Japan Coast Guard vessel PS206 Houou sails in front of Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea in this August 18th, 2013 file photo. Photograph: Ruairidh Villar/Reuters

Australia has summoned China’s ambassador to express concern over its imposition of an “Air Defence Identification Zone” over the East China Sea, the (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry speaks to the media during a  news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday. On his trip to Asia he has had to has had to soothe fears in the region about Washington’s ongoing fiscal impasse. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to put increased pressure on Southeast Asian leaders and China to discuss South China Sea territorial dis(...)

A closed sign hangs at the entrance to the US treasury building in Washington D.C. Photograph: Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg

US president Barack Obama cancelled the last of his scheduled destinations last night in a trip he had planned for Asia, saying the government shutdow(...)

British Journalist and Broadcaster Alan Whicker of ’Whicker’s World’ has died aged 87 from bronchial pneumonia. Photograoh: Steve Finn/Getty Images

Broadcaster and journalist Alan Whicker, known for his global travels during a distinguished TV career which stretched nearly 60 years, has died at th(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry arrives for a news conference during the 46th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan. Photograph: Ahim Rani/Reuters.

Nearly all national governments, not just the United States, use “lots of activities” to safeguard their interests and security, US secretary of state(...)