A boy  walks past the closed coffee shop owned by Canadian couple Kevin Garratt and Julia Dawn Garratt in Dandong, Liaoning province today. China is investigating the Canadian couple who ran the coffee shop on the Chinese border with North Korea for the suspected theft of military and intelligence information and for threatening national security. Photograph: Reuters

China is investigating a Canadian couple who ran a coffee shop on the Chinese border with North Korea for the suspected theft of military and intelli(...)

China’s Defence Ministry said the Chinese naval vessel was conducting ‘normal patrols’ when the two vessels ‘met’. Photograph: Reuters

China has confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cru(...)

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 (...)

Bo Xilai, once a contender for the top leadership in the world’s second-largest economy, was ousted last year as Communist Party chief in Chongqing, in China’s biggest political scandal in two decades, following the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Lee

China’s “trial of the century” could begin within weeks with purged politburo member Bo Xilai facing charges of bribery, abuse of power and embezzleme(...)