Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, in Beijing. Photograph: Kenzaburo Fukuhara/AFP/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping has said China will never allow chaos and war on the Korean peninsula and reiterated his call for North Korea to rein in its nuc(...)

 North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un during the inspection of an underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile. Afterwards, he urged scientists to step up the North’s nuclear programme so it could launch attacks on the US and South Korea, whenever it wanted. Photograph:  AFP/KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missile test had been an “eye-opening success” that had been guided by the country’s leader Kim Jong-un, th(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the test of a new anti-air guided weapon system at an unknown location in a photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

Thirteen North Koreans who worked at a restaurant run by the isolated state in a third country are seeking political asylum in South Korea, the South(...)

A Baifu pet cemetery worker  decorates a new pet tomb ahead of the Qingming festival on the outskirts of Beijing. Millions honoured their ancestors on Sunday as part of tomb sweeping day. Photograph:   Jason Lee/Reuters

The first day of China’s traditional Qingming holiday, or tomb sweeping day, saw millions of Chinese visit burial sites to honour their ancestors by p(...)

A rocket is launched during a demonstration of North Korea’s new rocket launching system in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

North Korea continues to register its outrage at a UN embargo over its nuclear weapons programme, as leader Kim Jong-un inspected a new multiple rocke(...)

This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 20, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting landing and anti-landing exercises of the Korean People’s Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said. The operation comes amid heigh(...)

A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: AP

North Korea has fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea, days after leader Kim Jong Un ordered tests aimed at developing technology to bui(...)

Otto Warmbier is taken to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo. Photograph: Reuters

An American student who took a political propaganda poster from a hotel in the North Korean capital Pyongyang has been sentenced to 15 years hard labo(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi gestures as he answers a question from a reporter during a press conference on the sidelines of the fourth session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has defended its control of disputed territories in the South China Sea, saying his country was first to “discover” t(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un: his only significant ally, China, urged the North to abandon its “self-destructive course”. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and threatened “stern” actions against new U(...)