Waves  hit  the sea shore in Wenling in east China’s Zhejiang province as Typhoon  Chan-Hom makes landfall. Photograph: EPA

Nearly one million people have been forced to flee as Typhoon Chan-hom hit the Chinese coast south of Shanghai with winds of up to 160km/h. Hundreds o(...)

US navy crewman points to a computer screen purportedly showing Chinese construction on the reclaimed land of Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: US navy/Handout/Reuters

China is close to completing a 3,000m-long airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new (...)

A general view  of the stage area after an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images

A woman has died in the first fatality from the nearly 500 casualties from a weekend blaze at a Taiwan water park, as investigators examined the colou(...)

A police officer walks past debris after 500 people were injured in a fire at a water park.

The number of people injured in a fire at a Taiwan water amusement park rose to 516 on Sunday, government officials said, with more than 180 still in (...)

Kenyan men work at a road construction site near Isiolo town, 320km north of Nairobi, in July 2008. The road was being built by China Wuyi, a Chinese state company, and funded by African Development Bank and the Kenyan government. Since then the scale of Chinese aid to Africa has increased dramatically. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

Chinese aid to Africa is creating pariah states rather than just supporting them, claim the findings of a study that reviews the relationship between (...)

Apple watch: most eagerly awaited wearable tech devices for some time

Ireland may have been home to Apple since 1980 and have its very own Silicon Docks, but it seems that’s not enough to bump us up the ladder for produc(...)

The US has standing in the Fifa cases because allegedly corrupt transactions were made through banks based in America. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

It is half-time in the match between the US justice system and Fifa. In the first half, the Americans took a shock early lead, with the unexpected arr(...)

In a photo provided by the US navy, Chinese dredging vehicles in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, an artificial island the Chinese are building. Photograph: The New York Times

US defense secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing’s island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific bu(...)

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: Reuters/US Navy

The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a devel(...)

China’s stock market rally is creating two billionaires a week. Even a recent equities slump has failed to halt the momentum. A total of nine n(...)