Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (right) prepares to shake hands with US secretary of state John Kerry  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing,  January 27th, 2016. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea topped the agenda as US secretary of state John Kerry met Chines(...)

Placards showing missing bookseller Lee Bo (left) and his associate Gui Minhai (right)  outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

The wife of missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo, who vanished last month and was believed to have been taken across the border by Chinese security off(...)

People photograph the scene of a bomb blast at a police post on a traffic island on J1 Thamrin, in Jakarta, Indonesia,  January 14th,  2016. Photograph: Roni Bintang/EPA

Radical jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) has launched its first attack on the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, sending suicide bombers and gunmen into (...)

Macau’s Casino Lisboa which is attached to Hotel Lisboa where police detained 96 suspected prostitutes and arrested six people. An alleged ring is suspected of controlling 100 rooms in the hotel, earning €46 million over two years, collected from around 2,400 sex workers.

Alan Ho, the nephew of gambling supremo Stanley Ho, has gone on trial in Macau charged with running a casino-linked prostitution ring that involved 2,(...)

A handout picture provided by the South Korean Air Force on Monday shows a US B-52 strategic bomber flying over South Korea with fighter jets from the two countries, in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclear test. Photograph: EPA/South Korean Air Force

Five of the six regional powers involved in the now-stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea – China, Russia, Japan, the US and South Korea – wil(...)

An aerial view of Pattaya beach, where the body of a 50-year-old Irish man was found on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish man’s body bearing signs of injury has been found floating around one kilometre off the shore of the popular Thai beach resort of Pattaya, lo(...)

The statue reportedly cost nearly three billion yuan (€427,000). Photograph: Reuters

A giant golden statue of the late Communist Party leader, Mao Zedong, erected in the remote Chinese countryside, has been torn down, removed almost a(...)

Metersbonwe has more than 4,000 shops in China between its two main brands, Me&City and Meters/bonwe

The Chinese government’s campaign against corruption has entered the arena of high fashion after billionaire Zhou Chengjian, founder and chairman of (...)

South Korean protesters attend an anti-North Korea rally on Thursday in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea’s test of a possible hydrogen bomb has escalated regional tensions, with South Korea and the United States discussing ways to deploy stra(...)

A printout showing Lee Bo and four other missing colleagues is displayed in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters.

Any abduction of people from Hong Kong to face charges elsewhere would be an “egregious breach” of Beijing’s promises to rule the former British colo(...)