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(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping shakes hands with Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph:  Parker Song/GettyImages

China’s president Xi Jinping welcomed Sudan’s president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, as an “old friend” on Tuesday, as China’s fore(...)

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(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted: “The detention of women’s activists in #China must end. This is inexcusable.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

China has told Hillary Clinton to mind her own business after the former US secretary of state took to Twitter to denounce as “inexcusable” the deten(...)

A woman walks past a poster for the film ‘The Interview’  in New York. China has told the US that it is against cyber attacks but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings, linked to the film,  that Washington has blamed on North Korea. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA.

China has told the US that it is against cyber attacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not d(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: crackdown on corruption. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

One of the highest-profile government policies in China of late has been President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption, targeting low-ranking “flies”(...)

Apple’s iPhone 6 went on sale in China earlier this month. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Apple’s experience in China has been a decidedly mixed one. The company has certainly made lot of money in the world’s second-biggest economy but has (...)

Pro-democracy protesters gather on a main street they occupy at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Public support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters appears to be growing, especially among young people, according to a survey, highlighting the (...)

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(...)