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(...)

China has urged the US to cancel a planned meeting  between president Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama at the White House. The meeting would cause ‘serious damage’ to ties between the two countries, China’s foreign ministry said.  Photograph: EPA/Christopher Jue.

China has urged the United States to scrap plans for president Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama later today,(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is photographed today. China has accused Japan of trying to re-arm after it emerged the US has been seeking  the return of 300kg of weapon’s grade plutonium. Photograph: Franck Robichon/Pool/Reuters.

China has said it is “extremely concerned” by a report that Japan has resisted returning more than 300 kg of mostly weapons-grade plutonium to(...)

A paramilitary soldier patrols near visitors posing for souvenir pictures at Tiananmen Square in Beijing

China said it was “gravely concerned” about reports the United States has been tapping its phone calls and has demanded an explanation from Washington(...)

Smoke rises in front of a portrait of Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing after five people were killed and many injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians and caught fire in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

Five people were killed and dozens injured today, the government said, when a car ploughed into pedestrians and caught fire in Beijing’s Tiananmen Squ(...)