Student protesters walk behind a wreath to commemorate those killed during the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, during a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park last night. Photograph: Liau Chung-ren/Reuters.

China has lodged a diplomatic protest over US remarks on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, issuing a sterner rejection of Washin(...)

A shopper stands in front of a mock tank made by university students, imitating those used during the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, during an exhibition in Hong Kong. China has defended the crackdown ahead of the 25th anniversary. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters.

China defended the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square today, the eve of the 25th anniversary, s(...)

A heated dispute between China and the US over cyber spying looked set to step up a gear as China said it would investigate providers of important IT(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping withJoe Biden. During his visit this month, the US vice president criticised Beijing’s treatment of journalists. Photograoh: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for the New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the a(...)

During his visit to the region last week, US vice president Joe Biden expressed support for allies South Korea and Japan in their defiance of China’s air defence zone. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/Reuters

South Korea has extended its own air defence identification zone to overlap with a similar area declared by China two weeks ago, as regional tensions (...)

US vice-president Joe Biden: “I was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with President Xi,” he said.  Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Reuters

US vice-president Joe Biden said China’s new air defence identification zone has caused “significant” unease in the region, and he told President X(...)

A visitor looks at the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing today. A group of families demanding justice for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have denounced new Chinese president Xi Jinping for failing to launch political reforms. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

A group of families demanding justice for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has denounced new president Xi Jinping for failing t(...)

A South Korean soldier at a military guard post near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju at the weekend. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP Photo/Getty

South Korea's Defence Ministry has denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around th(...)