The military has accused insurgents of ambushing an army patrol and laying siege to a base near Kunlong (marked in red on the map above),  last Wednesday. Map: Google maps

Seven Myanmar soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in an attack by rebels in the northeastern frontier with China five days ago, state media said on Mo(...)

Charles Yin: “Relations between China and Japan are in a state to be very concerned [about].”  Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

In many ways, it’s the key relationship in Asia, that between China, the world’s second-largest economy, and the country it displaced in that role, Ja(...)

 A Malaysia airlines jet on the apron at  Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Malaysian Airlines has lost contact with one of its jets, a Boeing 777-200 en route to Beijing, the airliner said this morning. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast tod(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a flight drill of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 2620 in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

The Chinese government has told North Korea of its “deep concern” after an aircraft from (...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe:  Ties with China have  suffered over his December visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honours war criminals alongside the war dead. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Relations between Japan and China continue to deteriorate after Beijing responded angrily to prime minister Shinzo Abe’s evocation of the rivalry betw(...)

Japan Coast Guard vessel PS206 Houou sails in front of Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea in this August 18th, 2013 file photo. Photograph: Ruairidh Villar/Reuters

Australia has summoned China’s ambassador to express concern over its imposition of an “Air Defence Identification Zone” over the East China Sea, the (...)