A Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State shows the group’s militants in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Rased News Network, via AP

In June a leaked internal memo from the US State Department admitted Islamic State was winning the war online. The New York Times reported the IS’s “v(...)

Queen Elsa in ‘Frozen’: The decision to make Beijing the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics has  attracted plenty of controversy.

The tinkling piano builds up to a crescendo, and just as you expect the singer to reach for the power ballad chorus of Let It Go, the ubiquitous anthe(...)

Tourists look at an Apple Inc. iPhone 6 Plus smartphone in front of a sculpture of a gilded bauhinia at Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg

Apple’s close relationship with China is getting ever closer. In the first quarter of the year, Apple’s revenues in China rose 71 per cent to €14.7 bi(...)

A Chinese baby born with a cleft lip was abandoned by his parents and buried in a cardboard box two days later, but rescued alive eight days further o(...)

Lu Wei: China’s minister of cyberspace affairs administration: Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wang Zhihong (31), who works for an American medical equipment company in Beijing, finds the best way to keep up to speed about his company’s products(...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square in downtown Shanghai, as some of the biggest names (...)

Commuters in Beijing can now  use their smartphones to read  classic texts provided by the National Library of China Beijing commuters can use their smartphones to read classic books

The most common sight on the Beijing subway is of faces lit from beneath in blue as commuters watch videos, television shows and films on their mobil(...)

This year’s Shanghai Auto Show, due to run in April, will be less revealing than ever, at least as far as the employment of models is concerned. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The ongoing crackdown on prurience and moral turpitude in China means this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, due to run in April, will be less revealing than(...)

Still from The Empress of China: authorities have been on a crusade to introduce greater modesty and morality into public life in China

The historical costume drama The Empress of China, pulled from Chinese televisions screens for “technical reasons” believed to be related to its rac(...)

Shoppers walk near a Christmas tree in China.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Christmas is not a traditional holiday in China, but shengdan jie is rapidly developing into part of the commercial calendar and shengdan laoren, or S(...)