This combination of undated images taken from Islamic State’s online magazine Dabiq purports to show Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad (48) from Oslo, Norway and Fan Jinghui (50) from Beijing, China. IS had demanded ransoms for the two men. Photograph: Dabiq via AP

China has vowed to seek justice after Islamic State killed its first known Chinese hostage in Syria. President Xi Jinping strongly condemned the “cru(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: “Terrorism has become the most serious and pressing security challenge for us.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Xi Jinping has strongly condemned Friday’s terror attacks that shook Paris, and called on the international community to support China’s ba(...)

The handshake and meeting on Saturday in Singapore between President Xi Jinping of China and Ma Ying-Jeou, the president of Taiwan, was an important s(...)

Presidents    Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan (left) and  Xi Jinping of China  in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

It was the lengthy handshake between the two leaders that grabbed the headlines, but the talks between China’s President Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s Presi(...)

Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou said the US had responded positively to the news of the talks. Photograph: Reuters/Pichi Chuang

China’s president Xi Jinping will meet Ma Ying-jeou, head of self-ruled Taiwan, for a historic meeting on Saturday which, Mr Ma insisted, is about n(...)

A protester holding a sign that reads ‘Americans get off South China Sea’, is confronted by police outside the US Embassy in Beijing. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

China has accused Washington of having a “cold war mentality” after it sent a warship into a disputed part of the South China Sea where Beijing has b(...)

Roads cut through the site where EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England. File photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping sealed a multibillion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that prime minister Davi(...)

  Chinese president Xi Jinping addresses MPs and peers  in London: In his 11-minute speech he noted   “In China, the concept of putting people first and following the rule of law emerged in ancient times.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/WPA Pool /Getty Images

Xi Jinping began his state visit to Britain with a political show of strength, as the Chinese embassy filled the Mall with thousands of supporters kit(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping at the White House. “Xi got to see both sides of that time, which is one reason he’s such an interesting character.” Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

When the pandemonium of the Cultural Revolution erupted, he was a slight, softly spoken 13-year-old who loved classical Chinese poetry. Two years late(...)

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(...)