A life-size cut-out of China’s president Xi Jinping among tents and shelters of pro-democracy students at the Occupy Hong Kong camp in the Admiralty district this week. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

While the People’s Republic of China tends to dominate the headlines due to its sheer scale, the greater China story also includes the former crown co(...)

Women wearing traditional Uighur clothes in the city of Kashgar in the Chinese Xinjiang province. The mostly Muslim Uighurs share very close linguistic and cultural links to Central Asia and resent the Han Chinese. Photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

A view of tall trees and low walls encircling this oasis city is the first sign that the high-speed train has reached Hami in the Gobi desert, in the (...)

Kenyan men work  on a road being built by China Wuyi, a Chinese state company: China has played a crucial role in Africa’s economic development over the past 15 years. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

The crucial role China has played in Africa’s economic development over the past 15 years has become so pronounced that western countries now see it a(...)

Pro-democracy protesters sleep at a tunnel blocked by protesters near the office of the Chief Executive in Hong Kong. Photograph: Reuters

After more than two months of protests on the streets and clashes with police that have resulted in more than 200 arrests and multiple injuries, there(...)

Leaders pose for a group photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at the International Convention Center in Yanqi Lake, Beijing. Photograph: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

There were lighthearted moments during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Beijing last week: the odd censoring of coverage of a mo(...)

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 (...)

epa04454768 Pro-democracy protesters gather during a rally of the ongoing Occupy Central movement in Admiralty District of Hong Kong, China, 20 October 2014. Pro-democracy protesters gathered for a third night in Hong Kong's busy Mong Kok area, setting up new barricades, as police and protesters blamed each other for violence.  EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

Hong Kong’s chief executive has blamed “external forces” for the democracy protests that have rocked the territory in recent weeks as both government (...)

Japan’s Nikkei share average surged 3.3 per cent on Monday and was on track to post its biggest daily rise in more than a year as investors took heart from upbeat US data and as the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia overnight, after solid US data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worr(...)

Passers-by read messages left by pro-democracy protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests entered a third week, the territory’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying said he would not resign, while Chinese (...)

The Waldorf Astoria is pictured at 301 Park Avenue in New York. Hilton Worldwide Holdings said it would sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion, one of the highest prices per room ever paid for a US hotel. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel is set to become the biggest prize yet for buyers from China who have been pouring money into US real estate as (...)