People gather for a candlelit vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. Unlike in mainland China, Hong Kong can freely mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square. Photograph: Reuters

China’s annual bout of state-enforced, collective amnesia went into overdrive yesterday on the 25th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on democracy (...)

US attorney general Eric Holder speaks as he announces indictments against Chinese military hackers on cyber-espionage today. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

A US grand jury has indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking American companies and stealing trade secrets, the toughest action t(...)

A man, whom local media say is a suspect, is detained after a knife attack at a railway station in Guangzhou, south China. Photograph: Reuters

In the third such attack since March, an assailant armed with a knife injured at least six people at Guangzhou’s main train station, adding to growing(...)

An unfinished residence that belongs to former People’s Liberation Army general Gu Junshan, who has been charged with corruption,  according to state news agency Xinhua. Photograph: Reuters

Former People’s Liberation Army general Gu Junshan has been charged with corruption, the Xinhua news agency r(...)

Paramilitary policemen stand guard on Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The debate on the size of the army has masked the gains made in the country’s defence industry. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

China’s military might, what it costs and what that means for security around the region, is the subject of much debate right now. The la(...)

Police at the ticket office at Kunming railway station in China’s Yunnan province after a group of armed men attacked people on Saturday evening. Photograph: Reuters

Police in China say they are still searching for five of the attackers who went on a bloody rampage in Kunming’s central train st(...)

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 (...)

Beijing published co-ordinates for a maritime air defence zone that covers an uninhabited archipelago of  islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Photograph: AP

China’s military sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft on patrol into disputed air space over the East China Sea yesterday, the Ch(...)

Huawei is on the verge of becoming a genuine global IT giant. photograph: kiyoshi ota/bloomberg via getty images

The Huawei campus in Shenzhen in southern China is a model of openness and industry as 40,000 mostly young employees happily patrol the 2sq km of the(...)

China’s premier Li Keqiang, who told US secretary of state John Kerry last week that Beijing was “highly concerned” about Washington’s debt ceiling problem and its failure to resolve its debt crisis. Photograph: Reuters

In a frank editorial, China’s official state news agency, Xinhua, yesterday launched a fierce broadside against the United States, saying its current (...)