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A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Experts believe it is already too late to restrict the movement of face data across geographic borders. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

When Jillian York, a 36-year-old American activist, was on vacation in February, she received an unexpected text. Her friend Adam Harvey, another acti(...)

An artist impression of the rover for China’s Chang’e-4 lunar probe.

China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the (...)

Chinese models pose for a wedding picture in Shanghai on Bund’s promenade. The state is frowning on fancy celebrations.

If you’re planning a Big Fat Chinese Wedding, think again. Chinese authorities are clamping down on extravagant weddings as part of a broader campaig(...)

An anti-Brexit demonstrator stands outside the venue of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. Photograph:  Reuters

EU citizens will no longer be given priority to live and work in Britain, in a radical overhaul of immigration policy after Brexit which prime ministe(...)

Rainbow trout – or is it? Photograph: Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post via Getty Images

A surefire way to confuse your server in a restaurant in China these days is to ask if the fish dish contains rainbow trout or salmon. New rules intr(...)

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about the in North Korea during a news conference in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans have died in a bus crash in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese(...)

Smoke and flames coming from a burning oil tanker at sea off the coast of eastern China. Photograph: AFP

An Iranian tanker carrying one million barrels of oil ablaze off the coast of China is at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese authorities said, as (...)

China landslide: military police and rescue workers lift rocks in Xinmo village. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports (...)

US president Donald Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the phone overnight. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump has allayed fears of tense relations with Beijing after he told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a phone call that he w(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping has instituted a popular anti-corruption campaign that has seen the demise of key rivals. Photograph: Guillermo Gutierrez/Bloomberg

In the National Museum of China, the cap which Mao Zedong wore on the epic Long March forms the centrepiece of an exhibition marking the 80th annivers(...)

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