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China’s President Xi Jinping delivers a speech as he reviews a military display of Chinese People’s Liberation Army navy in the South China Sea on Thursday. Photograph:  Li Gang/Xinhua via Reuters

China’s navy announced it would hold live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait next Wednesday amid a worsening of tension in the western Pacific (...)

Wu Gan, a blogger better known by his online name “Super Vulgar Butcher”, plans to appeal the eight-year sentence handed down by the Tianjin Municipality’s No 2 Intermediate People’s Court, his lawyer said. File photograph: From Youtube video

China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a gover(...)

An image from a YouTube video of Wu Yongning, who amassed thousands of online followers with his high-altitude stunts, before dying in a fall last month. Photograph: via Weibo

For months Wu Yongning had climbed towers and buildings high above the streets of cities in China, turning a camera on himself as he teetered on ledge(...)

Hu Mingliang (left)  and his partner Sun Wenlin leave a courthouse after the Changsha Furong District people’s court ruled against the couple in Changsha, Hunan province, China. Photograph: EPA

In what has been seen as a landmark case for same-sex rights in China, a judge in the central province of Hunan has denied a gay couple the right to (...)

China’s president Xi Jinping has initiated a moral crusade that has seen TV items involving LGBT content taken off the air. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

A labour arbitration board in southern China will hear what is being described as the country’s first transgender job discrimination case after a man (...)

A shop selling wigs and headscarves on Jiatong Street, known locally as Cancer Street, in Changsha, in Hunan province. Photograph: Clifford Coonan

In Changsha, a narrow street threads its way between the scrubby fields behind the giant grey Hunan Provincial Tumour Hospital and the equally drab Hu(...)