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 Protesters march to demand a complete withdrawal of an extradition Bill in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

A sea of black coursed through Hong Kong’s skyscraper-lined streets on Sunday as an estimated two million protesters marched to demand chief executive(...)

Protesters march along a road demonstrating against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters.

Hong Kong was rocked by political unrest on Wednesday as police used rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, water hoses and bean-bag rounds to drive (...)

Police officers using pepper spray against protesters in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

Chinese state media has said that “foreign forces” seeking “to hurt China by trying to create havoc in Hong Kong” were behind the million-strong prote(...)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping toasted the Russian leader  Vladimir Putin as his 	‘best friend’.   Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

As China pivots towards Russia amid its escalating trade war with Washington, military tensions have been ratcheted up in the region on a number of fr(...)

Dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in on June 4th, 1989. Troops shot their way through Beijing’s streets to retake the square. Photograph: AP

In the weeks before the June 4th, 1989, massacre there was a festive mood in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, with throngs of students partying amid a sea (...)

Oisin Kelly won  the National Cocktail Championship at Catex, a trade event at the RDS on Wednesday.

The winner of the Irish National Cocktail Championship is Oisin Kelly, a bartender at the Sidecar cocktail lounge at the Westbury hotel in Dublin(...)

People perform a lion dance to bring good luck to tourists during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

China has started pulling mainland-based Taiwanese businesspeople and students into “brainstorming” sessions on the future of the de facto independent(...)

The Canton Place apartments in Guangzhou, China. American diplomats working at the US consulate in Guangzhou developed symptoms in at least two apartment complexes, including the Canton Place apartments, after a possible “sonic attack”. Photograph:  Lam Yik FeiThe New York Times

A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening US diplomats and their families – which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China – has widened as the(...)

The Mingqing family following their reunion. Photograph: TheCover.cn

Millions of Chinese hearts have been warmed by the tale of a couple reunited with their daughter after 24 years of searching for her. Wang Mingqing a(...)

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 (...)

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