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Protesters demonstrate  near the White House in Washington, DC, on Sunday in relation to the death of George Floyd. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

Chinese officials and state media taunted the US government over race-related protests that have raged in several American cities in recent days, comp(...)

Protesters march against proposed new security laws in Hong Kong   on Sunday.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Beijing effectively announced last week that it had lost all patience with Hong Kong and was going to drop any pretence of tolerating true autonomy fo(...)

Criticism over China’s handling of coronavirus has led Beijing to adopt a prickly and pugnacious approach to diplomacy. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty

“Throw away your illusions and prepare for a fight!” That was the headline of an editorial in a newspaper run by China’s People’s Liberation Army rec(...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers in Beijing on Wednesday wearing protective masks. China’s rate of new infections has reduced dramatically over the past month. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

China’s top legislature has announced it will hold its annual meeting next month after postponing it for the first time in decades due to the spread o(...)

Residents queue for free masks in Hong Kong, China.  Photograph: EPA/Miguel Candela

After more than a month confined to their homes, members of the Irish community under lockdown in Wuhan have been informed they will not be allowed to(...)

Residents wearing face masks shop at a market in Macau, China. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

My young son wakes with weird spots on his face and complaining that his throat feels as if there’s something stuck in it. I know perfectly well this (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  has his body temperature checked during an inspection of  coronavirus  prevention  work in Beijing. Photograph:  Ju Peng/XInhua/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus outbreak represents the single biggest challenge for Xi Jinping since he took the helm of the Communist Party eight years ago, but Chi(...)

 Security personnel wearing masks walk in central Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Disclosure is the best vaccine. This is a comment that has been popping up a lot online over the past two weeks in China as hundreds of millions rema(...)

The head of the local neighbourhood committee  carries a loudspeaker that plays a warning message about the coronavirus  in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

More than 14 million people call Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, home – but wandering around the desolate streets in recent days you’d be un(...)

Rescuers searching for survivors after a military Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains in Yilan county near Taipei. Photograph: Handout/Yilan County Fire Department/AFP via Getty Images

Taiwan’s top military chief was among eight people killed on Thursday after the Black Hawk helicopter that was carrying them crashed in a mountainous (...)

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