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China’s President Xi Jinping has been accused of turning the party into a ‘political zombie’. File photograph: EPA

An intensifying purge of disloyal Chinese Communist Party law and order officials is setting the stage for President Xi Jinping to become party chairm(...)

A woman takes a selfie in front of the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu. It was ordered to cease operations. Photograph: Alex Plavevski

As the CNN crew tried to shoot a live broadcast in front of what was now the former US consulate in Chengdu, a group of Chinese patriots attempted to (...)

 A man walks past the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu, on Monday. The US Consulate General in the southwestern Chinese city was ordered to cease operations as a reciprocate measure following the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, USA. Photograph: EPA

China took over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliat(...)

Customers wearing face masks queue for food outside a store in Beijing on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

A ninth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned the outbreak “could still go in any direction”(...)

 People wear face masks as they sit at the emergency department of a hospital in  Taiwan: the country on Sunday reported a fourth case of the coronarivus. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

What is the virus causing illness in Wuhan?  It is a novel coronavirus – a member of the coronavirus family never been encountered before. Like o(...)

Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

 A bus is lifted out of the Yangtze River by a floating crane in Wanzhou in southwestern China’s Chongqing Municipality. Police said on Friday that a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge and killing at least 13 people on Sunday. Photograph: Wang Quanchao/Xinhua/AP

In their final moments, the passengers screamed. A woman stood at the front of the bus, slapping the driver with a mobile phone. The driver hit back, (...)

Police officers are seen behind a cordon near the gate of a kindergarten where a woman armed with a kitchen knife attacked children, in Chongqing, China. Photograph: Reuters

A knife-wielding woman has injured 14 children at a nursery school in the western Chinese city of Chongqing, police said. A 39-year-old woman was tak(...)

A woman carries a child through fallen trees at Repulse Bay beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial marke(...)

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