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A same-sex marriage supporter adjusts the wedding veil of his friend, in front of an ad for  a wedding firm,  after a marriage equality referendum was lost, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 25th. Photograph:  Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has suffered punishing losses in local elections in a boost for the China-friendly opposition, whil(...)

Taiwanese will  vote in a referendum to see if the self-ruled island should compete in international sports events  as Taiwan instead of  Chinese Taipei. Photograph: EPA/David Chang

Officials in self-ruled Taiwan have vowed to defend themselves against what they say are efforts by mainland China to swing voters away from the rulin(...)

Shenzhen, , just across the border from Hong Kong, has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

In the tech incubators and skyscrapers of Shenzhen, which has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley and a post(...)

Yan’an, in the Shanbei region of China’s Shaanxi province: “the dusty birthplace of an epochal story of social change, where an agrarian, inward-looking country evolved into the world’s second-biggest economy”. Photograph:  Getty Images

The sun is setting above Yan’an, where the 1949 revolution in China that swept the communists to power under the leadership of chairman Mao Zedong spr(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

The rolling crisis of climate change was underscored by recent and disturbing data from the intergovernmental panel on the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compiled by the world’s leading climate scientists has warned there is onl(...)

 China’s president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump     in Beijing in 2017. The  leaders are expected to meet at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires for their first face-to-face meeting since August. Photograph: Getty Images

China’s ambassador to the United States said it was “very confusing” trying to work out which member of President Donald Trump’s administration was re(...)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) shakes hands with Yang Jiechi (right), China’s Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on October 8th, 2018 Photograph:  Daisuke Suzuki/EPA

China has rejected US espionage accusations against an alleged Chinese intelligence officer who was extradited from Belgium as “made out of thin air” (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence addresses the Hudson Institute on the administration’s policy towards China in Washington, DC. Photograph: JIm Watson/AFP/Getty Images

China has accused US vice-president Mike Pence of making slanderous, baseless accusations after he said Beijing was trying to sway the US midterm elec(...)

The USS Decatur in the South China Sea. The US and China traded angry accusations after the Decatur and a Chinese warship nearly collided on September 30th. File photograph:  Diana Quinlan/US Navy via the New York Times

A Chinese destroyer came within 40m of the bow of a US Navy warship performing manoeuvres in a disputed section of the South China Sea, the latest esc(...)

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