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Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump: Each country is hoping for a dramatic – and unlikely – win over the other. Photograph: Reuters/KCNA handout, Lucas Jackson/Reuters

When Alex Wellerstein, a nuclear historian who has studied crises and breakthroughs dating to the earliest cold war arms races, tried to imagine the p(...)

Apple’s shares fell 3 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Tech stocks faced a widespread sell-off on Friday after an update from one of Apple’s biggest suppliers, Taiwan Semiconductor, raised expectations of (...)

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 Ming-yi’s novel The Stolen Bicycle is one of 13 novels long-listed for the Man Booker international prize this year.

Tense cross-strait relations between mainland China and self-ruled Taiwan continue to worsen after a Man Booker international prize nominee had his n(...)

H-6K bombers flying during a military parade in Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia autonomous region of China, on July 30th, 2017.  The H-6K bomber carries the DH-20 land-attack cruise missile, giving it the ability to hit targets as far away as Australia.  Photograph: Cui Nan/VCG via Getty Images

Chinese fighter jets and bombers have carried out manoeuvres in disputed areas of the South China Sea and the western Pacific, the air force said, and(...)

Closer ties: Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen toasts with American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei chairman Albert Chang and Alex Wong, US deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  Photograph: Reuters/Tyrone Siu

A popular state-run tabloid has urged China to increase pressure on the US over its growing closeness with Taiwan, and said it should consider militar(...)

People and businesses across the European Union produce 58 million tonnes of plastic every year; more than 40 per cent of that total comes from packaging alone. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

For many, the image that brought the crisis home came when David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II documentary showed an albatross unwittingly feeding its(...)

Delegates listen to China’s president Xi Jinping  on a large screen during the closing session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. The talking-shop parliament enshrined Xi as president without term limits. Photograph: Getty images

As they have done for nearly seven decades, delegates at the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing will now head back (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

China’s emboldened president Xi Jinping laid out a hardline nationalist agenda as he closed the country’s annual parliament on Tuesday, saying China w(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping inspecting People’s Liberation Army soldiers at a barracks in Hong Kong in June 2017. Photograph: Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty Images

Domestically produced aircraft carriers, new stealth warplanes and improved rocket capabilities are among the military highlights that look set to do(...)

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