US stocks joined a global advance in equities sparked by China’s renewed commitment to stimulus. Photograph: Bloomberg

Stocks rose amid positive signs on US-China trade talks and improved sentiment following the UK’s decision to request a delay on its exit from the Eur(...)

People gather at the park during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela on Thursday.  Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Venezuela shut schools and suspended the work day as its worst blackout in decades paralysed most of the country for a second day on Friday, while Chi(...)

Legal experts give Huawei’s lawsuit little chance of success based on a recent, similar case filed by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab Inc. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Huawei is suing the US government for barring its equipment from certain networks, delivering a legal riposte to American accusations it aids China in(...)

A rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar probe including a lander and a rover blasts off from  Xichang launch centre in the Sichuan province of China in December. Photograph: VCG via Getty

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit. Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is prepa(...)

The US argues that 5G will be so fast – and have so many military applications – that the risk of using any Chinese telecoms equipment is too high. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

The British government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks, in a serious blow to US efforts to pers(...)

Taking a security bet on Huawei in 5G networks when its main competitors, Ericsson and Nokia, are European no longer feels sensible. Photograph: Getty Images

During the Maoist cultural revolution in China, a young soldier called Ren Zhengfei was sent to the northeastern city of Liaoyang to help build a clot(...)

 Huawei products  in Beijing. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

The United States on Monday charged China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, its chief financial officer and two affiliates with bank and wire fraud to vio(...)

Medical staff taking care of a newborn baby at a hospital in Fuyang in China’s eastern Anhui province on January 19th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The number of babies born in China dropped to the lowest level in almost 60 years in 2018, a sign the birth rate is slowing in the world’s most populo(...)

Donald Trump has fired the last remaining adult in the White House and is promising a prolonged battle with Congress unless he gets funding for his Mexican Wall

The US stock market is having its worst December since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Donald Trump has fired the last remaining adult in the White(...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Canadian businessman Michael Spavor after at an airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 3rd, 2013. Photograph: KCNA/EPA

A second Canadian citizen is under investigation by Chinese authorities, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries following the arrest of a fo(...)

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