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US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping prior to their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

China’s president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump vowed to step up security co-operation between their two countries to tackle the North Kore(...)

US defence secretary James Mattis: says  all diplomatic efforts should be made. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

In the latest sign of growing tension in the region, two military aircraft from the US and China inadvertently flew too close to each other in an “uns(...)

Chinese J-15 fighter jets being launched from the deck of the “Liaoning” aircraft carrier during military drills in the South China Sea on January 2nd. China claims nearly all of the  disputed waters. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait. The order was executed only hours(...)

The oceanographic survey ship, USNS Bowditch, which deployed the underwater drone seized by a Chinese navy warship in the South China Sea last week. Photograph: US navy/Reuters

China and the US have held talks about returning an American underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel last week, but the incident has highligh(...)

An advertisement for a magazine featuring US president-elect Donald Trump on the cover at a news stand in Shanghai. Photograph: Getty

Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower. That was the conclusion of China’s Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as th(...)

The USNS Bowditch (above), an oceanographic survey ship, was about to retrieve the unmanned underwater vehicle when it was seized in the South China Sea. File photograph: Wikimedia Commons

A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by a US oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering(...)

A Chinese coast guard ship at  the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea last June. Several countries have territorial disputes with Beijing over the South China Sea, including Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and self-ruled Taiwan. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

China and Russia will stage eight days of naval manoeuvres in South China Sea off the coast of Guangdong Province from Monday, the Chinese navy said o(...)

What is China doing in the South China Sea? China claims most of the South China Sea as its own, and it has territorial disputes with nearly all its n(...)

 The destroyer USS Lassen sailed within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the Spratly archipelago, one of the areas where Beijing has allegedly been building artificial islands, according to media reports. Photograph:Martin Wright/US Navy /EPA

The US has threatened further naval incursions into waters claimed by China after its naval manoeuvres near two artificial islands in the South China (...)

Anti-tank missiles are displayed at the military parade in Beijing on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

China put on a muscular display of military might in a parade in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second World War 70 years ag(...)

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