Hong Kong justice secretary Teresa Cheng surrounded by protesters in London on Thursday, in a social media still. Photograph: Chloe Leung via Reuters

The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned on Friday an attack by a “violent mob” on the city’s justice secretary in London, the first direct alt(...)

Screen grab taken from video released on August 29th from China’s state-run CCTV shows People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops for the Hong Kong Garrison arriving on a ship in Hong Kong during a routine rotation of personnel. Source: AFP/Getty Images

China rotated troops in its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling f(...)

Russian military personnel deliver a briefing on the military exercises at the defense ministry in Moscow on September 6th Photograph: EPA/Sergei Chirikov

Russia launched its biggest military exercises since the cold war on Tuesday, testing the battle readiness of its armed forces at a time of rising ten(...)

New Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen waves to  supporters at her presidential inauguration in Taipei on Friday. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Getty Images

Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as Taiwan’s first female president and pledged to keep peace with its giant neighbour China, which has been watching fo(...)

“You might have the clearance today but people will come back on to the streets another day,” student leader Alex Chow said of the protest clearance. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters.

Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site in the Admiralty district, marking an end to more than two(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder said five Chinese officials have been charged with espionage and trade secret theft. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

The US has charged five Chinese military officials with hacking into major US companies to steal trade secrets in the first US criminal prosecutions a(...)