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Shohrat Zakir, the number two Communist Party official. “Through vocational training, most trainees have been able to reflect on their mistakes and see clearly the essence and harm of terrorism and religious extremism.” Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

A senior Chinese Communist Party official has defended the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the restive western region of Xinjiang, saying the camp(...)

People mingle in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang region, China. Xinjiang is China’s biggest province and the source of much of its oil and gas. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

The provincial legislature in Xinjiang in western China, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has changed its law to allow the use of re-educati(...)

Meng Hongwei: disappeared last month after a visit to China. Interpol said on Sunday its general secretariat had received his resignation as president. Photograph: Du Yu/Xinhua via AP

The Chinese former head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, who disappeared last month after a visit to China, is under investigation for accepting bribes, a (...)

 Chinese actress Fan Bingbing pictured during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in  May. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

China’s most famous actor Fan Bingbing has made a public apology after she was fined hundreds of millions of yuan for tax evasion, her first public pr(...)

A woman walks past the Holy Family Catholic Church in Taipei. There are 12-30 million Catholics in China. Photograph: Daniel Shih

It’s nearly 70 years since the Communists swept to power in China and the Roman Catholic Church was driven out by the fiercely secular order of Mao Ze(...)

Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province: Tensions between Uighurs and the ethnic Han majority in China have intensified, and hundreds have died in terror attacks and unrest. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

Social stability in Xinjiang has been “hard-won”, China’s public security minister has said, calling for greater “reform through education” for prison(...)

 Vietnam’s president Tran Dai Quang who died at age 61. Photograph:  AP

Vietnam’s president Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country(...)

Andrei Tarasenko: hundreds of protesters took to the streets  after Mr Tarasenko suddenly overtook Andrei Ishchenko’s lead in the final stages of the vote count on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/ Yuri Maltsev

Election authorities in Russia’s far east cancelled the results of a gubernatorial election on Thursday after protests erupted over blatant vote riggi(...)

Posters of late communist leader Mao Zedong and President Xi Jinping  at a market in Beijing:  next step is to bring the China Dream overseas. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

A colourful propaganda poster on a billboard, tucked inside the gate of a leafy residential compound in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, unswervingly prom(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Michele Audin, daughter of late Maurice Audin, as he leaves the home in Bagnolet of Josette Audin, widow of Audin, on Thursday. Photograph: Thomas  SamsoN/AFP/Getty Images

When President Emmanuel Macron recognised the responsibility of the French state for the torture and murder of the communist mathematician and anti-co(...)

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