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A South Korean soldier removes loudspeakers in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, on June 16th,  2004. South Korea has again halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea. Photograph: Jin-Hee Park/ EPA

South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea on Monday ahead of their first summit in a decade, as US pres(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping says he is personally opposed to life-long rule, in spite of recent removal of two-term limit. Photograph: Naohiko Hatta/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese president Xi Jinping has said that he is “personally opposed” to life-long rule, adding that foreign observers have “misinterpreted” a recent (...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir square on Monday following his re-election for a second term. Photograph: Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptians were no doubt glued to their televisions, gripped with suspense, as they awaited the results of their presidential election last week. Woul(...)

‘China will not be afraid or back down if a trade war is unavoidable. The country has never surrendered to external pressure, and it will not surrender this time either,’ according to the official Xinhua news agency.

China pledged “no surrender” in a burgeoning trade dispute with the US, saying the country had never surrendered to external pressure and was not abou(...)

Catholic clergy arrive in a procession for Mass on Holy Thursday, ahead of Easter celebrations at Beijing’s government-sanctioned South Cathedral  last week. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

As speculation grows about an imminent deal between the Vatican and Beijing to re-establish relations, Beijing insisted it has made real efforts towa(...)

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(...)

Workers cut pork at Park Packing in Chicago, Illinois: China slapped extra tariffs of up to 25 per cent on US frozen pork. Photograph: Reuters

As fears of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies intensified, China slapped extra tariffs of up to 25 per cent on US frozen pork, win(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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