Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, right, with UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt at a press briefing at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday, July 30th, 2018. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

China has offered to hold talks with Britain on a post-Brexit free trade deal during a visit by foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is in Beijing to tr(...)

 An activist  argues with the police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Hong Kong marked 20 years since the handover of power over the territory from Britain to China on Saturday with a spectacular fireworks display in Vic(...)

 Chinese president Xi Jinping and new Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam after she is sworn in during her inauguration ceremony at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Exactly two decades after Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule, President Xi Jinping warned democracy advocates against crossing a “red line” and underm(...)

Three of the police officers  charged in connection with the beating of a protester arrive at  court in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

A Hong Kong court has jailed seven police officers for two years each for beating a handcuffed protester at the height of the Occupy pro-democracy pro(...)

People rest with their heads under umbrellas on a road during a protest in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on Thursday. The Hong Kong government has called for thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators to end their protests and free up the city centre. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Hong Kong‘s leader, Leung Chun-ying, has told pro-democracy protesters that he has no intention of stepping down, and warned that the consequences of (...)