Chinese president Xi Jinping attends the commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

China’s reunification with Taiwan must happen and will happen peacefully, the country’s leader Xi Jinping said, despite a ratcheting-up of threats to (...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi (left) and foreign policy official Yang Jiechi (second left) face US national security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) and secretary of state Antony Blinken (second right)  at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18th. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The US is concerned that China is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan as President Xi Jinping becomes more willing to take risks to bo(...)

People perform a lion dance to bring good luck to tourists during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

China has started pulling mainland-based Taiwanese businesspeople and students into “brainstorming” sessions on the future of the de facto independent(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Taiwan and China

Talks between Taiwanese and Chinese officials have put their relations on a more politically representative footing capable of discussing a wid(...)