People walk in the flooded road after record downpours in Zhengzhou city in central China’s Henan province on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from flood-hit regions of central China on Thursday as officials raised the death toll from heavy rai(...)

Anti-coup protesters burn constitution books at Tarmwe township in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: AP Photo

Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services have been shut down by order of the military, a local provider said. The move comes as protesters cont(...)

Chinese security personnel keep watch on pedestrian traffic during the week-long ‘Golden Week’ holidays at a zebra crossing in Shanghai. Photograph:  Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of millions of China’s newly flush middle class took to road, river and rail for the country’s extended National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival(...)

Rescuers trying to find survivors from a cruise ship that sank in the Yangtze River cut into the ship’s hull as hopes faded of finding more people alive. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China has pledged that there would be “no cover-up” of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 peo(...)

Soldiers marching outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where a session of the National People’s Congress is being held. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

China’s parliament has announced that it plans to trim back government ministries, including shutting the powerful but corrup(...)