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(...)

The  Philippine  navy  simulating a rescue  during a navy anniversary celebration in Manila. President Rodrigo  Duterte has said he would go to war over his country’s rights to resources in the South China Sea  area. Photograph: EPA

China has urged the US to stop “causing trouble” in disputed territories in the South China Sea after US warships sailed near the Paracel Islands clai(...)

China’s South Sea fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, in May 2016.  Photograph:   AFP/Getty Images

The Philippines has expressed “serious concern” after Chinese strategic bombers landed on islands and reefs in disputed areas of the South China Sea,(...)

Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe review an honour guard prior to their talks in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defence Ministry/Reuters

The US should pay attention to increasingly close military ties between China and Russia, China’s new defence minister has warned during a visit to M(...)

H-6K bombers flying during a military parade in Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia autonomous region of China, on July 30th, 2017.  The H-6K bomber carries the DH-20 land-attack cruise missile, giving it the ability to hit targets as far away as Australia.  Photograph: Cui Nan/VCG via Getty Images

Chinese fighter jets and bombers have carried out manoeuvres in disputed areas of the South China Sea and the western Pacific, the air force said, and(...)

Members of China’s  People’s Liberation Army band at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping has pledged to make the army  a world-class military force by 2049. Photograph:  Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

China is developing unmanned tanks driven by remote control as part of its modernisation plans for the People’s Liberation Army, state media reported(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping inspecting People’s Liberation Army soldiers at a barracks in Hong Kong in June 2017. Photograph: Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty Images

Domestically produced aircraft carriers, new stealth warplanes and improved rocket capabilities are among the military highlights that look set to do(...)

Rapper PG One (centre). Chinese music fans are bracing for a crackdown on hip-hop after a rapper was dropped from a popular singing programme. Photograph: Getty Images/AFP

Gritty urban tales of white powder, partying all night and sleeping all day, violence, mawkish raps about “cosplay”, braggadocio about sexual prowess (...)

Kaohsiung harbour in Kaoshiung, southern Taiwan. “The day that a US navy vessel arrives in Kaohsiung is the day that our People’s Liberation Army  unifies Taiwan by military force,” said Li Kexin, minister at China’s embassy in Washington DC. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

A senior Chinese diplomat has said mainland China will invade Taiwan if the US sends navy ships to the self-ruled island, prompting a bout of verbal (...)

A missile described by the North Korean government as the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile being launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea on November 29th. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

With US-South Korean joint military exercises still ongoing, a Chinese newspaper in a province bordering North Korea has caused controversy by publis(...)

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