Man riding bicycle through flood waters along a street following heavy rains in Zhengzhou in China’s central Henan province. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty

At least 25 people have died in China’s flood-stricken central province of Henan, a dozen of them in a subway line in its capital Zhengzhou, and mor(...)

Some of the Chinese fighters and bombers flew around the southern tip of Taiwan and out into the western Pacific, according to the island’s defence ministry. File photograph: Getty

China flew 28 military aircraft into Taiwan’s air defence buffer zone on Tuesday in its largest such incursion so far, according to Taipei officials, (...)

Police move people on as they gather in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on Friday. Photograph:  Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

Police blocked off a Hong Kong park to prevent people gathering to commemorate the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on Friday an(...)

Candles are placed on a railing during a vigil in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on June 4th last year to remember the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre by Chinese armed forces in 1989. Photograph:  Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

The Chinese Communist party is poised to extinguish the last public event on Beijing-controlled territory commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre (...)

 A Taiwanese soldier on a tank during a military exercise. Senior US officials fear that China is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan. Photograph: Getty Images

China has stepped up its military posturing around Taiwan over the past week, a trend that is set to fuel growing concerns that Beijing might move clo(...)

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(...)

U.S president Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order at the White House on February 24th, setting up a government review of US supply chains and seeking to end the country’s reliance on China and other adversaries for crucial goods. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times/Bloomberg

In his first weeks as US president Joe Biden has been focused on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and trying to pass a $1.9 trillion (€1.58 trillion) stim(...)

Indian army soldiers taking part in a military exercise in Leh district of the union territory of Ladakh last year. Photograph: Mohd Arhaan Archer/AFP via Getty

The Indian and Chinese armies have begun pulling back troops and heavy material such as tanks and howitzers from a bitterly contested portion of their(...)

Members of Taiwan’s armed forces stand atop CM-11 Brave Tiger main battle tanks during a military exercise in Hukou, Hsinchu County, Taiwan, on January 19th. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

Chinese military aircraft simulated missile attacks on a nearby US aircraft carrier during an incursion into Taiwan’s air defence zone three days afte(...)

Taiwanese  battle tanks during a military exercise in  Hsinchu County. Taiwan said four Chinese J-16 fighter jets, six H-6 bombers and one anti-submarine aircraft  entered its “air defence identification zone” on Saturday. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

The US has urged China to stop intimidating Taiwan after Chinese fighter jets and bombers flew into the country’s air defence zone in the second warni(...)

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