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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waving to the crowd as he leaves Beijing station. Photograph:  KCNA via  KNS/AFP/Getty Images

After a surprise four-day visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un departed China with President Xi Jinping’s backing for a second summit with US preside(...)

Lisa Duan, a visitor from China, holds a sign in support of Huawei outside of the bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is being held on an extradition warrant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Top Chinese and US trade officials have resumed negotiations to resolve a trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies, despite a diplomat(...)

A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch centre in Xichang in China’s southwestern Sichuan province early. Photograph: China OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

China has launched a daring space mission to boldly go where no one has gone before by landing a lunar probe on the dark side of the moon. A Long Mar(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: agreed he  would become the first North Korean leader to visit Seoul before 2018 was out. Photograph:  KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may still make a historic first visit to Seoul this year but only if stalled denuclearisation talks with the US resume(...)

The trade disagreement between China and the US has weighed on markets this year. Photograph: Reuters

China is confident it can reach a full deal on trade with the US, despite threats from president Donald Trump to revert to tariffs if he doesn’t get a(...)

Chinese models pose for a wedding picture in Shanghai on Bund’s promenade. The state is frowning on fancy celebrations.

If you’re planning a Big Fat Chinese Wedding, think again. Chinese authorities are clamping down on extravagant weddings as part of a broader campaig(...)

Jack Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and transformed it into one the world’s most important ecommerce and digital payments companies. His net worth is estimated at about €35 billion. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s richest man, the Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, has been revealed as a member of the ruling Communist Party of China, having joined dur(...)

Chinese soldiers participating in an anti-terror drill in Hami, Xinjiang in July 2017. Photograph: Reuters

China has promised to retaliate if the US imposes sanctions on a provincial leader in the troubled Xinjiang region, and the country’s ambassador to Wa(...)

Taiwanese will  vote in a referendum to see if the self-ruled island should compete in international sports events  as Taiwan instead of  Chinese Taipei. Photograph: EPA/David Chang

Officials in self-ruled Taiwan have vowed to defend themselves against what they say are efforts by mainland China to swing voters away from the rulin(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping spent seven years in Liangjiahe living in primitive conditions. Photograph: Mark R. Cristino/EPA

In the cave in Liangjiahe where the 15-year-old Xi Jinping was sent in 1969 during the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, there is a felt mattress on(...)

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