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Air China aircraft in Beijing. The airline told Reuters that the decision was made because “business was not good” and did not comment on when the flights would resume.   Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China’s flag carrier Air China has indefinitely suspended flights to Pyongyang, deepening North Korea’s isolation as it faces tougher sanctions from (...)

 Lu Wei, China’s former chief internet censor, who  is being investigated for corruption. Photograph: Larry Leung/EPA

China’s former chief internet censor Lu Wei is being investigated for graft, the Communist Party said, becoming the latest high-profile victim of the (...)

A Tibetan man living in exile in India: China sees the overwhelmingly Buddhist Himalayan region as part of its sovereign territory.    Photograph:  EPA/Rajat Gupta

The Chinese government has backed its under-20s football team, which stormed off the pitch during a game against a German fourth-division club followi(...)

Organ transplants have generally been a problem in China, as the country was criticised for using the organs of executed prisoners. Photograph: iStock

A Chinese surgeon has transplanted a human head onto a cadaver for the first time, and announced that he was establishing a timeframe for the debut o(...)

The ship Tian Kun Hao being launched at a port in Qidong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In a move set to crank up regional tensions ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China has tested a new dredger ship, dubbed a “magic island mak(...)

Hong Kong fans hold a protest banner and turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem during their Asian Cup qualifier against Malaysia  on October 10th. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

China’s parliament is considering jail sentences of up to three years for anyone caught disrespecting the national anthem, and may apply the decision(...)

US defence secretary Jim Mattis shaking hands with South Korean president Moon Jae-in in Seoul, South Korea last week. China believes that the US Thaad system’s powerful radar could be deployed against its military. Photograph:  Yonhap/via Reuters

China’s president Xi Jinping will hold a bilateral summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in next week in an effort to normalise relations(...)

US president Donald Trump walking with President Xi Jinping of China at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida in  April.  Photograph:  Doug Mills/The New York Times

As China gears up for the arrival of Donald Trump, the country’s ambassador to Washington has warned the US against trying to rein in Beijing’s effor(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: anti-corruption campaign will cover all China. Photograph:  Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Fresh from a power-enhancing Communist Party congress last week, China’s president Xi Jinping aims to step up the anti-corruption campaign to a nation(...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis with South Korean defence minister Song Young-moo at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Korean  Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Friday. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun-Pool/Getty Images

US secretary of defence James Mattis has accused North Korea of using nuclear weapons to threaten others with “catastrophe” but said the US remained (...)

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