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North Korean cheerleaders arrive to participate in a welcoming ceremony for North Korea’s Olympic team at the Olympic Village in Gangneung, South Korea on Thursday. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

After months of tension over North Korea’s nuclear programme, athletes and senior leaders have gathered in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics, which(...)

In this April 13th, 2017 photo, Kim Yo Jong is pictured during the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: AP/Wong Maye-E

North Korea will send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a representative to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, making her the first member (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un followed by president of the presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong-nam after a military parade in Pyongyang in May 2016. Kim Yong-nam will represent the North at the Winter Olympics. Photograph:  Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea will send its ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, to the Winter Olympics at the head of its delegation, and South Korea’s president Mo(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip visiting Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai on Friday. Photograph:  Aly Song/Reuters

China’s Global Times has praised UK prime minister Theresa May for her pragmatism in refusing to comment publicly on China’s human rights record and (...)

 British prime minister Theresa May drinks next to Xi Jinping, China’s president, during a tea ceremony at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/EPA

Theresa May has held talks with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing on her mission to drum up support for a favourable post-Brexit trade deal, wi(...)

The Chinese government says the national social credit system is a way of keeping people honest and making people good. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

When booking a cab in Beijing the other day using Didi, the Chinese version of Uber, I accidentally booked twice. I was chastised by text message on W(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May is greeted by Chinese actor Jiang She Ying at Wuhan University in Hubei, China: Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who is responsible for economic affairs in the world’s second largest economy, has reassured British prime minister Theres(...)

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 (...)

A woman walks through Beijing’s Beihang University, where professor was recently fired for sexually harassing students. Chinese women are rallying behind the #WoYeShi hashtag inspired by the #MeToo movement. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Inspired by the #MeToo movement in the US denouncing sexual harassment, former doctoral student Luo Qianqian decided to go public on how her professor(...)

Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono and China’s foreign minister Wang Yi meeting in Beijing. Photograph: Getty Images

China has urged regional rival Japan to work with it to get strained relations between the two Asian giants back on to a normal track, as Japan’s fore(...)

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