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Huawei expects smartphone shipments to grow 20 per cent next year even if it’s blocked from the latest Google software, suggesting the Trump administr(...)

Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang speaks to members of the media after his trial at the Kowloon City Magistrates Court in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

This week sees two trials in Hong Kong that will revive memories of the 2014 democracy protests as seven policemen stand accused of brutally beating d(...)

Pro-democracy activists carry pictures of the visiting chairman of the standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress, Zhang Dejiang, along with detained Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaob and his wife Liu Xia, in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

A giant banner calling for Hong Kong democracy was pulled from a mountainside, a photographer’s towel in contentious pro-democracy yellow was confisca(...)

The files link nine of the country’s most prominent families, including a relative of president Xi Jinping,  to secret offshore companies, mostly based in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The Chinese government remained silent on Friday on revelations from the Panama Papers that the families of three of the seven people on the Standing (...)

A labourer cuts steel bars at a railway bridge construction site in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. The government has pledged to make state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more subject to market forces

China will work to reform its hugely inefficient public sector, making state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more subject to market forces and restructuring(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the start of the trading day in New York. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

European shares rallied on Thursday after China’s central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation after a devaluation this week tha(...)

Zhou Yongkang: a former oil boss and security tsar who amassed power, he has been at the centre of investigations since July last year. Experts say the inquiry is driven by internal politics not justice. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

At a building site in Changsha, in Hunan province, not far from where Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong comes from, a series of 33 carto(...)

Police confront a pro-democracy protester earlier this month.  There are fears Beijing may be planning a more severe crackdown. Photograph: EPA/Rolex Dela Pena

After two weeks of protests seeking full democracy for Hong Kong, there is no sign of the region’s government and its Beijing supporters backing down (...)

A protester carries a banner demanding universal suffrage during protests in Hong Kong earlier this week. Photograph:  Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

Dressed in black and carrying large black shrouds, thousands of activists marched through Hong Kong at the weekend protesting against the territory’s (...)

A sinking Vietnamese boat that was allegedly rammed by Chinese vessels near disputed Paracel Islands, near a marine guard ship, at Ly Son island, Quang Ngai province, on May 29th. The incident occurred on May 26th, when 40 Chinese fishing boats surrounded a group of Vietnamese vessels that were operating near the Paracel islands. Photograph: Bich Tram/EPA

A largely unpopulated archipelago administered by China but claimed by Vietnam, the Paracel Islands have become the flashpoint in an increasingly agg(...)

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