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The new members of the standing committee of the politburo in China. Graphic: Paul Scott

China’s president Xi Jinping on Wednesday introduced the country’s top leadership, the standing committee of the politburo, of which he is chairman. T(...)

Chinese president and member of the standing committee of the Politburo Xi Jinping: “We must continue to rid ourselves of any virus that erodes the party’s fabric.” Photograph: How  Hwee Young/EPA

Five years after Xi Jinping led China’s top leaders on to the carpeted stage in the Great Hall of the People, the Communist Party boss is back with a (...)

Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji greet the media at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday in Beijing. Photograph:  How Hwee Young/EPA

Xi Jinping has unveiled a new leadership team after a week-long Communist Party congress that strengthened the Chinese president’s grip on power and r(...)

The Red Fort monument is reflected on the bulletproof glass covering the podium from where Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will deliver an  independence day speech in Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

National flags are being hawked at traffic lights, the Indian parliament has been illuminated, and monkey traps have been installed around Delhi monum(...)

China will allow imports of US beef, while the US will allow the import of cooked poultry from China

Relations between the world’s two largest economies have hit “a new high”, Donald Trump’s commerce secretary has claimed, announcing a “herculean” tra(...)

Analysts had expected exports to rise 12 per cent in March on a yearly basis

China’s exports contracted 15 per cent in March from a year earlier in a surprise drop that will exacerbate concerns about the slackening Chinese econ(...)

Tourists in Hong Kong. In the “Guidebook to Civilised Tourism”, flyers are recommended not to take life jackets kept underneath aircraft seats because “if a dangerous situation arises then someone else will not have a life jacket.”  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Don’t pick your nose, don’t pee in the swimming pool, don’t leave footprints on toilet seats and keep your nose hairs nicely trimmed.China’s Communist(...)

A woman rides a bicycle past the Shanghai Tower, under construction in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai. Chinese president Xi Jinping has promised to reform the Chinese economy to encourage more domestic consumption and to reduce its reliance on exports. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Talks between the US and China ended with an agreement to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty between the world’s two largest economies, a develop(...)

The Chinese Communist Party installed Li Keqiang as premier yesterday. The new second in command will be the public fac(...)