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US sailors on USS Dewey, which sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Mischief Reef, one of three locations in the Spratlys where China has reclaimed land. Photograph: Kryzentia Weiermann/US Navy/AFP

A US Navy destroyer has sailed close to a Chinese-built artificial island in the South China Sea, the first such patrol in the hotly contested waterwa(...)

US president Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of criticism against Japan and China on Tuesday, saying they were devaluing their currencies. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

China said on Friday it has never used its currency as a tool to gain an advantage in trade and was not seeking a “currency war”, after US president D(...)

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in a still image from video taken by a US surveillance aircraft, in May 2015. Photograph: US Navy/Handout via Reuters

Beijing reacted in muted fashion after US president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, challenged China’s ambitions i(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, pictured at a  reception newly-arrived foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin on Wednesday, wished Donald Trump success on his election as US president. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/EPA

Russia, Ukraine & Hungary The Kremlin was quick to congratulate Donald Trump on Wednesday morning and Russia’s lower house of parliament broke in(...)

Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching, two elected Hong Kong pro-independence politicians,  who have in effect been barred by China from taking office. They pledged allegiance to the “Hong Kong nation” and displayed a banner declaring “Hong Kong is not China” during a swearing-in ceremony  in October. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

China’s parliament has passed a ruling that in effect bars two elected Hong Kong pro-independence politicians from taking office, Beijing’s most dire(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, who has arrived in China for a four-day visit. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in China for a four-day visit to boost the southeast nation’s relations with its giant neighbour, with t(...)

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang. “What makes the United States think that it is in a position to make all these irresponsible remarks against others?” he asked. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

An international arbitration ruling against China over disputed territory in the South China Sea has sparked an outburst of nationalist fervour, with (...)

Crew members of Japanese submarine Oyashio (left) work on the deck while Japanese destroyers  dock at a port of the former US naval base in Subic bay, north of Manila, in the   Philippines.  China has an ongoing row with Tokyo over the ownership of islands in the region. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) bloc of advanced economies issued a statement strong(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a long-range rocket launch in North Korea on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

There was a chorus of condemnation after North Korea defied international sanctions to launch a long-range rocket carrying what it said was a satellit(...)

Two children whose school was bombed in Aleppo pose in a mock-up meant to symbolise a destroyed classroom set up by charity Save the Children outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday on  eve of a donor conference aiming to raise money for the millions of Syrians hit by the country’s civil war and a refugee crisis. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Germany has pledged to give €2.3 billion in aid to Syria by 2018, including €1.1 billion e this year alone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday(...)

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