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A visitor looks at the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing today. A group of families demanding justice for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have denounced new Chinese president Xi Jinping for failing to launch political reforms. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

A group of families demanding justice for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has denounced new president Xi Jinping for failing t(...)

Ahead of a five-day visit to China starting on Sunday both the First Minister and Deputy First Minister expressed considerable exasperation with some of the local media coverage of recent visits to China, Brazil and the United States.

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have robustly argued the value of foreign visits(...)

After a “naming and shaming” exercise by US authorities in February, Chinese hackers stopped their activities but have now renewed them.

Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China’s People’s Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from(...)

Last week a well-known writer called Hao Qun, whose pen name is Murong Xuecun, had his Weibo accounts with the providers Sina, Tencent, Net-Ease, and Sohu deleted simultaneously. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

In its latest effort to muzzle dissent and steer public opinion, the Chinese government has started to shut or freeze microblogs written by pro(...)

Getting a reservation at Beijing’s top restaurants is much easier now than a year ago, as government officials steer clear of pricey dinners.

Asia Briefing: President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption and extravagance by government officials is spoiling appetites in the banquet bu(...)

 Giulio Andreotti: many Italians believed he was the quintessential back-room wheeler-dealer, overseeing a political system riddled with cronyism and corruption. Photograph: AP Photo/Plinio Lepri

Giulio Andreotti, who died last Monday aged 94, served as Italian prime minister seven times and for more than half a century was known as “Mr (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping, who has called for a crackdown on graft and warned that the problem is so extreme it could threaten the party’s survival. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

Chinese police have detained activist Liu Ping on subversion charges after she called on(...)

Fang Zhongmou with her family in 1963, seven years before  her son Zhang reported her to the authorities over her criticism of Chairman Mao, after which she was executed by firing squad

In April 1970, as a 15-year-old Red Guard in the Chinese town of Guzhen, Zhang Hongbing did something he has regretted ever since. After his mo(...)

Eric Hobsbawm, who died last year aged 95, was a historian of breathtaking range, authority, linguistic ability and intellectual imagination. H(...)

Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan takes part in a welcoming ceremony upon her arrival with President Xi Jinping at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Freshly installed Chinese president Xi Jinping embarked on his maiden overseas tour as China ’s leader yesterday, starting in (...)

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