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A bunch of strategically and economically insignificant rocks. Photograph: AP

There’s a peculiarly old-fashioned quality to the dispute that last week escalated sharply over islands in the East China Sea known in Japan as the Se(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden: “I was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with President Xi,” he said.  Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Reuters

US vice-president Joe Biden said China’s new air defence identification zone has caused “significant” unease in the region, and he told President X(...)

Chinese vice-president Li Yuanchao and US vice-president Joe Biden listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Reuters

Relations with China need to be based on trust, US vice-president Joe Biden said as he emerged from a meeting with president Xi Jinping, with neither (...)

President Xi Jinping: real appetite for reform

There was some trepidation when China’s Communist Party leaders emerged from a closed-door plenum last week with a vague statement containing no detai(...)

A soldier stands guard in Tiananmen Square next to the Great Hall of the People where the Chinese Communist Party conclave was held yesterday.  Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China’s leaders pledged to let markets play a “decisive” role in the economy as they unveiled a reform agenda yesterday for the next decade, looking t(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: “We must properly handle the relations between reform, development and stability.” Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Freeing up land ownership, liberalisation of state-run industries and changes in rules governing migrant workers’ rights are expected to figure among (...)

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has made a crackdown on graft part of the central plank of his government. Photograph: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg

China’s high-profile crackdown on corruption intensified yesterday with the punishment of senior railway officials amid reports President Xi Jinping h(...)

Bo Xilai is almost certain to be found guilty when he stands trial on charges of corruption. Photograph: AP

Over the years, Bo Xilai has been a big-city mayor, a provincial boss, a jailed counter-revolutionary, a trade tsar and a Communist Party grandee. But(...)

File photograph from 2010 of China’s former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai, who is due in court on Thursday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

The trial of disgraced senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start on Thursday when he will face charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power,(...)

A policeman tries to stop a television news crew from running towards the court where the appeal verdict of Liu Hui was announced in the Huairou district of Beijing yesterday. A court rejected an appeal by Liu Hui, brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, upholding his 11-year sentence on fraud charges. Photograph: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

A Chinese court has thrown out an appeal by the brother-in-law of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, upholding his 11-year s(...)

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