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Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong readings on China’s vast manufacturing sector offset the weak lead from a softer Wall Street session(...)

Sir Henry McMahon: his demarcation line between Tibet and British India has long been a source of dispute between China and India

The recent dispute between the world’s most populous countries, China and India, has its roots in an agreement drawn up by the son of an Irish general(...)

Workers near the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan in late March, where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have begun. Photograph:  Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

A team from the World Health Organisation (WHO) tasked with investigating the origins of coronavirus did not visit Wuhan, fuelling concern from wester(...)

The Trump administration’s impending ban on TikTok has further worsened tensions between Beijing and Washington. Photograph: AP

TikTok chief executive Kevin Mayer has resigned just months after taking the helm of the viral short video app, stepping out of the crossfire as the T(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping has been accused of turning the party into a ‘political zombie’. File photograph: EPA

An intensifying purge of disloyal Chinese Communist Party law and order officials is setting the stage for President Xi Jinping to become party chairm(...)

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui, who has been arrested for allegedly participating in social unrest last year. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong police have arrested two pro-democracy lawmakers for allegedly participating in social unrest last year as authorities crack down after the (...)

TikTok is suing US president Donald Trump. Photos: Lionel Bonaventure and Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

TikTok on Monday sued US president Donald Trump's administration over his executive order banning transactions in the US with the popular short-form v(...)

People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Photograph: EPA

In Shanghai, restaurants and bars in many neighbourhoods are teeming with crowds. In Beijing, thousands of students are heading back to campus for the(...)

Under the agreement announced on Friday, the EU will eliminate tariffs on US lobster products, worth about $111 million (€94 million) a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The United States and the European Union have agreed to reduce tariffs on a range of products - a rare example of trade cooperation between the two bl(...)

A man walking next to the still-closed Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, Hubei province, where the global coronavirus outbreak is believed to have begun. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Trump administration officials have tried taking a political sledgehammer to China over the coronavirus pandemic, asserting that the Chinese Communist(...)

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