China

China holds 'biggest ever' naval drill in disputed sea

More than 10,000 personnel, 76 fighter jets and 48 warships took part in the exercises attended by President Xi Jinping.

Asia Pacific

Chinese official pleads guilty to corruption, abuse of power

Sun Zhengcai was the young mayor of Chongqing, one of China's fastest-growing cities, and expected to take up national leadership roles, but now he has been caught in Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown.

Corruption

China's disgraced Sun Zhengcai stands trial for bribery

Chinese prosecutors have charged disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery, state media has said, the latest development in a corruption probe into a man once considered a contender for top leadership.

China

Fallen Chinese official pleads guilty in bribery trial

Sun Zhengcai, a former top Communist Party official, was arrested as part of President Xi's anti-corruption campaign.

Former Chinese political star pleads guilty in bribery trial

Asia Pacific

China files complaint against US over trade dispute

China has filed a trade complaint with the World Trade Organization against the US.

China

China opens door to US trade concessions

Xi Jinping addresses US trade concerns after China files complaint at WTO over duties imposed by Washington.

China's Xi Jinping offers possible trade concessions to US

China

No escape: The fearful life of China's exiled dissidents

Activists, journalists and critics of Chinese leadership and authority tell stories of surveillance and threats abroad.

Environment

Asia's longest river floods sea with plastic waste

China's environment ministry plans to address the 1.5 million tonnes of plastic the Yangtze River carries out to sea each year.

Business & Economy

Trump tweets US and China will reach deal on IP

China, US tariffs are illegal, Trump, 'China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the right thing to do.'

Trump tweets US and China will reach deal on IP

Business & Economy

Alibaba sues Dubai's Alibabacoin

Alibaba accused Alibabacoin of using its 'single-minded focus' to capitalise on plaintiff’s reputation.

Alibaba sues Dubai's Alibabacoin

UpFront

China: Is President Xi Jinping the new Mao?

Sharon Hom and Qinduo Xu debate the problems and promise of China's President Xi, now without term limits.

China: Is President Xi Jinping the new Mao?

Business & Economy

Global markets continue to fall amid fears of trade war

Uncertainty over US tariff threats and China's response to them have driven markets down before the weekend.

Inside Story

After US-China spat, does free trade have a future?

As China and US threaten more tariffs, the assumptions underlying global free trade system are coming into question.

UpFront

Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

We ask Bayan Rahman whether a Kurdish country is possible and debate the end of term limits for China's President Xi.

Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

Business & Economy

China questions legality of US tariffs at WTO

Country's ambassador calls on other WTO members to join opposition to Trump administration's Section 301 tariffs.

China questions legality of US tariffs at WTO