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  1. April 10, 2014

    Report links Chinese military to cyber hacking

    The Chinese military is accused of continuing to hack western companies despite denying the accusations last year after a...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Beijing bristles at Hagel warning on Chinese maritime claims

    The US and China traded tough words over Beijing’s increasingly assertive stance on maritime claims during a visit to...

  1. April 4, 2014

    US warns China not to use force in maritime disputes

    The Obama administration has warned Beijing not to use force or coercive tactics to pursue its territorial claims in Asia,...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Asia follows China into an old-fashioned arms race

    Everyone knows about China’s arms build-up. Beijing’s defence budget has risen eightfold in 20 years. In that time it has...

  3. March 31, 2014

    Huawei buoyed by enterprise and consumer divisions

    Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecoms equipment company, posted record sales and its strongest net profit in three years...

  4. March 30, 2014

    China rejects Philippines case on ‘nine-dash’ line

    China has criticised the Philippines for forging ahead with an unprecedented international arbitration claim against Beijing...

  5. March 26, 2014

    New Zealand sees no risk in Huawei deal

    New Zealand has seen no evidence that Huawei, the Chinese telecoms company, poses a threat to its security, according to the...

  6. March 19, 2014

    US Pacific Fleet commander warns Asia it risks Crimea-like crisis

    The commander of the US Pacific Fleet has hit out at China’s “revanchist tendencies” and warned that Asia-Pacific nations...

  7. March 17, 2014

    How wars can be started by history textbooks

    When political leaders start rewriting the past, you should fear for the future. In Russia, Hungary, Japan and China, recent...

  8. March 6, 2014

    Xinjiang leader says online videos spark China separatist attacks

    The top Chinese official in the frontier Xinjiang region blamed online videos and technology used to bypass China’s internet...

  9. March 5, 2014

    China extends run of double-digit military spending increases

    China said it would bolster its military spending by 12.2 per cent in 2014, continuing an almost unbroken string of...

  10. March 5, 2014

    China ramps up rhetoric battle with Japan

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned Japan that China would not allow any country to “reverse the course of history”, as...

  11. March 4, 2014

    China warns neighbours on territorial disputes

    China has called on the US to accept its growing security presence in east Asia and warned its neighbours that it would...

  12. February 20, 2014

    US v China: is this the new cold war?

    To the list of industries now dominated by China, there is one surprising new entry: Miss World. Beauty contests were banned...

  13. February 20, 2014

    China training for ‘short, sharp war’, says senior US naval officer

    China has been training for a “short, sharp war” against Japan in the East China Sea, a senior US military officer has...

  14. February 18, 2014

    China considers larger tanks as soldiers pile on pounds

    China already has the largest army in the world. Now its soldiers are getting bigger too. A People’s Liberation Army study...

  15. February 18, 2014

    China hits back over UN report on N Korean refugee policy

    One of the toes protrudes a full inch further than the others from a purple, grotesquely bloated foot that has swollen to...

  16. February 18, 2014

    US leaves South Korea in limbo over contested Dokdo Islands

    When John Kerry was asked in Seoul last week whether the contested Dokdo Islands were covered by the US-South Korea mutual...

  17. February 13, 2014

    Kerry takes a long and winding road to Asia

    You might be forgiven for thinking when John Kerry became US secretary of state a year ago that the top item in his inbox...

  18. February 12, 2014

    Chinese navy makes more waves in the Pacific

    As John Kerry, US secretary of state, arrives in Asia on Thursday to reinforce the US “pivot”, the Chinese navy has been...

  19. February 7, 2014

    ‘The Contest of the Century’, by Geoff Dyer

    The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China, by Geoff Dyer, Allen Lane, RRP£20/Knopf, RRP$26.95, 320...

  20. February 6, 2014

    Obama walks into crossfire of Asian tensions

    US President Barack Obama has been drawn into the tense relations between Japan and South Korea, America’s two closest...

  21. February 5, 2014

    US says China ‘acting professionally’ in air defence zone

    Chinese fighter jets have not dramatically changed their behaviour near the disputed Senkaku Islands since Beijing created...

  22. January 15, 2014

    China’s Goldfinger general quizzed in corruption probe

    Celebrating Chairman Mao Zedong is not a crime in China, unless you happen to do it with the help of a pure gold statue of...

  23. December 17, 2013

    Japan unveils defence plan to counter China

    Japan has unveiled a more assertive defence strategy that includes increased military spending and a build-up of naval...

  24. December 17, 2013

    China accuses US of ‘harassing’ naval vessels

    A Chinese newspaper has accused a US navy ship of “harassing” a group of Chinese naval vessels in connection with a maritime...

  25. December 15, 2013

    China moon landing: Jade Rabbit rover rolls on to surface

    A Chinese rover has made tracks in the soft moon dust, a further step in the country’s goal to land a man on the moon by...

  26. December 14, 2013

    US naval near-miss in South China Sea adds to tensions

    Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, after the US revealed that one of its...

  27. December 12, 2013

    Seoul allows airlines to comply with China air zone

    South Korean airlines are to comply with China’s controversial new air defence zone after Seoul reversed its policy and...

  28. December 8, 2013

    S Korea expands air defence zone amid rising tensions

    South Korea has expanded its air defence zone, crossing into Japan’s own zone for the first time and creating more overlap...

  29. December 4, 2013

    Japan caught in dilemma over China air defence zone

    Any Asian country trying to preserve its hold on remote territory coveted by China, the region’s increasingly powerful and...

  30. December 3, 2013

    Joe Biden condemns China over air defence zone

    Joe Biden, the US vice-president, on Tuesday sharply criticised China’s declaration of a new air defence zone over the East...

  31. November 29, 2013

    US urges airlines to comply with China air rules

    The Obama administration has urged US commercial aircraft to comply with China’s new controversial air defence zone, in a...

  32. November 29, 2013

    Q&A: What is an air defence identification zone?

    China shocked its neighbours and countries further afield when it announced the creation of an air defence identification...

  33. November 29, 2013

    China heightens fears of widening tensions in Asian airspace

    When China created a controversial “air defence identification zone” last Saturday, it sparked alarm about the rising risk...

  34. November 27, 2013

    US says China air defence zone is a ‘provocative step’

    When the Pentagon flew B-52 bombers over the Senkaku islands on Tuesday, Washington was sending a powerful signal to China...

  35. November 26, 2013

    US bombers fly into China’s defence zone

    A pair of American B-52 bombers flew across disputed islands in the East China Sea on Tuesday, just days after China claimed...

  36. November 23, 2013

    Japan rejects China claim on airspace over disputed islands

    China has attempted to stamp its sovereignty on the airspace over islands that Japan also claims, a move that threatens to...

  37. November 17, 2013

    China offers rescue teams to Philippines

    China is willing to send rescue and medical teams to the Philippines to help it recover from Typhoon Haiyan, the Chinese...

  38. November 13, 2013

    Philippines relief effort lays bare China limitations

    The Philippines wrestles with life after Haiyan As the USS George Washington aircraft carrier sailed out of Hong Kong on...

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