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FBI warns US businesses of cyber attacks, blames Beijing

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation warned US businesses on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on US companies.

'Hong Kong people can show Beijing that we will stay strong': protests may last for days

Protesters hand out piles of umbrellas in the early hours of the morning outside the Hong Kong Government Complex in Hong Kong.

Philip Wen Pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong continued to sweep up momentum as new supporters joined existing protesters in defying government calls to abandon street blockades across the city, while riot...

Hong Kong protesters call off talks after coming under assault from pro-Beijing crowds

Katy Lee Hong Kong student leaders have called off talks with the government aimed at bringing an end to mass pro-democracy demonstrations that have paralysed the city, after violent clashes broke out with...

Hong Kong activists prepare for mass action as Beijing election curbs loom

A pro-Beijing counter-demonstration in Hong Kong on August 17, 2014.

Philip Wen Hong Kong pro-democracy activists say they will escalate plans to blockade the city’s CBD in opposition to an imminent move to limit elections for its leader in 2017.

Demonstrations expected as Beijing keeps firm control of Hong Kong elections

A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier stands guard at the entrance to the Hong Kong Garrison.

Philip Wen China's legislature has formally rejected the public nomination of candidates for Hong Kong's chief executive election in 2017, a decision sure to ignite citywide protests by democracy advocates.

Top Communist official heckled as Beijing rules out open elections in Hong Kong

Protesters take part in the rally for the beginning of Occupy Central movement outside government offices in Hong Kong.

Philip Wen Underlining the potential for escalating confrontation, Hong Kong pro-democracy groups have vowed to ensure the city enters an “era of civil disobedience” in protest against proposed...

Pope sends message to Beijing, but some Chinese barred from South Korea event

Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base as South Korean President Park Geun-hye (left) looks on.

Philip Pullella Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of goodwill to China before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had...

Pro-Beijing demonstrators march in Hong Kong

People take part in a pro-government rally in Hong Kong.

Michael Forsythe and Alan Wong Tens of thousands of people marched under a blistering sun in Hong Kong on Sunday to express their opposition to a pro-democracy movement that has threatened to bring Asia's biggest financial center...

Pro-Beijing demonstration shows battle for Hong Kong on in earnest

Philip Wen Tens of thousands of people have marched through central Hong Kong to protest a planned civil disobedience campaign by pro-democracy activists demanding electoral reform.

Beijing restricts Ramadan celebrations for officials, schools

A Muslim man breaks his fast at a ceremony during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Beijing has banned civil servants, students and teachers in the mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramadan fasting, government websites said.

China: Julie Bishop comments that sparked Beijing's rebuke 'never' made

Julie Bishop

John Garnaut On Monday, China’s most popular tabloid, The Global Times, blasted Foreign Minister Julie Bishop as a “complete fool” for telling Fairfax that she would stand up to China in defence...

Obama's stance on disputed islands angers Beijing

US President Barack Obama with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Philip Wen US President Barack Obama has declared that the United States will come to the defence of Japan in an event of a territorial conflict with China in the East China Sea, drawing an angry response from...

South China Sea: Beijing denies US version of Kerry's remarks to foreign minister

China has said US Secretary of State John Kerry did not refer to "provocative" action by Beijing in the South China Sea while holding a telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Beijing car attack ours, says Islamist group

Car on fire in China's Tiananmen Square.

Philip Wen Little-known Turkestan Islamic Party says it struck at Tiananmen Square, but Uighur activists are sceptical.

Living under a cloud in Beijing

Cars travel on an overpass amid thick haze

Philip Wen Taxi drivers in Beijing are generally of the irritable, on-edge variety, borne from hours upon hours of passive-aggressive weaving and dodging on the city's congested roads. 

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Public concern forces Beijing to act on environment

Big issue: A man exercises in the morning as he faces chimneys emitting smoke across the Songhua river in Jilin, northern China.

Philip Wen Beijing: Li Keqiang's declaration of war against pollution underlines the urgent political dimension China’s environmental problems have taken on due to rising public concern.

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Relatives of MH370 passengers walk out of Beijing briefing in protest

Protest ... The sole representative of the Chinese passengers on board Flight MH370 walks away from the Malaysian delegation after other relatives left en masse to protest the lack of meaningful answers at Beijing hotel.

Philip Wen Beijing: Families of the passengers on board Flight MH370 walked out in protest at an official Malaysian information session on Friday afternoon, leaving the delegation, including...

Beijing tactic makes waves in disputed sea

Japan Coast Guard vessel PS206 Houou.

Philip Wen Beijing and Nick O'Malley When China marked out an expansive swath of airspace above the East China Sea and effectively claimed it as under its control, it was seen as an abrupt escalation of an already tense territorial...

US journalists feel wrath of Beijing

Difference of opinion: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang with US Vice-President Joe Biden in Beijing this week.

Philip Wen China appears poised to expel nearly two dozen foreign journalists at The New York Times and Bloomberg.

Bishop receives cold Beijing welcome

Philip Wen The Chinese government has delivered a fresh rebuke to Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, warning that Australia's position on the East China Sea had “jeopardised” bilateral relations.