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This picture shows you why China's healthcare system is broken

Lucy Cormack Chinese authorities are forced to take drastic action to deal with mounting public anger over the parlous state of healthcare.

Bubonic plague death in Yumen, China sparks quarantine: Xinhua

Bubonic plague

China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on Tuesday.

China detains five in fast-food scandal

McDonald’s in China is caught up in a food safety scandal.

Calum MacLeod Police in Shanghai have detained five people from a US-owned Chinese meat processor suspected of supplying expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and other multinational companies...

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China looms large over MH17 debate at UN Security Council

Power of two: Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin speaks with his Chinese counterpart Liu Jieyi at a UN Security Council meeting on Syria on July 14.

John Garnaut It was no accident that Tony Abbott talked about “countries” in the plural form when he fronted Parliament to lambast the kind of behaviour that led to the MH17 disaster.

Fast food chains McDonalds, KFC, in food safety scandal in China

Philip Wen Global fast food chains McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut have been embroiled in a food safety scandal in China

Asiana Airways crash: Survivor crawled out of fuselage before phoning father

A relative carries a portrait of a passenger who died in a TransAsia Airways plane crash, at a funeral parlour on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu.

XIXI, Taiwan: The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby...

MH17 crash: China says Australia's response 'rash'

MH17: Tony Abbott demands justice (Thumbnail)

China has warned Western nations against rushing to implicate Russia in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, but said those responsible must be brought to justice for the...

Activist Ye Haiyan who offered free sex to the poor barred by China from visiting Australia

Ye Haiyan offering sex for free at a run-down brothel in 2012 to highlight the plight of rural sex workers.

Philip Wen Chinese authorities have barred one of the country’s most prominent women’s rights activists from attending an international AIDS conference in Australia, prompting outcry from human...

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...

Julie Bishop to Xinhua: I never said 'stand up to China'

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.

John Garnaut Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has taken the extraordinary step of emailing China’s official news agency, Xinhua, to clarify that she did not directly use the phrase "stand up to China" in an...

China withdraws oil rig early from contested waters in the South China Sea

The Haiyang Shiyou oil rig 981 has been withdrawn early from disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Philip Wen China has withdrawn the deep-water drilling rig it was operating in disputed waters off the coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea, which had been the centre of a dramatic escalation in diplomatic...

Shinzo Abe speech all about China: the Nation that Must Not Be Named

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the House of Representatives as Speaker Bronwyn Bishop looks on.

John Garnaut The Japanese prime minister's address to Parliament never named China, but that was its sole and abiding focus.

China destroys 'Australian' lavender bears over bio-security fears

The original 'Bobbie' bear from Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Tasmania.

Primrose Riordan Eight shipments of "Australian" lavender bears, a sensation in China, have been destroyed by Chinese customs from April to July this year, China's official newswire has reported.

China's rulers team up with notorious 'White Wolf' of Taiwan

John Garnaut The Chinese Communist Party, which came to power promising to break the nexus between politics and crime, has teamed up with a notorious triad figure to help press its claims in Taiwan.

Star TV anchor and Rudd 'friend' detained in China corruption probe

Edward Wong Beijing: A prominent Chinese state television anchor has been detained by the authorities, the state news media reported on Saturday.

TV anchor and Rudd 'friend' detained in China corruption probe

Rising star: Rui Chenggang, seen here moderating a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2011, has been detained.

Philip Wen A prominent Chinese state television news anchor known for his high-profile interviews with world leaders including Tony Abbott has been detained by authorities.

China's Guangdong offers big rewards for terrorism informants

The aftermath of the deadly explosion at a market in Urumqi in May.

Michael Martina Police in China's Guangdong province are offering up to $85,000 for tips about terrorism suspects and potential attacks, state media reported.

How China's gift of an aeroplane put Tonga, New Zealand at odds

Real Tonga Airlines

Nick Perry It's almost 10am, but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee.

US may rename Chinese embassy's street after China's most famous political prisoner

Liu Xiaobo

Stuart Leavenworth China reacted brusquely on Wednesday to a vote in the US Congress that approved renaming a street outside the Chinese embassy in Washington after China's most famous political prisoner.

China's naval power on display in Hawaii, amid tensions in Asia

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy guided missile destroyer Haikou in Hawaii.

David Brunnstrom and David Alexander A giant US-led naval exercise began off Hawaii on Thursday with China joining its Asia-Pacific rivals for the first time, but analysts doubted the drills will ease tensions over Chinese maritime...