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Skype has pulled out from China’s app stores – here’s why

BEIJING - Skype, Microsof...
FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

US sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organisations

WASHINGTON- The United St...
People take part in the civil service examination at Huazhong University of Science and Technology on April 24, 2011 in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China.

1.5 million people signed up for a brutal 5-hour test to land a coveted government job in China

The yearly test is the first step in landing a "golden rice bowl" job that provides stability and benefits, despite really low pay.
A Chinese H-6K bomber photographed by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

China is flying bombers and spy planes near Japan and telling Japan to ‘not make a fuss’ about it

China, Japan, and Taiwan all claim a group of islands in the East China Sea, and Beijing has grown increasingly assertive in the area.

Capitalism is already breaking down North Korea’s government — and it could be the end of Kim Jong Un

"Increasingly, North Koreans are not fleeing their totalitarian state because they are hungry... Now, they are leaving because they are disillusioned."
A CH-5 drone at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China, 2016

Chinese drones may soon swarm the market — and that could be very bad for the US

Reconnaissance drones, stealth drones, and swarm technology. China may soon dominate the drone market with cheaper and capable models

China appears to have crossed Trump on North Korea

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that China backed his position on North Korea, but a day later China contradicted him.
UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball, and Jalen Hill speak at a press conference at UCLA after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting.

Trump tells UCLA basketball players detained by China to thank President Xi Jinping

"You're welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible."
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) with US President Donald Trump (R) with children in China

From koi fish to awkward handshakes — here are the 20 best photos from Trump’s 12-day trip to Asia

President Donald Trump's diplomatic tour of Asia has been full of captivating moments and encounters. Here are 20 of the best photos from the trip.

China and Vietnam agree to ‘maintain peace and stability’ in disputed South China Sea

China and Vietnam released a joint statement on Monday, saying the two countries "unanimously" agreed to "maintain peace and stability" in the South China Sea.