A further 76 people have died from coronavirus in Scotland, while 1,307 more positive cases have been confirmed.
China has authorised its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures on features it claims, raising the potential for clashes with regional maritime rivals.
A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2am announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, which would last 76 days.
A year has passed since the first people in Scotland were tested for coronavirus.
The maker of a documentary about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, has said people should put aside their political differences when confronting the “common enemy” of the pandemic.
Twitter has locked the account belonging to China’s embassy in the US after a tweet stated that Uighur women in Xinjiang have been emancipated and are no longer “baby making machines”.
It will take at least 15 more days to get through a massive amount of debris and reach miners already trapped for 11 days since an explosion in a gold mine in eastern China, authorities said.
China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared in an online video, ending a two and a half month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has imposed new sanctions on China and said its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang constitute a “genocide”.
China’s economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease flare-ups.
Twelve out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, Chinese state media said, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has called on China to allow the United Nations (UN) to visit a province where it is accused of “appalling” human-rights abuses against the Uighur minority group.
China’s President Xi Jinping is asking former chief executive Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair US-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.
Hong Kong police said they have arrested 11 people on suspicion of assisting offenders who are believed to be the 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by mainland Chinese authorities while attempting to flee the city last year.
A global team of researchers arrived on Thursday in the Chinese city where Covid-19 was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into the origins of the pandemic.
China is experiencing a new surge in coronavirus cases and has reported its first Covid-related death in months.
China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the Lunar New Year festival while the country combats its most serious latest outbreak of Covid-19.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) suffered a considerable drop in sales during 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic’s continued impact.
A Chinese official denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that government polices had freed women of the Uighur ethnic group from being “baby-making machines”.
The foreign ministers of the UK, Australia, the US and Canada issued a joint statement on Sunday expressing “serious concern” about the arrest of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week.
The sudden arrest of dozens of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, in the most sweeping use of a new national security law to date, is a clear sign of Beijing’s determination to rein in political opposition in the former British colony.
The head of the World Health Organisation has said he is “disappointed” that Chinese officials have not finalised permission for the arrival of a team of experts into China to examine the origins of Covid-19.
Three Chinese companies will be booted off the New York Stock Exchange this month under an executive order signed in November by US president Donald Trump.
New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with muted celebrations as a result of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Chinese health regulators have given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine developed by a state-owned company.
Top EU officials and Chinese president Xi Jinping have concluded a business investment deal that will open up big opportunities to European companies but has the potential to irk the new US administration.
A Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced 10 pro-democracy activists who sought to flee Hong Kong by speedboat to between seven months and three years in prison, in a case with major political overtones for the territory.
A Chinese court has sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble”, one of her lawyers said.
Around half of all new coronavirus cases in England could be the new variant discovered in the UK, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
China is to suspend flights to and from the UK, joining a growing list of countries who have instituted travel bans in light of a new variant of coronavirus, its Foreign Ministry has announced.