Clifford Coonan is a reporter for The Independent, based in Beijing.
Malaysia Airlines plane: 239 feared dead as search for missing Boeing 777 reveals two oil slicks in the Gulf of Thailand
09 March 2014 12:00 AM
Two passengers on the plane were travelling on stolen passports
Wu’er Kaixi: The Chinese dissident who can't get himself arrested - not even to go home and see his sick parents
25 November 2013 06:42 PM
Wu’er Kaixi, living in exile in Taiwan, has tried to hand himself in to Chinese authorities several times, to no avail. As the activist tries to reunite with his ailing parents, Tiananmen Square continues to define him
30 October 2013 12:43 PM
Authorities now describe the incident on Monday, which killed five and left dozens injured, as a terrorist attack
29 October 2013 06:22 PM
Police have been engaged in a citywide manhunt for two suspects, reportedly from the ethnic Muslim minority from the restive Xinjiang province in the far west of China
Wall Street mogul Stephen Schwarzman unveils £186m scholarship programme in China for students from around the world
24 October 2013 06:18 PM
The scheme’s advisory board includes Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy and Colin Powell
23 October 2013 06:15 PM
Journalist queried business dealings of state-run company
22 October 2013 12:00 AM
Mao Zedong’s face already adorns every bank note, and a portrait of the Great Helmsman graces the gates of the Forbidden City at the heart of the capital Beijing. Now China’s founding father is set to feature in an animated film about his teenage years.
18 October 2013 06:14 PM
A Shanghai couple faces jail for alleged human trafficking after “selling” their baby daughter and spending the money on an iPhone, expensive trainers and other luxury goods.
17 October 2013 12:00 AM
12 October 2013 12:00 AM
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Why I haven't washed my hair in three years: It isn't greasy, it doesn't smell
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute