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
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
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- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 Fearne Cotton quits Radio 1 after ten years for 'family and new adventures'