Germany’s deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel during a meeting earlier this month with Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Photograph: Daniel Naupold/EPA

Lawyer Mo Shaoping not allowed to meet Merkel deputy Sigmar Gabriel

 Hordes of visitors look at cars displayed as part of the Auto China 2014 exhibition held at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Car makers are looking to China’s biggest auto show to help boost sales in this vast market

A priest comforts a relative of a missing passenger from the sunken ferry ‘Sewol’ yesterday in Jindo harbor, South Korea. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

Divers establish five underwater routes into wreck of ‘Sewol’ to search for bodies

Employees pose with a bottle of Petrus 1988 wine and a Man Utd Retro Champions League shirt from 1999 signed by Alex Ferguson, at Christie’s auction house in London. PHOTOGRAPH: LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS

Christie’s will handle sales in Hong Kong, London and online

In 2013, China accounted for 26 per cent of global private-sector gold demand. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Strong rise in demand in China is driven by buyers getting ever wealthier

A South Korean navy team conduct a search operation for missing people at the site of the sunken Sewol ferry, about 20km off Jindo island yesterday.  Photograph: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

Of 476 people on board the Sewol, only 174 passengers, including the ferry’s captain Lee Joon-seok and most of its crew, were resc(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping pledged to root out graft in China, from massive wealth accumulated by the powerful “tigers” of the elite or backhanders  to the “flies” at the bottom of the Communist Party. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Investigating very senior political figures is nothing short of dynamite

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