China’s President Xi Jinping: has launched a wide-ranging campaign to root out corruption in China, whether it involves massive wealth accumulated by the powerful “tigers” of the elite or backhanders palmed over to the “flies” at the bottom of the Communist Party. Photograph: EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH

There is something afoot in China’s biggest city, Shanghai, where, according to a new municipal regulation, the spouses of political leaders cannot go(...)

People line up to apply for teaching jobs at the local education bureau, in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China recently. Photograph:  Reuters/China Daily

The crackdown on corruption is also forcing public servants to abandon the “iron rice bowl” of a civil service job for the greater risks, but higher r(...)

Alibaba: insisted the ad was meant to be a joke. Photograph:  Reuters

In an job ad that makes The Rose of Tralee look like a Gloria Steinem feminist screed, Chinese e-commerce giant said it was looking for candidates who(...)

 “Over the past 30 years or more, the Chinese government has gradually given more freedom to people in areas of life deemed to be non-sensitive,” says William Nee of Amnesty. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

China has issued a draft of a wide-ranging law on national security, which includes calls for cyberspace sovereignty but also covers everything from (...)

Local people collect bricks from their collapsed houses in the aftermath of the April earthquake, in Lalitpur, Nepal. Photograph: Hemanta Shrestha/EPA

Two weeks after the earthquake that killed more than 7,700 people and flattened towns and villages across central Nepal, people in the country are tu(...)

Bob Keogh has previously worked with PwC and Goldman Sachs

Bob Keogh, from Terenure, has been in and out of Ireland over the years since he left the Smurfit Business School, but is now based in Hong Kong where(...)

Earthquake victims line up during a food and water distribution at a camp for displaced people, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

It took a day for Bhoj Kumar Thapamagar, a soldier in the Nepalese army, to make a frantic 290km journey from a military training camp back to the des(...)

A mother reaches towards the coffin of her son, whose body was discovered under rubble, during his funeral in Barpak, Nepal, on Tuesday. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times 1:28

The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal has passed 7,500, with thousands injured, and the casualty figures are still rising as rescue teams reach(...)

A Nepalese villager looks out from inside an Indian military helicopter after being evacuated from the village of Bihi during a relief and rescue mission in the Gorkha district of Nepal. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times 1:23

Nepal’s government has urged foreign aid workers to go into the beleagured countryside to help those worst affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake(...)

Damaged houses  pictured from a helicopter over Gorkha district in Nepal recently. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

Over a week since the devastating Nepal earthquake that left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands injured and homes and businesses destroyed, Nepalis(...)