Apple: under intense scrutiny from China’s consumer watchdogs.  Photograph: AP Photo/Andy Wong

It’s not just the Europeans who are feeling targeted by China’s antitrust probes. A new survey by the US-China Business Council shows that foreign bus(...)

A busy street in Hanoi, Vietnam. “Vietnam is an important market in southeast Asia with a growing population,” said Mr Coveney. photograph: luong thai linh/epa

You will hopefully forgive the pun but Vietnam vets – veterinary authorities – have given the all-clear for the import of fresh and frozen pork meat f(...)

Niall Gibbons: “Our sales mission is a key element of our promotional programme in China, to win a greater share of the three-plus million Chinese visitors who travel to Europe each year.”

Tourism Ireland is teaming up with 18 Irish tourism companies to launch a “blitz” on three major Chinese cities – the capital, Beijing, financial hub (...)

China’s  state health system is under strain.  Photograph: Reuters

China will allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, the ministry of commerce announced last week, further openin(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom in central Beijing. An anti-trust probe into global auto makers is being cheered on by car dealers in China, who say that companies such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been exploiting their dominance to boost profits. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is decidedly dar(...)

Thailand’s newly appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Thailand’s securities and exchange commission (SEC) is planning a raft of new rules to stop stock-market manipulation, which will permit the watchdog (...)

A policeman works in heavy smog in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Breakneck economic growth and widescale urbanisation of recent years has transformed China into the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, and c(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: Leading institutional reforms. Photograph: Reuters/Diego Azubel

China will allow foreigners into courts to listen to cases, as part of broader efforts to reform the judicial system at a time of growing complaints (...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom  in central Beijing. Since July,  BMW is among at least seven foreign carmakers that have announced price cuts following the NDRC investigation, in an attempt to stave off accusations of anticompetitive behaviour. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is dark after(...)

Simon Coveney: “I am firmly of the view that it is vital that Irish companies have access to as many markets worldwide as possible.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Burgeoning Asian appetites for meat provide a major opportunity for countries such as Ireland that have a strong focus on food exports. Incomes are ri(...)