Chinese people walk down Financial Street in Beijing yesterday. Market players are  holding their breath to see if yesterday’s market rebound was a “dead cat bounce” or a signal  the bull run can continue, albeit at a less frantic pace. Photograph: EPA

Following weeks of steep losses, Chinese stocks rallied yesterday as a host of measures from the Beijing government to prop up the market appeared to (...)

Schoolchildren in Beijing visit the Museum of the War of Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, marking China’s second World War victory over Japan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Their brand-name sneakers, Japanese cameras and US sportswear stood in sharp contrast to the worn army boots, rusting rifles and khaki tunics on displ(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange look on as as news related to the falling stock market in China is shown on a television screen. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese regulators worked furiously to shore up trillions of dollars in losses on the country’s stock markets, as shares nosedived again amid growing (...)

Shanghai Composite Index: for every stock that rose, 16 fell, part of a broader decline which has seen the index fall more than 30 per cent in three weeks. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s share market continued to slide on Tuesday, as investors registered their mistrust of government efforts to deal with the bear run, with the S(...)

Hong Kong: programme will support engagement between the Irish community and ‘Friends of Ireland’. Photograph: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, together with its partner organisation the Irish Macau Chamber of Commerce, is collaborating with the Cons(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: the bank is a key part of his  efforts to boost China’s influence, called “peripheral diplomacy”, and redress  China’s poor levels of representation on international bodies such as the World Bank and ADB.  Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Last week saw the official signing ceremony in Beijing of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led international financial institution th(...)

US navy crewman points to a computer screen purportedly showing Chinese construction on the reclaimed land of Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: US navy/Handout/Reuters

China is close to completing a 3,000m-long airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new (...)

Tourists walk along the Great Wall of China. Adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities – including stealing the bricks to build houses – are doing more damage to China’s most famous landmark than the Mongol hordes ever did.File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly one-third of the most commonly accessed section of the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world, has disappeared and drastic measures(...)

Beijing: China plans to link up the capital with the nearby city of Tianjin and the neighbouring province of Hebei into a city that will be as big as Uruguay and have a population of 100 million people. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

China’s urbanisation programme is the foundation on which the country’s economic boom has been built, and the reason why analysts are not too worried (...)

President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to guide  children of China’s nouveau riche to “live a positive life”. Photograph: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg

Perhaps the fact that the children of the nouveau riche, the tuhao generation mentioned in a recent Asia Briefing column, are being sent to special sc(...)