Demonstrators with the group Elephants DC protest the killings of elephants for their ivory tusks outside the Chinese Embassy in Washington. Photo: Getty Images

China has imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect amid criticism that(...)

 The coach for the tour is UCC Demons player-coach Colin O’Reilly, who will cut the squad down to 12 for the tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

(...) squad for the trip to China and O’Reilly, player-coach with League and Cup champions UCC Demons, is(...)

A man walks past a billboard featuring a photo of China’s president Xi Jinping beside lantern decorations for the Lunar New Year in Baoding, China’s northern Hebei province, on Tuesday. Mr Xi has unveiled his latest political slogan, the “Four Comprehensives”, a call for a more prosperous country and deeper reform. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

With a week to go until the National People’s Congress, China’s annual rubberstamp parliament(...)

 Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, announced a sharply higher dividend and a $1-billion share buyback on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg

(...)’s fourth largest market in terms of profit, and return to growth in China, after a four percent drop in(...)

Earthquake shook southwestern China. People were still looking for survivors in the ruins of Beichuan county(...)

Julianne Moore accepts her Academy Award. ‘Political acceptance speeches are supposed to be the anomalies that keep the ceremony honest. They’re not supposed to define the night.’ Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

(...) when Hollywood pretends it isn’t sustained by the half-dozen franchises that do well in China and is(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen during a hearing of the house financial services committee on Capitol Hill today. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

(...) records. US stocks were bolstered by housing market data while in China the closely watched flash HSBC(...)

A Lego brick figurine of Emmet Brickowoski, a character from “The Lego Movie”, stands in the reception area at the headquarters of Lego A/S in Billund, Denmark. Lego said full-year revenue advanced 13 per cent, outpacing the building-block maker’s key rivals, helped by toys based on “The Lego Movie.” (Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg)

(...)’s building in Jiaxing, China will start running this year and become fully operational in 2017. Production in(...)

Gemalto said the attacks “probably happened”, and aimed to intercept encryption codes that unlock mobile phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards while they were being shipped from its production facilities to mobile network operators worldwide.

(...), including Ericsson and Nokia, but primarily China’s Huawei, the documents said.Stolen key codes were(...)

The study showed that yeast used to brew the perfect lager can also be pressed into service to produce excellent stout. Photograph: The Irish Times

Europe as one might imagine but in two locations, Patagonia and China. “At some time it must have found(...)