Chinese military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the National People’s Congress on  in Beijing, China.  Photograph:  Feng Li/Getty Images

China’s annual rubber-stamp legislature, the National People’s Congress, got under way on Thursday(...)

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland CEO Jim Bergin,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan giving bottles to  Annie and Saoirse Power (9 months), and Noah Connolly (14 months) at the plant which will produce infant formula. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography 1:47

(...) demand for dairy in China alone was forecast to grow by 43 per cent by 2019. “To meet the pace of(...)

For the first nine months of 2013, US FDI rose 42 per cent to $37 billion

(...) from China.For the first nine months of 2013, US FDI rose 42 per cent to $37 billion. During the same(...)

 Gerry Adams speaks to Friends of Sinn Féin supporters during a breakfast on St Patrick’s Day, 2005. Photo:   Alex Wong/Getty Images

(...), the UK and China. Donaghy has since retired as chairman of the company and spends part of the year in(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, waves after speaking during a joint meeting of Congress. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

(...), China, UK, France and Germany] to insist on a deal that would link the lifting of those restrictions to(...)

A woman takes a ‘selfie’ near a portrait of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, where the 12th National People’s Congress gets under way in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s National People’s Congress gets under way on Thursday and the annual talking shop is set to(...)

(...) aims at any educational level.A yearning for education methods used in contemporary China or a wish to(...)

Japan’s crown prince Naruhito with his wife, crown princess Masako, and daughter Princess Aiko:  he said last week it was important to “look back humbly on the past” and “correctly” pass on the tragic experiences of history. Photograph: Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Reuters

(...) that Japan “stop distorting” history.China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, also criticised Japan at the UN(...)

The primary driver of the rise in global output is expected to be a 75 per cent jump in global average real output per head, as the prosperity of emerging economies catches up with that of high-income countries

(...) – principally China and India – are expected to generate more than 60 per cent of that increase.The primary(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: his  acceptance of an invitation to address Congress from Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner was a direct snub to US  president Barack Obama given that it circumvented traditional diplomatic protocol through the White House. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters  1:35

China. For Netanyahu, given Iran’s stated existential threat to Israel, the Tehran government is not a(...)