Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group, holds a gavel on the New York Stock Exchange floor ahead of the Chinese e-commerce giant’s initial public offering yesterday. Phpotograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

(...) juggernaut in China which has higher sales figures than Amazon.com and eBay combined.Pre-market investor(...)

Verbal pyrotechnics: Mark O’Rowe. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) characters they have weapons to fall back on. The Aspidistra Code ends with a shoot-out. Made in China stages(...)

(...) of daikon. I finish with a lovely pot of barley tea. In China they drink different teas according(...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

(...) definitely encourage them to do the J1 when they are old enough, or to go even further afield, to China or(...)

Bustle: Buddhist monks in Mandalay, Burma’s second-largest city. Images of Aung San Suu Kyi are everywhere, from newspapers  to bags and fridge magnets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Inside Burma

(...) middle of this century’s most potent geopolitical theatres. Its strategic location between China and(...)

Founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Jack Ma attends the company’s initial price offering (IPO) at the New York Stock Exchange.

China’s growing middle class.It was an auspicious debut for the company, founded by Jack Ma in his(...)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) “will continue to learn” from Chinese experience. Photo: Reuters

(...) million) for paying bribes, the biggest fine ever imposed in China and evidence of a tougher business(...)

(...) apartment. It is nearly unknown to most Americans but is ubiquitous in China, where it is responsible for 80(...)

China, the world’s largest nappy market will nearly triple between 2010 and 2017, from Rmb20bn ($3.3bn) to Rmb57bn ($9.3bn), according to Datamonitor

(...)’s urban mainland mums rely on them.The market in China is highly concentrated, with 10 brands capturing 85(...)

Peter Coonan and Gary Lydon in Borstal Boy
Review: Borstal Boy

Behan’s “china”, Charlie Millwall, with their faintly ambivalent friendship poignantly portrayed. The(...)