A police officer tries to disperse a group of pro-democracy activists who were trying to block a main road in Mong Kok on Friday in Hong Kong. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

China and Hong Kong’s refusal to in any way offer to meet their democratic demands.A police spokesman(...)

Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic won’t visit Belgrade after a UN war crimes tribunal released a Serbian suspect. Photograph: EPA/Filip Singer

(...) gathering of leaders from central and eastern Europe and China.The Hague-based UN war crimes tribunal(...)

World-class fans

(...) sale individually with estimates averaging € 1,000. Most were hand-made in China – from materials(...)

Plant manager Konstantin Rubin looks at rail tankers with base oil at Royal Dutch Shell’s lubricants blending plant in the town of Torzhok, north-west of Tver, Russia. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

(...) on Monday when China releases official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data for November that could(...)

China, means that the world’s appetite for oil is more easily whetted. The price hit its real inflection(...)

Julie Sinnamon: opened her speech at the CEO Forum in Dublin Castle on Wednesday morning with a dash of Mandarin. Photograph: Alan Betson
Mandarin gets mandatory

(...) morning with a dash of Mandarin. She did it to make a point: “If you want to be taken seriously in China(...)

Operating profit for the six months to September 30th at Rémy Cointreau reached €102.1 million

The new boss of Rémy Cointreau, Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, said on Thursday that affluent Chinese consumers remained a key market after problems in t(...)

(...), Russia, China, France and the UK, plus Germany – and chaired by the European Union’s former foreign(...)

A relieved  Shane Lowry embraces his caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green after the finishing his final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

(...) in Dubai, from the two events in China and on to Turkey and finally to the desert. It had started to(...)

Justin Slattery squeezes in some hygiene at sunset in the Indian Ocean during Leg 2 between Cape Town, South Africa and Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Photogrpah: Matt Knighton/Getty Images

(...) to China, the process was repeated causing delays and upset to the flow of the race.We still have an(...)