The academy says existing wind power plants, combined with those under construction and other forms of renewable energy, are enough to comply with the Republic’s current commitments to the EU

The Republic’s renewable energy commitments could add €200 million a year to the cost of electricity, the Irish Academy of Engineering warns in its la(...)

Charles Yin: “Relations between China and Japan are in a state to be very concerned [about].”  Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

In many ways, it’s the key relationship in Asia, that between China, the world’s second-largest economy, and the country it displaced in that role, Ja(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: “We must properly handle the relations between reform, development and stability.” Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Freeing up land ownership, liberalisation of state-run industries and changes in rules governing migrant workers’ rights are expected to figure among (...)

“Tempered optimism” is how corporate America now views the Chinese business environment. This is the message of the annual survey by the US-China Bus(...)