A man wears a mask in heavily polluted Beijing, in China; where 670,000 deaths occurred in 2012 from smog-related causes. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Pollution was back in the headlines ahead of this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit, as the Chinese government scrambled to clea(...)

The UCD team that reached the final of the Enactus World Cup in Beijing included, from left: Constantin Lenk, Stephanie O’Malley, Aoife Buckley, Andrea Harvey, Roisín Lee, Patricia Kastner, Eimear O’Donnell and Cian O’Sullivan.

A student team from University College Dublin made it to the final four of the Enactus World Cup, held in Beijing, to honour social and community outr(...)

Beijing: There are about 37,000 foreigners working in Beijing on a permanent basis.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

The days in which foreigners could just land up in China and get a job teaching English without anyone checking their credentials or qualifications ap(...)

Niall Gibbons: “Our sales mission is a key element of our promotional programme in China, to win a greater share of the three-plus million Chinese visitors who travel to Europe each year.”

Tourism Ireland is teaming up with 18 Irish tourism companies to launch a “blitz” on three major Chinese cities – the capital, Beijing, financial hub (...)

A woman (C) wearing a mask stands besides her bicycle as vehicles stop at a traffic junction on a busy street amid thick haze in Beijing: companies that specialise in making vehicle emissions cleaner are rushing to take advantage of Beijing’s war on pollution. Photograph:  Barry Huang/Reuters

It has been more than a week since the last heavy pollution, with occasional rainstorms keeping the smog at bay, and it is easy to forget the pollutio(...)

Australia’s minister of defence David Johnston and Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency co-ordinating the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, address the media yesterday. REUTERS/Richard Polden

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went 4.5km below the waves yesterday as inves(...)

Kuihua Hall, beside the Lotus Pond, in  Baoding Ancient Lotus Garden

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Local authorities said that Baoding, a city in Hebei province 150 kilometres south-west of Beijing, wou(...)

A relative of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 answers media questions outside the Malaysia embassy in Beijing yesterday. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

China is furious with Malaysia over the way it has handled the crisis following the disappearance of flight M(...)

Chinese tourists wearing  face masks at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during severe pollution today. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Air pollution in Beijing has literally gone off the charts, going beyond “hazardous” into uncharted territory, and even the authorities are now(...)

Residential buildings under construction in Wuhu, Anhui province. New regulations allow married couples who jointly own two residences, but then divorce, to register each property under one person’s name. They can then sell those properties tax-free and remarry, causing the divorce rate to rocket.  photograph: reuters

The property boom in China has forced countless changes in Chinese society, but one of the more remarkable side effects has been a massive rise in the(...)