Before his death on April 12th, Wei Zexi accused Baidu of promoting false medical information online.

China’s internet watchdog will investigate the country’s biggest search engine Baidu over the death of a 21-year-old student who used to site to find (...)

Dr Phil Kelly, Teagasc Food Research programme, Moorepark, addressing the 600 delegates from 32 countries at the International Dairy Federation’s Dairy Science & Technology Symposia 2016 in Dublin recently.

Dublin played host to the International Dairy Federation (IDF) conference for the first time last month. The conference brought together hundreds of i(...)

A paramilitary police officer outside   the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Amnesty  has urged China  to scrap a new law  which it says is aimed at further smothering civil society. Photograph: Fred Dufour/Getty Images

The Chinese government has passed a strict new law which steps up control of overseas charities and non-governmental organisations, giving police swee(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, in Beijing. Photograph: Kenzaburo Fukuhara/AFP/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping has said China will never allow chaos and war on the Korean peninsula and reiterated his call for North Korea to rein in its nuc(...)

Chinese dissident Harry Wu speaking to reporters  during a human rights news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. File photo from 2000: AFP/Getty Images

Chinese human rights campaigner Harry Wu, who spent 19 years as a political prisoner and later campaigned against the “laogai” system of labour camps,(...)

Last year, Chongqing’s gross domestic product rose by 10.7 per cent, much faster than the 25-year low of 6.9 per cent recorded nationally across China. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

On the banks of the Yangtze river in Chongqing, between cranes and stockpiles of coal where barges filled with iron ore and gravel slip past, lies an (...)

Greenpeace activists protesting at a power plant in Beijing.  Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund and Save the Children are among the few foreign non-profits permitted to operate in China. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

China’s parliament will this week give a final reading to a controversial Bill ramping up control of hundreds of overseas charities and non-governmen(...)

Twins peak: under the one-child policy of population control, now relaxed, there was widespread use of fertility treatment to encourage multiple births as the policy applied to one birth. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Banshang, a village of 50 families in Hubei in central China, has produced 16 sets of twins in the past 50 years, prompting speculation the water from(...)

The Musudan rocket is understood to have a range of at least 1,864 miles, long enough to strike, among other targets, US military bases in Guam.  EPA/KCNA SOUTH KOREA OUT

The test launch by North Korea last Friday of a Musudan intercontinental-ballistic missile – albeit unsuccessful as it exploded a few seconds after li(...)

President Xi Jinping is enormously popular in China because of his high-profile anti-corruption campaign and the perception of him as a powerful leader. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken the new title of commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s Joint Operations Command Centre, underlin(...)