A cast iron Hong Kong post box is seen with British royal cipher in Central District, Hong Kong, China, October 2015. Photograph: Alex Hofford

Hong Kong is currently grappling with one of the key identity issues that post-colonial territories, including Ireland, all have to deal with – what d(...)

Hong Kong University students, faculty members and staff take part in a protest on Tuesday  after the university’s governing council rejected the appointment of pro-democracy professor  Johannes Chan Man-mun as a pro-vice-chancellor. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

Umbrella Revolution. Occupy Central. Umbrella Movement. The protest went by many names and they were heady days a year ago, when Hong Kong felt the s(...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing: his focus is moving towards developed markets such as Europe. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

The investor known as “Superman”, Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, normally lets adverse comment wash over him, but last week the 87-year-old Hong Kong(...)

European Commissioner for Rural Development Phil Hogan, centre, with Lucy O’Brien and Sean Atkinson, chief executive of Siro. photograph: photocall ireland

A rural community in Co Laois is benefiting from Ireland’s fastest commercial broadband service, thanks to an initiative by Vodafone-ESB joint venture(...)

High hopes: millennials with an engineering degree may think they will be on a major project straight away. Photograph: Thinkstock

They are the last of the “millennials”, the generation born between the late 1970s and mid-1990s. They emerge from college with expectation, ho(...)

Fergus Clarke of Lamplight Analytics: “We created a platform that aggregates what people are saying across millions of social media websites in nearly 200 languages and technology that draws meaning from these posts.”

Hong Kong tech start-up Lamplight Analytics, which provides brand information through social media and was cofounded by Dubliner Fergus Clarke, has re(...)

“The hottest start up at the web summit was the web summit itself”

So long to the Web Summit, which is leaving Dublin for Lisbon in 2016. The face of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, is everything Irish people pretend (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping at the White House. “Xi got to see both sides of that time, which is one reason he’s such an interesting character.” Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

When the pandemonium of the Cultural Revolution erupted, he was a slight, softly spoken 13-year-old who loved classical Chinese poetry. Two years late(...)

Catríona (33), a teacher from Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, met tax manager Kunal (34), from Hertfordshire at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday in London in(...)

China’s August industrial production posted slightly better year on year growth at 6.1 per cent, but still below what markets were expecting. Photograph: Reuters

Boosting China’s flagging economic growth is a hot topic all around the country right now, from the mom’n’pop noodle shops in the countryside to the W(...)