The lavish military parade in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square yesterday was ostensibly a commemoration of China’s role in the defeat of Japan at the end of(...)

Anti-tank missiles are displayed at the military parade in Beijing on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters 1:16

China put on a muscular display of military might in a parade in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second World War 70 years ag(...)

Beijing has spent $200 billion on a failed attempt to prop up the stock market and that foreign exchange reserves fell by $315 billion in the year to July 2015. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

David Daokui Lee, an influential Chinese economist, has argued that: “The stock market sell-off is not the problem…the problem – not a huge one, but a(...)

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics maintained the logo was not copied but said too many doubts had been raised for it to be usable.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers on Tuesday scrapped the Games logo over accusations of plagiarism, maintaining that it was not copied but saying too ma(...)

Masashi Muromachi, chairman and president of Toshiba Corp, at  a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Toshiba delayed release of its fiscal 2014 earnings after discovering additional accounting issues that required further investigation. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toshiba again delayed announcing its annual financial results on Monday, as new accounting errors prevented the company from drawing a line under Japa(...)

The key to great leadership is to have the right priorities, the right people on your team and the right relationships that achieve results. That’s on(...)

Hannah Hamill, Ruth Spence and Joanna McCreery, at Envoy of Belfast. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Best fashion store Envoy of Belfast Tucked away behind City Hall, this outstanding small boutique has a discerning following for its judicious mix (...)

Joanne O’Riordan (19) from Millstreet, Co Cork, with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Áras an Uachtarain in 2014.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teenager Joanne O’Riordan has been awarded the prestigious Junior Chamber International (JCI) Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Ms O’Riorda(...)

South of Nagasaki City the town of Unzen sits in a bowl of steaming, gurgling volcanic hills. It began as a Buddhist complex in the 8th century whe(...)

  Traders shout out their orders as they work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 100 points on Wednesday, wiping more than £30 billion off the combined value of blue-chip firms, after a volatile(...)