Newborn giant panda triplets, which were born to giant panda Juxiao, inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters 1:34

China has announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding programme.The three cubs wer(...)

The Electric Picnic takes place between Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st at Stradbally, Co Laois. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Electric Picnic fans have been invited to participate in a five-star meal at this year’s festival in a fundraising event in aid of suicide prevention.(...)

A paramilitary policeman carries a baby in his arms after an earthquake hit Ludian county of Zhaotong, Yunnan province today. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province has toppled thousands of homes, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.About(...)

The construction site of the Hong Kong to Guangzhou cross-border high speed rail link terminus, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Chinese economic growth is slowing after decades of double-digit percentage expansion.

With 1.4 billion people and rapid expansion from a closed society into a major industrial power, it has always been a question of when, not if, but(...)

Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Guo Yongxiang, a former deputy governor of Sichuan province and a senior aide to retired Communist Party security tsar (...)

Liu Han, former chairman of Hanlong Mining, smokes a cigarette during a conference in Mianyang, Sichuan province. Prosecutors have charged Liu with murder, gun-running and other crimes as part of a “mafia-style” gang. Photograph: Reuters.

Prosecutors in central China have charged the former chairman of Hanlong Mining with gun-running and other crimes as part of a “mafia-style” g(...)

Ji Wenlin, a former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang, is being investigated for corruption, the government said. Photograph: Reuters.

A former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for corruption, the government said, the latest move target(...)

 A handout picture released by the Perez Art Museum shows the installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. A local artist picked up one of the vases, allegedly worth $1million  and smashed it on the floor. Photograph:  EPA/Daniel Azoulay/ Perez Art Museum Miami.

Officials at Perez Art Museum in Miami have confirmed that a valuable vase by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was destroyed by a visitor in (...)

Pyke’n’Pommes street food: generating significant buzz in Derry

In these hard times we live in, it can still be cheap as chips to eat out – if you do your homework. Diners are spoilt for choice on bargains, deals, (...)

Police forces from 11 provinces were involved in the operation to break up a massive network of child trafficking across China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Chinese police rescued 92 abducted children and detained 301 suspects in the latest operation to crack down on the country’s chronic problem of child (...)