Melanie Lan with her work at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Melanie Lan was preparing to move to San Francisco. After three years of working with a natural food company, she needed a change from life in Seattl(...)

Crew members of Japanese submarine Oyashio (left) work on the deck while Japanese destroyers  dock at a port of the former US naval base in Subic bay, north of Manila, in the   Philippines.  China has an ongoing row with Tokyo over the ownership of islands in the region. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) bloc of advanced economies issued a statement strong(...)

The files link nine of the country’s most prominent families, including a relative of president Xi Jinping,  to secret offshore companies, mostly based in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The Chinese government remained silent on Friday on revelations from the Panama Papers that the families of three of the seven people on the Standing (...)

Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp  at a big discount to its original offer. It marks the largest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan’s insular tech industry. It will also  help strengthen Foxconn’s pricing power with major client Apple.

Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp Corp at a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling that sowed more doubts over whether t(...)

Police escort a man accused of attacking and murdering a young girl with a cleaver on a street in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph:  Aden Hsu/AFP Photo

Taiwan was coming to terms with a gruesome reality after a four-year-old girl was decapitated outside a subway station in the capital Taipei in what a(...)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesturing during a press conference after the closing session of the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Getty Images

China’s premier Li Keqiang struck a conciliatory tone on regional disputes during his annual news conference at the end of the National People’s Congr(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi gestures as he answers a question from a reporter during a press conference on the sidelines of the fourth session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has defended its control of disputed territories in the South China Sea, saying his country was first to “discover” t(...)

Killian Dowling and Jenna Cox, DIT journalism students, helping fourth-class students Chloe and Zahra from Ringsend Girls National School with Clic News. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is Monday morning and the news conference is buzzing with ideas. In any regular newsroom you might expect a stream of stories featuring controvers(...)

China’s  Li Keqiang:  The premier said Hong Kong’s economic development would be ‘elevated’ by Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

China’s political leadership took aim at Hong Kong and Taiwan at the country’s annual parliament, the National People’s Congress yesterday, urging Ho(...)

Delegates attend the opening of the fourth session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Delivering the Communist Party’s annual work report to China’s annual National People’s Congress, premier Li Keqiang said the world’s second largest e(...)