Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

IDA Ireland has been expanding its overseas offices, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said.“Although IDA Ireland does (...)

Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe:  Gamble on early elections paid off with a sweeping victory that forced the leader of the opposition to resign. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japan’s right-wing government is back in power after one of the odder general elections in recent memory. The administration of prime minister Shinzo (...)

The epicenter of the earthquake was 106km northeast of the Taiwan capital, Taipei.

A strong, 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northeast off the island of Taiwan on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.It said the quake stru(...)

A life-size cut-out of China’s president Xi Jinping among tents and shelters of pro-democracy students at the Occupy Hong Kong camp in the Admiralty district this week. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

While the People’s Republic of China tends to dominate the headlines due to its sheer scale, the greater China story also includes the former crown co(...)

A man walks past a sculpture outside the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, in Nanjing. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

From nearly 450m high, near the top of the Intercontinental hotel in the former capital Nanjing, you can look down on the eastern Chinese city’s ancie(...)

Taiwan’s envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation  forum Vincent Siew (left)  with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The “respected Mr Vincent Siew” was how China’s president addressed Taiwan’s representative at this month’s Apec summit in Beijing. For many in Taiwan(...)

Enda Winters: now works for Beijing’s premier craft brewer, Great Leap Brewing

Chinese beer is pretty good, and is about the best thing you can drink with Chinese food – pairing wine is difficult – but increasingly the country’s (...)

Sebastian Nystrom, head of product business at Nokia Technologies, presents the new Android tablet, the N1.  photograph: reuters/heikki saukkomaa/lehtikuva

The N1, Nokia’s new brand-licensed tablet computer designed to rival Apple’s iPad Mini, was launched this week just six months after Nokia sold its ai(...)

Police show pictures of body parts found in parcels. A baby’s head and foot, a heart and a tattooed ‘sheet of skin’  were found on Saturday after staff at a shipping office in Bangkok scanned the packages. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Thai police said today two Americans suspected of trying to send infant and adult body parts in parcels to the United States had fled the country.A ba(...)

A man and girls read messages left by pro-democracy protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed today to stay in office. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying has vowed to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement(...)