The writing has been on the wall for a while, but what a few weeks it has been for Irish beef – Ireland is now the only European country to be allowed(...)

Traditional Chinese Junkboat sailing across Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Slowing economic growth in China combined with anxiety over the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has translated into the first drop in mainland tou(...)

Norovirus was found in a raw-oyster-processing plant in Co Donegal, Hong Kong’s centre for food safety said.

It hasn’t all been good news on the export front for food targeting the Asian market of late.An outbreak of the food- poisoning novovirus has led to t(...)

Lion and dragon dances are performed during a Chinese New Year celebration outside a shopping mall in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Chinese New Year is a strange time in Hong Kong. Flat-bed trucks rattle along the streets bearing tangerine trees with little red envelopes stuffed wi(...)

A woman pushes a child with a suitcase at a railway station, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. According to UniGroup’s latest survey, twice as many people moved out of China last year than moved in. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

Rising living costs and foul pollution in China are starting to translate into falling numbers of expatriates choosing to live there, despite the endu(...)

A smartphone shows the two apps, Kuaidi Dache -- part-owned by Alibaba -- and Didi Dache -- backed by Tencent -- which together control 99 percent of China’s domestic market for booking taxis by smartphone. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China’s streets are getting meaner for taxi drivers, as the traditional cabbie tries to deal with the new world of taxi-hailing apps while coping with(...)

China operates one of the world’s most sophisticated online censorship mechanisms. Photograph: EPA/How Hwee Young

A spate of measures restricting internet access in China risks isolating it from the rest of the world and is hitting business sentiment, according to(...)

Heather Cho, daughter of chairman of Korean Air Lines Cho Yang-ho, is surrounded by the media as she leaves for a detention facility after a court ordered her to be detained, at the Seoul Western District Prosecutor’s office.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

A former vice-president of South Korea’s national carrier has been jailed for a year for obstructing aviation safety during a row over the way macadam(...)

There are more than 300 million smokers in China. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

The brother of Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Li Keming, has been removed as deputy head of China’s powerful state tobacco monopoly, the Xinhua news agen(...)

One of the rising stars of Chinese banking, Mao Xiaofeng, the youngest-ever president of a listed bank in the country, resigned as head of China Minsheng Bank ‘for personal reasons’.  File photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

China’s wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign has made itself felt in every area of public life, so it was perhaps only a matter of time before it tur(...)