Bangkok: Some six million Chinese are expected to visit Thailand this year, compared with 4.6 million last year. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Last week, Asia Briefing reported how the billionaire boss of Chinese conglomerate Tiens had brought 6,400 employees to the south of France on holiday(...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province, China. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

Late last week, shares on the CSI 300 index hit a seven-year high and their biggest weekly gain (nearly seven per cent) in two months. Investors are c(...)

Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho (C) is surround by reporters as she is released at a courthouse in Seoul, South Korea on May 22. Photograph: Reuters/Hwang Kwang-Mo/Yonhap

A former vice-president of South Korea’s national carrier, Korean Air Lines, who was jailed for a year for obstructing aviation safety during a row ov(...)

Shanghai: hosted SIAL China Food Fair. Ireland’s food exports to China have more than doubled to €620 million since 2011. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Irish food exporters travelled to Shanghai earlier this month to take part in the SIAL China Food Fair, with meat industry representatives hopeful the(...)

Tourists look at an Apple Inc. iPhone 6 Plus smartphone in front of a sculpture of a gilded bauhinia at Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg

Apple’s close relationship with China is getting ever closer. In the first quarter of the year, Apple’s revenues in China rose 71 per cent to €14.7 bi(...)

Paris: Li Jinyuan, president of the Chinese Tiens conglomerate, brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France, staying in Paris and the Cote d’Azur. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

This is the kind of junket that must have Fáilte Ireland chomping at the bit. Earlier this month, Li Jinyuan, president of the Chinese Tiens conglomer(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping: has launched a wide-ranging campaign to root out corruption in China, whether it involves massive wealth accumulated by the powerful “tigers” of the elite or backhanders palmed over to the “flies” at the bottom of the Communist Party. Photograph: EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH

There is something afoot in China’s biggest city, Shanghai, where, according to a new municipal regulation, the spouses of political leaders cannot go(...)

People line up to apply for teaching jobs at the local education bureau, in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China recently. Photograph:  Reuters/China Daily

The crackdown on corruption is also forcing public servants to abandon the “iron rice bowl” of a civil service job for the greater risks, but higher r(...)

Alibaba: insisted the ad was meant to be a joke. Photograph:  Reuters

In an job ad that makes The Rose of Tralee look like a Gloria Steinem feminist screed, Chinese e-commerce giant said it was looking for candidates who(...)

Damaged houses  pictured from a helicopter over Gorkha district in Nepal recently. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

Over a week since the devastating Nepal earthquake that left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands injured and homes and businesses destroyed, Nepalis(...)