Wulabo wind power plant – By the end of 2013, total installed wind capacity here measured 91.4 gigawatts (GW), around 27 per cent of the world’s total, and the plan is to raise this to 200 GW by the end of the decade

You see the scores of wind turbines at Wulabo wind power plant, 30km southeast of the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, from a long way away, and then you dri(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff hosts leaders from the BRICS countries and the Union of South American Nations. photograph: ueslei marcelino/reuters

It wasn’t just the World Cup taking place in Brazil this month. Also gathered in Brazil were senior representative of the BRICS countries, Brazil, Rus(...)

Residential construction  in  Guangzhou, Guangdong Province: new home prices in China’s four major cities are on the rise. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

One piece of news sure to be welcomed by the BRICS countries is news that China’s economy seems to be expanding at a faster rate than before, and was (...)

 The Department of Foreign Affairs: organised training and briefing programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of government officials, leading Communist Party cadres and executives from state-owned enterprises from Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing(...)

A labourer works beside a logo of Bank of China: report has prompted speculation that the government is getting ready for a new campaign to tighten up capital outflow controls. Photograph: Reuters

It’s not common for the state-owned Chinese Central TV (CCTV) to blow the whistle on an equally powerful government-owned monolith, especially when th(...)

The Sewol ferry disaster in which 304 people died: the tragedy affected the economy. Photograph: AP/Ahn Young-joon

The Sewol ferry disaster on April 16th, in which 304 people, mostly teenagers, died, has contributed to a slowdown in economic growth. Consumer spendi(...)

Pro-democracy protest: thousands gather to march in downtown Hong Kong to push for greater democracy earlier this month. Photograph: ap photo/kin cheung

Over half a million people took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong earlier this month, on the 17th anniversary of the territory’s reversion to Chine(...)

 Gordon Orr, chariman of McKinsey Asia. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

McKinsey director Gordon Orr was in Dublin last month for the first time in two decades for a session with the Institute of International and European(...)

China’s infrastructure spend in the past few years has been immense and rail spending has been the cornerstone of much of the outlay. China had more t(...)

European businesses have welcomed China’s decision to lift some of the restrictions on foreign investment in the Shanghai free trade zone, which is se(...)