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(...)

 “Over the past 30 years or more, the Chinese government has gradually given more freedom to people in areas of life deemed to be non-sensitive,” says William Nee of Amnesty. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

China has issued a draft of a wide-ranging law on national security, which includes calls for cyberspace sovereignty but also covers everything from (...)

Local people collect bricks from their collapsed houses in the aftermath of the April earthquake, in Lalitpur, Nepal. Photograph: Hemanta Shrestha/EPA

Two weeks after the earthquake that killed more than 7,700 people and flattened towns and villages across central Nepal, people in the country are tu(...)

Bob Keogh has previously worked with PwC and Goldman Sachs

Bob Keogh, from Terenure, has been in and out of Ireland over the years since he left the Smurfit Business School, but is now based in Hong Kong where(...)

Earthquake victims line up during a food and water distribution at a camp for displaced people, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

It took a day for Bhoj Kumar Thapamagar, a soldier in the Nepalese army, to make a frantic 290km journey from a military training camp back to the des(...)