Residents look at damage caused by a parcel bomb  in Liucheng county, Guangxi province, China. Police said the attacks were related to a “criminal case”. Photograph: EPA

Police said a series of 17 parcel bomb explosions that killed seven people and wounded dozens more in southwestern China were not “terrorist acts”, as(...)

Fergus Clarke of Lamplight Analytics: “We created a platform that aggregates what people are saying across millions of social media websites in nearly 200 languages and technology that draws meaning from these posts.”

Hong Kong tech start-up Lamplight Analytics, which provides brand information through social media and was cofounded by Dubliner Fergus Clarke, has re(...)

A man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai: China’s economy has registered its slowest growth in a quarter century. Photograph: REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

The Asian Development Bank has just cut its forecasts for economic growth in the region on the back of slower expansion in China and India, but the le(...)

 UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, China’s president Xi Jinping and Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto at the global leaders’ meeting on gender equality and women’s empowerment at the UN General Assembly. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

China has reacted angrily to a tweet by US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton calling Chinese leader Xi Jinping “shameless” for hosting a United N(...)

Two students at Beijing University delvier their contribution to the video praising  Xi Jinping. Photograph:  Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Handsome, wise, humble, charismatic and resolute, the list goes on. A propaganda video showing foreign students enthusing about President Xi Jinpin(...)

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

China’s August industrial production posted slightly better year on year growth at 6.1 per cent, but still below what markets were expecting. Photograph: Reuters

Boosting China’s flagging economic growth is a hot topic all around the country right now, from the mom’n’pop noodle shops in the countryside to the W(...)

     Rupert Murdoch and Chinese president Xi Jinping: Xi offered  assurances to the News Corp chairman that China would remain open to overseas journalists, despite the government withholding residence visas for foreign reporters. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s first official visit as head of state to the US will highlight the stark differences that remain between the world’s la(...)

Hong Kong financial secretary John Tsang with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and Ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh at the official opening of Ireland’s first consulate-general in Hong Kong.  city in Asia, according to local media. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s links to Hong Kong are apparent from a stroll through the city, with street names like Connaught, O’Brien and Hennessy, and the relationship(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton. “We are getting traction on the trade side and the investment side. Things are heading in the right direction”

China is a challenging but rewarding market for Irish companies, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said during a visit to (...)