Shanghai Composite Index: for every stock that rose, 16 fell, part of a broader decline which has seen the index fall more than 30 per cent in three weeks. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s share market continued to slide on Tuesday, as investors registered their mistrust of government efforts to deal with the bear run, with the S(...)

Hong Kong: programme will support engagement between the Irish community and ‘Friends of Ireland’. Photograph: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, together with its partner organisation the Irish Macau Chamber of Commerce, is collaborating with the Cons(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: the bank is a key part of his  efforts to boost China’s influence, called “peripheral diplomacy”, and redress  China’s poor levels of representation on international bodies such as the World Bank and ADB.  Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Last week saw the official signing ceremony in Beijing of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led international financial institution th(...)

US navy crewman points to a computer screen purportedly showing Chinese construction on the reclaimed land of Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: US navy/Handout/Reuters

China is close to completing a 3,000m-long airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new (...)

Tourists walk along the Great Wall of China. Adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities – including stealing the bricks to build houses – are doing more damage to China’s most famous landmark than the Mongol hordes ever did.File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly one-third of the most commonly accessed section of the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world, has disappeared and drastic measures(...)

Beijing: China plans to link up the capital with the nearby city of Tianjin and the neighbouring province of Hebei into a city that will be as big as Uruguay and have a population of 100 million people. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

China’s urbanisation programme is the foundation on which the country’s economic boom has been built, and the reason why analysts are not too worried (...)

President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to guide  children of China’s nouveau riche to “live a positive life”. Photograph: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg

Perhaps the fact that the children of the nouveau riche, the tuhao generation mentioned in a recent Asia Briefing column, are being sent to special sc(...)

Construction site in Beijing’s central business district:  report by London-based research house Capital Economics believes that China’s economic growth is being overstated by one to two percentage points because of a glitch in the way the data is calculated. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Economists regularly complain that Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) data is not to be entirely trusted, because they believe political manipulatio(...)

Maserati sports car in China: a crackdown on corruption has  led to sluggish sales of high-end vehicles. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

I witnessed one of the most potent symbols that the Chinese economy might be getting ahead of itself about two years ago when, in one journey along Be(...)

Police officers stand guard near a protest site outside the legislative council building in Hong Kong where pro-democracy lawmakers on Thursday voted down a China-backed election plan for the city that set off almost three months of protests last year. Photograph: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

In a show of strength that will lessen the prospect of more disruptive protests, Hong Kong’s legislative council has vetoed a Communist Party-backed(...)