Anti-tank missiles are displayed at the military parade in Beijing on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters 1:16

China put on a muscular display of military might in a parade in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second World War 70 years ag(...)

The Long Room, Trinity College: inspiration for the set of Harry Potter

Ireland’s tourism promoters do not have the advertising spend in China that countries like Australia do, but they have proven very adept at getting th(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photograph: AFP

With so much focus on China’s economic travails, there has been little space for much else in the world’s attention, even as one of the world’s most u(...)

The “rumour-mongering” arrests come after China’s stock market has seen huge losses since it peaked in mid-June, and worries about economic growth have added to jitters. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

China has arrested nearly 200 people for online rumour-mongering about the country’s stock market collapse and the recent fatal chemical factory explo(...)

Ups and downs: stock-market prices at a Chinese securities firm. Photograph: AFP/Getty

It is almost too hot in the sun in Sanlitun, Beijing’s upscale shopping and nightlife sector. Here a hefty percentage of the capital’s citizens, enric(...)

Overheating: an investor cools herself as she monitors share prices at a securities firm in Shanghai. China’s key indices lost a fifth of their value and wiped out nearly all of this year’s gains in six days. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty

In January this year, Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who is responsible for steering the world’s second largest economy through increasingly choppy water(...)

The aftermath of the chemical warehouse explosion in Tianjin: at least 145 were killed in the blast  this month. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese prosecutors have formally detained 12 people over deadly blasts in the northeastern city of Tianjin this month that killed at least 145 peo(...)

 Chinese actors play Japanese soldiers in a film.  China is to  mark in style  the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, or the second World War. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Returning home from dinner on the bus last Saturday night, we were halted at the Dongzhimen intersection in downtown Beijing to make way for scores of(...)

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average closed  on August 25th at 17,806.70, down 733.98 points, while the US dollar traded in the upper 191 yen range. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/EPA

To the obvious delight of global stocks, which rebounded on the news, but too late to rescue Chinese stocks which fell for a second day to close down (...)

China crisis: an investor at a brokerage house in Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The vertigo-inducing declines in stock prices were chalked down as China’s Black Monday. The country’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, clo(...)