Twitter’s Hong Kong office will seek out mainland companies which want to advertise overseas. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Twitter, which has its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin, is opening an office in Hong Kong to try to attract mainland Chine(...)

Beatrice Yordoldo (seated), the last confirmed Ebola patient, poses for photographs with medical staff as she prepares to leave the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images

Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the cou(...)

A woman takes a ‘selfie’ near a portrait of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, where the 12th National People’s Congress gets under way in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s National People’s Congress gets under way on Thursday and the annual talking shop is set to approve a 10 per cent increase in the defence budg(...)

Xi Jinping at the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in  Beijing on Tuesday. Since coming to power in March 2012, Mr Xi has come down hard on press freedom. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

Getting a foreign journalist visa in China was easier last year than in previous years, according to a survey by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of C(...)

China saw a rise of 70 percentage points in the ratio of corporate and household debt to GDP between 2007 and last year. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

Balance sheets matter. This is the biggest lesson of the financial crises that have rolled across the world economy. Changes in balance sheets shape t(...)

There are more than 300 million smokers in China. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

The brother of Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Li Keming, has been removed as deputy head of China’s powerful state tobacco monopoly, the Xinhua news agen(...)

Christian activists Julia and Kevin Garratt: the couple from Vancouver have lived in China since 1984 and opened their coffee shop in Dandong in 2008. Photograph: Simeon Garratt/AFP/Getty

After months of being held without charge, a Canadian national has been formally arrested in China on suspicion of “stealing and prying into state se(...)

China’s aircraft carrier the Liaoning – bought from the Ukraine for €17m

One of the most entertaining stories to come out of China in recent months has been a mighty yarn in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper ab(...)

A Chinese man works at Yanxiang Electronic Science and Technology, a private enterprise in the northern city of Tianjin. Photograph: Guang Niu/Reuters

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as property prices cooled and companies and local governments struggled under heavy debt (...)

Cranes operate at a construction site in China. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

It’s often breathtaking to see the range of tools the Chinese government has to steer its economy in the direction in which it wants it to go.Take inf(...)