A labourer works beside a logo of Bank of China: report has prompted speculation that the government is getting ready for a new campaign to tighten up capital outflow controls. Photograph: Reuters

It’s not common for the state-owned Chinese Central TV (CCTV) to blow the whistle on an equally powerful government-owned monolith, especially when th(...)

Pro-democracy protest: thousands gather to march in downtown Hong Kong to push for greater democracy earlier this month. Photograph: ap photo/kin cheung

Over half a million people took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong earlier this month, on the 17th anniversary of the territory’s reversion to Chine(...)

Protesters congregate at Victoria Park for a democracy rally in Hong Kong yesterday. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Calling for full democracy, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong yesterday, on the 17th anniversary of the territory(...)

A group of children take part in the St Patrick’s Day festivities in Shanghai, China today.

The rapidly expanding Irish community in Asia made its presence felt over the course of St Patrick’s Day. It may be apocryphal that the G(...)

Editorial staff members of Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper display their front page with the headline about former editor Kevin Lau, who was seriously assaulted. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper has offered reward of HK$1 million ( €94,200) for information about an attack on its former editor and influenti(...)

The Star Ferry carrying passengers across Victoria Harbour. Nearly 41 million mainland Chinese tourists visited Hong Kong last year. Photograph: Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images

A demonstration in the glitzy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping precinct by Hong Kong residents angry at the huge influx(...)

We are now into the Year of the Horse, and everyone is wondering what it holds in store for Asian economies – will they run like thoroughbreds or are (...)

Aer Lingus and Ryanair had contrasting days. While Aer Lingus rose by 0.6 per cent to €1.409, Ryanair closed down 2.3 per cent at €6.60 on profit taking. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks posted a gain in the first full week of 2014, as data showed US and German unemployment fell and that Ireland returned to the bond mar(...)

In China, attention is turning to the main holiday of the year the lunar new year, which this year in Chinese zodiac terms is the Year of the Horse, a(...)

CCTV spokeswoman Zhang Xiaojian confirmed that one of the broadcaster’s Twitter accounts was hacked, but did not elaborate. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

China’s state broadcaster CCTV News said today one of its Twitter accounts had been hacked, and deleted a tweet claiming the country’s president had s(...)

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