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Workers wearing protective suit walk next to Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan on March 30th. Photograph:   Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

The Huanan seafood wholesale market in central Wuhan was the kind of place where people often catch colds. Vendors started setting up as early as 3am,(...)

Irish couple Laura Malone and David O’Connor

David O’Connor thought the Covid-19 pandemic had put a stop to his fledgling business recruiting English-speaking teachers to work in China. “It start(...)

The People’s Bank of China building in Beijing, China. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s proposed new digital currency would bear some similarities to Facebook’s Libra coin and would be able to be used across major payment platform(...)

Officially there are 2.5 million registered dogs in Beijing. Photograph: Getty

Through Beijing’s ancient hutong laneways and along the traffic-thronged ring roads, an assortment of long-term residents, young office workers and sm(...)

 A WeChat spokesperson said it was “very sorry for the inappropriate translation”. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

China’s most popular social media messaging service, WeChat, has apologised after its algorithm translated a neutral word, commonly used phrase for “(...)

Facebook’s growth has increasingly come from outside the US, Canada and Europe

Facebook has said that 2 billion people are regularly using its flagship service, marching past another milestone in its growth from a college curios(...)

The Nokia X2 will be available at launch in glossy orange, black and green, with glossy yellow, white and matte dark grey coming later to the lineup.

Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable smartphones designed to introduce the “next (...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook

There’s a funny YouTube sketch by Dublin’s Pork Street comedy troupe called “There’s Too Many Apps For That”, in which comics Jim Elliot and D(...)

Chinese New Year celebrations: red is a lucky colour at this time of year for Chinese. photograph: ahmad yusni/epa

Every year at Chinese New Year, people hand over red envelopes full of cash, known as hong bao. This year though, WeChat, a hugely popular instant mes(...)