A large-scale pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on January 1st, 2020. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

China’s top lawmaking body has formally unveiled plans to ensure only “patriots” can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with e(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping has cracked down on civil society in China in recent years. File photograph: Wu Hong/ EPA

Nearly 4,000 delegates gathered for China’s ceremonial parliament are set to give hefty backing on Sunday to a plan to remove term limits on the presi(...)

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People. President Xi Jinping will swear an oath to uphold China’s constitution. But first, he will remake it in his own image, legally formalising his almost limitless mandate. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

The red flags are flying outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, soldiers stand guard along the Avenue of Eternal Peace, and thousands of del(...)

A visitor walks by the TV screen showing a report about North Korea’s missile firing in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan in what appears to be a sign of outrage at the ongoing joint military drills bei(...)

 Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Last month, the president visited the three main state propaganda organs and urged them to stick closely to party lines in their reporting. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Pool/Getty Images

Chinese security officials have detained 20 people in connection with the publication on a state-backed website of a letter calling on President Xi Ji(...)

 The 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China recently. The NPC, the annual gathering of senior Communist Party cadres from all over China to listen to the leadership’s plans for the next 12 months, was a more muted affair than in previous years, but it gave valuable signals as to what kind of business environment Irish companies can expect in future. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Recent weeks have witnessed two events that affect Ireland’s trade with the world’s most populous continent. China’s National People’s Congress (NPC e(...)

With Irish milk exports to China worth €400 million, familiarity with China’s food safety rules has become a key requirement for food companies seeking to export there.

With Irish milk exports to China worth €400 million, and with a ban on Irish beef exports to the country lifted, familiarity with China’s food safety (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  and premier Li Keqiang  press buttons to vote during the closing ceremony of China’s National People’s Congress  at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing. Photograph:  Feng Li/Getty Images

During the only news conference the Communist Party leadership gives on a regular basis, premier Li Keqiang used a graphic description for China’s eff(...)

Prime minister Li Keqiang said China will lower the annual GDP growth target to about 7 per cent from 7.5 per cent, the slowest in 22 years. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

For decades now the conventional narrative on China has been massive inflows of capital for manufacturers to take advantage of the cheap labour and ex(...)

Chinese military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the National People’s Congress on  in Beijing, China.  Photograph:  Feng Li/Getty Images

China’s annual rubber-stamp legislature, the National People’s Congress, got under way on Thursday, with the country’s premier, Li Keqiang, pledging t(...)

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