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An oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/File Photo/Reuters

Crude oil jumped almost 3 per cent on Monday after the United States said it would tighten a clamp-down on Iranian oil exports in May, while US equiti(...)

An employee working on the production line of an electronics factory in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. Photograph: Reuters

China’s economy grew at a steady 6.4 per cent pace in the first quarter, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped (...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma called the 996 schedule “a huge blessing” and said workers should consider it an honour rather than a burden

Chinese tech employees are pushing back against the industry’s notoriously long hours, known as the “996” schedule of working from 9am to 9pm, six day(...)

Lion dance performance on Parnell Street, Dublin, as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council offered to censor topics politically sensitive to Beijing from its Chinese New Year festival last year, following pressure from th(...)

Multi-can packs will be replaced with cardboard packs, which are sustainably sourced, recyclable and fully biodegradable. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/PA Wire

Guinness is to introduce 100 per cent recyclable and biodegradable cardboard to replace plastic from its beer packaging, including the plastic ring ca(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in April 2017.  Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

A year has passed since Donald Trump ended an era of relative comity between the two greatest powers in the world. The US president’s trade tariffs ag(...)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama pictured in Derry in 2017, where he called for “a century of peace”. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was admitted to hospital in the Indian capital of New Delhi with a chest infection, but is doing fine, (...)

Occupy Central pro-democracy movement founders Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai and Chu Yiu-ming chant slogans after being found guilty  in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday. Photograph:  Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Nine prominent activists in the 2014 Occupy Hong Kong protests were found guilty on Tuesday of a range of charges relating to committing a public nuis(...)

 Occupy Central activists (L-R) Benny Tai, Dr Chan Kin-man and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming prepare to enter court in Hong Kong. PhotograohL Alex Hofford/EPA

A Hong Kong court found leaders of the 2014 “Occupy” civil disobedience movement guilty on Tuesday of public nuisance charges during the mass protests(...)

Workers at a Chinese tech company take a lunchtime nap. A campaign against long working hours by professionals in China’s technology sector has been trending on the internet worldwide.

A campaign against long working hours by professionals in China’s technology sector has been trending on the internet worldwide in a rare display of l(...)

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