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Also attending the World Economics Forum in Dalian was Chinese property tycoon Wang Jianlin, who revealed that his Wanda group has a war chest of €3.7(...)

There are more than 600 flights a week between China and Taiwan. It is disconcerting to think that decisions about how this is regulated are made without the participation of a major player such as Taiwan.

Air routes are the highways of the skies – designated pathways between points X and Y. Just like their terrestrial counterparts, there are different t(...)

Brendan Howlin: talks between Ministers are set to intensify this week following his return from China. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fresh budget divisions have emerged within the Coalition as political parties hold a series of Autumn meetings ahead of the new Dáil term this week.La(...)

Prof Oliver Gassmann: “Too often, SMEs try to reinvent the wheel. They also tend to rely on their own resources instead of opening up innovation to external partners, and this is especially relevant in times of scarce resources.” Photograph: Tomas Tyner/UCC

Innovation is an essential element for business development and success, but many innovations fail. The key reasons for such failures, according to Pr(...)

At least 27 miners in Afghanistan have been killed in a collapse in a coal mine, officials said today, in an accident likely to reinforce worries abou(...)

An  Epsilon rocket blasts off from the launching pad at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima prefecture. Japan’s first new rocket in 12 years lifted off  after two setbacks last month, keeping alive hopes that the country may eventually be able to enter the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.  Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters
Japan launches low-cost rocket

Japan’s first new rocket in 12 years lifted off today, after two setbacks last month, keeping alive hopes that the country may eventually be able to e(...)

The newly discovered tomb of Shangguan Wan’er. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty

Chinese archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a 7th-century female politician, who has been described as the country’s “female prime minister” an(...)

Mooncakes are traditional pastries offered as gifts during the mid-autumn festival, and often gifted in packages with mobile phones or cash vouchers as bribes

China has banned government officials from using public funds to buy mooncakes, traditional pastries offered as gifts during the mid-autumn festival, (...)

Courthouse steps: protesters in New Delhi, where four men were yesterday sentenced to death for the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus last December. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty

A United Nations study of 10,000 men in the Asia-Pacific region set out to reveal the true extent of rape culture in the region, but its findings – pu(...)

Taipei’s most prized landmark, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

The compromises necessary to overcome political difficulties in the Far East have a habit of being reduced to slogans that have about them a strange f(...)

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