The Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. It  was previously administered by the Philippines before being claimed by China in 2012. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

Concerns are growing across Asia and in Washington that Beijing is intent on pushing its presence in the energy-rich and disputed South China Sea whil(...)

The government of the southern province of Hainan, where HNA is based, is reportedly in talks to take control of the group and sell off its airline interests. Photograph: iStock

The Chinese state may bail out debt-laden HNA, the majority shareholder in Irish aircraft lessor, Avolon’s biggest backer. The news emerged as Avolon(...)

Northern Ireland’s  Graeme McDowell celebrates after winning the  Saudi International. Photograph:  AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow can scratch a trip to China off their globetrotting schedules (for the moment at any rate) after the LPGA Tour canc(...)

People queue to buy face masks from a shop in Hong Kong as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images.

Several countries have closed their borders to arrivals from China as countries around the world raced to contain the coronavirus outbreak amid a risi(...)

Pedestrians wear surgical masks in London’s China Town on January 25th, 2020.  European airports from London to Moscow have stepped up checks  on flights from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

President Xi Jinping has said China faces a “grave situation” as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing the occasion(...)

Traffic  this year has risen 5 per cent to 30.6 million passengers while the volume of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub  also increased. Photograph: Dublin Airport

After more than 5½ years of steady monthly growth, the 1 per cent decline in passenger numbers for Dublin Airport in November came as a surprise. Sh(...)

DAA says Commission for Aviation Regulation  proposals to cut Dublin Airport’s passenger charges to €7.50 a head between 2020 and 2024 would force it to slash spending plans by up to €1 billion. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton

Aer Lingus and Ryanair have backed proposals to cut passenger charges at Dublin Airport in spite of warnings from Dublin Airport Authority that this w(...)

Li Keqiang, China’s premier, at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s economic performance is stable so far this year and the government will stick with its current strategy of targeted, limited policy support, P(...)

Under President Xi Jinping, China has cracked down on corruption, including involved trying to repatriate economic fugitives overseas with a police operation known as “Operation Foxhunt”. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

China has defended its decision to bar the children of a fugitive businessman and their mother, all three of them US citizens, from leaving the countr(...)

Waves crash beside Hung Hom Promenade and Hung Hom Ferry Pier amid Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Pcmarriotthk/Youtube/Reuters

Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China after lashing the northern Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rain have left at least 64 people(...)

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