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(...)

Belfast once boasted the most bombed hotel in Europe. It was arguably the only claim to fame its hotel sector had during the dark days of the Troubles(...)

Chinese tourists capturing the stature of Oscar Wilde on Merrion Square. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When it comes to seeking State support, the problem for the Irish tourism industry is that it is a victim of its own success. Visitor numbers are at (...)

Ibec  says  the money to be set aside for the “rainy day” fund should be used instead to address the funding crisis in higher education, which it described as one of the biggest issues facing the State.

Ibec has criticised the Government’s plan to establish a so-called “rainy day fund”, suggesting the pot of money to be set aside is too small to act a(...)

Direct Dublin-Beijing flights will be on Tuesday and Saturdays while the services including the Edinburgh stopover will be on Thursdays and Sundays.

China’s Hainan Airlines will begin its long-anticipated Dublin-Beijing flights on June 12th. The carrier signalled earlier this year that it would be(...)

The Chinese Government is extending visa-free access to Hainan to make the destination more popular.

The annual list of the most expensive cities to do business in for 2018 was announced this week. New York, as ever, topped the list. However, three Sw(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
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  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

Japan’s new defence minister Tomomi Inada has long been associated with the hard right of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party  and supports a larger military role for Japan. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Week by week, China solidifies its hold over the South China Sea, resisting all attempts to rein it in. It ignored a damning ruling last month by an (...)

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