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Fred Arment, head of International Cities of Peace, speaks with visiting Bosnian students. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Ever since the peace accord that ended the Bosnian war was penned in his hometown of Dayton 25 years ago, Fred Arment has been moved to action. By 20(...)

Shanghai is China’s biggest city and the world’s fifth biggest financial centre.  Photograph: iStock

Chinese carrier Juneyao Air plans to launch the Republic’s first service to Shanghai next year. Juneyao confirmed on Wednesday that it will begin fly(...)

The Chinese government says the national social credit system is a way of keeping people honest and making people good. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

When booking a cab in Beijing the other day using Didi, the Chinese version of Uber, I accidentally booked twice. I was chastised by text message on W(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe sets off for Hawaii where he will visit Pearl Harbor with US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

With $12.50 – half a month’s salary – in his pocket, Harold Mainer was about to go ashore to celebrate his friend’s birthday. Then, just before 8am, c(...)

Generation Emigration: Beijing GAA senior men’s team

There are shouts as Gaeilge, a rattle of hurleys and the sound of a whistle as a ball flies over the bar. On a warm day in Beijing, Irish people livi(...)

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

Chen Xian from Beijing was returning to the US to continue her studies when she heard a fellow Chinese passenger shouting at the flight crew. She expe(...)

Newly appointed Japanese defence minister Tomomi Inada: Has called for a revamp of Japan’s war-renouncing constitution. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s new defence minister, who is known for her revisionist views of Japan’s wartime actions, has declined to say whether the country liberated or(...)

In this photo taken on July 2nd, 2016, rescue workers evacuate residents after the Jushui river broke the dyke and flooded Tuhe village in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. The death toll from floods continue to rise as heavy rainstorms soak much of southern China. Photograph:   AP

Flooding along China’s Yangtze River has killed at least 186 people, destroyed crops and disrupted rail and air traffic at critical cross-country hubs(...)

Crowds at the St Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin. A delegation of 15 companies will visit Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong as part of a sales mission to tap China’s rapidly expanding outbound tourism market. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of Tourism Ireland has stressed the need for a direct flight into Ireland from China to support strong growth in the numbers of Chinese tour(...)

Neil Heywood and Gu Kailai. The wife of a former high-profile Chinese politician, Gu murdered Mr Heywood to try to prevent a scandal concerning millions of dollars in real estate being held in an offshore account.

For months, Gu Kailai worried about a secret that threatened to upend her comfortable life and stop her husband’s climb to the top rungs of China’s p(...)