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Richard O’Halloran, a 46-year-old father of four, has been blocked from leaving China since February 2019

The wife of a Dublin businessman detained in China for almost three years has called on Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to travel to Beijin(...)

Residents line up for Covid-19 tests at a mobile testing site in Xi’an, northwestern China, on January 2nd. Photograph: Tao Ming/Xinhua via AP

Two days after a woman who was turned away from a Xi’an hospital suffered a miscarriage, an elderly man died of heart disease when various medical ins(...)

TikTok owner Bytedance is among the swathe of companies that could be hit by China’s new rules. Photograph: iStock

China said on Tuesday it would put in force new rules that would boost oversight over how its platform companies make plans to list abroad or use reco(...)

Covid-19 testing in Xi’an, China’s northern Shaanxi province where 150 cases were discovered on Sunday. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

The city at the centre of China’s worst Covid-19 outbreak in almost two years has tightened lockdown measures and launched another round of mandatory (...)

    Peng Shuai was not seen   in public for more than two weeks last month after accusing a Chinese former senior official of having coerced her into sex. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has denied that she had accused a former senior official of having sexually assaulted her, in what is believed to be th(...)

Henry Street, Dublin. The cost of flying cargo around the world has reached record levels in the run-up to Christmas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The cost of flying cargo around the world has reached record levels as companies attempt to meet surging demand in the run-up to Christmas. Prices ha(...)

American Airlines is halting  flights to Edinburgh and Hong Kong and won’t resume flights to Dubrovnik and Prague. It will fly full schedules to Dublin as soon as it is able.

American Airlines will not resume its Philadelphia to Shannon route this summer due to continued delays in deliveries of new Boeing aircraft. The air(...)

The Evergrande Centre building in Shanghai . Photograph: Alex Plavevski/EPA

Fitch has become the first rating agency to declare that China Evergrande’s overseas bonds are in default after the world’s most indebted developer fa(...)

President Joe Biden, left, meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping, on screen, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Photo

Global stock markets marched on towards new peaks on Tuesday as U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held over three hours of virtua(...)

The current wave of cases has reached the majority of the country’s 31 provinces, in the broadest outbreak since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg

China’s efforts to eliminate Covid-19 are coming under increasing pressure, with officials warning of a “grave challenge” in the months ahead and doze(...)

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