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China is often touted as a land of opportunity, but it is when people talk about the food industry that the possibilities become really tantalising. F(...)

Busy securing business during the Irish Exporters Association trade mission was the Cork-based calibration management software firm CompuCal Calibrati(...)

Children walk home from school to a housing project in Chongqing, the fastest growing city for dollar multi-millionaires in China between 2007 and 2012. Photograph: Justin JinNew York Times

Everyone, of course, has heard of Beijing and Shanghai, and both have growing reputations as places where wealthy Chinese now live. But lesser known c(...)

Ireland’s David Morris is into the quarter-finals of the Wuxi Classic. Photograph:

Kilkenny’s David Morris took his biggest scalp yet when beating Ali Carter 5-4 to move into the Wuxi Classic quarter-finals today.The Irishman only r(...)

Smoke spirals from a bus on fire   in Xiamen, Fujian province, yesterday, in which dozens of people were killed. Photograph: Reuters

The suspect in a commuter bus fire that rattled a prosperous Chinese port city wrote a suicide note saying he was unhappy and angry before dying in th(...)

An anti-government protester stands in front of artillery tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5th, 1989, at the height of the pro-democracy protests. Chen Xitong was mayor of Beijing at the time of the crackdown, and was subsequently promoted to Beijing party secretary and made a Politburo member. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Widener

There was bitter poetry in the timing of the death of disgraced former mayor of Beijing, Chen Xitong, after reports of his death began to emerge ju(...)

Skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong, with its modern natives and matching shops, came as a complete surprise to Carl Stearns Clancy, the first round-the-world biker, whose rout(...)

China’s largest meat processor, Shuanghui International Holdings, agreed last week to acquire the world’s biggest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, for(...)

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is the world’s number one destination city for travel, according to MasterCard, edging out London by about 25,000 vi(...)

Jeremy Renner (left) in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

What do the following couples have in common: The troubled young bartender from Leeds who shares a dingy flat and a dreadful history with her junk foo(...)

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