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Protest organisers say  1.7m people marched  through Kong Kong city centre   on Sunday, making it the second  largest march of  recent protests. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

A sea of Hong Kong protesters marched through the dense city centre in the pouring rain on Sunday, defying a police ban, in a vivid display of the mov(...)

Anti-extradition Bill protesters point laser beams outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people flocked to a downtown park for a fresh rally after two months of increasingly violent clashes that have prom(...)

A protest movement that began 10 weeks ago amid anger over a controversial extradition law has evolved into a wider movement for democratic reform whose demands include universal suffrage, an independent inquiry into the handling of the crisis and the resignation of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

The standoff between protesters and the authorities is escalating in Hong Kong, and so too is the risk of an intervention by the Chinese security forc(...)

Police clash with anti-government protesters at the airport in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Air traffic in Hong Kong was grounded by protests for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, as the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam choked up at a p(...)

Anti-extradition Bill protesters hold up placards for arriving travellers during a protest at the arrival hall of Hong Kong International Airport. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Demonstrators crowded the arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on Friday, handing out anti-government leaflets and waving banners in a dozen languages i(...)

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Apple’s suppliers are preparing to produce components for up to 75 million new iPhones in 2019’s second half, roughly the same number as a year earlie(...)

Protesters march to the West Kowloon railway station during a demonstration against a proposed extradition Bill in Hong Kong on July 7th, 2019. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourism district on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their(...)

The former peat briquette factory in Littleton, Co Tipperary, closed last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former peat briquette factory that closed last year and has been repurposed as a plastic recycling facility opens on Friday. The Bord na Móna faci(...)

Then minister for foreign affairs Charlie Flanagan   greets the  Chinese ambassador to Ireland, Yue Xiaoyong, at a meeting in Dublin in 2016. Mr Flanagan, now Minister for Justice, announced in June that Ireland would soon introduce a five-year multi-entry visa option for Chinese visitors. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Ireland and China celebrated their 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations last week, and trade figures suggest the bilateral relationship is one tha(...)

Huawei founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said he was surprised at the extent to which Washington had attacked his corporation. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty

Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei expects US sanctions to curtail its revenue by about $30 billion (€26.7 billion) over the coming two years, w(...)

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