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Xiaomi founder Lei Jun speaking during the launch of one of its smartphones in Beijing recently. photograph: chinafotopress via getty images

Lei Jun, the founder and chief executive of Xiaomi, China’s hottest technology company, which is worth nearly €7.5 billion, is routinely described as (...)

Fishermen drive a boat next to fishing ships docked at a port to shelter from Typhoon Wutip in Sanya, Hainan province. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Seventy-four Chinese fishermen are missing after a typhoon sank three fishing boats in the South China Sea as Thailand and Vietnam braced for torrenti(...)

There are more than 600 flights a week between China and Taiwan. It is disconcerting to think that decisions about how this is regulated are made without the participation of a major player such as Taiwan.

Air routes are the highways of the skies – designated pathways between points X and Y. Just like their terrestrial counterparts, there are different t(...)

Taipei’s most prized landmark, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

The compromises necessary to overcome political difficulties in the Far East have a habit of being reduced to slogans that have about them a strange f(...)

Fish is an essential part of the food culture in Asia. In China, the world’s largest fishing nation, tanks sit outside restaurants and diners can cho(...)

Staying on the subject of fish, one of the more satisfying offshoots from the crackdown on extravagance and corruption within China’s ruling Communist(...)

Footage has emerged of a driver has narrowly escaping being crushed by a boulder in Taiwan. Image: YouTube

Footage has emerged of a driver has narrowly escaping being crushed by a boulder in Taiwan. A video caught in recent days by a car’s dashboard camera (...)

Hugo Barra, who has left Google to join Xiaomi, the smartphone maker that outsells Apple in China

Xiaomi, the smartphone maker that outsells Apple in China, said it hired a Google vice president as part of a push to find growth opportunities outsid(...)

Foxconn, the trading name of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, has been testing the market for two years but has revealed little about its Fox Energy solar unit. Photograph: Reuters /Stringer

Foxconn Technology Group, best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones, will decide by year-end whether to branch off into unconventional territory: mak(...)

The Government has placed a huge emphasis on building links between companies and academic researchers. All of the new research centres being announced this year by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation must have a major participation by companies who act as research partners. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish academics attracted the smallest amounts of money from companies for carrying out research in a league of 30 countries, according to a study pub(...)

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