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There’s a funny YouTube sketch by Dublin’s Pork Street comedy troupe called “There’s Too Many Apps For That”, in which comics Jim Elliot and D(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has outlined the merits of competition-based universal health insurance (UHI) to achieve universal health enti(...)

A member of a pro-unification group with China’s national flag (centre) and another member with Taiwan’s national flag (right) outside the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan. The two countries have held talks in China recently. photograph: epa/ david chang

It may be months away, but rumours are already circulating that the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in October will be the ven(...)

Taiwan and China

Talks between Taiwanese and Chinese officials have put their relations on a more politically representative footing capable of discussing a wid(...)

Wang Yu-chi, left, Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affair Council, shakes hands with Zhang Zhijun, right, Minister of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, before their meeting in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province. It’s the first official contact between the two governments since the civil war in 1940s. Photograph: EPA

China and Taiwan are holding their highest-level official talks since they split at the end of a brutal civil war in 1949, in an effort to impr(...)

Yuan Zai, the first Taiwan-born baby panda, climbs a wood log inside an enclosure as visitors take pictures at the Taipei City Zoo in Taipei on   Monday. Photograph: Patrick Lin/Reuters

There has been another win for panda diplomacy as Taiwan unveiled a six-month-old giant panda named Yuan Zai to an adoring public, with 19,000 visi(...)

Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou receives a model of an Apache attack helicopter from the Taiwanese army’s commander in chief Lee Shying-jow on Friday. Some suggest the island’s residents were expressing their unhappiness with the government of Mr Ma in choosing “fake” as their word of the year. Photograph: Taiwan military news agency handout/EPA

And the defining word in the self-ruled Chinese island of Taiwan for the year 2013 is . . . fake!“Jia” (fake) saw off “hei” (black) and “luan” (chaos)(...)

Declan Coyle and with his wife, Annette, and three children.

Declan Coyle, a former Columban missionary, who is now a married father of three children including a nine-year-old boy with severe disabilities, has (...)

The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. China said yesterday it had monitored two unarmed US bombers that flew over the East China Sea in defiance of its declaration it was exercising greater military control over the area. Photograph: AP/Kyodo News.

Tensions in the East China Sea escalated on Wednesday after the Chinese government said it had monitored two American B-52 bombers that flew over its (...)

Japan Coast Guard vessel PS206 Houou sails in front of Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea in this August 18th, 2013 file photo. Photograph: Ruairidh Villar/Reuters

Australia has summoned China’s ambassador to express concern over its imposition of an “Air Defence Identification Zone” over the East China Sea, the (...)

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