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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(...)

The new bird flu virus, which was unknown in humans until February, has so far infected at least 133 people in China and Taiwan, killing 43 of them. Photograph: Getty

The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a fatal new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the stro(...)

The 1897 Red Revenue Small One Dollar stamp

The search for new investment outlets in greater China goes on and, after the explosion of investment in the wine market, we now have keen interest in(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspect a farm under the Korean People's Army.`The place most likely to have a 10 per cent growth story is North Korea,' says author Joe Studwell

There’s a 500kg gorilla in the corner of the room when discussing Asia’s remarkable rise over the past few decades: why has the success has been so un(...)

Phil Mickelson of the US chips to the 14th hole during the second round of the 2013 US Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Adam Hunger/Reuters

Phil Mickelson and fellow American Billy Horschel retained their one-stroke lead at the US Open following Saturday morning’s conclusion of the suspend(...)

One of those who managed to slip through the tax loophole before it was closed was Irish trucking magnate Robert “Pino” Harris. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The appearance of one significant Irish name on the database of offshore records is explained by a loophole in the Irish tax laws that the Revenue Co(...)

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