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Prof Dan Breznitz has studied innovation growth economies such as Taiwan, Israel and China. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Prof Dan Breznitz must number among the most internationally eclectic members of Ireland’s broadly defined diaspora.The Israeli native came to reside (...)

A policeman stands guard with a shotgun in front of Tiananmen Square in Beijing today. From keeping foreign reporters off Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to widespread censorship of the internet, China marked 25 years since the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests today under a cloak of security. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

Twenty-five years ago, Wang Nan took his camera and headed out to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, where tens of thousands of people had gathered calling f(...)

A shopper stands in front of a mock tank made by university students, imitating those used during the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, during an exhibition in Hong Kong. China has defended the crackdown ahead of the 25th anniversary. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters.

China defended the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square today, the eve of the 25th anniversary, s(...)

Fujitsu president Masami Yamamoto believes the key issue for Japan’s faltering tech giants is how to create more value in an increasingly connected world

It may be difficult to recall now but in the late 1980s Japanese companies ruled the world of hi-tech gadgets. Sharp and Hitachi were household names.(...)

A protester holds a placard which reads, “Nation first” while marching during an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi recently as hundreds rallied in Vietnam’s biggest cities to denounce China’s setting up of a giant oil rig in the South China Sea. photograph: reuters

Another country feeling the economic brunt of a political maelstrom is Vietnam. Thousands of Vietnamese went on the rampage last week, setting fire to(...)

Visitors traverse elevated walkways between former liquid sugar storage tanks at the old sugar factory in Tainan city that is now home to the Ten Drum group. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan and the former Rende sugar factory on Wenhua Road must surely be one of the oldest industrial plants in Tainan.It (...)

Buildings under construction in  Shenzhen: the city is one of China’s fastest growing. Photograph: Alex Lee/Reuters

If you were to name a capital city of China’s economic boom, it would be Shenzhen. In 1979, Chinese supreme leader Deng Xiaoping proclai(...)

American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears on Sunday after watching worldwide ‘Happy’ videos on Oprah Winfrey’s chat show. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears at the weekend after appearing as a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s (...)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:  ruled out major stimulus to fight short-term dips in growth.

China’s slowing economy was the backdrop to last week’s annual investment forum in Boao, on the holiday island of Hainan off southern China, wh(...)

Protestors holds signs   in Taipei, Taiwan rally. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Taiwan’s capital on today as a two-week-long campaign against a trade pact with China gathe(...)

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