Workers sort through personal protective equipment received from China at a warehouse in Valencia, Spain. Photograph: Juan Carlos Cardenas/AFP via Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has admitted some elements of the first batch of personal protection equipment (PPE) imported from China this week “are n(...)

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave. File photograph: Antonio Cotrim/EPA

An advertisement placed by tech conference company Web Summit lauding a Chinese government statement was halted by Twitter for violating its ban on po(...)

The Aer Lingus flight carrying equipment from China arrives at Dublin Airport. Photo: Tom Honan

The first Aer Lingus flight to China to collect a batch of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Irish health service arrived in Dublin on Sunda(...)

US president Donald Trump continues to call coronavirus ‘the Chinese virus’. Photograph: Bloomberg

Venom directed at China from western states over its handling of the coronavirus crisis reached an all-out crescendo on February 6th when whistleblowe(...)

 Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio  holding a press conference with a limited number  of reporters  at the Farnesina Palace in Rome. Photograph:  EPA/Ettore Ferrari

It was a black Thursday in Italy. The country was in lockdown. Coronavirus deaths were soaring. Hospitals were overwhelmed, with more patients than av(...)

A pilot wearing a protective suit parks a cargo aircraft at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on Tuesday. Photograph: Cheng Min/Xinhua via AP

The Chinese embassy in Ireland says “a few” of its citizens have placed themselves in “self-isolation” after returning from China, in accordance with (...)

China’s ambassador to Australia has labelled reports that one million Uighurs are being held in detention “fake news”, seeking to excuse mass incarceration as a deradicalisation measure. Photograph: Lukas Coch AUSTRALIA and New Zealand OUT/EPA

China’s ambassador to Australia has labelled reports that one million Uighurs are being held in detention “fake news”, seeking to excuse mass incarcer(...)

Chinese President Xi. There are concerns over Xi’s Communist Party’s close links with Chinese companies. Photograph:  Feng Li/Reuters

Some might raise an eyebrow at the idea of Chinese money flooding into Ireland, but entrepreneur Maurice Healy has no truck with the naysayers. When i(...)

A Dublin City Council image of how the Yi Garden could look in Herbert Park.

The planned installation of a Chinese “friendship garden” in Dublin’s Herbert Park will not go ahead next month, due to the decision of the Chinese sp(...)

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arriving at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, Canada on December 12th. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

Canada has said it will allow the US extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to proceed. Canadian department of justice officials issu(...)

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