“Many Christian churches are in meltdown and instead of listening and respecting the views of all those who have been hurt and alienated, there is this constant pull to return to old ways that have no contemporary meaning for so many good and noble people.” Getty Images

On July 1st, the People’s Republic of China placed a full-page advertisement in this newspaper. The text was written by the Chinese ambassador to Irel(...)

A visitor wearing a protective mask walk past the Tesla logo at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show in Shanghai, China, on Monday. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Tesla looks to be coming under increasing pressure in China with two government entities firing off missives about the company’s behaviour and treatme(...)

People dance in a public area along the Yangtze River in Wuhan on Monday  as the city marks the first anniversary of when China confirmed its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

At a museum in Wuhan, China, a sprawling exhibition paints a stirring tale of how the city’s sacrifices in a brutal 76-day lockdown led to triumph ove(...)

An Indian army convoy  driving towards Leh, on a highway bordering China, in early September. The Himalayan border between the two countries has been the site of tensions for months. Photograph:   Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

India on Wednesday released a Chinese soldier its forces had detained along the disputed mountainous border with China last weekend, signalling an eas(...)

Protesters demonstrate in Hong Kong last January against China’s growing political influence over the territory, and interference with its autonomy. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

Twitter has purged 174,000 state-linked accounts it says were run by China to spread misinformation on the social network about the pro-democracy prot(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Chinese ambassador Yue Xiaoyong

The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) will be held on November 5-10th in Shanghai. On behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland, I warmly we(...)

Wen Chen, chairman of the Ireland China Science and Technology Association at the CIIE promotion event in Dublin in March 2018.

The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is being promoted in this country by the Ireland China Science and Technology Association (ICSATA) and the (...)

Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China.

“China will continue to hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and mutual benefit and uphold its fundamental foreign policy goal o(...)

The old district of Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang province, in 2016  . Xinjiang, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, is an autonomous region that is home to 10 million Uighurs, who are mostly Muslim. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

International pressure is growing on China after reports that more than one million ethnic Uighurs are being interned in political re-education camps (...)

A roadside poster of Chinese president Xi Jinping,  in Beijing, last week: Under Xi, China is increasingly autocratic and illiberal. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

“Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!” Thus in 1956 did Nikita Khrushchev, then first secretary of the Communist part(...)

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