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(...)

 Ethnic Uyghur members of the Communist Party of China carry a flag past a billboard of President Xi Jinping in the old town of Kashgar, in the Xinjiang province. Photograph:  Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The Korean nuclear crisis and dealings with the mercurial US president Donald Trump come at an awkward time for Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who is keen(...)

Carrie Lam signs autographs during  campaigning in Hong Kong this week. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Carrie Lam, the favourite to be named Hong Kong’s chief executive on Sunday in a limited poll heavily weighted in favour of pro-Beijing candidates, ha(...)

Parade participants beat drums as they march on the Kim Il Sung Square on Tuesday  in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, freshly elevated to chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party, marked the conclusion of a rare congress with a mass rally(...)

Golf was outlawed in China in 2015, as part of  a crack down on corrupton. Photograph: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

China’s ruling Communist Party has softened its hard line on golf, but government officials may not be out of the rough yet if they don’t want to fall(...)

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending a session on Friday ahead of Saturday’s opening of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing. Photograph: Andy Wong

Economic reform will top the agenda at China’s biggest political event, the annual National People’s Congress (NPC), which gathers over 3,000 Communis(...)

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