A co-ordinated attempt by Chinese tech companies to circumvent Apple’s privacy policies has been forestalled, a significant victory for the iPhone-maker in what was seen as a threat to its global privacy push.

A co-ordinated attempt by Chinese tech companies to circumvent Apple’s privacy policies has been forestalled, a significant victory for the iPhone-mak(...)

Rescuers working at the site of an airplane crash near Almaty airport, some 20km from the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday. Photograph: Handout/EPA

A passenger jet carrying 98 people crashed into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan on Friday morning, k(...)

Irish fare: it could take decades for a country only now being recognised for the quality of its ingredients  to get a piece of the pie, especially when so many other nations – China, Italy, France and Thailand – have been well-established for so long.

Thai restaurants can be found all over the United States. Thai people? Not so much. According to figures obtained from the Royal Thai embassy in Washi(...)

A Tesla Model S at the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

Tesla said on Wednesday that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in “autopilot” mode. The company said it had reviewed data to confirm the c(...)

The Communist Party is obsessed with clamping down on ‘online rumour mongering’, as it sees it as the primary channel for anti-government dissent.

An official of the Chinese Communist Party has slammed April Fools’ Day as an ideologically unsound Western conspiracy that does not sit easily with (...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province, China. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

Late last week, shares on the CSI 300 index hit a seven-year high and their biggest weekly gain (nearly seven per cent) in two months. Investors are c(...)

 The Department of Foreign Affairs: organised training and briefing programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of government officials, leading Communist Party cadres and executives from state-owned enterprises from Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing(...)

Sanofi chief executive Chris Viehbacher said China’s ministry of industry and commerce had come to the company’s office in Shenyang, but the reason for the visit was not yet clear.

Chinese officials this week visited a regional office of Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical company, in the latest expansion of investigations of weste(...)