Shenzhen, , just across the border from Hong Kong, has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

In the tech incubators and skyscrapers of Shenzhen, which has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley and a post(...)

The country’s top-ranked unversity fell three places to 120th place in The Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has slipped again in the latest set of influential global university rankings. The country’s top-ranked university fell three (...)

China’s commerce ministry says US tariffs are  aimed not at addressing trade issues but at harming China’s peaceful development. Photograph: iStock

China has said it would impose new tariffs on $60 billion (€52bn) worth of imports from the US should the White House carry out its threat made earlie(...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping “has consolidated his power and position, and is genuinely now very powerful”. Photograph:  SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Without once changing his direction, flipping his political message or sending a single tweet, China’s president Xi Jinping has entrenched his positio(...)

Paula Kelleher visits the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Welcome to My Place . . . Beijing
  • Abroad
  • November 26, 2017, 08:00

Paula Kelleher, from Fedamore in Co Limerick, is doing a masters in Public Administration for International Development at Beijing’s Tsinghua Universi(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Tai chi master Wei Lei (41) was floored in 10 seconds by 38-year-old MMA coach Xu Xiaodong.

On one side of the fight zone in the Yichan club, a bulky mixed martial arts fighter shakes out his muscles and bounces from foot to foot. On the othe(...)

Dr Samuel Qi of the Shanghai Zijin Entrepreneurs Club: “We are keen to invite Irish companies that are planning to tackle the China market to make contact with us to discuss possible co-operation and investment.”

A group of graduates from China’s elite Tsinghua University is launching a 100 million yuan (€13.3 million) private equity investment fund to invest i(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg running in Tiananmen Square in “hazardous” air conditions in March. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Beijing residents long used to hazardous smog were unsurprised by the findings in a new report showing that burning coal was the cause of 366,000 deat(...)

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