The academics argue that IICS is too closely linked to the campus-based Confucius Institute. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A number of academics in University College Dublin have expressed strong opposition to a course on Chinese history and politics being delivered by an (...)

In November, 50 academics at UCC sought a report on whether Minzu University was linked to human rights abuses against the Uighur people in Xinjiang. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

University College Cork is not going ahead with a controversial project to form a “joint college” with a Chinese university that specialises in ethnic(...)

A facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP

Academics in University College Cork (UCC) have expressed concern about plans to deepen links with a controversial university in China. Fifty academi(...)

Ilham Tohti, who lectured at Minzu University, was jailed for life in 2014 by the Chinese regime. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

University College Cork is considering deepening its relationship with a controversial university in China that the Beijing regime uses to educate stu(...)

“Dormitory doors, corridor doors, and floor doors must be double-locked, and must be locked immediately after being opened and closed.” “Strictly man(...)

Leaked classified documents issued by a top Chinese Communist Party official show how the inmates of controversial camps in Xinjiang province must und(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping spent seven years in Liangjiahe living in primitive conditions. Photograph: Mark R. Cristino/EPA

In the cave in Liangjiahe where the 15-year-old Xi Jinping was sent in 1969 during the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, there is a felt mattress on(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife are accompanied by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and his wife at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Korea News Service via AP

China’s closeness to North Korea blends communist ideology, a delicate geopolitical balance and hard cash, so it is not surprising Kim Jong-un should (...)

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People. President Xi Jinping will swear an oath to uphold China’s constitution. But first, he will remake it in his own image, legally formalising his almost limitless mandate. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

The red flags are flying outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, soldiers stand guard along the Avenue of Eternal Peace, and thousands of del(...)

The number of Chinese studying in Ireland is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to the cash-strapped third-level sector. Photograph: iStock

Can China save Ireland’s universities? The number of Chinese students here is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to our cash-stra(...)