Deng Xiaoping

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Sir Robert Hart, from Co Armagh, joined the British consular service in China, where he would live for 54 years

In the summer of 1900, hundreds of foreign diplomats and missionaries were besieged by the anti-western Boxer Rebellion in the Legation Quarter in Bei(...)

Protesters gather during a rally for secondary school students near the Hong Kong Museum of Art in December. File photograph: AP

Along with the thousands of protesters already arrested in Hong Kong, the city’s secondary school education system is now also in the dock and stands (...)

Before the multinationals: from 1921 to 1991 the Irish economy was the worst performer in western Europe; this photograph, by Hans Silvester of Gamma-Rapho, shows Toomey’s bar in Hollywood, Co Wicklow, in the 1950s

It’s easy to be a little perplexed by attitudes towards multinationals, given their transformative impact on our economy, their complete upgrading of (...)

 Nie Yuanzi at her home in Beijing, China, on May 18th, 2006. File photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

Nie Yuanzi Born: April 5th, 1921 Died: September 4th, 2019 When Nie Yuanzi put up a vitriolic wall poster one day in 1966, she plunged into the polit(...)

A protest movement that began 10 weeks ago amid anger over a controversial extradition law has evolved into a wider movement for democratic reform whose demands include universal suffrage, an independent inquiry into the handling of the crisis and the resignation of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

The standoff between protesters and the authorities is escalating in Hong Kong, and so too is the risk of an intervention by the Chinese security forc(...)

 Members of the medical profession gather to protest against Hong Kong police brutality at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on August 13, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) BESTPIX

A long hot summer, escalating violent street protests, meddling from mainland China and rumours of imminent invasion from the north. The events in Hon(...)

Karoline Kan has published a memoir examining  the lives of three generations of Chinese women: her grandmother, her mother, and herself. Photograph: Kelly Dawson

Karoline Kan should never have been born. Her mother committed the rebellious act of having a second child in China in 1989. Under China’s one-child p(...)

Huawei’s vice-president for corporate communications Joe Kelly: “The West is quite individualistic. China is more collective”

As 5G and Huawei’s key role in its global development evolves into a geopolitical battleground, a former junior postman from Letterkenny is in the thi(...)

The attitude of Xi Jinping, China’s president, to the private sector “remains rather unclear, to put it mildly”. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Is the Chinese economy recovering from its slowdown at the end of last year? “Yes,” say Gavyn Davies, Goldman Sachs and many others. During my recent (...)

A billboard features an image of China’s late former leader Deng Xiaoping in Shenzhen at the weekend. The Chinese government will continue a multi-year effort against pollution, poverty and financial sector risks, while underlining commitment to the multilateral global trading system,  President Xi Jinping said at a Beijing ceremony celebrating 40 years of reform and opening up. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A major exhibition at Beijing’s National Museum, which celebrates 40 years of reform and opening up, credits late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping with ge(...)

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