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Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

Donald Trump checks his notes in Burnsville, Minnesota. Photograph: Jim Watson / AFP.

Image of the week: On the ropes As the Brexit contingent take a relative breather (Theresa May has gone hill-walking in Wales), there’s plenty of tim(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma called the 996 schedule “a huge blessing” and said workers should consider it an honour rather than a burden

Chinese tech employees are pushing back against the industry’s notoriously long hours, known as the “996” schedule of working from 9am to 9pm, six day(...)

Jack Ma, founder  of Alibaba, at the   World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 23th, 2019.  Photograph: EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

When Jack Ma handed out some career advice to a group of young leaders the other day people were bowled over. “Wow,” said one after a video of the in(...)

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(...)

Arrested Huawei executive board member Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of the company’s founder. Photograph: Reuters

The arrest of Meng Wangzhou, chief financial officer of the electronics giant Huawei and daughter of the firm’s founder Ren Zhengfei, has sent shockwa(...)

Jack Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and transformed it into one the world’s most important ecommerce and digital payments companies. His net worth is estimated at about €35 billion. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s richest man, the Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, has been revealed as a member of the ruling Communist Party of China, having joined dur(...)

Singles’ Day, also called “Double 11”, is the world’s biggest online sales event. Photograph: China OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan (€27.3 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles’(...)

Showtime provides  services to cinema owners and film distributors that enable them to analyse operational data

Dublin-based start-up Showtime Analytics has raised €2 million in funding from backers that include Chinese tech giant Alibaba. This is the second ti(...)

In New York, Tesla rose 5.7 per cent after analysts said the electric carmaker was on track to be profitable and cash flow positive in the second half of the year. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/EPA

Investors’ increasing optimism that the Italian government’s 2019 budget will respect European Union fiscal rules pushed up European banks across the (...)

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