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PatSnap founder and chief executive Jeffrey Tiong: ‘We’ve had talks with State agencies in Ireland and are looking at opening an office in Dublin in the next 12 months.’

PatSnap, a fast-growing technology company that has raised over $100 million (€89 million) in funding, is looking at establishing an operation in Dubl(...)

 Wang Jianlin has topped the Chinese rich list for the third time. Photograph: Reuters

China may be on the verge, or even in the throes, of a property bubble, but the country’s richest person is still a real-estate developer, as Dalian (...)

A woman takes a ‘selfie’ near a portrait of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, where the 12th National People’s Congress gets under way in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s National People’s Congress gets under way on Thursday and the annual talking shop is set to approve a 10 per cent increase in the defence budg(...)

Xiaomi chief executive Lei Jun, one of eight co-founders of the Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Which company – just 4½ years old – is now the most valuable technology start-up in the world? It has just been valued at €37 billion ($45 billion), m(...)

Xiaomi has used a viral marketing campaign to sell its high-spec, low-cost smartphones. Photograph: Reuters

China’s top-selling smartphone maker Xiaomi has raised $1.1 billion in a venture capital funding round which values it at $45 billion, a decisive vote(...)

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China’s mobile company Xiaomi, speaks at a launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing today. China’s Xiaomi unveiled its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker’s chief executive sought to challeng(...)

A logo of Xiaomi is seen at the company’s MiPad  tablet launch event in Beijing. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to directly challenge established rivals Samsung El(...)

Xiaomi Corp. M1 smart phones running the MIUI operating system are displayed at the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China

In so many ways, the look of the National People’s Congress is old school, a throwback to the heady days of the Cold War with its red flags, it(...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd

China got substantially richer last year, adding 41 new billionaires over the 12 months for a total of 358, with the property market still the (...)

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun speaking during the launch of one of its smartphones in Beijing recently. photograph: chinafotopress via getty images

Lei Jun, the founder and chief executive of Xiaomi, China’s hottest technology company, which is worth nearly €7.5 billion, is routinely described as (...)

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