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It is testimony to the enduring power of a 32-year-old memory of a brutally suppressed stand for human rights that Beijing feels the need to block any(...)

‘Allowing every couple to have three children and implementing related support policies will help improve the population’s structure,’ the Communist Party’s politburo says. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

China will allow couples to have three children, loosening its historic family planning policies in the face of a looming demographic crisis just week(...)

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

China has angrily rejected White House calls for an investigation into the possibility that Covid-19 escaped from a Wuhan laboratory, a theory that st(...)

Alexander Rou, whose father was from Wexford town, became a celebrated filmmaker in the USSR

In the early 1960s the Rowe family of Wexford placed an advert in a Soviet newspaper seeking to make contact with a cousin, Alexander, whom they belie(...)

A file photograph of a dormitory for women in an indoctrination centre for ethnic Uyghurs in Hotan, in the Xinjiang region of China. File photograph: Gilles Sabrié/New York Times

Birth rates in Xinjiang fell by almost half in the two years after the Chinese government implemented policies to reduce the number of babies born to (...)

Peter Goff, who reported from China for The Irish Times: “Watching China develop and thrive in so many respects has been a privilege.”

Tense times are to be expected whenever a foreign journalist is summoned to Beijing’s ministry of foreign affairs but on this freezing day in January (...)

Chinese state media and social networking platforms have called for boycotts of major Western brands, including H&M, after statements made by the company in the past about Xinjiang cotton resurfaced online. Photograph: Getty

When Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M said in September that it was ending its relationship with a Chinese supplier accused of using forced labour, (...)

Although China is considered a valuable market for future Irish beef exports, they have been suspended since last May. File photograph: iStock

The Irish Government and Bord Bia have completed an “intensive series” of virtual trade meetings with China, just as tensions mount following the impo(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi (left) and foreign policy official Yang Jiechi (second left) face US national security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) and secretary of state Antony Blinken (second right)  at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18th. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The US is concerned that China is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan as President Xi Jinping becomes more willing to take risks to bo(...)

Iain Duncan Smith was among the individuals sanctioned by China. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA/File

China has imposed sanctions against UK politicians, lawyers and academics over criticism of its mass internment campaign in Xinjiang, the latest salvo(...)

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