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Female giant panda Tian Tian in her enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo on her ninth birthday. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The first giant panda cub to be born in the UK may arrive within weeks.The female giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo may be pregnant, according to keepers.(...)

China’s industrial output rose more than estimated in July, adding to signs the economy is stabilising following on from yesterday’s unexpectedly stro(...)

Supermarket giant Tesco is in talks with China’s largest retailer to merge their operations in the country in a move marking a major shift in strategy(...)

A general view of the financial district of Pudong with the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction scheduled to finish by the end of 2014 . The 632m (2,073 ft) Shanghai Tower will be the tallest skyscraper in China and the second tallest in the world. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese trade data in July surprised on the upside yesterday, registering surprisingly firm rebounds in both exports and imports, and sparking hope th(...)

Tom MacGuinness, owner of Horseware at his premises in Dundalk. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over 20 years ago, Tom MacGuinness was walking towards the Horse Show House in Ballsbridge one day with his wife, Carol. MacGuinness, the founder of t(...)

Chinese regulators have fined six foreign companies a total of more than $100 million (€75 million) for price fixing, as Beijing wraps up a high-pr(...)

The new bird flu virus, which was unknown in humans until February, has so far infected at least 133 people in China and Taiwan, killing 43 of them. Photograph: Getty

The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a fatal new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the stro(...)

The Lotus Exige S, which, along with the Elise and the Evora, is central to the carmaker's marketing

From a defunct RAF runway in England’s agricultural heartland, surrounded by fields and sleepy country lanes, there is the improbable sound of super-c(...)

The China Crisis

Financial journalist James Gorrie challenges the accepted wisdom that China will replace the US and the EU as dominant economic powerhouses. Despite (...)

Lords and cronies
  • UK
  • August 6, 2013, 05:00

Britain’s non-elected second chamber, the House of Lords - the world’s second largest after China’s National People’s Congress - has got even bigger. (...)

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