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Leo Crawford, president of Spar International and group chief executive of BWG Group, with chairman and founder of Spar China, Wang Pelhuan, in Killarney, Co Kerry

A group of 23 delegates from Spar China, including chairman and founder Wang Peihuan, were in Ireland for the International Spar Congress last week an(...)

The latest food scare is affecting rice, the staple diet of southern China

China can offer one of the great cuisines of the world but a lot of people are losing their appetites following a number of food safety scandals.Conta(...)

 Mayor Toru Hashimoto: ’I understand that my remark could be construed as an insult to the US forces and to the American people’

A Japanese politician apologised today for saying US troops should frequent adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce rapes. Howe(...)

Carbery Group’s flavours unit Synergy yesterday unveiled its new plant in Bangkok which will form the basis for its expansion plans in Thailand(...)

Evil Men, by James Dawes
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  • May 25, 2013, 02:00

Several years ago – we’re not told exactly when – James Dawes, a professor of English at Macalester College, in Minnesota, travelled to Japan t(...)

Smoke spews from chimneys of an oil refinery in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province. Crude futures are set to post their biggest weekly loss in five weeks, with Brent edging down toward $102 per barrel today. Photograph: REUTERS/Sean Yong.

Crude futures are set to post their biggest weekly loss in five weeks, with Brent edging down toward $102 per barrel today, as ample supply and(...)

Ahead of a five-day visit to China starting on Sunday both the First Minister and Deputy First Minister expressed considerable exasperation with some of the local media coverage of recent visits to China, Brazil and the United States.

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have robustly argued the value of foreign visits(...)

Audi is preparing for the launch of its new A3 saloon, due in showrooms this September with prices starting at around €31,500 for the 1.4-litre(...)

The rising sun

Japan is breaking out off two decades of lethargy and passivity. Economic as well as political. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, barely five months i(...)

Lightning from a tornadic thunderstorm passing over Clearwater, Kansas, strikes at an open field last Sunday. “Data on the burning of fossil fuels since the mid-18th century show a consistent rise in annual emissions of carbon dioxide.”  Photograph: Reuters

Humanity has decided to yawn and let the real and present dangers of climate change mount. That was the argument I made in last week’s column. (...)

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