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A firetruck  outside the Chinese consulate in Houston, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

The United States has ordered the abrupt closure of China’s consulate in Houston over intellectual property and data privacy concerns, in a move that (...)

Criticism over China’s handling of coronavirus has led Beijing to adopt a prickly and pugnacious approach to diplomacy. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty

“Throw away your illusions and prepare for a fight!” That was the headline of an editorial in a newspaper run by China’s People’s Liberation Army rec(...)

Three IoT sales manager Myles Gardiner sees a growing use for Internet of Things  technology in the Covid-19 response and  in healthcare generally.

In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dublin-based air purification systems company Novaerus donated 22 of its air disinfection units to hospi(...)

A staff member wearing a face mask  at the Suifenhe Port in Heilongjiang province on the border with Russia. Photograph: Yew Lun Tian/Reuters

China is offering cash rewards to local residents to track down and apprehend illegal immigrants coming across the Russian border, as the country inte(...)

Video posted on social media over the weekend showed people of African descent being evicted from homes and hotels, sleeping rough and being refused service in shops. Photograph: EPA/Alex PlavevskI

Sino-African relations have been plunged into crisis after African officials reacted furiously to allegations that their nationals were being routinel(...)

Residents wearing face masks shop at a market in Macau, China. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

My young son wakes with weird spots on his face and complaining that his throat feels as if there’s something stuck in it. I know perfectly well this (...)

The Irish Embassy in Beijing. The Department of Foreign Affairs is launching a strategy document  aimed at growing two-way trade between Ireland and the  Asia-Pacific region from €56 billion in 2018 to €100 billion by 2025

The Government is to open a third consulate in China as part of a new diplomatic and trade strategy aimed at expanding the State’s presence in the Asi(...)

China’s ambassador to Australia has labelled reports that one million Uighurs are being held in detention “fake news”, seeking to excuse mass incarceration as a deradicalisation measure. Photograph: Lukas Coch AUSTRALIA and New Zealand OUT/EPA

China’s ambassador to Australia has labelled reports that one million Uighurs are being held in detention “fake news”, seeking to excuse mass incarcer(...)

The 120-strong delegation from Ireland visited Hong Kong as part of the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreat. Photograph: Getty Images

“Build Your Dreams” reads the sign at the entrance to the vast industrial campus in Shenzhen occupied by BYD, a Chinese conglomerate that manufactures(...)

Thousands of Weibo users have begun posting selfies of themselves in full goth make-up and dark clothing with the hashtag #ASelfieForTheGuangzhouMetro. Photograph: Alberto Buzzola/Getty Images

China’s goth community have united in an online protest after a woman was ordered to remove her dramatic make-up before being allowed on the subway to(...)

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