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 The ‘Lighthouse Winmore’, a Hong Kong-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions. South Korea has seized the vessel. File photograph:   Iwan Afwan/MarineTraffic/The New York Times

Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senio(...)

Kenneth Ryall, from  Blessington, Co Wicklow, finds Hong Kong to be a fast-paced, competitive city where people work hard to get the job done.

Kenneth Ryall was born in the front seat of a VW Beetle on his way to the Coombe hospital in 1987. Raised in Blessington, Co Wicklow, he studied compu(...)

 President Xi Jinping’s government has cracked down on personal freedom in China. Photograph:  EPA/Fred Dufour

The Chinese government has introduced a data-driven social credit system to force its citizens to be honest and trustworthy, ranking them by good or b(...)

Guangdong province leader  Hu ChunHua and Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon at the Sino-Irish event in Dublin on Friday.

State agencies and businesses including Alltech and Rinocloud signed agreements with organisations from China’s Guangdong province that could boost tr(...)

Fangzhe Qiu, above, told his son, “You can be both Irish and Chinese”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The first time Fanghze Qiu saw the Irish language it was printed inside the sleeve of a Clannad album he had bought on the black market. At the time i(...)

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner with his wife Ivanka Trumpwatch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump’s administration is facing new questions about conflicts of interest after Jared Kushner’s family staged events events in China to woo we(...)

China’s favourite app, WeChat, is “like  Facebook and Twitter rolled into one, with WhatsApp, Uber, Yelp and Tinder thrown in for good measure.”

Take the subway, visit a restaurant, go for a stroll or snatch a look in the car beside you in traffic in every city in China and the likelihood is yo(...)

A collapsed bamboo scaffolding brought down by winds from Typhoon Nida is seen hanging from the side of a building in Wanchai district in Hong Kong, China August 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong on Tuesday, shutting down most of the financial hub and disrupting hundreds of flights with gale-force winds, whi(...)

A screengrab from the advertisement for Qiaobi detergent which has prompted widespread criticism.

A black workman, ill-shaven, covered in paint and wearing a dirty shirt, wolf whistles and winks flirtatiously at a Chinese woman tending the washing (...)

Parade participants beat drums as they march on the Kim Il Sung Square on Tuesday  in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, freshly elevated to chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party, marked the conclusion of a rare congress with a mass rally(...)

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