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Weathered looking and wearing bell bottoms: The Mariner statue by John Behan in Dublin. Photograph: Frank McNally

On a guided tour of Dublin Port recently, we stopped to admire a statue called The Mariner, by John Behan. Made from distressed metal, it depicts a we(...)

 Peng Shuai of China hitting a return against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain during their women’s singles quarter-final match at the WTA Tianjin Open tennis tournament in Tianjin in 2017.  Peng Shuai said she was safe and well during a video call with the International Olympic Committee chief on Sunday, the organisation said. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Friends and colleagues of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai have been reassured by a video call between Peng and International Olympic Committee (IOC) of(...)

Mattie McGrath was among those who questioned the idea of Oireachtas politicians getting free antigen tests. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Antigen 4 All in the Dáil? Blindsided TDs couldn’t believe their ears. They’ve been getting it in the neck since Thursday from outraged constituents(...)

Peng Shuai has not been heard of publicly since November 2nd. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty

A growing movement including Chinese feminist groups and international tennis stars is raising concern over the whereabouts of the former Chinese doub(...)

It is expected to be Biden and Xi’s most extensive meeting under the Biden administration. Photograph: Mandel Ngan and Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday, the White House said, talks Washington (...)

China’s Communist Party Central Committee this week passed its first “historical” resolution in 40 years, enshrining the pre-eminence and indispensability of President Xi Jinping in the ranks of its past “great” leaders. Photograph: EPA/ Ju Peng

‘To destroy a country, you must first eradicate its history,” China’s President Xi Jinping has observed, quoting a Confucian scholar from the 19th cen(...)

US president Joe Biden  and Chinese president Xi Jinping: they will hold  a  virtual summit  on November 15th, 2021

US president Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will hold a virtual meeting on Monday in an intensified effort to smooth relations amid (...)

 Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo

The Chinese Communist party has passed its first “historical resolution” in 40 years, in a development likely to pave the way for President Xi Jinping(...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Boosted by a $1 trillion US infrastructure bill, global stock markets held the line on all-time highs on Tuesday but investors were reluctant to commi(...)

China’s Shuai Peng has  publicly accused a former vice-premier of China of sexual assault. Photograph:  Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has publicly accused a former vice-premier of China of sexual assault, igniting an online firestorm of attention to a #(...)

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