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The death has occurred in Johannesburg of Mr John Keane, father of the African National Congress candidate, Susan Keane, who was killed in a bomb blas(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken also raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US secretary of state Antony Blinken stressed the need for co-operation and transparency over the origins of Covid-19 in a call with his Chinese count(...)

Apple’s “private relay” feature first sends web traffic to a server maintained by Apple, where it is stripped of a piece of  an IP address. Photograph: iStock

Apple Inc on Monday said a new “private relay” feature designed to obscure a user’s web browsing behavior from internet service providers and advertis(...)

It is testimony to the enduring power of a 32-year-old memory of a brutally suppressed stand for human rights that Beijing feels the need to block any(...)

‘Allowing every couple to have three children and implementing related support policies will help improve the population’s structure,’ the Communist Party’s politburo says. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

China will allow couples to have three children, loosening its historic family planning policies in the face of a looming demographic crisis just week(...)

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

China has angrily rejected White House calls for an investigation into the possibility that Covid-19 escaped from a Wuhan laboratory, a theory that st(...)

Alexander Rou, whose father was from Wexford town, became a celebrated filmmaker in the USSR

In the early 1960s the Rowe family of Wexford placed an advert in a Soviet newspaper seeking to make contact with a cousin, Alexander, whom they belie(...)

A file photograph of a dormitory for women in an indoctrination centre for ethnic Uyghurs in Hotan, in the Xinjiang region of China. File photograph: Gilles Sabrié/New York Times

Birth rates in Xinjiang fell by almost half in the two years after the Chinese government implemented policies to reduce the number of babies born to (...)

Peter Goff, who reported from China for The Irish Times: “Watching China develop and thrive in so many respects has been a privilege.”

Tense times are to be expected whenever a foreign journalist is summoned to Beijing’s ministry of foreign affairs but on this freezing day in January (...)

Chinese state media and social networking platforms have called for boycotts of major Western brands, including H&M, after statements made by the company in the past about Xinjiang cotton resurfaced online. Photograph: Getty

When Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M said in September that it was ending its relationship with a Chinese supplier accused of using forced labour, (...)

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