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The debate about whether the Chinese economy will have a “hard landing” continues, with the more bearish among the analysts finding their views suppor(...)

GlaxoSmithKline: Chinese police believe GSK used travel agencies and consultancies as a conduit to bribe doctors and lawyers to boost sales and profits

The Chinese authorities have stepped up their investigation into accusing it of being the ringleader of a half-a-billion-dollar bribery scandal invol(...)

 The direct export of Irish horses to China has moved a step closer with the agreement of the Chinese authorities to the terms of a veterinary certificate to control the process. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The direct export of Irish horses to China has moved a step closer with the agreement of the Chinese authorities to the terms of a veterinary certific(...)

San Francisco General Hospital chief of surgery Dr Margaret Knudson (R) announces the death of a third victim from the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at San Francisco General Hospital. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

A third person has died as a result of a crash involving an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco last weekend. The teenage girl, who died yesterday, h(...)

A woman rides a bicycle past the Shanghai Tower, under construction in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai. Chinese president Xi Jinping has promised to reform the Chinese economy to encourage more domestic consumption and to reduce its reliance on exports. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Talks between the US and China ended with an agreement to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty between the world’s two largest economies, a develop(...)

Markings etched on an unearthed piece of a stone axe in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.  Photograph: AP

Archaeologists digging in eastern China believe they have discovered some of the world’s oldest forms of primitive writing on stone axes dating from 5(...)

A woman stands with her paperwork as she speaks with a recruiter while attending a job fair in New York. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits has risen but the level still appeared to point to healing in the nation’s job market. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, a potentially worrisome sign for the economy although the level st(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron sits with pupils in a computer class at St Mary’s and St John’s CE School in north London. Chris Johns’ says the UK labour market has proved to be more flexible than previously thought but fears children are being educated with a view to taking the wrong jobs. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the many mysteries left in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis is the way employment has held up in the UK. If, five years ago, you had told(...)

Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations after initial questioning by Chinese police, China’s security ministry said today. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters.

Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations after initial questioning by Ch(...)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama interacts with chief minister of India’s Karnataka state K Siddaramaiah (left) during the Dalai Lama’s 78th birthday celebrations at Bylakuppe, about 213 km (132 miles) south of Bangalore, last  weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 78th birthday last weekend, and thousands of Tibetans marked the event by dancing and waving banners in India, where the(...)

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