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A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the US, ending a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that had tested US-China relations.
Sun, 20 May, 2012
Well done to Dairygold Co-op vice-chairman James Lynch and his family for representing EU farmers so well, when they hosted Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping during his visit to Ireland.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2012
CHINESE police detained at least a dozen Christians belonging to an unregistered Beijing church as they gathered to hold Easter services.
Mon, 25 Apr, 2011
A group of eminent Chinese Communist Party veterans is calling for an end to the country's wide-ranging restrictions on free speech.
Wed, 13 Oct, 2010
CHINESE authorities executed a man who attacked a kindergarten, slashing 29 children and three teachers with a knife.
Mon, 31 May, 2010
A CHINESE employee of the world’s largest electronics company died yesterday after falling from a building.
Wed, 26 May, 2010
A CHINESE official has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes after his steamy diary describing casual sex, drinking parties and corruption appeared online.
Tue, 16 Mar, 2010
The execution of British citizen Akmal Shaikh by China sparked a diplomatic war of words between London and Beijing today.
Tue, 29 Dec, 2009
BERNARD DUNNE said he was disappointed Kenny Egan won’t be appearing on the undercard to his world title fight at the Hunky Dorys Fight Night in the O2 on March 21.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2009
A CHINESE court yesterday sentenced two people to death for what it said was an attempt to sabotage the Beijing Olympics with an attack in the far-west region of Xinjiang that killed 17 police four days before the Games.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2008
Chinese soldiers using massive earth-moving equipment prepared to blast away part of a landslide today to ease the flooding threat from a river blocked up by the huge earthquake.
Tue, 27 May, 2008
TOYS from China have been given the all-clear just in time for Christmas as the EU lifted its threat to ban them following safety concerns.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2007
The Dalai Lama today brushed aside China’s furious reaction to his receiving a prestigious award from US President George Bush, saying he rejected Tibetan independence and was eager to meet leaders in Beijing.
Thu, 18 Oct, 2007
Dutchmen Maarten Lafeber and Robert-Jan Derksen looked to have made their long journey to Malaysia worthwhile after a sparkling better-ball 61 in the third round of the World Cup qualifying tournament.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2007
CHINESE authorities ordered the recall of leukaemia drugs blamed for leg pains and other problems, the latest crisis to strike the country’s food and drug industries.
Mon, 17 Sep, 2007
CHINESE police pleaded with the public yesterday for information about five newborn babies discovered in the back of a stolen car.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2007
The US and North Korea are focusing on ways to resume international nuclear disarmament talks in their discussions in Germany, not on US financial restrictions levelled at Pyongyang, the state department said today.
Wed, 17 Jan, 2007
Iran will be allowed to defend their Asian Games title after world governing body FIFA provisionally lifted a ban on their participation in international competition.
Mon, 27 Nov, 2006
Ireland will have to negotiate a tough group at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong next month after they were drawn with top seeds New Zealand.
Thu, 17 Feb, 2005
IT is the world’s largest - and most infamous - square, covering more than 100 acres. And at the weekend, China reportedly posted 1,000 extra police officers in Tiananmen Square to prevent any protests.
Tue, 18 Jan, 2005
THE Tupolev-154 has for more than a quarter of a century been the backbone of Russia and the Soviet Union’s air transport system.
Thu, 26 Aug, 2004
North Korea and the United States will hold direct talks today on the sidelines of a six-country meeting about the North’s nuclear programme, the Chinese government said.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2004
A CHINESE tycoon has emerged as a prospective buyer to help save debt-ridden Leeds from falling into the hands of the administrators.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2003
CHINESE authorities have evacuated 600,000 people from around the dangerously swollen Dongting Lake as it threatens to engulf millions more, state media said yesterday.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2002
More than 700,000 people have been evacuated from areas threatened by flooding around a huge lake in central China, but more than eight million are at risk, officials said today.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2002
A CHINESE woman claims she was prevented by the Chinese Embassy from leaving Ireland to attend her mother's funeral because she is a practitioner of Falun Gong.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2002