Just weeks after it emerged that Shanghai hotpot was found to contain rat meat instead of lamb, a survey in Beijing has found that half of the silk products on sale in China's capital contain...
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China has urged North Korea to release a Chinese fishing boat that the owner says was seized by gun-toting North Koreans earlier this month and held for ransom, in the latest irritant in relations...
India and China will study new ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip since taking office, which comes just weeks...
In a gigantic stadium, an audience of 150,000 enjoys a 120-minute spectacle, with tickets costing as much as €300 (HK$3,000).
The Provincial Higher People’s Court said on Sunday that it would review plaintiff Tang Hui’s lawsuit against Yongzhou authorities after she was sent to a labour camp for 18 months.
A public outcry against missing donations by the Red Cross Society of China has morphed into subdued scepticism after the Ministry of Civil Affairs reviewed figures at the weekend that indicated...
Piano-themed coffins, paper caskets and pet urns were all on display at Wan Chai Exhibition Centre last week as more than 2,500 undertakers from around the world descended on Hong Kong to exhibit...
Police in Changsha have detained a young gay rights activist after he organised a protest in the capital of Hunan province to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia...
China’s human H7N9 bird flu outbreak has cost the country’s poultry industry more than 400 billion yuan (HK$500 billion) as consumers shun chicken, government officials said according to state...
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China's laws on prostitution are crystal clear: it is illegal. Yet no country has as many sex workers. Their services are visible and readily available and what has become a thriving industry is a...
China is formulating a new set of economic policies designed to support an economy that is growing at an astounding 7.7 per cent per annum, with inflation in single digits and acceptable...
Big business and the Occupy Central movement clashed yesterday over the price the city would pay if the pro-democracy movement brought the heart of Hong Kong to a halt.
Lawmakers want the Executive Council's declaration-of-interest system to include its members' liabilities as well as assets, amid the controversy over Exco member Barry Cheung Chun-yuen and his...
Maverick lawmaker Wong Yuk-man has announced his immediate resignation from People Power - the radical pan-democratic party he founded in 2011.
Relax - Hong Kong and Bangladesh may not be as racist as suggested by the world map on racial tolerance published last week.
China and India agreed yesterday to launch a fresh round of talks to settle their long-running border disputes.
They also pledged to draw up a roadmap to reach a "dynamic balance" in trade...
Britain's relationship with Beijing was set to chill further last night when the British Parliament gave a human rights award to blind activist Chen Guangcheng .
Premier Li Keqiang exchanged banter with Indian reporters and officials as he embarked on a charm offensive in New Delhi yesterday during his maiden foreign trip.
The overseas edition of People's Daily ran a prominent profile of rising political star Lu Hao yesterday, with analysts saying it was part of a propaganda campaign ahead of his elevation to the...
The military that ran Myanmar for decades will continue to play a major role in the country, according to the former general who has presided over the transformation of a nation that only three...
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said yesterday he would overhaul Iraq's security strategy as a two-day wave of violence killed at least 75 people including 24 police, bringing the month's...
Shots fired from Syria hit the central Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a military spokeswoman said yesterday, causing no harm or damage. The spokeswoman said the shots were from small arms, and "...
The outgoing Bank of England governor has called on the British people not to "demonise" bankers, prompting debate on how much responsibility he should take for the financial crisis.
Goldman Sachs was set to complete its exit from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) yesterday by selling its remaining stake in the world's largest bank by assets.
This is shaping up to be one of the worst years ever for Hong Kong developers. The rules of the game in the property market have changed with the government's cooling measures running headlong...
Despite plans by HSBC to cut staff globally by up to 5.5 per cent over the next three years, the bank still intends to hire people in Hong Kong, chief executive Stuart Gulliver told shareholders...
Lenovo is expected to report steady year-on-year earnings growth for its financial fourth quarter ended March 31, as the mainland technology giant defied the worst slump in global personal...
Hope is fading for a global deal to regulate the airline industry's greenhouse gas emissions ahead of an Autumn deadline, even though failure could push the industry back to the brink of a trade...
Women have long broken through the glass ceiling in public life in Hong Kong. No one blinks an eye if the chief secretary for administration or the permanent secretary for education is a woman,...
It may be a luxury leather goods company steeped in traditional craftsmanship and family values, but that doesn’t mean Tod’s can’t have fun.
Chances are you're reading this sitting down. In today's sedentary society, it is becoming increasingly important to get ourselves moving more. But how?
When Tsiang Chi-tsing was diagnosed as diabetic five years ago, he stuck to a self-testing regime of using a fingerstick to measure his blood glucose levels three times a week. But after six...
It happened seven years ago, but Mary Hemrajani still tears up when she recounts her breast cancer ordeal. "There's a scar very deep inside of you that's very difficult to heal," says the 55-year-...
Hotel art fairs are the antithesis of the "white cube" concept for a gallery space, and some consider it decidedly unfashionable. But proponents see it as a convenient and cost-efficient model.
Lucky Nine's thrashing of the KrisFlyer Sprint field set the bar high for John Moore's bid for the Singapore Airlines International Cup, but he answered in stunning style with a Military Attack-...
Man-of-the-match Stuart Broad routed New Zealand on Sunday but insisted “attack leader” James Anderson was the man behind a thumping England first Test win at Lord’s.
Arsene Wenger admits he is delighted Arsenal have proved the critics wrong after his team secured their place in the Champions League with a 1-0 win at Newcastle.
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An increasing number of foreign real estate funds and state-owned enterprises - the heavy-hitters in the investment property sales market - are channelling their capital into investment properties...
Lawyers have urged the securities regulator to continue exploring the potential for a criminal investigation into Cheung Kong's controversial sales of hotel suites in Kwai Chung despite its pact...
On average, prices rose 0.61 per cent, against 0.65 per cent in March. But on a year-on-year basis, average new-home prices rose 4.9 per cent in April, according to a Reuters calculation based on...
Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during last week's developer conference. Missing from the agenda, however, was a session on etiquette...
The designer of models such as the Butterfly and the One is developing new smartphones at mid-range prices to stand out in a thickening crowd of competitors, industry experts say.
Under the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Mexico lay a tunnel not seen by people in more than 1,800 years. Damp, dark, filled with debris, and deliberately sealed by its creators, the...
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In Tuesday’s Business section, the Monitor column on the back page decided to pick a fight with the front page’s Jake’s View.
Reporters Victoria Ruan and Celine Sun spoke to senior executives and observers from several countries on the sidelines of this month's Boao Forum. Many believe China will maintain its rapid...
Housing was the dominant theme of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address last month. His plans include rezoning green-belt land, reclamation outside Victoria Harbour and stepping...
- Music Eurovision glory for Danish singer Emmelie de Forest Danish singer Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden's third largest city, Malmoe.
- Sports Emotional David Beckham bids farewell in his final home match Tears flowed as David Beckham played his last home game before retiring - in Paris's Parc des Princes.
- Unravelling the mystery behind a WW2 plane crash Craig Mitchell, an amateur historian, leads SCMP to an untouched US warplane crash site dating back to 1945.
- Sports Beckham calls time on 20-year career Football megastar David Beckham announced on Thursday that he is to retire after a glittering 20-year playing career in which he became one of the most widely recognised figures in world sport.