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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese playboy Justin Lee to appeal 80-year sentence for multiple rapes

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:46pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A well-known Taiwanese playboy vowed to appeal his conviction on Wednesday after he was sentenced to nearly 80 years in jail for raping and secretly filming more than a dozen women. Justin Lee, a 29-year-old frequent fixture on Taiwan’s party scene, was convicted of sexually assaulting 14 women and secretly taping them and five others, Taiwan’s ...

  2. Business - Economy - Consumption

    Growth in Australia’s GDP slows to 0.5pc

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:35pm by Reuters

    ... be no surprise to the Reserve Bank of Australia, which recently trimmed its growth forecast for this year back to 2.5 per cent. It assumes the subpar performance will last for months to come as the economy weathers the winding down of a decade-long boom in mining investment. That is a major reason markets expect interest rates to stay at record lows of 2.5 per cent well into next year ...

  3. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp “ Other questions remain over the runway – not least how it will be funded ” City, September 3   It may not be the least of these questions, but it certainly was the last ... negligence to separate the cost from the purchase decision. Think about it. Recently, our government rejected (but has not yet admitted doing so) a scheme to pay everyone over the age of 65 a pension ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing leaders out in force at 1945 war anniversy in pointed message to Japan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:13pm by Teddy Ng

    ... this year, as China stepped up its propaganda efforts centring on wartime grievances against Japan, the National People’s Congress designated September 3 as “Victory Day” over Japanese forces. ... Later this year, China will hold the memorial day for Nanking massacre victims on December 13. The Nanjing killings, committed over six weeks after Japanese troops invaded the former Chinese ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Baidu raises bar in mobile mapping with US$10m IndoorAtlas investment

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:54pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... at Baidu build out our location-based services platform for local merchants in China and abroad”. In August last year, Baidu snapped up 59 per cent of China’s group-buying services company Nuomi ... rating agency Fitch Ratings forecast Baidu would continue posting strong growth in mobile revenue in the next two to three years as it maintained a lead in mobile search, mobile map and app ...

  6. News - China Insider - IRAQ

    'Chinese Islamic State fighter' captured in Iraq, military claims

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... at least several hundred from Britain, Australia and the United States. READ MORE: Islamic State claims to have beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff Last year a video emerged on YouTube ...

  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    90 million pill capsules laced with toxic metal are sold in China; 11 arrested

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:07pm by Kathy Gao

    ... province and Pan’s home county, Xinchang. China has been beset by food and drug safety scandals in recent years. Last Friday, authorities arrested six employees of a Shanghai food supplier ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... likes what he sees. “There are some quality referees in Hong Kong who need a little fine-tuning and individual analysis on game management, but in the key areas I’ve found they are very switched ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Shirley Zhao and Jeffie Lam

    ... “Hong Kong people should be prepared that the fight is for the next five to 10 years.” And Tai said that, while Beijing had ruled out an open election, a big turnout for the Occupy sit-in could ... universal suffrage in Hong Kong for the 2017 chief executive election. Tai said that tactic had failed, as Beijing on Sunday set down tough restrictions on the 2017 vote, insisting that only ...

  10. What might be causing you eye and sleep problems?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:16pm by Contributor

    ... Light Transmittance Test from Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong, which has shown that they can can filter out 99% of High Energy Short Waved Blue Light (380nm-400nm). Now, there are some ...




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