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Government to consider directly importing foreign workers for selected construction projects

The government could directly import workers for infrastructure projects at the border, an official has suggested after manpower shortages were given as one of the reasons behind the two-year delay to the HK$67 billion high-speed railway linking Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

Saturday, 19 April, 2014, 1:36am More on MTRC

Senior executive of GP Batteries jumps to death from Hong Kong office roof

A senior executive of international battery maker GP jumped to his death from the roof of his office building in Kwai Chung yesterday.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:46am

China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft after journalist's accusations

The central government's top anti-corruption agency said yesterday it was investigating Song Lin, chairman of the state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holdings.

18 Apr 2014 - 12:24pm 2 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Hong Kong's own Forrest Gump starts running... and does an entire circuit of Taiwan

One day, for no particular reason, Stephen Poon Wing-sing decided to run. Once the Hongkonger started, he just kept going, 40 kilometres a day for 27 consecutive days.

18 Apr 2014 - 4:43pm 1 comment

Twelve Nepali guides killed by avalanche in worst-ever Everest accident


An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:47am

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits 'rocky moments' as he launches re-election bid against Olivia Chow

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has acknowledged “rocky moments over the past year”, but has vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign.

18 Apr 2014 - 4:34pm 1 comment

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for captain of stricken ferry


South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants on Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board, as a rescued school vice principal dies in an apparent suicide.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:45pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

Cathay passenger wielded Toblerone 'like sword' and demanded to be flown to Sochi

Armed with a large Toblerone bar, Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, demanded the Amsterdam-to-Hong Kong flight be redirected to Sochi, Tsuen Wan Court heard.

18 Apr 2014 - 4:25pm

China jails activists for urging officials to disclose assets, says lawyer

18 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm 3 comments

Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

18 Apr 2014 - 9:40am 6 comments

Last-ditch efforts to salvage mission of China's stricken Jade Rabbit lunar rover

18 Apr 2014 - 9:48am 1 comment

Mainland China advisers furious over Hong Kong's high-speed rail link delay

18 Apr 2014 - 4:46pm 6 comments

Grief in South Korea town of students missing in ferry disaster

18 Apr 2014 - 4:24pm 2 comments

Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

18 Apr 2014 - 7:17am

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Something has to give amid gentrification of Hong Kong

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 5 comments

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Beijing must keep its word on universal suffrage

Emily Lau

With the government's public consultation on political reform drawing to a close, Beijing decided to invite all Legislative Council members to Shanghai.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 9 comments



Racked with guilt, teacher rescued after S Korea ferry sinks hangs himself

The vice principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:21am



Pro-Russia separatists in east Ukraine say not bound by deal to disarm

Armed pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine said  yesterday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they had seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:25am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

With the price of wholesale coffee set to surge as much as 20 per cent in the next few months, it's customers at cha chaan teng and speciality roasters who can expect to bear the brunt of any increases.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:34am More on LIFE

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Wine opinion: entry-level offerings win favour at Shanghai tasting

17 Apr 2014

US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against the starry scenery of space, but passengers on the HK$550,000-per-ticket World View Experience trip to the edge of space won't have to keep the privileged view to themselves.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:26am More on LIFE

Financial platform Thinknum encourages communal approach

18 Apr 2014

Broadband browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China introduces new fast internet service

18 Apr 2014




Welcome cheer for Ferrari fans

Lewis Hamilton may have battled back on Friday to set the fastest time in the second practice, but all eyes were on Ferrari as the new principal took the helm for the Chinese Grand Prix.

18 Apr 2014 - 11:22pm

When stirring up a hornets' nest spells trouble

Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:34pm

The sacrifice has not been in vain

18 Apr 2014

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City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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