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Erwiana’s former boss jailed for six years as judge calls her behaviour ‘contemptible’

Erwiana meets her supporters outside Wan Chai District Court following the sentencing of her former employer Law Wan-tung. Photo: Dickson Lee Update

The abusive former employer of Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was sentenced to six years in prison and fined HK$15,000 at the District Court this morning.

Friday, 27 February, 2015, 6:58pm 41 comments More on Erwiana Sulistyaningsih

Security stepped up for fresh Hong Kong anti-parallel trading protest as 500 police drafted in

Protesters clash with police officers during a rally against parallel trading at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin earlier this month. Photo: Felix Wong

Rural leaders will meet police to discuss security measures ahead of Sunday’s protest against parallel trading in Yuen Long as 500 officers were expected to be deployed in an effort to stop clashes.

27 Feb 2015 - 3:41pm 3 comments

How I survived the ‘terrorist attack’ of being falsely accused of wounding my maid

Defendant Ngan Suk-wai (left) was cleared of wounding Anis Andriyani with intent. Photos: David Wong, K.Y. Cheng

Employer Ngan Suk-wai, a self-described ordinary mother, recalls the ordeal of going to court to face false accusations that she cut her domestic helper's finger with a knife.

27 Feb 2015 - 5:24pm 12 comments More on Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

Chopped-up bodies of elderly couple in Hong Kong flat a terrifying scene, court hears

Henry Chau denies murder. Photo: Felix Wong

A Hong Kong flat used to store the dismembered bodies of an elderly couple would have been a terrifying scene to a normal person, the Court of First Instance heard this morning.

27 Feb 2015 - 5:07pm

Rogue trader Nick Leeson: There will be more financial scandals while people go unpunished

'The reality is if they can get away with it then some people will still do whatever they think will make them money', says Nick Leeson. Photo: Handout

But, unlike the UK and USA, Leeson believes both Hong Kong and Singapore are better placed than other markets to avoid such wrongdoing.

27 Feb 2015 - 2:52pm

Hong Kong industries urged to embrace China’s New Silk Road

Hong Kong manufacturers have been urged to consider relocating to cheaper bases, such as Cambodia. Photo: Denise Tsang

The national “one-belt-one-road” export policy will offer opportunities for Hong Kong manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta and the city’s financial services sector, industry insiders said.

27 Feb 2015 - 2:01pm 1 comment More on Hong Kong Budget 2015

Half-naked ‘mentally ill’ young woman rescued after family locks her up for five years

Zhang Qi, 24, lies inside the room where she had been locked for five years by her Chinese family in Xiaochang county, Hubei province. Photo: cnhubei.com
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A half-naked "mentally ill" young woman was rescued by internet activists after being locked in a room for five years by her Chinese family after a dispute with her mother.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:21pm 1 comment

Housing shortfall fears as 15 residential sites in land sale programme yet to be rezoned

Residential buildings seen through a construction crane stand in the West Kowloon district of Hong Kong. Fifteen of the 29 residential sites in the land sale programme cannot be released for sale because they must first be rezoned for residential use. Photo: Bloomberg

More than half of the 29 residential sites in Hong Kong's land sale programme have yet to complete the rezoning process, raising concerns about whether the city can meet the annual private housing target of 19,000 units.

27 Feb 2015 - 7:51am 1 comment

SCMP budget calculator: Work out how the Hong Kong budget affects you

SCMP budget calculator: Work out how the Hong Kong budget affects you Interactive

The South China Morning Post, in collaboration with Code4HK, has devised a simple to use calculator that allows you to see how the budget affects you.

26 Feb 2015 - 5:54pm 1 comment More on Hong Kong Budget 2015

Chinese Tesla owner turns power line into illegal personal charging station

Green lights on the Tesla's display show that the vehicle is charging. Photo: Weibo

The owner of a Tesla electric car in China's Sichuan province came up with an innovative way of charging his vehicle: plug it directly into a power line.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:39pm 1 comment More on Tesla

New property cooling measures will see higher down payments for Hong Kong buyers

Norman Chan Tak-Lam today announced measures to cool Hong Kong's property market after the city's house prices had reached what he called an historical high.

27 Feb 2015 - 5:58pm 5 comments More on Hong Kong Budget 2015

Speedboat capsizes off Macau, at least 10 mainland Chinese illegal immigrants missing

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More than 10 people are believed to be missing after a speedboat allegedly used to transport illegal immigrants from mainland China capsized off Macau on Friday.

27 Feb 2015 - 1:42pm
The mainland Chinese mother takes her child and leaves the cabin after a heated dispute with fellow passengers and crew.

Mainland Chinese couple, toddler booted off Cathay Pacific flight over seatbelt dispute

27 Feb 2015 - 10:09am 32 comments
In September, Apple unveiled three watch collections - the basic model, the Sport model and the Edition model. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple Watch to debut on March 9, with China in the company's sights

27 Feb 2015 - 1:59pm
Beijing’s Hong Kong reform proposals ‘more restrictive than expected’: London

Beijing’s Hong Kong reform proposals ‘more restrictive than expected’: London

27 Feb 2015 - 9:56am 21 comments
Li Ka-shing at Thursday's press conference. Photo: Edward Wong

Failure on reform is biggest threat to our city, says Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing

26 Feb 2015 - 11:39pm 8 comments
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station after last May's bomb and knife attack in Xinjiang, which left three people dead. Photo: Reuters

China narrows terrorism definition by deleting ‘thought’ from list of crimes

27 Feb 2015 - 8:15am 5 comments
Financial Secretary John Tsang said little in the budget to tackle a potential structural deficit within the next decade, academics said. Photo: Sam Tsang

Financial Secretary John Tsang 'must focus on long-term challenges' for Hong Kong

27 Feb 2015 - 8:27am 1 comment
The budget included handouts for welfare recipients as well as the middle class and small businesses. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

John Tsang's budget giveaways fuelled by government's huge surplus

27 Feb 2015 - 9:55am
Pansy Ho Chiu-king, the managing director of Shun Tak Holdings, made the Forbes list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia. Photo: Nora Tam

Mainland Chinese, Hongkongers lead way in Forbes powerful women in Asia list

27 Feb 2015 - 9:42am
Standard Chartered chief Peter Sands has been under pressure amid sliding profits at the Asia-focused lender. Photo: Bloomberg

StanChart stock rallies on news chief will step down

27 Feb 2015 - 8:00am
Police officers take away Martin Lee Chu-ming as the Occupy protest site at Admiralty was cleared last December. Photo: Sam Tsang

Eleven more Occupy activists face ‘arrest by appointment’ at Hong Kong police HQ

27 Feb 2015 - 2:57am 26 comments

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Currently, buildings account for 90 per cent of total electricity consumption in Hong Kong and contribute more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Reducing consumption of energy is a task for all Hongkongers

27 Feb 2015 - 10:31am 4 comments
Philippine President Benigno Aquino arrives during the 29th anniversary celebration of the revolt known as People Power revolution at the People's Power Monument in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippine President Benigno Aquino walking a tightrope

27 Feb 2015 - 9:07am 3 comments

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Insight

With war commemoration, China and Russia seek a historical narrative distinct from the West's

By 1945, both nations had suffered to an extent many even in occupied Western Europe - let alone more remote America - could only struggle to comprehend. Paul Letters

Last week, China and Russia announced their intention to plan joint commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war. Such cuddling up on the world stage may appear merely a modern political convenience against Western antipathy.

27 Feb 2015 - 4:22pm 1 comment

Focus

John Tsang's budget giveaways fuelled by government's huge surplus

The budget included handouts for welfare recipients as well as the middle class and small businesses. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Denise Tsang

The government's more generous than expected budget sweeteners have cheered the middle class, the poor, small businesses and even property developers.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:55am

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Business

The first train carrying containers pulls out of a logistics terminal jointly built by China and Kazakhstan in Lianyungang City, east China's Jiangsu Province. Photo: Xinhua

China to sign New Silk Road investment deals next month, state media report

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China will sign a series of flagship agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing’s plan to revive economic development along the ancient Silk Road, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:36am
PROPERTY

New World Development upbeat on HK market after posting 5pc gain in core profit

New World Development is optimistic on the outlook of the Hong Kong property market, after posting a modest 5 per cent gain in underlying profit to HK$4.41 billion for the six months to December.

27 Feb 2015 - 1:31pm More on New World Development Co

Property

The volume of sales of luxury apartments in Shanghai worth more than 10 million yuan fell 34 per cent last year to 2,246 units from 2013. Photo: AFP RESIDENTIAL

Chinese developers to raise luxury home prices in prime cities

Some Chinese developers are planning to raise prices for new luxury projects in prime areas this year, in a rare sign of improving sentiment in a market that saw new home prices fall for the last eight months of 2014.

24 Feb 2015 - 6:22pm More on China Property
INTERNET

Greenland to diversify into internet finance

Greenland Hong Kong, the Hong Kong-listed unit of the mainland’s largest developer by sales, announced it would diversify into internet finance this year, hoping to capitalise on the cyber world to offer financial services to cash-strapped mainland developers.

11 Feb 2015 - 6:11am More on China Property
STRATEGY

Golden Wheel Tiandi on a roll with metro projects

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The moment before the two characters' lips meet.

First lesbian kiss on Korean TV drama sparks debate

An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply conservative roots.

27 Feb 2015 - 2:50pm

Benedict Cumberbatch on Alan Turing's legacy and the challenge it presented for The Imitation Game crew

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Exhibition: street photographer Sarah Choi's first solo show opens

27 Feb 2015
Former model Helena Rizzo of Mani restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was named top female chef in the world by Restaurant magazine.

Ex-models take on new careers in the kitchen

Food and models are not an obvious pairing. Yet increasingly they are moving from catwalk to kitchen - among them Hong Kong's Amanda Strang, supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss, and Helena Rizzo, named world's best woman chef.

27 Feb 2015 - 10:13am

Hong Kong hawkers find finance chief’s food truck plan unappetising

26 Feb 2015 15 comments

Restaurant review: New-look Pawn wins with starters

26 Feb 2015
Green lights on the Tesla's display show that the vehicle is charging. Photo: Weibo

Chinese Tesla owner turns power line into illegal personal charging station

The owner of a Tesla electric car in China's Sichuan province came up with an innovative way of charging his vehicle: plug it directly into a power line.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:39pm 1 comment More on Tesla

Apple Watch to debut on March 9, with China in the company's sights

27 Feb 2015

WTO rules make it difficult for Cisco and Apple to challenge Chinese government 'black list'

27 Feb 2015

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Sport

Marcello Lippi is thrown into the air by his players as Guangzhou Evergrande celebrate beating  South Korea's FC Seoul in the 2013 Asian Champions League final. Photo: AP
SOCCER

Tributes pour in for Marcello Lippi as he parts ways with Guangzhou Evergrande

Fans and media heaped praise on Italy’s World Cup winning-coach Marcello Lippi on Friday, after he resigned from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande following three trophy-laden years.

27 Feb 2015 - 1:22pm

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