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China fines British drug maker GSK US$492 million over bribery scandal

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A Chinese court has fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline US$492 million and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products.

Friday, 19 September, 2014, 5:15pm

Disappointed Hong Kong shoppers denied iPhone 6, despite night spent queuing

Angry consumers gathered at the Apple Store in Festival Walk on Friday morning after spending a sleepless night queuing, despite being told they could not buy the new iPhone 6.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:43pm 22 comments

'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

With differing views, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and women voted No to independence in agreement: The overall winner was Scotland.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:36pm More on Focus

'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of long-standing knee injury

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Li Na, the two-time grand slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has announced her retirement.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:59pm

Dongguan, sex capital of China, tightens grip over entertainment industry

Keen to shake off its reputation as China's sex capital, Dongguan has rolled out new measures to tighten regulation of its entertainment industry.

19 Sep 2014 - 10:58am 8 comments

Beijing shops asking 20,000 yuan for iPhone 6 as Apple waits on permit

Apple's iPhone 6 has yet to be approved for sale by  mainland authorities, but vendors in Beijing are already selling what they claim to be genuine models for more than 20,000 yuan (HK$25,200).

19 Sep 2014 - 7:54am 1 comment More on Apple

Alibaba prices IPO shares at US$68 each

Alibaba has priced its shares in its much-anticipated initial public offering at US$68 each, ending months of speculation over how much investors will need to stump up for a slice of the world’s biggest technology IPO.

19 Sep 2014 - 2:47pm More on Alibaba

Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

Jihadists post video of British journalist John Cantlie as Barack Obama hails Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:41pm

Order to 'realign' outspoken liberal magazine will end its independence, says publisher

Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine was ordered by the authorities to switch its organisational affiliation, prompting renewed fears that the publication may be subjected to tightened censorship.

19 Sep 2014 - 12:45pm 1 comment

'We have heard the will of the Scottish people': British PM hails Scotland's No vote

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the question of Scottish independence had been settled “for a generation” after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:00pm 28 comments

Business beats border dispute as Chinese and Indian leaders go face to face

China and India signed a series of big business deals yesterday as President Xi Jinping wrapped up talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that were overshadowed by a border dispute.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16pm 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

19 Sep 2014 - 8:43am

What can you do for Hong Kong? Tycoons to sketch future for Xi Jinping

19 Sep 2014 - 7:44am 7 comments

Internet tsar sees role for Asean in developing tomorrow's internet standards

19 Sep 2014 - 10:27am

Rafael Hui initially refused offer of chief secretary job, graft trial hears

19 Sep 2014 - 8:00am

'The rents here are terrifying!' Gordon Ramsay feels the heat as Hong Kong restaurant opens

19 Sep 2014 - 5:14pm 28 comments

Daughters of activists jailed in China demand action by Obama on Apec trip

19 Sep 2014 - 3:47am 1 comment

US military contractor who passed secrets to Chinese girlfriend jailed for 7 years

19 Sep 2014 - 3:51am 12 comments

Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

19 Sep 2014 - 3:35am 4 comments

Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

19 Sep 2014 - 9:11am

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Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

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Insight

Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

Surya Deva

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:04am 1 comment

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'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

ALICE WOODHOUSE

With differing views, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and women voted No to independence in agreement: The overall winner was Scotland.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:36pm

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China fines British drug maker GSK US$492 million over bribery scandal

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A Chinese court has fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline US$492 million and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:15pm

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Business beats border dispute as Chinese and Indian leaders go face to face

China and India signed a series of big business deals yesterday as President Xi Jinping wrapped up talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that were overshadowed by a border dispute.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16pm 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

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Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties seen as safe bet in IPO, analysts say

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties is seen as a safe play in a mainland property sector hit by concerns over a slowing economy, analysts say.

19 Sep 2014 - 12:17pm

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

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Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

Call it the law of unintended consequences or the butterfly effect - or perhaps just a delicious irony. Europe's fragile economy has led a number of its culinary talent to seek more attractive rewards on our shores, leading to a proliferation of new restaurants opening in the city.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:32pm

New club celebrates the wider world of whiskies

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Gelato champs churn out a taste of the good life

19 Sep 2014

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Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 

 

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