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Students threaten to target government buildings after night of clashes in Mong Kok

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The Federation of Students has threatened to target government buildings in response to the police clearance of the Occupy camp in Mong Kok following violent clashes overnight.

Thursday, 27 November, 2014, 1:40pm 58 comments More on Occupy Central

Juncker unveils 300b euro plan to kick-start European economy

New European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled an eagerly awaited €315 billion (HK$3 trillion) investment plan to "kick-start" the economy, insisting it would show the world Europe was back in business after years of crisis.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:13am

Mapping Hong Kong's future beyond Occupy Central

Sixty days into the unprecedented pro-democracy sit-ins, the government's intransigence and the protesters' persistence have led to a stalemate.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:48am 6 comments More on Occupy Central

Chinese tycoon Liu Yiqian breaks world auction record for HK$348.4m thangka

Shanghai billionaire Liu Yiqian paid HK$348.4 million for a Tibetan tapestry at a Christie's auction yesterday, 10 times what it sold for a little over a decade ago.

27 Nov 2014 - 11:20am

'Build homes in Hong Kong's country parks to help the young', say tycoons

Several prominent businessmen say the solution to pro-democracy protesters' grievances is to build affordable housing in country parks.

27 Nov 2014 - 12:23pm 43 comments More on Occupy Central

US reluctant to extradite corrupt officials, Chinese foreign ministry claims

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:01am 37 comments

Police 'jet pack' solution more powerful than pepper spray or tear gas, says Post photographer hit by all three

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A police pepper spray-based solution was “much more powerful” than pepper spray and tear gas, according to a Post photographer temporarily blinded by it yesterday.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:08pm 7 comments More on Occupy Central

Xi Jinping claims to have old guard's backing for anti-graft campaign

Xi Jinping said that his anti-graft campaign had the "staunch backing" of retired party cadres, amid speculation that some former party leaders may not be prepared to fully support it.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:22am

Beijing store sparks racism row... by banning Chinese customers

A clothing store in Beijing has sparked a bizarre race row by banning Chinese customers from the premises for being "too annoying".

27 Nov 2014 - 10:59am 22 comments

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit on the head by ball

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.

27 Nov 2014 - 1:54pm

Beijing auditors inspect management of national lotteries after transparency fears

Beijing has launched the first nationwide audit of the management of the mainland’s two official nationwide lottery funds, state media reports.

27 Nov 2014 - 12:30pm

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

27 Nov 2014 - 10:22am 1 comment

Senior aide to Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-che interviewed as witness over alleged wiretap

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

Kuomintang mayoral candidate Sean Lien plays 'sympathy card' after trailing in election polls

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

France honours 'forgotten' Chinese labourers who helped war effort a century ago

27 Nov 2014 - 10:20am

Plane's passengers get out and push … in -52°

27 Nov 2014 - 5:17am

India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

27 Nov 2014 - 8:05am

New Delhi's pollution levels go from world's worst to even worse

27 Nov 2014 - 9:22am 1 comment

Anti-whaling brigade guilty of 'eco-imperialism': Japan

27 Nov 2014 - 2:37am

'My conscience is clean': Ferguson policeman who shot unarmed teen says he'd do it again

27 Nov 2014 - 1:01pm 24 comments

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Drugs a natural target in Beijing's war against corruption

27 Nov 2014 - 8:34am 1 comment

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27 Nov 2014 - 8:31am 3 comments

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Time to end the occupation - peacefully

Bernard Chan

On Tuesday morning, I had half an eye on the TV news from Mong Kok, where bailiffs and police were preparing to dismantle pro-democracy protesters' barricades. For a long time, little happened. Bailiffs read out the court injunction, and activists shouted back.

27 Nov 2014 - 1:25pm 2 comments

Focus

How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

Cliff Buddle

Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:11am 12 comments

Harry's View

Asia

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India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

Health campaigners have welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year.

27 Nov 2014 - 8:05am

China Insider

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Drone sparks military alert; taxi driver saves suicidal woman - three times

27 Nov 2014
AIR POLLUTION

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

27 Nov 2014 1 comment
TV drama

'Game of Thrones' comes to China as Tencent joins forces with HBO

26 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

26 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

25 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 3 comments
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

24 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Newlywed found dead in fishpond; Selfie poser stops trains in tracks

20 Nov 2014

Business

CHINA

PBOC’s Hu says falling inflation biggest risk to China’s economy

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The People’s Bank of China sees falling prices as the biggest risk to the economy, which has been the primary reason behind the central bank’s interest rate cut move last Friday, Deputy Goveronor Hu Xiaolian told a financial forum.

27 Nov 2014 - 1:15pm
HONG KONG

Mainland holds key to Hong Kong growth story

Pessimism over a slide in Hong Kong's competitiveness is deepening in the business community, but some of its leading figures say the city can shore up its position by tapping opportunities created by mainland consumers and outward investment.

27 Nov 2014 - 9:12am 1 comment

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera returns

After all-conquering runs on stage and screen, The Phantom of the Opera returns as an arena show.

27 Nov 2014 - 12:58pm

Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

26 Nov 2014

Going places: DJ Max Graham, the globetrotting mix master

26 Nov 2014

English wines' time to shine

Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle portrayed an Australian wine expert.

21 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Spirits more prominent at trade fair

21 Nov 2014

Top of the pots: where to get your fill of Hong Kong's best claypot rice

21 Nov 2014

Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed - a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am

Experiment finds most people are willing to pay to spare others pain

23 Nov 2014

Dealing with stress in your dad's DNA

23 Nov 2014

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Sport

CRICKET

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit on the head by ball

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.

27 Nov 2014 - 1:54pm
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Draw in Bulgaria a good result, insists Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he always believed his side’s Champions League fate would come down to the last match at home to FC Basel after an unimpressive display in Bulgaria left them needing to beat the Swiss to secure a place in the the last 16.

27 Nov 2014 - 9:45am More on Uefa Champions League 2014/15
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Now we need to make an impact, says Wenger as Arsenal reach knockout stage yet again

27 Nov 2014

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Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

Portraying genius physicist Stephen Hawking proved the biggest challenge yet for rising star Eddie Redmayne.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:03pm

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