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Findings of graft probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang set to be revealed

The formal announcement of the findings in the corruption investigation of retired national security chief Zhou Yongkang could come at about the time of an earlier-than-usual annual party meeting late next month.

Monday, 14 July, 2014, 7:23am 1 comment More on Zhou Yongkang

Bad apples in Africa: Chinese traders' and companies' behaviour worries envoy

The "bad habits" of Chinese traders and companies were among the main challenges to the nation's image in Africa, according to ambassador to Tanzania, Lu Youqing.

14 Jul 2014 - 4:25am

Make 30pc of vehicles 'new energy' models by 2016, Chinese cities and government departments told

At least 30 per cent of annual vehicle purchases must be of "new energy" models by 2016, all central government departments and mainland city administrations have been told.

14 Jul 2014 - 9:09am 1 comment

With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

Reducing traffic in the Pearl River Delta by half could be one of the most effective means of combatting regional smog, according to a cross-border air pollution study.

14 Jul 2014 - 8:13am 5 comments

World Cup Final: Stunning Mario Goetze volley wins title for Germany in extra time

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A world class Mario Goetze volley in extra time fired Germany to a fourth World Cup crown with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday, leaving the South Americans heartbroken.

14 Jul 2014 - 8:40am More on World Cup 2014

Bank of China-CCTV drama may reveal power struggle in Beijing

Late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping is often remembered for his quotation about the way Beijing should try to reform its economic system: "One should cross the river while feeling the stones".

14 Jul 2014 - 7:38am More on Mr. Shangkong

Hong Kong teenager's Google Doodle unveiled to millions on search site

If you boot up your computer today and search for something on the internet, the chances are you may stumble acorss the first ever 'Google Doodle' to be designed by a Hong Kong teenager.

14 Jul 2014 - 9:11am 1 comment More on Google

INFOGRAPHIC: Why China is the real winner at the World Cup

While Germany take on Argentina in World Cup final, the real winner is China. The country may not have sent a team to Brazil but its manufacturing might ensured China's presence was felt at every level throughout the tournament.

14 Jul 2014 - 6:41am More on World Cup 2014

Hong Kong-funded pollution reports on Guangdong kept from public

Two Hong Kong-funded air pollution studies in the Pearl River Delta region have not been fully disclosed to the public because Guangdong authorities object to releasing "confidential information" in them.

14 Jul 2014 - 7:12am 4 comments

Property market jitters possible amid uncertainty over law to double stamp duty

Property owners are set to be disappointed if they think the delay in passing legislation to enact a doubling of stamp duty will cause prices to rise.

14 Jul 2014 - 8:05am

'Bribes and lavish banquets': China's watchdog reveals evidence of graft among Xinjiang party officials

14 Jul 2014 - 8:38am

China's leader Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

14 Jul 2014 - 7:25am 7 comments

Israeli troops on ground in Gaza as residents in north warned to evacuate

14 Jul 2014 - 8:28am 2 comments

Pacific free-trade talks unlikely to go anywhere until after US midterm polls

14 Jul 2014 - 3:15am

Korea's other 'comfort women' seek payouts for serving in brothels for US troops

14 Jul 2014 - 8:18am 5 comments

Chinese and Russian foreign ministers skip crunch Iran nuclear talks, which may miss deadline

14 Jul 2014 - 2:35am

Amazement in Afghanistan as Kerry brokers deal for audit to settle presidential poll

14 Jul 2014 - 4:19am

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A fine line for religious leaders

14 Jul 2014 - 8:33am 2 comments

Mega Events Fund must be axed

14 Jul 2014 - 8:42am 3 comments

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Investing between the lines in China

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Except for lawbreakers, most investors around the world analyse the same information when they make asset allocation calls.

14 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

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AVIATION

Airport bosses accused of manipulating flight figures to justify third runway

Airport chiefs are ignoring inefficiencies in the use of its two runways as they seek to justify a third, concern groups say.

14 Jul 2014 - 8:14am 4 comments

Asia

SOUTH KOREA

Korea's other 'comfort women' seek payouts for serving in brothels for US troops

Cho Myung-ja ran away from home as a teenager to escape a father who beat her, and found her way to the red light district in a South Korean town that hosts a large US army garrison.

14 Jul 2014 - 8:18am 5 comments

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TELEVISION

After 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad', US network dreams up Chinese-inspired drama series

13 Jul 2014 1 comment
2014 World Cup

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11 Jul 2014 1 comment
EDUCATION

Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

11 Jul 2014 3 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
HISTORY

First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
CRIME

'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

9 Jul 2014 28 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014 1 comment
CENSORSHIP

Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments
FOREIGN RELATIONS

Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 16 comments
RELIGION

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments
TAIWAN

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014
CENSORSHIP

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014
ENVIRONMENT

Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

2 Jul 2014 5 comments

The wages of spin

It's a warm September evening at Bisous nightclub in Central, and Craig Dungey is celebrating his 42nd birthday by recalling his youth. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC is blasting through the amps.

14 Jul 2014 - 6:33am More on LIFE

Cop turns exorcist in horror movie

13 Jul 2014

Thin line between apes and humans

13 Jul 2014

Australian truffles offer off season alternative

Selling Australian-grown Périgord truffles to French chefs may seem a foolhardy, even impossible goal, but that is exactly what The Truffle & Wine Co has successfully done.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

9 Jul 2014

Google founders see a brave new world of data-driven health care

When Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare frank and open chat with the veteran technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, they admitted, among other things, that Google was interested in health care but scared of its intense regulation.

13 Jul 2014 - 3:10am 1 comment More on Google

Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

13 Jul 2014

Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

13 Jul 2014 1 comment

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Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam

Haunted by their past, veterans of the Vietnam war are returning to former battlefields to make peace with the ghosts of the conflict and help those who are still picking up the pieces, writes Eric San Juan.

12 Jul 2014 - 11:21pm

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