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Fears over 'radicals' as protest violence increases, but sources say Beijing won't be embarrassed into action

Beijing will not seek a quick end to the political turmoil in Hong Kong to avoid possible embarrassment ahead of some important domestic and international events, sources say.

Monday, 20 October, 2014, 11:29am 70 comments More on Occupy Central

Hong Kong protests put huge dent in Asia luxury goods sales

Protests in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown and anti-corruption drive in China and a coup in Thailand: Asia is no longer a market of constant growth for luxury goods firms.

20 Oct 2014 - 8:20am 7 comments More on Occupy Central

Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

About 30,000 runners - some donning gas masks - took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:13am 12 comments More on Beijing air pollution

Little impact seen from Party leadership's reform push as interest groups dig in

Changes announced at fourth plenum have failed to take root at local level, experts say after the leadership said it would cut government interference in the market and judiciary, and improve public services.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:13am More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Japan’s Abe loses high-profile minister, media say another may follow


Shinzo Abe suffered his biggest setback since taking office as his new trade and industry minister resigned over questionable political spending and some media said his justice minister might also be replaced.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:08am

Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

Just hours after Barack Obama urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, there were reports of communities in America taking seemingly overzealous measures against the disease.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:13am More on Ebola Virus

US Osprey planes in tsunami drill despite Japanese protests

Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey planes took part in a tsunami disaster drill in Japan yesterday, despite protests from local people who question the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:10am

Taiwan tests submarine-launched Harpoon missiles supplied by the US: report

Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine in the first such exercise since the weapons were bought from the United States, Taiwanese media reported.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:55am 1 comment

EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

European ministers are to meet today after coming under pressure to scale up their response to an Ebola epidemic that experts warn could become the "disaster of our generation".

20 Oct 2014 - 5:13am 1 comment More on Ebola Virus

Communist Party plenum faces challenges to legal reform

Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state media said yesterday ahead of a key Communist Party meeting that will focus on legal reforms.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:45am

Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:35am 23 comments More on Occupy Central

US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

20 Oct 2014 - 8:12am 2 comments

Man gives anti-gay rights speech at Hong Kong's Catholic cathedral

20 Oct 2014 - 8:36am 7 comments

Brokers accept delay in stock through train scheme

20 Oct 2014 - 5:05am

Foreign doctors quit Hong Kong public hospitals over licence red tape

20 Oct 2014 - 11:04am 16 comments

Russia denies submarine is in trouble in Swedish waters

20 Oct 2014 - 5:13am

Ukraine’s Poroshenko says winter gas price deal agreed with Russia

20 Oct 2014 - 4:29am

Dozens killed in Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko Haram militants

20 Oct 2014 - 5:13am

Khartoum to arm South Sudan rebels, according to leaked document

20 Oct 2014 - 5:15am

Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

20 Oct 2014 - 5:13am

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Hong Kong must come together for its own good, or risk Beijing's wrath

C. P. Ho

Hong Kong people must face reality and remember their history. If they do not, they will have to contend with issues beyond their ken and reach.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:08am 5 comments


Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:35am 23 comments

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Don't take your children to Occupy Mong Kok, police warn protesters after quiet night


Hong Kong's police on Monday condemned parents for allowing their children to participate in democracy protests in Mong Kok, calling the act "extremely irresponsible and dangerous".

20 Oct 2014 - 11:26am More on Occupy Central



Two tourists missing in boat crash near Thai resort island


Two tourists were missing late Sunday after a speed boat carrying mostly Chinese tourists crashed into a fishing vessel between two Thai resort hubs, said local police. Several others were ”seriously injured”.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:33am

China Insider


Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

19 Oct 2014 1 comment

Nip and tuck for dancers; Wedding photos taken after 52 years

18 Oct 2014

Teenage love rivals brawl; driver hides 13 passengers in bus toilet

17 Oct 2014

Cancer treatment developed in Guangzhou using natural virus shows promise

16 Oct 2014

Kindergartens warned over 'advanced' lessons; girl, 13, back home after romance plans dashed

16 Oct 2014

Honest client rights 1 million yuan bank bungle; Wealthy married woman claims bully boyfriend stole car and valuables

15 Oct 2014
Ethnic tensions

Pregnant police officer among eight killed in Xinjiang stabbing spree: reports

14 Oct 2014 2 comments

YouTubers react to Occupy Central with summaries, spoofs and songs

14 Oct 2014

'London' cabs ply Shanghai streets; Traditional medicine put to test

14 Oct 2014

Chinese art professor caught kissing students sparks public outrage

13 Oct 2014 4 comments

Teacher held in Beijing over rape claim; Fake spring water in Henan; Hunan customs seizes iPhones

13 Oct 2014

Anonymous group of hackers release data from Chinese government sites

13 Oct 2014 2 comments

Global Times warns Taiwan against 'morbid nostalgia' for Chiang Kai-shek era

11 Oct 2014 2 comments

Deleted article on Jimmy Lai sheds light on Chinese censors' media spin

11 Oct 2014 3 comments



Industry plea for tax easing may boost China property market


China’s property sector may yet be boosted by another policy easing if officials agree to an industry plea for a modification of a property tax applied at the height of the boom.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:29am

Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show

Paintings of various styles, themes and colours form a patchwork-like carpet on the floor of Melissa Carlson's flat in Mid-Levels. For all their differences, the works have one thing in common - all had been censored or banned from public display in Myanmar.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:52am

Photo artists from across Asia shed light on women's plight

20 Oct 2014

Ning Hao's comedy takes two buddies across changing mainland

20 Oct 2014

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

The wave of reality TV cooking shows dominating the schedules has served up a whole soup bowl full of clichés. There's the good cop, bad cop routine of judging chefs, either praising the contestants' commitment or scraping their "disgusting" or "inedible" efforts into the bin.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:52am

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Oktoberfest festivities in Hong Kong offer games and German food with the beer

16 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

Daniel Fessler, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles, believes he's uncovering a crude mental shortcut that may shed light on the confrontations and help explain why men resort to violence.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:44am

Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

20 Oct 2014 1 comment

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'Scared and tired’ Rafael Nadal braced for Basel blowout

Rafael Nadal admitted he’s feeling “scared” over his first appearance in a decade at the Swiss Indoors tournament with the shadow of appendix surgery hovering over the great Spaniard.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:25am


Forward steppe

Breakneck economic growth has spawned a generation of Mongolians who are learning to savour their country's successes and excesses. Words and pictures by Marika Dee.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Home tweet home

A small provincial town in Thailand is cashing in on Chinese demand for bird's nest, building multi-storey condos to accommodate its lucrative feathered friends. Luke Duggleby looks at the allure of the 'caviar of the East'.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm

Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

20 Oct 2014 5 comments

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