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Xi Jinping strengthens his grip with Zhou Yongkang takedown ... but what next?


With the launch of the formal investigation into former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, President Xi Jinping has consolidated power in a way that eluded his predecessors.

Wednesday, 30 July, 2014, 8:47pm 12 comments More on Focus

22 attackers shot dead in Xinjiang violence as extremists wielding axes targeted civilians


Twenty-two attackers were shot dead and a further 41 arrested in a terror attack in Xinjiang on Monday in which at least 10 civilians died, according to sources and a report from a local party conference.

30 Jul 2014 - 5:56pm

China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants

The Chinese government on Wednesday laid out plans to further loosen its household registration system, as it aims to encourage 100 million migrant rural workers to settle in cities.

30 Jul 2014 - 6:55pm 1 comment

TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace


A timeline of recent corruption probes shows the extent of an corruption investigation into the entourage of China's former security tsar Zhou Yongkang. 

30 Jul 2014 - 3:57pm More on Zhou Yongkang

Four teens charged with murder after death of Chinese student at USC campus

Four US teens were charged on Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and spanner as he walked to his flat.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:24pm 6 comments

Macau gambling kingpin facing charges in the US was an envoy for San Marino

Asian gambling kingpin Paul Phua Wei-seng was San Marino's ambassador to Montenegro for more than three years until the tiny city state revoked his diplomatic status shortly after his arrest in Las Vegas.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:20pm

Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge leaders start genocide trial


Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began their second trial at a UN-backed court in Cambodia on Wednesday on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.

30 Jul 2014 - 5:07pm

Sasa vs Stanley Park: Can Vancouver stay true to itself as Chinese tourism booms?

How should Vancouver meet the challenge and opportunity presented by soaring numbers of mainland Chinese tourists?

30 Jul 2014 - 8:41am

China announces corruption probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang


Beijing yesterday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, shattering the decades-old political taboo of not prosecuting the highest ranking Communist Party officials for corruption.

30 Jul 2014 - 7:21pm 25 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Zhou Yongkang's son made fortune through father's connections, not business acumen

The photo in the corporate records of a Beijing energy investment firm shows Zhou Bin looking solemn and not unlike his father, former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:59pm 2 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Paris Saint-Germain light up Hong Kong Stadium - but organisers fail to break even

30 Jul 2014 - 9:22pm 5 comments

Canada blames Chinese hackers for attack on National Research Council

30 Jul 2014 - 1:36am

Globetrotting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to outdo Chinese diplomacy

30 Jul 2014 - 2:18pm 4 comments

Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

30 Jul 2014 - 10:49am

Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

30 Jul 2014 - 7:15pm 1 comment

The rise and fall of Zhou Yongkang: From rural Jiangsu to the corridors of power

30 Jul 2014 - 9:10am

China confirms Microsoft under investigation for breach of antitrust regulations

29 Jul 2014 - 10:14pm

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Propaganda obscuring truth about fate of MH17

30 Jul 2014 - 10:29am 6 comments

BRICS can be alternative lender

30 Jul 2014 - 10:41am

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Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy


Few places in the world are so confident and so well positioned for the future as to be able to seriously consider deliberately damaging nearly 5 per cent of the economy.

30 Jul 2014 - 4:41am 10 comments

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Vilified Finance Committee chief Ng Leung-sing not losing sleep over outcry


A veteran Beijing-loyalist lawmaker gave himself high marks for his chairmanship of the legislature’s Finance Committee in the past year – despite having a motion of no confidence tabled against him amid accusations that he broke rules to force through funding for a controversial project. 

30 Jul 2014 - 10:22pm

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China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants

30 Jul 2014 1 comment

TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace

30 Jul 2014

Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

China’s top online cosmetics seller apologises for fake goods sold on its website

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

29 Jul 2014

Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

29 Jul 2014

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

29 Jul 2014

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

Hong Kong has always been an internationally minded city, and that fact is increasingly reflected not just in the way local musicians think, but also in the way they record.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:41am More on LIFE

Transformers movie highlights mainland product placement trend

30 Jul 2014

Review: Mozart's Requiem

29 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 3 comments More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

27 Jul 2014

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014




Hong Kong to field only domestic soccer players for Asian Games in South Korea

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon has given up hope of using naturalised talent in his Asian Games campaign, naming a 20-strong squad consisting wholly of domestic players.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:36pm


In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 6 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 10 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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