• Thursday
  • April 17, 2014
  • Last updated: 2:34pm
Hong Kong




'I'm really sorry and deeply ashamed': Captain questioned as hunt for South Korea ferry survivors goes on


South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land.

Thursday, 17 April, 2014, 2:24pm 12 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific ocean and altering weather patterns in north America, according to scientists in the US.

17 Apr 2014 - 12:48pm 1 comment More on Beijing air pollution

Google to introduce US$50 smartphone that users can customise

Google is developing a smartphone that is essentially just a frame, screen, Wi-Fi connection and processor - ready for users to customise with different plug-in modules, colours and accessories.

17 Apr 2014 - 10:53am More on Google

Syria at ‘critical moment’, China tells opposition chief

Syria has reached a “critical moment” as the world awaits news of fresh peace talks, China’s foreign minister told the warring nation’s opposition leader Ahmad Jarba in Beijing on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2014 - 12:46pm

Mystery surrounds discovery of dead pigs floating in Qinghai River

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in the Yellow River, state media reported on Thursday – the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety on the mainland.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:49pm

China hits back at US reports criticising Beijing over MH370 search

China has angrily hit back at mainstream US media that accused Beijing of dragging its feet in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:15am 10 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

'The ship went boom': Survivors speak of chaos as South Korea ferry started to sink

After breakfast, passenger Kim Seong-mok said he felt the ferry tilt. Then he heard the vessel hit something.

17 Apr 2014 - 2:24pm 1 comment More on Focus

Blogger becomes first to be jailed in China's official crackdown on internet rumours

A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:27pm

Leading Malaysian opposition figure Karpal Singh dies in road accident

17 Apr 2014 - 11:35am

UBS orders internal probe as banker is named in affair, graft allegations against state firm chairman

17 Apr 2014 - 11:20am 3 comments

Premier Li Keqiang rules out strong stimulus despite weaker growth

17 Apr 2014 - 7:35am 2 comments

Celebrity blogger Charles Xue Biqun released on bail

17 Apr 2014 - 12:31pm 1 comment

Dongguan firm shows off its answer to the Segway

17 Apr 2014 - 12:01pm 3 comments

Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

16 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm 4 comments

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China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

17 Apr 2014 - 4:33am

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Debt in riskiest markets may be a frontier too far


In the space of just eight weeks, investor sentiment towards developing economies has swung from exceedingly bearish to increasingly bullish.

17 Apr 2014 - 10:06am


'Through train' sparks fresh interest in FTZ property

Li Liang was overjoyed last week when he began to be swamped by inquiries about office rent and commercial property available for purchase in the free-trade zone (FTZ) in the Waigaoqiao area of Shanghai.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am More on Shanghai Free-trade Zone

Investment slows on mainland as property cools

A cooling real estate market weighed down fixed-asset investment growth on the mainland to the slowest pace in over a decade, official data showed yesterday, boding ill for the world's second-largest economy in 2014 and adding to expectations of housing policy relaxation as early as the current quarter.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am

‘Through train’ sparks fresh interest in offices in free-trade zone

16 Apr 2014

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Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are near the peak of their creative powers

Director Dante Lam and actor Nick Cheung are a match made in cinema heaven, writes Edmund Lee.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:11pm

Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

16 Apr 2014

Film review: Inside Llewyn Davies

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Hong Kong restaurants turning toward sustainable, organic fare

Local restaurants embrace sustainably produced, organic and, where possible, local ingredients, writes May Tse.

17 Apr 2014 - 12:01pm

Wine tasting: a bad year results in some good wines from Rocca di Montegrossi

16 Apr 2014

Bordeaux throws up surprises for 2013 vintage after a patchy growing season

11 Apr 2014

Google to introduce US$50 smartphone that users can customise

Google is developing a smartphone that is essentially just a frame, screen, Wi-Fi connection and processor - ready for users to customise with different plug-in modules, colours and accessories.

17 Apr 2014 - 10:53am More on Google

Who's telling truth about Tamiflu after latest study of trial data

13 Apr 2014

Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

13 Apr 2014 1 comment




Sunderland deal Manchester City a massive title blow

Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2014 - 12:20pm



City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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