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  • July 31, 2014
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KFC owner admits China ‘rotten food’ scandal causing ‘significant’ damage to sales

The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit.

Thursday, 31 July, 2014, 3:05pm More on China Food Scandals

‘President Xi Jinping seeks his place in history – among the party greats’

Xi, who greatly admires Deng, wanted to become a leader in a similar vein, who could lead China into a new era of reform and growth, said sources including senior officials and "princelings".

31 Jul 2014 - 11:45am 15 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

US tells China to end prisoner organ harvesting - but Beijing insists donations are voluntary

House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs from prisoners. 

31 Jul 2014 - 1:06pm

Chinese journalist Hu Shuli and lawyer Wang Canfa win Magsaysay award

An influential journalist and a crusading environmental lawyer from China are among this year’s winners of Asia’s Magsaysay awards, the organisers announced on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014 - 1:07pm 1 comment

Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

31 Jul 2014 - 3:05pm

More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:48am

'I was only trying to help': Peter Humphrey's letter to son insists China detective work was for public good

Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from prison.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:38am 6 comments More on GlaxoSmithKline

Chinese scientist plans parachutes for every plane passenger made of world's lightest material

Creating a parachute as small and as light as a shirt is now possible, says a Chinese scientist who has developed the world's lightest material with cutting-edge nanotechnology.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:35am 4 comments

China scraps urban-rural distinction in 'hukou' household registration system

The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:32am 2 comments

Graft case against Zhou Yongkang sends message to those still in power, say analysts

By going after retired senior officials, President Xi Jinping has broken the Communist Party's unwritten tradition of not prosecuting a top leader once he has stepped down from power.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:40am 2 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Philippines urges its nationals out of Libya after beheading, rape

31 Jul 2014 - 12:48pm

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, US Peace Corps leaves West Africa

31 Jul 2014 - 10:49am

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

30 Jul 2014 - 10:24pm 9 comments

Biggest Chinese producer of bear bile seeks synthetic alternative

31 Jul 2014 - 8:02am 3 comments

Deaths in shelling of Gaza market, school enrage UN as toll in conflict tops 1,360

31 Jul 2014 - 11:05am

21 dead, scores trapped, after landslide sweeps through village in western India

31 Jul 2014 - 12:17pm

‘Chinese hackers’ stole data on Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield

31 Jul 2014 - 9:07am 1 comment

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Graft probe of Zhou Yongkang clears Xi Jinping's path to wider reform

31 Jul 2014 - 9:03am 1 comment

Steep management fees defeat purpose of providing affordable homes

31 Jul 2014 - 9:15am

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Property market corrections will benefit end users and real economy


The zillion dollar question today is what will happen to China's real estate market. With price corrections spreading from Hangzhou to Beijing, there is little doubt that China is bracing itself for a market downturn.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:18am



Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

31 Jul 2014 - 3:05pm

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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


Chinese economy

IMF recommends lower 2015 GDP growth target for China

While China’s economy would likely grow at “around 7.5 per cent” this year, the International Monetary Fund said, a target growth rate of between 6.5 per cent and 7 per cent for 2015 “would be consistent with the goal of transitioning to a safer and more sustainable growth path”.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:26am More on Chinese Economy

Peak property portfolio key to HK$1.6 billion takeover tussle

Competing scions of a prominent Taiwanese family are fighting over a HK$2.4 billion property portfolio on Hong Kong’s exclusive Peak in a bitter battle for control of assets that may leave minority shareholders in its listed vehicle the big losers.

31 Jul 2014 - 1:49pm

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's most out-there adventure yet

Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest, and weirdest, chapter in Marvel Studio's ever-expanding cinematic universe.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:41pm

Spiritualised will play their transcendental style of music in an acoustic form

30 Jul 2014

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

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 4 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




Tiger Woods in desperate scrap to keep season alive

Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:15am
Commonwealth Games

Aussie coach suspended for criticising team captain Sally Pearson

The head coach of Australian athletics has been suspended for publicly criticising Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson and accusing her of setting a bad example to the Australian team at the Commonwealth Games.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:51am
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