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Relatives, friends grieve for Taiwan plane victims as some blame authorities for crash


More than 100 grieving relatives and friends gathered at a funeral parlour on Penghu Island to pay their respects to their loved ones on board TransAsia Airways flight 222.

Friday, 25 July, 2014, 6:45pm

‘There were no survivors’: Francois Hollande confirms all in Air Algerie crash died


No one survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight over Mali, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday, adding that the plane’s black box flight recorder had been found.

25 Jul 2014 - 5:56pm 1 comment

South Korea’s president meets Tokyo governor in Seoul amid diplomatic rift

South Korean President Park Geun-hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician on Friday as she received visiting Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

25 Jul 2014 - 2:52pm 1 comment

Three children killed in MH17 tragedy grew up in Hong Kong


Three siblings on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over the Ukraine grew up in Hong Kong and were much-loved students at the Australian International School.

25 Jul 2014 - 9:36pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Australia readies 90 police to secure site of MH17 crash in Ukraine

Australia is close to finalising a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said on Friday.

25 Jul 2014 - 5:37pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Chinese real estate tycoon couple reject criticism of Harvard University donation

The couple who founded Soho China have brushed aside criticism of their donation to Harvard University by saying that it would only fund students from poor Chinese families.

25 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm 2 comments

McDonald’s Hong Kong to face probe over meat imports from rotten food plant


Food safety authorities on Friday said they would investigate McDonald’s Hong Kong’s failure to disclose its imports of meat products from a mainland factory at the centre of a rotten meat scandal.

25 Jul 2014 - 9:25pm 48 comments More on China Food Scandals

China executes Japanese man for smuggling amphetamines


Chinese authorities on Friday executed a Japanese man who had been sentenced to death in connection with smuggling a stimulant drug, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:59pm 11 comments

McDonald’s China plans to continue using scandal-hit meat supplier OSI Group

McDonald’s China says it will carry on using scandal-hit meat supplier OSI Group on the mainland because “it is riskier to find another local supplier”.

25 Jul 2014 - 5:38pm 3 comments

The forgotten army of the first world war: How Chinese labourers helped shape Europe


July 28, 2014 marks the centenary of the first world war’s outbreak in Europe. A hundred years later, the story of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers, the largest non-European labour contingent in the war, is only slowly being rediscovered.

25 Jul 2014 - 8:45pm More on SCMP Chronicles

Chinese cities encroaching on military airspace, PLA complains

25 Jul 2014 - 4:59pm

Guangzhou locals seek 'Cantonese Day' to help preserve mother tongue

25 Jul 2014 - 5:59pm 19 comments

Stocks link with mainland takes Hong Kong market to three-year high

25 Jul 2014 - 12:59pm

One in 38 Hongkongers is a US dollar millionaire, wealth study reveals

25 Jul 2014 - 5:18pm 4 comments

Think tank urges Shinzo Abe to stay away from Yasukuni Shrine

24 Jul 2014 - 11:48pm 8 comments

Malaysia assures New Zealand it will send officer to face sex charges

25 Jul 2014 - 3:32pm

Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt for aiding the Muslim Brotherhood to appeal

25 Jul 2014 - 9:48am

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Widodo needs support of all Indonesians

25 Jul 2014 - 12:05pm 1 comment

Beijing must address the lack of civil air space

25 Jul 2014 - 9:25am

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Sino-Russian entente would move the world a step closer to 1914


Whereas the first two world wars broke out and were fought mainly in Europe, the third world war, if it is not avoided, will most probably erupt in the Asia-Pacific region.

25 Jul 2014 - 3:13am 6 comments




South Korea’s president meets Tokyo governor in Seoul amid diplomatic rift

South Korean President Park Geun-hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician on Friday as she received visiting Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

25 Jul 2014 - 2:52pm 1 comment

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

24 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

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment

Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

18 Jul 2014 16 comments

No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014

Chinese soccer fans - mostly young and female - posted 2 billion World Cup messages on Weibo

16 Jul 2014

Steven Bishop, songwriter to the stars, is excited about his Hong Kong debut

Back in 1976, not many aspiring singer-songwriters recording their debut albums were lucky enough to have Eric Clapton turn up at the studio to contribute a couple of guitar solos.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:53pm

Tilda Swinton plays a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive

23 Jul 2014

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

22 Jul 2014 10 comments

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 15 comments

Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

Ever since the invention of the MP3 file in 1993, the music industry has been in flux. From illegal file-sharing to YouTube, from downloads to streaming services, it continues to pioneer new ways to consume content, and new business models.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

25 Jul 2014

First look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and security

24 Jul 2014 1 comment




Bradley Wiggins turns his back on road racing to focus on Olympic track events

Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men’s team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games.

25 Jul 2014 - 11:34am 1 comment

Laker Jeremy Lin not looking for ‘Linsanity’ repeat

Two years ago, Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA with his explosive play for the New York Knicks but he has no desire to recreate “Linsanity” in his new career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

25 Jul 2014 - 11:44am

Withdrawal of Mo Farah huge blow for Commonwealth Games

25 Jul 2014

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