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GlaxoSmithKline hit with record 3b yuan fine for bribing Chinese doctors

China has imposed a record fine of three billion yuan (HK$3.78 billion) on British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for bribing doctors to use its drugs.

Saturday, 20 September, 2014, 3:24am 4 comments More on GlaxoSmithKline

Queues, anger, cash-ins ... just another iPhone launch in Hong Kong

Apple's new iPhones hit the shelves yesterday, with speculators cashing them in for up to double the original price.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:41am 26 comments More on Apple

'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

Supporters of both camps, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and -women voted “No” to independence. They agreed Scotland was the winner.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:03am 4 comments

'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of recurring knee injuries

Update

Li Na, the two-time grand slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has announced her retirement.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:58pm 2 comments

Dongguan, sex capital of China, tightens grip over entertainment industry

Keen to shake off its reputation as China's sex capital, Dongguan has rolled out new measures to tighten regulation of its entertainment industry.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:40pm 9 comments

Alibaba shares surge on New York stock market debut

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's shares surged on its long-awaited Wall Street debut yesterday following a record stock offering that opens the door to its global expansion.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:42am More on Alibaba

Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

Jihadists post video of British journalist John Cantlie as Barack Obama hails Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:41pm

A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

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A city in China’s Hunan province has hired a 21-year-old British woman to work as a traffic warden after she failed to find work as an English teacher.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:11pm 6 comments

Order to 'realign' outspoken liberal magazine will end its independence, says publisher

Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine was ordered by the authorities to switch its organisational affiliation, prompting renewed fears that the publication may be subjected to tightened censorship.

19 Sep 2014 - 8:02pm 1 comment

Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the question of Scottish independence had been settled “for a generation” after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:02am 52 comments More on Focus

Business beats border dispute as Chinese and Indian leaders go face to face

China and India signed a series of big business deals yesterday as President Xi Jinping wrapped up talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that were overshadowed by a border dispute.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16pm 3 comments More on Xi Jinping

Beijing shops asking 20,000 yuan for iPhone 6 as Apple waits on permit

19 Sep 2014 - 7:54am 1 comment

Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

19 Sep 2014 - 8:43am

What can you do for Hong Kong? Tycoons to sketch future for Xi Jinping

19 Sep 2014 - 7:44am 7 comments

Internet tsar sees role for Asean in developing tomorrow's internet standards

19 Sep 2014 - 10:27am

Rafael Hui initially refused offer of chief secretary job, graft trial hears

19 Sep 2014 - 8:00am

'The rents here are terrifying!' Gordon Ramsay feels the heat as Hong Kong restaurant opens

19 Sep 2014 - 5:14pm 32 comments

Daughters of activists jailed in China demand action by Obama on Apec trip

19 Sep 2014 - 3:47am 1 comment

US military contractor who passed secrets to Chinese girlfriend jailed for 7 years

19 Sep 2014 - 3:51am 12 comments

Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

19 Sep 2014 - 3:35am 4 comments

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Leader

Democracy and constitutional change the winner in Scottish vote

20 Sep 2014 - 4:40am

Li Na, a winner on and off court

20 Sep 2014 - 4:40am

Today's Poll

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19 Sep 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 602

Insight

New rail projects will keep public transport system right on track

Anthony Cheung

The government's new railway development strategy provides a blueprint for planning the expansion of Hong Kong's network up to 2031. It is based on a consultancy review of the 2000 development strategy, taking into account views collected in two rounds of public engagement in 2012 and last year.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:45am

Focus

Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

Reuters Update

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the question of Scottish independence had been settled “for a generation” after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:02am 52 comments

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COURTS

Rafael Hui admits in corruption trial that he evaded taxes on bribes

Rafael Hui admitted in court yesterday that he had evaded taxes on income totalling HK$21.8 million, earned from Thomas Kwok of SHKP, in the years before and during his term as chief secretary.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:37am

China

CORRUPTION

GlaxoSmithKline hit with record 3b yuan fine for bribing Chinese doctors

China has imposed a record fine of three billion yuan (HK$3.78 billion) on British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for bribing doctors to use its drugs.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:24am 4 comments More on GlaxoSmithKline

Asia

PHILIPPINES

Three dead and 50,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

Update

Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and at least three people died in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces yesterday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-prone country.

20 Sep 2014 - 2:03am

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Chopstick up boy’s nose; virtual romance; British woman becomes urban cop in Hunan; addict sells daughter, 3, for drugs; judge suspected of rape

19 Sep 2014
ROAD SAFETY

A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

19 Sep 2014 6 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

18 Sep 2014
Anti-corruption

Ex-Guangzhou vice mayor paid mistress HK$17 million in ‘break-up fees’

19 Sep 2014
NARCOTICS

Hunan police seize 90kg of heroin 'smuggled in from Myanmar'

18 Sep 2014
GADGETS

Chinese student attempts to 'rent' out his girlfriend to pay for an iPhone 6

19 Sep 2014 14 comments
BUREAUCRACY

Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

18 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Naked brother-in-law; secrets of news anchor; giant melon: CHINA DIGEST

18 Sep 2014
SEX

Chinese man who had sex with virgin told to pay 30,000 yuan after lying he was single

17 Sep 2014 3 comments
Alibaba

Alibaba’s Jack Ma rejects rumours he’s moving to Hong Kong

17 Sep 2014 3 comments
POLICE

Chinese police force seeks new recruits with Hollywood-style action posters

17 Sep 2014 5 comments
IMMIGRATION

Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

17 Sep 2014
CRIME

Singer who left six lovers to die by erotic asphyxiation executed in Hunan

17 Sep 2014 4 comments
CELEBRITY

'Chinese celebrities must behave', state media say after director held for sex with prostitute

17 Sep 2014

Property

IPO FOCUS

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties seen as safe bet in IPO, analysts say

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, seeking to raise up to US$6 billion in a Hong Kong share float that would be the city's largest this year, is seen as a safe play in a mainland property sector hit by concerns over a slowing economy.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:41am

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

16 Sep 2014

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15 Sep 2014

Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

Call it the law of unintended consequences or the butterfly effect - or perhaps just a delicious irony. Europe's fragile economy has led a number of its culinary talent to seek more attractive rewards on our shores, leading to a proliferation of new restaurants opening in the city.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:32pm

New club celebrates the wider world of whiskies

19 Sep 2014

Gelato champs churn out a taste of the good life

19 Sep 2014

The science of slipping on a banana skin, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:37am

Google to provide automatic encryption for Android phone users

20 Sep 2014

Review: Apple unveils iOS 8... but is it worth installing?

19 Sep 2014 1 comment

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Sport

Teenager becomes first local in four years to clinch amateur title

Michael Wong became the first local golfer to win the Hong Kong Open Amateur Championship in four years – and with it a berth in next month’s Hong Kong Open – thanks to a flawless display at yesterday.

19 Sep 2014 - 11:49pm
FENCING

Nicola Lu Min confident despite training venue mix-up

Nicola Lu Min, of the Hong Kong fencing team, was more than two hours late for his training session yesterday because the driver went to the wrong place, but he is confident the team are on the right road to medal success.

19 Sep 2014 - 11:28pm More on 2014 Asian Games - Incheon

Nash Rawiller won't compromise his skills by riding at lighter weight

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12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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