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Actor Jaycee Chan formally arrested on drug charges

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Jaycee Chan has been formally arrested on drug charges, nearly a month after he was caught smoking marijuana in Beijing.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 7:03pm

Newborn baby survives Typhoon Kalmaegi after being abandoned next to river

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A newborn baby that was abandoned on a filthy Dongguan riverbank managed to survive a night of Typhoon Kalmaegi’s lashing rains and winds, before he was found.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:30pm 1 comment

Beijing forms city's own media watchdog to run after 'immoral' journalists

The Beijing municipal government has set up a committee to crack down on “immoral” media practices after recent graft scandals resulted in the detention of top mainland journalists.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:11pm 1 comment

Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck.

17 Sep 2014 - 3:53pm 32 comments More on Focus

Closure of British passport office in Hong Kong 'was a mistake', blast UK lawmakers

British travellers left out of pocket as a result of passport processing delays should be refunded and the agency in charge put back under the control of ministers, a report by British lawmakers has recommended.

17 Sep 2014 - 9:04am 11 comments

Hong Kong tycoon orders fleet of 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for HK$155 million

A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he’s building in the global gambling capital of Macau.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:36pm 3 comments

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

On Friday, Apple will release its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm 12 comments More on Apple

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may visit Beijing, says Chinese envoy

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China’s ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:39pm 4 comments More on North Korea

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

A recruitment drive by a police force in China's Sichuan province has attracted much attention online for its action film-style posters. 

17 Sep 2014 - 12:44pm 3 comments

Thai police search for ‘prime suspect’ in murder of British tourists

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Thai police on Wednesday identified a man caught on security camera as the “prime suspect” in the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao.

17 Sep 2014 - 3:42pm

Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti denies charges in separatism trial

Uygur academic Ilham Tohti denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial on Wednesday in the far western region of Xinjiang.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:08pm 1 comment

'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

17 Sep 2014 - 3:31pm 11 comments

Floyd Mayweather should fight Manny Pacquiao in Macau, says promoter Bob Arum

17 Sep 2014 - 1:19pm 3 comments

Why Modi’s India is warming to China

17 Sep 2014 - 9:40pm 4 comments

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

17 Sep 2014 - 10:01pm 2 comments

China's outward investment surges as growth pattern shows significant shift

17 Sep 2014 - 1:15pm 1 comment

Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

17 Sep 2014 - 7:14pm

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

17 Sep 2014 - 12:44pm 2 comments

Typhoon Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong gets off lightly

17 Sep 2014 - 8:29am

Will China's 'big tigers' band together to fight Xi's graft probe?

17 Sep 2014 - 5:41pm 3 comments

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Leader

China's rail diplomacy has huge potential for the nation and allies

17 Sep 2014 - 8:48am

Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

17 Sep 2014 - 8:53am

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Insight

China and the US must lead by example for peace in Asia-Pacific

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US National Security Adviser Susan Rice's recent trip to China has raised expectations that when President Barack Obama visits Beijing in November, the current testy relations between the two countries can be improved.

18 Sep 2014 - 12:36am 1 comment

Focus

Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

Staff Reporters

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck.

17 Sep 2014 - 3:53pm 32 comments

Harry's View

Hong Kong

FOOD SAFETY

Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

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The annual number of reports of a deadly disease resulting from foodborne bacteria have more than doubled from 2011 to last year as people eat more pre-packaged food, the Centre for Food Safety says. 

17 Sep 2014 - 6:48pm 1 comment

World

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

New Apple iOS 8 mobile software set to arrive today

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New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:45pm More on Apple

Business

Market reverses course as China pumps money into banks

A report that China’s central bank would inject 500 billion yuan (HK$631 billion) into the nation’s largest banks helped the Hang Seng Index reverse one of its longest losing streaks in recent years.

17 Sep 2014 - 12:02pm More on Hang Seng Index
THE VIEW

The business of change

Scottish voters go to the polls on Wednesday to make a historic decision, for once this term can be used without hyperbole because a vote on the creation of an independent nation is no small thing.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:01am 1 comment

Property

FUNDRAISING

CSI Properties raising funds

CSI Properties, a property investment company, is raising up to HK$442.4 million through placement of new shares to fund its property investment.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:21am

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

Culinary incubators rent out professional kitchens

Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm

Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine is inspired by prog rock

11 Sep 2014

New TV series highlights Asian wines

11 Sep 2014

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

On Friday, Apple will release its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm 12 comments More on Apple

Apple makes it easy to remove U2's free album from iTunes

17 Sep 2014

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

16 Sep 2014 6 comments

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Sport

SOCCER

Confident Hong Kong aim for win against Afghanistan

Hong Kong hope to draw on a spirited performance against Uzbekistan in their opening game as they continue their soccer campaign in South Korea on Thursday night.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:05pm More on 2014 Asian Games - Incheon

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FASHION

6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay

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Have you read our story on the Royal Castles Stay? http://bit.ly/1quDTAi

Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 

 

12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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