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Zhou Yongkang yet to be prosecuted in corruption probe, senior court official reveals

Former security tsar Zhou Yongkang has yet to be prosecuted, according to a senior court representative, marking the first official update on the progress of a corruption probe that was announced three months ago.

Saturday, 1 November, 2014, 1:11pm More on Zhou Yongkang

Foreign national arrested as police investigate Wan Chai murders


A foreign national has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two bodies were found at a flat in Wan Chai this morning.

1 Nov 2014 - 7:40pm 1 comment

Xi Jinping calls on the PLA to remember the past in fight against graft

China’s military must not let down those who gave their lives for the Communist Party in the revolutionary struggle and must resolutely fight corruption, state media has quoted President Xi Jinping as saying.

1 Nov 2014 - 8:40pm

Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus summons bullish Halloween spirits

Japan ignited a Halloween rally in Asian markets by announcing a surprise expansion of monetary stimulus just days after the US Federal Reserve ended its bond buying programme.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:28am

China signals interest in playing bigger role in Afghanistan

Beijing yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to helping war-torn Afghanistan end decades of bloodshed, and called on the country's political factions to set aside their differences.

1 Nov 2014 - 3:25am 11 comments

Corrupt coal official had 200 million yuan in cash stashed at home, prosecutors say

Investigators found more than 200 million yuan (HK$252 million) in cash at the home of a mainland energy official - the biggest haul of corrupt money since the establishment of the People's Republic.

1 Nov 2014 - 12:32pm 2 comments

Show us the money: How corrupt Chinese official's 200m yuan stash might look

What does 200 million yuan in cash look like? A graphic representation of Wei Pengyuan's alleged pile of corrupt money.

1 Nov 2014 - 2:24pm 4 comments

Graft inspectors find extensive problems on Sichuan tour

The fight against corruption in Sichuan , a power base of former security chief Zhou Yongkang , was still a challenge, inspectors from the central anti-graft agency said yesterday after a two-month investigation.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:34am

China experimental moon orbiter returns from eight-day lunar trip

China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

1 Nov 2014 - 1:12pm

China ratifies Constitution Day holiday to enhance rule-of-law campaign

China’s legislature has designated December 4 as Constitution Day amid a drive to strengthen the authority of the country’s legal system.

1 Nov 2014 - 7:31pm 1 comment

Guangzhou clarifies size of African community amid fears over Ebola virus

A deputy mayor of Guangzhou has sought to allay fears over Ebola disease, saying yesterday that 16,000 African people live in the city, contrary to rumours there were nearly half a million.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:34am 4 comments More on Ebola Virus

Canada restricts visas in the face of Ebola scare

1 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm 1 comment

Pilot killed as Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in desert during test flight

1 Nov 2014 - 10:56am 6 comments

Halloween costumes banned on Beijing subway as Apec summit security stepped up

31 Oct 2014 - 3:59pm 2 comments

Beijing to open up card clearing business

1 Nov 2014 - 8:26am

Canada fines Google HK$15,000 for Street View photos of woman’s cleavage

1 Nov 2014 - 12:05pm

Myanmar parliament will consider allowing Suu Kyi to run for presidency

1 Nov 2014 - 8:26am

Boys sue over father’s loss on missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370

1 Nov 2014 - 8:25am 2 comments

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

1 Nov 2014 - 8:27am

China's shadow banking market third-largest in the world

1 Nov 2014 - 8:28am 1 comment

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James Tien's call on CY Leung to resign shows there's room for dissent

1 Nov 2014 - 10:26am 13 comments

Hong Kong well placed to further develop cruise ship business

1 Nov 2014 - 6:17am 4 comments

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Pan-democrat leaders have utterly failed student protesters


The assurance by the former chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, that the central authorities will not use force to remove Occupy protesters, as they have confidence that the police force can handle the situation, is welcome.

1 Nov 2014 - 10:12am 35 comments


The Occupy protests: a month that shook Hong Kong to its core

Gary Cheung

Hong Kong changed forever when, at 1.45am on September 28, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared the start of the civil-disobedience campaign.

28 Oct 2014 - 11:44am 54 comments

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Canada restricts visas in the face of Ebola scare

Canada’s Conservative government says it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of the Ebola virus.

1 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm 1 comment More on Ebola Virus



Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus summons bullish Halloween spirits

Japan ignited a Halloween rally in Asian markets by announcing a surprise expansion of monetary stimulus just days after the US Federal Reserve ended its bond buying programme.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:28am

Beijing to open up card clearing business

Chinese regulators plan to open the yuan-denominated credit-card clearing business to foreign companies from August, a source at the country's largest credit-card supplier said.

1 Nov 2014 - 8:26am



2,160 cheap flats to go on sale next month

Some 2,160 new subsidised flats will go on the market at the end of next month at prices of as little as HK$1.9 million, sources with knowledge of the plan said.

1 Nov 2014 - 6:26am 4 comments

The A-Z of Hello Kitty: From tanks and planes to wedding dresses and AK-47s

Hello Kitty turns 40 on Saturday, and to mark the world's most famous cat-who-is-not-a-cat's birthday, we put her

31 Oct 2014 - 12:46pm

Director Teddy Chen reaffirms his love of martial arts in his latest offering

30 Oct 2014

On the rebound: RubberBand's redemption songs

30 Oct 2014

Burgundy buyer seaches China for the best vintages

Jasper Morris, master of wine, is the Burgundy buyer for Berry Bros & Rudd, and the author of Inside Burgundy, an authoritative and critically acclaimed in depth study of the region.

31 Oct 2014 - 11:05am

Hawaiian dishes are new arrivals on the local dining scene

31 Oct 2014

Life after the goose feud: brothers open new restaurants in wake of Yung Kee battle

28 Oct 2014 1 comment

Building houses with 3D printing technology

Imagine if you could press "start" on a printer and watch your house take shape before your eyes. Well, it's happening already. From Shanghai to Amsterdam, from Los Angeles to London, the race is on to build the world's first commercially viable 3D-printed house.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:34pm 1 comment

Is cow's milk as good for us as we thought? Study suggests not

30 Oct 2014

Google explores early warning system for serious illnesses

30 Oct 2014




Right Field: Statisticians confounded at every turn by this baseball postseason

The numbers just didn't add up. It was mind boggling, beguiling, mystifying and downright flummoxing. The two teams who ended up in this year's World Series had absolutely no business being there, at least according to the technocrats.

1 Nov 2014 - 7:56pm

Left Field: This is the worst time for embattled triathlon to be feuding within its ranks

It is time to bury the hatchet. Nothing but bad will happen if the feud between the Hong Kong Triathlon Association and Andrew Wright continues. The real losers will be the athletes caught in the middle. Let's quickly recap some of the problems facing triathlon.

1 Nov 2014 - 7:12pm More on Hong Kong Sports Institute

Rich Tapestry's 'date with destiny just the start': Michael Chang

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Hello Kitty exhibition opens in Hong Kong as icon celebrates 40th birthday

Is she a cat? A schoolgirl called Kitty White? Or a cultural phenomenon that some are still grappling to understand?

30 Oct 2014 - 11:13am 2 comments

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