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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.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 12:02pm 11 comments More on Focus

Hong Kong tycoon orders fleet of 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for HK$150 million

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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 - 2:20pm

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 - 2:29pm 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 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

'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

Human rights activists in Japan have reacted angrily to a new pamphlet released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they claim is racist and stereotypical for depicting white fathers beating their children.

17 Sep 2014 - 9:08am 6 comments

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

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has revealed Macau would be the choice city to stage a possible showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 2015.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:19pm 2 comments

Why Modi’s India is warming to China

President Xi Jinping should find the “handshake across the Himalayas” a lot warmer than usual when he starts his India trip today.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:47am 4 comments More on Xi Jinping

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

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma has denied reports that he is planning to move to Hong Kong after attending a roadshow in the city ahead of his company’s mega initial public offering in New York.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:11pm More on Jack Ma

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

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 4 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 - 1:24pm

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

17 Sep 2014 - 12:44pm

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 - 11:46am 3 comments

New Apple iOS 8 mobile software set to arrive today

17 Sep 2014 - 1:13pm

Consular services stretched as more Chinese travel and work abroad

17 Sep 2014 - 8:35am

Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

17 Sep 2014 - 8:45am 7 comments

Goldfish undergoes 'high-risk' brain surgery

17 Sep 2014 - 7:52am 6 comments

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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

Today's Poll

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Insight

China's corrupt officials must be denied an overseas haven

GARY SANDS

In an ongoing crackdown on corruption, the Ministry of Public Security recently announced a policy to encourage reporting on "dual citizens" - people who obtain citizenship in another country yet still maintain their Chinese citizenship and benefits.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:24am 6 comments

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 - 12:02pm 11 comments

Harry's View

Hong Kong

Jimmy Lai arrives at ICAC headquarters for questioning

Breaking

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, the Next Media chief, Beijing critic and key donor to the pan-democratic camp, arrived at ICAC headquarters for questioning on Wednesday afternoon.

17 Sep 2014 - 2:36pm More on Jimmy Lai

China

Fighter pilots show their right stuff in PLA air force drills

Xu Liqiang said he encountered a strong competitor – a fellow pilot in his early 30s from the Jinan military zone – during the largest air force drill in the history of the People’s Liberation Army earlier this month in a northwestern desert.

17 Sep 2014 - 2:08pm

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

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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 - 2:29pm 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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Floyd Mayweather should fight Manny Pacquiao in Macau, says promoter Bob Arum

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has revealed Macau would be the choice city to stage a possible showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 2015.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:19pm 2 comments

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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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