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Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Hainan Island with 144km/h gusts as Guangdong braces for impact

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Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in Hainan on Tuesday morning and is expected to hit Guangdong province as local governments issued high-level emergency response alerts.

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014, 6:26pm 1 comment

China's ambassador to UK accuses Chris Patten of 'rank hypocrisy' about Hong Kong democracy

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Liu Xiaoming said the UK did 'nothing' to encourage democracy in Hong Kong during more than a century and a half of colonial rule

16 Sep 2014 - 5:10pm 45 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Thai police question three Myanmese men over murder of British tourists found dead on beach

Update

Thai police questioned three Myanmese men over the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.

16 Sep 2014 - 4:26pm

Goldfish undergoes 'high-risk' brain surgery

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A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia on Tuesday after undergoing “high risk” brain surgery in an operation that the veterinarian described as “fiddly”.

16 Sep 2014 - 6:37pm 3 comments

Volcano spews lava in Philippines eruption

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The Philippines’ most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometre down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said on Tuesday.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:01pm

Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

Four suspected Islamic militants arrested in Indonesia are members of China's ethnic Uygur minority community and were trying to meet Indonesia's most wanted extremist, authorities said.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:45am

Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka seeking to boost trade and maritime ties

Update

President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed US$1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a “maritime silk road”.

16 Sep 2014 - 5:54pm More on Xi Jinping

Japan slaughters first dolphins in widely-condemned annual cull

Update

Dolphin slaughter season began in Japan on Tuesday, as the country kicked off an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups. 

16 Sep 2014 - 4:45pm 6 comments

Shanxi official dumps mistress by making her sign '400,000-yuan termination deal'

An official in China's Shanxi province has been left red-faced after photos of a "termination agreement" he signed with his jilted mistress were posted online.

16 Sep 2014 - 2:49pm

Half of China's millionaires 'plan to leave country within five years'

Around half of China's rich aim to move to another country within the next five years, according to a Barclays Wealth report.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:10am 66 comments

Tougher mainland scrutiny of foreign teachers after child sex scandal fears

Beijing has issued new guidelines calling for stricter scrutiny of foreigners working in the capital – especially teachers from abroad – following child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing last year.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:02am 10 comments

Four Chinese suspects charged in Philippines for carrying 460kg of crystal meth

16 Sep 2014 - 6:05pm 1 comment

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

16 Sep 2014 - 7:04pm 4 comments

Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in ‘China attack’ war games

16 Sep 2014 - 2:49pm 1 comment

Chinese man buys iPhone 5S with huge stacks of five mao bills

16 Sep 2014 - 4:51pm 1 comment

'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

16 Sep 2014 - 9:46am 2 comments

Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

16 Sep 2014 - 6:37pm

Rubber duck artist Florentijn Hofman's giant rabbit burns to a crisp in Taiwan

15 Sep 2014 - 5:18pm 1 comment

Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

16 Sep 2014 - 9:04am 1 comment

Watch your step! Mobile phone-lane opens in Chongqing for smartphone addicts

15 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm 2 comments

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Leader

With electoral reform, baby steps would be better than standstill

16 Sep 2014 - 5:37pm 8 comments

'Gutter oil' scandal shows why we must keep track of the food chain

16 Sep 2014 - 7:28am 2 comments

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Insight

Camaraderie between Xi and Modi set to translate into better Sino-Indian relations

NEETA LAL

President Xi Jinping's first trip to India this week has raised great expectations in China and India - Asia's largest and third-largest economies - about a hugely productive visit.

15 Sep 2014 - 11:37pm

Focus

Co-founder Simon Xie remains Alibaba's man of mystery

Reuters

Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the soft-spoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office.

16 Sep 2014 - 3:23am

Harry's View

Asia

Goldfish undergoes 'high-risk' brain surgery

New

A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia on Tuesday after undergoing “high risk” brain surgery in an operation that the veterinarian described as “fiddly”.

16 Sep 2014 - 6:37pm 3 comments

World

EDUCATION

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

Members of a parents’ group forged within Vancouver’s Chinese community to oppose a school strike have gone to ground after they were involved in scuffles at a rival teachers’ union rally.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:04pm 4 comments

China Insider

CELEBRITY

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

16 Sep 2014
ANIMAL SMUGGLING

Chinese authorities find almost 100 'man-killer' scorpions in parcels sent from Germany

16 Sep 2014
GADGETS

Chinese man buys iPhone 5S with huge stacks of five mao bills

16 Sep 2014 1 comment
CORRUPTION

Shanxi official dumps mistress by making her sign '400,000-yuan termination deal'

16 Sep 2014
ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

Two-storey garden villa built atop Hubei building 'to prevent leaks'

15 Sep 2014
EDUCATION

'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

16 Sep 2014 2 comments
ENTERTAINMENT

Ai Weiwei’s surprise television appearance embarrasses Chinese state broadcaster

16 Sep 2014 1 comment
SCAM

Chinese court’s dismissal of compensation claim highlights traffic accident scams

15 Sep 2014
ACCIDENT

Rubber duck artist Florentijn Hofman's giant rabbit burns to a crisp in Taiwan

15 Sep 2014 1 comment
MIGRATION

Half of China's millionaires 'plan to leave country within five years'

16 Sep 2014 66 comments
CENSORSHIP

Chinese writer Tie Liu, 81, held after criticising Communist Party propaganda chief

15 Sep 2014 7 comments
LGBT RIGHTS

Chinese man petitions WHO to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy worldwide

15 Sep 2014
HISTORY

Beijing in pictures a century ago

12 Sep 2014
HISTORY

Shaman dancers, coolies and suffragettes: rare photos of 1900s Beijing discovered from Austrian archive

16 Sep 2014 16 comments

Business

THE VIEW

Building blocks needed in HK’s political development

The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:32pm 1 comment
FUNDRAISING

China Renji Medical Group finalises 2 for 1 rights issue

Medical centre management company China Renji Medical Group on Tuesday finalised a two for one rights issue to help finance future expansion plans.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:39pm

Property

Mainland developers boost fundraising in Hong Kong

Mainland developers have stepped up their fundraising in Hong Kong to safeguard against a winter chill in case sales disappoint during the crucial autumn buying season.

16 Sep 2014 - 4:29pm

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

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

Apple may be known for revolutionising the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are unimpressed with the tech giant's foray into their world.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:08am 4 comments More on Apple

Internet radio stations are taking off in Hong Kong

15 Sep 2014

Review of 1961 Yale experiments leads researchers to revise motive for evil

14 Sep 2014 1 comment

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Sport

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

'I’m not a child abuser,' says reinstated running back Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated by the NFL team on Monday, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a wooden switch.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:28am 1 comment

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FASHION

6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay

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

 

12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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