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The ultra-rich list: Number of billionaires in China and Hong Kong increasing

The number of US dollar billionaires in China has risen by 33, to 190 in the last 12 months - but the country still has just a third the number of super-rich than the US, a new report reveals.

Thursday, 18 September, 2014, 4:45pm

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

The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:28pm More on Apple

Apple hiring manager in Beijing to handle China government data requests

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US tech giant is hiring a head of law enforcement in Beijing to deal with user data requests from the government after it began storing private data on Chinese soil for the first time.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:55pm More on Apple

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

A former US military contractor was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for passing national defence secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and illegally keeping classified documents at his home.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:27pm 8 comments

Telling whoppers: The many faces of Bradley Saltzberg, Vancouver’s Anti-Asian Catfish

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Vancouver’s political scene has its very own 'Catfish' in the form of Bradley Saltzberg, director of activist group Putting Canada First and nemesis of multiculturalism and all things Asian.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:43am

Chinese tennis star Li Na set to retire on Friday, says CCTV

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China’s two-time grand slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported on Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:36pm

Chinese farmer fitted with 3D-printed skull 'makes full recovery' after surgery

A Chinese man who had 3D-printed skull portion surgically embedded in his head has completely recovered, prompting doctors to call the operation a 'success'.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:12pm 1 comment

Scotland starts voting in too-close-to-call independence referendum

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People in Scotland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay part of the United Kingdom.

18 Sep 2014 - 3:16pm

'Can tourists be safe in bikinis?' Thai PM queries foreigners' attire after double murder

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Thailand’s military ruler questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island.

18 Sep 2014 - 2:47pm 4 comments

‘We don’t want another pilot killed’: Chinese admiral vows to continue intercepting US planes

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China’s top naval commander has vowed to keep intercepting US spy planes but said China doesn't want a repeat of the 2001 mid-air collision incident which left a Chinese pilot dead.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:51pm 2 comments

Chinese hackers targeted US military contractors, Senate panel committee finds

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Chinese-backed hackers infiltrated the computer networks of airline, shipping and information technology companies responsible for transporting personnel and weapons for the US military, a Senate committee claims.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:57pm

Stop eating noodles and don't litter: Xi Jinping urges China's tourists abroad to clean up their act

18 Sep 2014 - 9:28am 24 comments

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to discuss economic ties and border disputes

18 Sep 2014 - 10:50am

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

18 Sep 2014 - 3:28pm

Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with 'rare' and 'aggressive' cancer

18 Sep 2014 - 6:00pm 1 comment

Dalai Lama hails Xi Jinping as ‘more open-minded’ amid India talks

18 Sep 2014 - 3:58pm 1 comment

China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

18 Sep 2014 - 7:02pm 1 comment

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

18 Sep 2014 - 2:45pm 5 comments

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

18 Sep 2014 - 2:45pm

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

18 Sep 2014 - 7:15pm 3 comments

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Leader

Revamp of 2016 Legco election deserves serious consideration

18 Sep 2014 - 8:51am

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, songstress who bridged divide

18 Sep 2014 - 5:22am

Today's Poll

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Insight

Scots' desire for change cannot be ignored

Niall Fraser

In a few hours, 4.2 million people who live and work in Scotland will begin to exercise their constitutional democratic right to shape the course of history by marking a cross on a piece of paper.

18 Sep 2014 - 11:32am 8 comments

Focus

China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

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The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution.

18 Sep 2014 - 7:02pm 1 comment

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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

IBM launches cognitive tool for business clients

IBM is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

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

17 Sep 2014 18 comments

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

17 Sep 2014

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Sport

BOXING

‘Stop blabbing and fight me’: Manny Pacquiao tells Floyd Mayweather

Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao threw down a fresh challenge to Floyd Mayweather Jnr on Thursday, daring the American world champion to “fight me” instead of setting terms that could torpedo the dream bout.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:48pm

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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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