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China and US agree to be more open about their military activities

China and the United States have pledged to keep each other better informed of their major military activities and launch consultation on rules of behaviour in military and maritime affairs as they seek to contain conflicts.

Friday, 11 July, 2014, 9:30am 5 comments

Overloading blamed as Hunan school minivan falls into pond killing 11, including 8 children

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Eight kindergarten pupils and three adults died in central China after the minivan they were in crashed into a pond, state media reported on Friday.

11 Jul 2014 - 11:15am 1 comment

John Kerry warns China about hacking's 'chilling' effect on business

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday denounced the "chilling effect" of internet hacking on American businesses as he wrapped up two days of high-level talks with Chinese government officials.

11 Jul 2014 - 8:28am 1 comment

US Treasury secretary leaves talks with China pledge to reduce currency intervention

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised the annual dialogue with his Chinese counterparts as "good and productive", after Beijing agreed to reduce intervention in the currency market as conditions permit.

11 Jul 2014 - 4:36am

US sentences ‘greedy’ chemical engineer to 15 years for selling trade secrets to China

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A US federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him US$28.3 million for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.

11 Jul 2014 - 11:21am

Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing

The birth rate has remained stable following the mainland's easing of the one-child policy, a senior official in charge family planning has said. But the authorities would not allow all parents to have a second child.

11 Jul 2014 - 8:16am

Academics at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences assessed on ideological purity

Scholars working for the CASS should be judged mainly on their loyalty to communist ideology, the People's Daily has said, in yet another warning for the think tank's academics to toe the party line.

11 Jul 2014 - 9:19am

From one soccer fan to another: Xi gives Merkel tapestry of emperor playing early form of game

German Chancellor Angela Merkel went home from her trip to China with more than just multibillion-dollar trade deals and a five-yuan (HK$6.30) bag of Sichuan chilli bean paste she picked up at a wet market in Chengdu.

11 Jul 2014 - 9:20am

Like Bank of China, Citic Bank also offers service branded 'money laundering' by CCTV

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State broadcaster CCTV has accused the Bank of China of offering a money laundering service to wealthy mainlanders and helping them to siphon cash out of the country.

11 Jul 2014 - 7:59am 12 comments More on Bank of China

How do rich Chinese elude foreign exchange laws to move their money abroad? Take your pick of ways

Chinese law limits individual citizens to the equivalent of US$50,000 per year in foreign exchange, meaning that anyone who wants to spend more than that overseas must look for alternative ways to move money out.

11 Jul 2014 - 9:41am 3 comments

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

11 Jul 2014 - 10:43am

World Cup arena awaits its second act in Brazil's Amazonas city of Manaus

11 Jul 2014 - 4:16am

Heart-pounding moment as valet crashes guest's Lamborghini at Indian five-star hotel

11 Jul 2014 - 7:19am 1 comment

Typhoon Neoguri heads east after hitting Japan’s Kyushu region

11 Jul 2014 - 9:45am

Beijing police hold online celebrity Guo Meimei on World Cup gambling charges

11 Jul 2014 - 11:04am

Uruguay puts legalised marijuana on hold until next year

11 Jul 2014 - 12:04am

Myanmese journalists jailed 10 years, face hard labour over Chinese chemical weapons report

11 Jul 2014 - 10:16am 1 comment

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11 Jul 2014 - 8:42am 2 comments

Sino-German ties show the benefits of being pragmatic

11 Jul 2014 - 8:54am

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Put the land back in Hong Kong farmers' hands

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Hong Kong has long branded itself "Asia's world city", with some justification. It was ranked first in Ernst and Young's 2012 Globalisation Index, and leads the world in the trend towards greater integration of goods and services, technology and capital.

11 Jul 2014 - 4:04am 6 comments

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Philippines arrests 42 Taiwanese and two mainland Chinese suspects in alleged online bank scam

Forty-two Taiwanese and two mainland Chinese suspects have been arrested in the Philippines over a sophisticated internet scam targeting compatriots back home, police said yesterday.

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Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

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First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

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9 Jul 2014 25 comments
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Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

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Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

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Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

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Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014
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4 Jul 2014 1 comment
HEALTH

Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

2 Jul 2014 16 comments
EDUCATION

School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

1 Jul 2014

Property

Rise in housing prices renews debate on affordability

Housing affordability is back in focus as property prices in the city show signs of picking up.

11 Jul 2014 - 4:30am

Green developer Landsea courts investors with deep pockets

Hong Kong-listed mainland developer Landsea Green Properties is negotiating with mainland financial firms with a view to introducing them as strategic investors via issuance of additional shares, chairman Tian Ming said yesterday, without giving a specific timetable.

11 Jul 2014 - 1:31am

Jinan becomes latest Chinese city to relax home purchase rules

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How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

The Sandstorm ran into trouble when Ai Weiwei, who had agreed to play a cameo role, complained he never agreed to be promoted as the star or gave consent to use his image or name to promote the film.

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Tai Po’s indie star in the making

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7 Jul 2014

Australian truffles offer off season alternative

Selling Australian-grown Périgord truffles to French chefs may seem a foolhardy, even impossible goal, but that is exactly what The Truffle & Wine Co has successfully done.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

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9 Jul 2014

Streaming is gaining ground, but optical discs aren't likely to disappear just yet

The cloud is everywhere, and conventional wisdom suggests that optical discs - the CD, the VCD, the DVD and even the Blu-ray disc - are being superseded by streaming to televisions, tablets and smartphones.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

10 Jul 2014

British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

9 Jul 2014

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World cup 2014

On the run: Fifa partner executive flees ticket sales arrest

An executive from the World Cup’s hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel on Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, authorities said.

11 Jul 2014 - 10:38am More on World Cup 2014

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