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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, 1:03pm 1 comment

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

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

16 Sep 2014 - 1:58pm

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

Japan slaughters first dolphins in widely-condemned annual cull

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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 - 2:16pm

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

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

Four Chinese nationals have been charged with possession of drugs worth an estimated HK$1.2 billion in the Philippines, the country's Department of Justice announced on Monday.

16 Sep 2014 - 2:49pm

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

Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed highway, in a scenario simulating a PLA attack that wiped out the island’s air force bases.

16 Sep 2014 - 2:49pm

Xi Jinping heads to Sri Lanka seeking to boost trade and maritime ties

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President Xi Jinping was on Tuesday due 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 - 2:06pm More on Xi Jinping

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

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A man in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province amazed shop clerks when he tried to pay for several iPhones with thousands of five mao (0.5 yuan) notes. 

16 Sep 2014 - 3:04pm 1 comment

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 60 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 8 comments

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

16 Sep 2014 - 9:46am 1 comment

Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

16 Sep 2014 - 1:17pm

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

Iran rejects role in coalition against Islamic State

16 Sep 2014 - 1:09pm 2 comments

What happens to the queen if Scots vote for independence?

16 Sep 2014 - 2:45am 3 comments

Alibaba eyeing Europe and US for growth after IPO, says Jack Ma

16 Sep 2014 - 9:07am

CNOOC's 'Paracels Islands' rig makes major deepwater gas field discovery

16 Sep 2014 - 4:33am

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Leader

With electoral reform, baby steps would be better than standstill

16 Sep 2014 - 7:22am 7 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

China

Will China's 'big tigers' band together to fight Xi's graft probe?

A top mainland prosecutor has refuted a warning by some academicians that high-level officials who have fallen in the anti-corruption campaign would gang together to fight back, saying this was underestimating the leadership’s capability.

16 Sep 2014 - 3:27pm

World

EDUCATION

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

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

16 Sep 2014 - 3:28pm

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 - 3:28pm
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 - 3:22pm

Property

HOUSING

Mainland’s unsold housing stock soars 190pc over four years

The mainland’s inventory of unsold housing stock has soared 190 per cent over the past four years, in a further sign that the downturn in the property market is deepening.

16 Sep 2014 - 11:53am

Investors return to the HK property market

Property speculators are back.

The recent sales of new residential projects found as much as 90 per cent of the buyers are investors.

The new projects are the most attractive to investors are small flats in downtown and luxury flats on Kowloon Station.

16 Sep 2014 - 12:18pm
C-SUITE

Developer Cifi has no need for rights issue, says chairman Lin Zhong

16 Sep 2014

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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

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 2 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

Magazines

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

Magazines

FASHION

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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