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Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50pc

Officials in charge of China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent and new job descriptions under a reform plan approved by President Xi Jinping.

Thursday, 21 August, 2014, 9:08am 6 comments More on State-owned Enterprises

'It's my fault': Jackie Chan tells of his shame at the drug arrest of son Jaycee

A "furious and shocked" Jackie Chan admitted he blamed himself for the fact his son was caught in one of the mainland's highest-profile drug busts in years.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:19am 2 comments

US attempted to rescue journalist James Foley before Islamic State beheading


US forces tried but failed to rescue reporter James Foley and other US hostages held in Syria by the so-called Islamic State, officials and reports said on Wednesday.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:11am

Over 50 Chinese arrested in the Philippines for working illegaly

More than 50 people from the mainland are to be charged with working illegally in the Philippines after they were arrested in a series of raids.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:33am

Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb


Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 39 people and left another seven missing on Wednesday, the government said, after a wall of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:21am

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train


A foreigner collapsing on the Shanghai metro caused passengers to flee the carriage and triggered a stampede to the exits, in a bizarre incident captured on camera.

20 Aug 2014 - 5:57pm 22 comments

China slaps record 1.24b yuan fine against Japanese car firms for price fixing


The mainland has fined 10 Japanese companies a total of 1.24 billion yuan (HK$1.56 billion) for violating the antitrust law by fixing prices for car parts and bearings.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:13am 7 comments

Senior doctor who treated Nigeria’s first Ebola patient dies of the disease

A senior doctor who treated Nigeria's first Ebola patient has died, taking the death toll in Africa's most populous country to five, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

21 Aug 2014 - 4:55am

German man sentenced to death in China for double murder


A Chinese court has sentenced a German citizen to death for the murder of two foreign nationals in 2010 in the coastal city of Xiamen.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:55am

China must push ahead with reform despite 'great struggles', says Xi Jinping

China's road to opening up and modernisation would be long and difficult, president said, but added that the country must move ahead - even calling on cadres to allow for a little dissent.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:22am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

Top Communist Party official's inclusion on task force reflects China's economic concerns

21 Aug 2014 - 9:25am

New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

21 Aug 2014 - 9:21am 9 comments

Xi Jinping looks to deepen ties in visit to 'wary' Mongolia

21 Aug 2014 - 9:23am 1 comment

Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

21 Aug 2014 - 8:29am 5 comments

Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

21 Aug 2014 - 12:59am

Tokyo must face its abusive wartime past, say US experts

20 Aug 2014 - 9:38pm 2 comments

Jihadi video shows beheading of man named as US journalist James Foley

21 Aug 2014 - 10:08am 9 comments

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21 Aug 2014 - 9:00am

Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

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Buffett builds US$55b green pile as individual investors cut cash holdings

James Saft

Individual investors have been cutting back on cash in portfolios, the exact reverse of what Warren Buffett has been doing at Berkshire Hathaway.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:17am

China Insider


German man sentenced to death in China for double murder

21 Aug 2014

Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

20 Aug 2014

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 22 comments
sino-australian relations

China media blasts Australian critics as ‘prancing provocateurs’ after tycoon’s outburst

21 Aug 2014 6 comments

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

20 Aug 2014 1 comment

'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

19 Aug 2014 6 comments

'If I could, I'd go to China tomorrow': Pope makes fresh overtures to end 63-year impasse

19 Aug 2014 2 comments

Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to continue battering southern China

19 Aug 2014

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

19 Aug 2014 3 comments

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

19 Aug 2014 20 comments

Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

18 Aug 2014 1 comment
Ethnic tensions

Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

19 Aug 2014 2 comments

China catches up with fugitive chief of video sharing site

15 Aug 2014

Petitioner tells of abuse and torture in ‘black jail’

14 Aug 2014 1 comment



Stronger Chinese developers advised to snap up cheaper and weaker peers

Mainland developers listed in Hong Kong have been given a rare chance to grow their market share by acquiring weaker rivals rather than organic expansion, taking advantage of the sector's low price-earnings ratios amid an industry downturn, deal advisers said.

20 Aug 2014 - 6:44pm 1 comment

Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

Few people receive such constant praise for their work in two different art forms as Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:08am

A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

21 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

19 Aug 2014

Handmade desserts are the coolest things

Hongkongers have a taste for classy, handmade desserts. Here's the scoop on the city's favourite new confections.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:07am

Celebrity chefs are beating a path to the city, but there's no guarantee of success

14 Aug 2014 4 comments

Pressed for success: detox the juicy way

14 Aug 2014 2 comments

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

Local portal House News closed in July, citing political persecution. But others have taken up the challenge of independent news gathering.

19 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm 1 comment

Robin Williams had the traits of a person likely to commit suicide

17 Aug 2014 2 comments

No truth at all in movie Lucy's capacity to thrill

17 Aug 2014 1 comment




Fencers Ryan Choi and Albert Chien strike Asian team gold for Hong Kong

Hong Kong rejoiced in their first gold medal at a Youth Olympic Games yesterday after Ryan Choi Chun-yin and Albert Chien Kei-hsu joined four other Asian fencers to beat the Europeans in the mixed continental team event.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:19am
The Barclays

'No green jacket for you' - Tiger Woods warns Rory McIlroy he'll be back

Rory McIlroy, the hottest golfer on the planet, is not thinking about taking the torch from Tiger Woods as the sport’s next dominant player, but the easy-going Northern Irishman says he has already sparred with Woods over a potential rivalry.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:00am
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Barca's transfer ban reinstated after they lose Fifa appeal

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