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  • July 22, 2014
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China food scandal spreads to Japan as Burger King, Starbucks admit using tainted supplier


A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks , Burger King and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan.

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 4:25pm 1 comment

Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:16pm 3 comments

Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

Discovery of heavily decomposed corpse of Yoo Byung-eun brings end to manhunt for 73-year-old tycoon wanted in connection with ferry disaster that claimed 300 lives.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm 2 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

Mouldy bread sent to Typhoon Rammasun victims in Hainan


Mouldy bread was sent to victims of Typhoon Rammasun in Hainan province in the latest scandal involving mainland relief efforts.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:57pm

World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

The world experienced its hottest June last month since record-keeping began 134 years ago, as Chinese authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:23pm 1 comment

Train with remains of MH17 crash victims arrives in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived on Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:12pm 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Will Malaysia Airlines recover from disaster? Here are 5 companies which never did


As rescuers continue to search for bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, many are questioning whether the airline, still reeling from the disappeara

22 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Is Ling Jihua target of graft probe? Brother-in-law of the ex-Hu Jintao aide detained

The detention of a relative of Ling Jihua, a former senior aide to ex-president Hu Jintao, has led to speculation the authorities may be building a case against Ling himself.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13am 1 comment More on Ling Jihua

China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic plague

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said on Tuesday.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:17pm

Thousands of tourists evacuated as Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

More than 5,000 tourists were evacuated from outlying islands as Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

22 Jul 2014 - 6:53pm

Prabowo withdraws candidacy from ‘unfair’ Indonesian presidential election

22 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

Flight from Shanghai to London forced to make emergency landing in Russia

22 Jul 2014 - 2:31pm

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 - 12:41pm 3 comments

Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

22 Jul 2014 - 4:45am 6 comments

Xi Jinping calls for closer ties with oil-rich Venezuela

22 Jul 2014 - 1:35pm 1 comment

Shijaiyah district bears full impact of Israel's deadly bombardment of Gaza

22 Jul 2014 - 10:27am 1 comment

Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

22 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

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22 Jul 2014 - 12:05pm 1 comment

China, neighbours must discuss disputes

22 Jul 2014 - 12:04pm 5 comments

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22 Jul 2014
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Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters

Joseph Wong

It is true that during the consultation period, the public focused on the method for electing the chief executive and did not have much to say regarding the 2016 Legco election.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:25am





Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty

Tackling poverty is a very difficult problem.

First, there is the issue of the causes of low income, which boil down to one thing – low productivity.

This requires solutions that open up economic opportunities and enhance the capacity of the poor to become productive.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:22am 1 comment

Chinese firms set to invest in Mexico’s infrastructure push

As President Xi Jinping leaves Latin America for the second time in roughly 12 months with billions of dollars worth of freshly inked investment deals in hand, the groundwork he laid a year ago after a trip to Mexico is beginning to pay off.

22 Jul 2014 - 9:55am

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

A decade after their creation, the jury is still out on Cyberport and Science Park, both huge projects underpinned by property development, writes Charley Lanyon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:14am 7 comments More on LIFE

Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

22 Jul 2014

Beatbox Battle 2014 Hong Kong's first beatboxing contest

22 Jul 2014

Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

Sitting on a plastic stool, head bowed over a bowl of noodles listening to people chat, laugh and smoke - you can't get a more down-to-earth Hong Kong experience than that.

21 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm More on LIFE

Napa's long Italian love affair rolls on

18 Jul 2014

Carbone brings the hearty red-sauce dishes of Italian-American cuisine to Hong Kong

18 Jul 2014




World prepares to hail Vincenzo Nibali, the 'flag-bearer’ against doping

Barring a disaster on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:03am

India's Dhoni lords it over demoralised England as Prior pulls out

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his side’s determination in forcing the collapse of England who faced new trouble on Tuesday when wicketkeeper Matt Prior withdrew for at least the rest of the season.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

Rory McIlroy targets Masters and grand slam after winning British Open

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A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

A Legco stalwart and mentor to Sun Yat-sen, Sir Kai Ho Kai wielded huge influence in Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century. How did the man who put the 'Kai' into Kai Tak die penniless?

22 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 1 comment

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