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Beijing urges warring factions in Afghanistan to reconcile

Beijing has called on Afghans to put aside their differences and work towards reconciliation as China reaffirmed its commitment to help the war-torn nation end decades of bloodshed.

Friday, 31 October, 2014, 4:07pm

'I'm going nowhere': 'Loud American' Mark Simon vows to stay in Hong Kong

Beijing has often accused “foreign forces” of trying to destabilise Hong Kong during the current pro-democracy protests, with a garrulous expat American emerging as a key target of attack.

31 Oct 2014 - 2:04pm 40 comments More on Occupy Central

Malaysia Airlines sued by two boys who lost father on MH370


Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the missing jet.

31 Oct 2014 - 3:27pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

China, Hong Kong committed to global alliance to end banking secrecy

China is among more than 80 countries committed to signing a deal that could help end banking secrecy. Hong Kong has also pledged to join. Its sponsors hope the pact will be a major step in the global battle against tax evasion and fraud.

31 Oct 2014 - 8:06am 2 comments

Halloween costumes banned on Beijing subway as Apec summit security stepped up

Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowds to gather and create “trouble”, a state-run newspaper said on Friday.

31 Oct 2014 - 3:59pm

Michelin star gives Yung Kee scion a goose bump

One branch of the family behind the famous Yung Kee roast goose restaurant yesterday savoured the success of seeing its new restaurant included in the latest Michelin Guide.

31 Oct 2014 - 9:04am 13 comments

Pyongyang's response to Ebola: every foreigner in quarantine for 3 weeks

North Korean officials plan to quarantine every single foreigner for 21 days over fears of Ebola - even though not a single case of the disease has been reported in the country.

31 Oct 2014 - 7:46am 4 comments More on Ebola Virus

Myanmar president opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, army ahead of 2015 polls


Thein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army top brass and political rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi, as Barack Obama called for “inclusive and credible” elections next year after decades of military rule.

31 Oct 2014 - 4:03pm

How social media shapes Occupy: Web forum HKGolden.com takes off

A popular web forum, seen as an unofficial organising tool for the pro-democracy Occupy Central protests, has recorded a tenfold jump in page views in the last month, reflecting the importance of social media in shaping the protest.

31 Oct 2014 - 11:12am 12 comments More on Occupy Central

Testing for Hong Kong-Shanghai stock markets 'through train' to resume

The Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges will conduct simulated trading for the through train programme tomorrow, renewing hopes for an imminent launch of the cross-border equity trading system.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

Plenum didn’t decide on Zhou graft case ‘as he is no longer state leader’

The Communist Party broke its silence yesterday on the case of Zhou Yongkang, saying there was no decision on his fate at its annual elite gathering because he was no longer a state leader.

31 Oct 2014 - 2:48pm 1 comment More on Zhou Yongkang

Lions roam free at safari park as visitors sit in cages for close-up experience

31 Oct 2014 - 3:59pm

India's political dynasty flounders 30 years after Indira Gandhi's killing

31 Oct 2014 - 2:43pm

Ting Hsin food tycoon Wei Ying-chun may face 30 years in jail over oil scandal

31 Oct 2014 - 9:05am 1 comment

Investors shrug off 12.6pc earnings drop at oil major Sinopec

31 Oct 2014 - 11:17am

The A-Z of Hello Kitty: From tanks and planes to wedding dresses and AK-47s

31 Oct 2014 - 12:46pm

Aung San Suu Kyi to meet Myanmar's military leader for first time

31 Oct 2014 - 5:24am

Internet watchdog chief remains ambiguous over Facebook's friend request

31 Oct 2014 - 4:37am

Shenzhen firm Dexta Robotics seeks global funding for exoskeleton device

31 Oct 2014 - 3:28am

Senior Hong Kong civil servants set for special 3 per cent pay rise

31 Oct 2014 - 9:04am 19 comments

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Ramping up the fight against graft

31 Oct 2014 - 8:30am 4 comments

Online rogues tarnish reputation of Hong Kong's travel industry

31 Oct 2014 - 5:32am

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Hong Kong power companies should be made to play by 'polluter pays' rule


The "polluter pays" principle is the commonly accepted notion that those who produce pollution should bear the costs of managing it to prevent damage to human health or the environment. For instance, a factory that produces toxic byproducts is usually held responsible for their safe disposal.

31 Oct 2014 - 3:53pm


The Occupy protests: a month that shook Hong Kong to its core

Gary Cheung

Hong Kong changed forever when, at 1.45am on September 28, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared the start of the civil-disobedience campaign.

28 Oct 2014 - 11:44am 54 comments

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Pan-democrat lawmakers ready to step up after student-government talks stall


Pan-democrat lawmakers are ready to step up their efforts to resolve Hong Kong’s political crisis after talks between the government and student leaders last week failed to provide a breakthrough.

31 Oct 2014 - 2:54pm 18 comments More on Occupy Central


Beijing urges warring factions in Afghanistan to reconcile

Beijing has called on Afghans to put aside their differences and work towards reconciliation as China reaffirmed its commitment to help the war-torn nation end decades of bloodshed.

31 Oct 2014 - 4:07pm



Slow recovery the new trend

Mild policy support and slow recovery will become the new normal of the mainland's real estate market, with property investment - a key driver of the broader economy - probably trending down until the second half of next year, economists said.

30 Oct 2014 - 6:17am

The A-Z of Hello Kitty: From tanks and planes to wedding dresses and AK-47s

Hello Kitty turns 40 on Saturday, and to mark the world's most famous cat-who-is-not-a-cat's birthday, we put her

31 Oct 2014 - 12:46pm

Director Teddy Chen reaffirms his love of martial arts in his latest offering

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On the rebound: RubberBand's redemption songs

30 Oct 2014

Burgundy buyer seaches China for the best vintages

Jasper Morris, master of wine, is the Burgundy buyer for Berry Bros & Rudd, and the author of Inside Burgundy, an authoritative and critically acclaimed in depth study of the region.

31 Oct 2014 - 11:05am

Hawaiian dishes are new arrivals on the local dining scene

31 Oct 2014

Life after the goose feud: brothers open new restaurants in wake of Yung Kee battle

28 Oct 2014 1 comment

Building houses with 3D printing technology

Imagine if you could press "start" on a printer and watch your house take shape before your eyes. Well, it's happening already. From Shanghai to Amsterdam, from Los Angeles to London, the race is on to build the world's first commercially viable 3D-printed house.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:34pm 1 comment

Is cow's milk as good for us as we thought? Study suggests not

30 Oct 2014

Google explores early warning system for serious illnesses

30 Oct 2014



Hong Kong Sevens tickets increased HK$300 to HK$1,800

Hong Kong Sevens fans will have to stomach a 20 per cent increase in tickets from HK$1,500 to HK$1,800 for next year’s tournament.

31 Oct 2014 - 3:38pm


Hello Kitty exhibition opens in Hong Kong as icon celebrates 40th birthday

Is she a cat? A schoolgirl called Kitty White? Or a cultural phenomenon that some are still grappling to understand?

30 Oct 2014 - 11:13am 2 comments

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