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Chinese leader Xi Jinping spells out ambitious Asia vision at Boao Forum

Xi made his comments at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan.

President Xi Jinping reassured the world that China's economy remained strong, as he vowed his initiative to boost links with Asian and European countries would provide trade and investment opportunities to "all nations".

Sunday, 29 March, 2015, 3:57am 5 comments More on Xi Jinping

Russia to join China-led Asian bank, as Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov expressed Moscow's intent to join the AIIB when he addressed the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan. Photo: Xinhua

Russia, Australia and Holland said they would apply to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while Beijing also appeared to open the door to Taiwanese membership, days before Tuesday's deadline for founding members.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:32am 1 comment

Beijing caught out as year's first severe dust storm goes off the scale

Tourists visit Beijing's Jingshan Park, near the Forbidden City, during yesterday's severe dust storm. Photo: ImagineChina

Air pollution levels in Beijing were so high they went off the Air Quality Index system scale as the capital was hit by the year's first severe dust storm.

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am More on Beijing air pollution

Two of Xi Jinping's associates promoted to key public security ministry posts

Fu Zhenghua has been promoted from fifth to third-in-command at the Ministry of Public Security.

Shake-up in key positions sees Fu Zhenghua move from fifth to third in command while Deng Weiping becomes anti-graft chief.

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am

Two senior Macau marine officials in graft probe

The two officials have been restricted from leaving Macau. Photo: Dickson Lee

Two senior officials with Macau’s Marine and Water Bureau  are under investigation on suspicion of accepting bribes to commit illegal acts, the city’s Commission Against Corruption  said on Saturday night.

29 Mar 2015 - 12:52am

Taipei arrests 13 protesters over China's Taiwan Strait flight route

Taiwan police arrest a protester yesterday. Photo: SMP

Taiwanese police arrested 13 people who splashed red paint on the wall of the presidential residence in the latest protest against China’s planned launch of a controversial new flight route.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:46am

Sky's near the limit above Chek Lap Kok

Sky's near the limit above Chek Lap Kok

Holding times over Chek Lap Kok are getting longer. But a third runway may not solve the problem.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:46am 4 comments More on Focus

Top Silicon Valley firm cleared in landmark sex bias case

Ellen Pao leaves court in San Francisco. Photo: Bloomberg

A California jury rejected charges of gender discrimination against a prominent venture capital firm in a case seen as a proxy trial of Silicon Valley sex bias.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:26am

Crash co-pilot was a psychiatric patient and planned a big gesture, girlfriend tells reporter

Germanwings airplanes on the ground at Dusseldorf airport on Friday. Photo: Reuters

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his former girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to a German newspaper.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:15am

Brits Nick Codrington, Laurence Gribble end 9-month cycling odyssey

Britons Nick Codrington, 24, and Laurence Gribble, 23, make it to The Peak yesterday. Photo: David Wong

Familiar faces greet Brits at end of nine-month cycling odyssey from London to HK that raised HK$173,000 for prostate cancer research.

29 Mar 2015 - 5:23am

Mass turnout expected for Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral

After an emotionally charged week of mourning, hundreds of thousands in Singapore are expected to line the streets today to send off Lee Kuan Yew, their first prime minister.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:32am More on Lee Kuan Yew

Rugby Sevens celebrations marred by inconvenient toilet malfunction

A lack of running water for almost five hours at the height of the second day's play meant 40,000 revelers in need of relief had to flush facilities with buckets.

29 Mar 2015 - 3:31am 5 comments More on Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015
The Urban Renewal Authority plans to build a complex of shops, homes and a hotel on Graham Street in Central. Photo: Nora Tam

70-year-old Sun King Kee noodle shop makes way for Hong Kong URA project in Central

29 Mar 2015 - 5:23am
Nita Ambani was appointed to the board of Reliance Industries by Mukesh Ambani, the second-richest Indian. Photo: AP

Indian businessmen promoting their wives as deadline looms for every board to have one female director

28 Mar 2015 - 9:39pm
Supporters of Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim hold placards during a protest demanding his release in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday after three of their leading members were arrested. Photo: AFP

Malaysia arrests opposition figures to thwart protest demanding release of their leader

29 Mar 2015 - 8:07am
Expo visitors dressed as their favourite anime characters pose for photographers yesterday. Photo: AFP

Japan hosts world's first 'Otaku' summit

29 Mar 2015 - 8:16am
German and Spanish police officers at a memorial for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in Le Vernet. Photo: AFP

Psychological tests for pilots can never prevent crashes, say experts

29 Mar 2015 - 8:31am
Amanda Knox expresses her relief and joy in Seattle after her murder conviction is annulled in Italy. Photo: Reuters

Amanda Knox ‘grateful to have life back’ after being acquitted of Kercher murder

28 Mar 2015 - 11:40am
Hillary Clinton is thought to preparing to launch her presidential campaign in April. Photo: Reuters

Hillary Clinton still struggling to shake off controversy over deleted emails

28 Mar 2015 - 9:31pm 2 comments
A Houthi rebel carries ammunition seized from a depot. Photo: AP

'Stooges of Iran' to blame, says embattled Yemeni president

29 Mar 2015 - 1:07am
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan reacts as his voter's card failed to register his vote at his ward in Otuoke. Photo: Reuters

Nigerian president leaves election station due to technical glitch as the nation votes

28 Mar 2015 - 7:26pm
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Leading lady: Angelina Jolie's greatest role inspires millions of women

29 Mar 2015 - 8:31am

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Many of Hong Kong's best known directors gathered at the Filmart press conference.

Innovation needs a starring role

29 Mar 2015 - 7:30am
The car need no longer be king

The car need no longer be king

29 Mar 2015 - 7:30am

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How Hong Kong can profit from discouraging parallel trade

Visitors in Hong Kong walk past an anti-parallel trade slogan. Photo: Reuters Regina Ip

The recent spate of "anti-parallel trade" protests in Sheung Shui, Sha Tin and Tuen Mun brought to the fore again the multi-faceted problems Hong Kong is facing in regional integration.

29 Mar 2015 - 7:20am

Focus

Sky's near the limit above Chek Lap Kok

Sky's near the limit above Chek Lap Kok DANNY LEE

Holding times over Chek Lap Kok are getting longer. But a third runway may not solve the problem.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:46am 4 comments

Harry's View

Asia

Henry Kissinger, the former US secretary of state, and Ho Ching, wife of Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong, at Parliament House yesterday. Photo: AFP SINGAPORE

Mass turnout expected for Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral

After an emotionally charged week of mourning, hundreds of thousands in Singapore are expected to line the streets today to send off Lee Kuan Yew, their first prime minister.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:32am More on Lee Kuan Yew
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Rapper Kanye West here to make waves

With a new album and a fashion line, pop culture's most polarising figure Kanye West is here to make waves.

28 Mar 2015 - 10:52pm

New action drama in Troubles-beset Belfast thrills

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Why French couple chose Hong Kong for art gallery

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DNA studies shed light on genetic mixing across four continents

DNA studies shed light on genetic mixing across four continents

The internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:54am

Nitrogen emissions in smog threatens to 'massacre' world's forests: Chinese scientists

29 Mar 2015

Destroying the soil is going to be the death of us if we're not careful

29 Mar 2015

Magazines

Sport

England-based Irish jockey Richard Hughes and Sole Power (second left) win the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, with Douglas Whyte and Peniaphobia placing second and American galloper Green Mask (along the rails) in third. Amber Sky managed to place fourth (far left). Photos: Kenneth Chan RACING

Close but no Cigar for Hong Kong's elite at Dubai World Cup

Celebrating 20 years since the charismatic American horse won the inaugural Dubai World Cup, it was close but no Cigar for the seven-strong Hong Kong team at Meydan on Saturday night.

29 Mar 2015 - 2:10am
NOONAN'S VIEW TIM NOONAN

Flushed with success but hard act to follow

Contrary to the seemingly hedonistic excesses on display, there are still a few virgins left in the stadium. This I know for a fact because my brother-in-law and his son are here for the first time. Greg is stupid for rugby and his son, Seb, has come along with him from Ireland to celebrate his 25th birthday.

29 Mar 2015 - 1:32am More on Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015
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Vivienne Tam's tale of two cities: from Hong Kong girl to New York success story

Vivienne Tam's tale of two cities: from Hong Kong girl to New York success story

Hong Kong's most iconic design export, Vivienne Tam tells Jing Zhang about bridging the East-West fashion divide, and why she had to move to New York to make it in her hometown.

28 Mar 2015 - 11:27pm

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