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'Yes' and 'No' camps mobilise in final bid to sway Scotland's undecided

Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on the eve of a knife-edge referendum that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers with greater autonomy.

Thursday, 18 September, 2014, 8:42am

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to discuss economic ties and border disputes

President Xi Jinping begins talks in New Delhi today on boosting economic ties and resolving festering border disputes between India and China.

18 Sep 2014 - 8:47am More on Xi Jinping

China, Asean members eye stronger judicial ties to ease trade disputes

China and Asean members have called for a stronger mechanism to resolve trade disputes under their economic pact.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:16am

Party watchdog investigates Inner Mongolia deputy head Pan Yiyang

A deputy chief of the government of Inner Mongolia is the latest official to come under a corruption cloud, with the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog announcing yesterday that he was under internal investigation.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:31am

President Xi Jinping urges Chinese tourists to behave when they are abroad

President Xi Jinping has chided Chinese tourists, saying that they should behave themselves better when travelling abroad.

18 Sep 2014 - 8:49am 1 comment More on Chinese tourists

Newborn baby survives Typhoon Kalmaegi after being abandoned next to river

A newborn baby that was abandoned on a filthy Dongguan riverbank managed to survive a night of Typhoon Kalmaegi’s lashing rains and winds, before he was found.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:32am 1 comment

Beijing forms city's own media watchdog to run after 'immoral' journalists

The Beijing municipal government has set up a committee to crack down on “immoral” media practices after recent graft scandals resulted in the detention of top mainland journalists.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:31am 2 comments

China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:54am More on Focus

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

On Friday, Apple will release its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm 15 comments More on Apple

Plans for HK$110b expansion of Hong Kong rail network unveiled

The government has announced plans to build seven new railway lines or extensions with an estimated price tag of HK$110 billion, including a new North Island Line on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island.

18 Sep 2014 - 7:15am 4 comments More on MTRC

Jimmy Lai visits ICAC headquarters 3 weeks after graft-busters raid his home

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying - boss of Next Media, Beijing critic and key donor to the pan-democratic camp - has paid a visit to the headquarters of the city's anti-graft agency.

18 Sep 2014 - 8:46am 30 comments More on Jimmy Lai

Whose line is it anyway? Hospitals' policy on umbilical cords provokes rights row

18 Sep 2014 - 8:05am 4 comments

Chinese hackers targeted US military contractors, claims senate committee

18 Sep 2014 - 4:59am

Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

18 Sep 2014 - 1:48am

American held in South Korea after trying to swim across Han River to rival North

18 Sep 2014 - 4:30am

Passengers throw Pakistani politician Rehman Malik off plane after delay

18 Sep 2014 - 2:10am

Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

18 Sep 2014 - 2:30am

They laughed as they left 500 to die, migrant shipwreck survivors reveal

18 Sep 2014 - 2:52am 1 comment

Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

18 Sep 2014 - 2:46am

Hail of vicious blows to head killed King Richard III, scans of skull show

18 Sep 2014 - 2:21am 1 comment

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Leader

Revamp of 2016 Legco election deserves serious consideration

18 Sep 2014 - 5:22am

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, songstress who bridged divide

18 Sep 2014 - 5:22am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 65%
  • No: 35%
18 Sep 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 49

Insight

Scots' desire for change cannot be ignored

Niall Fraser

In a few hours, 4.2 million people who live and work in Scotland will begin to exercise their constitutional democratic right to shape the course of history by marking a cross on a piece of paper.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:25am 3 comments

Focus

China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

Bloomberg

The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:54am

Harry's View

Business

REFORM

Premier Li's tour gives boost to Shanghai trade zone

Premier Li Keqiang is set to make the most of the launch of an international gold trading platform as he beats the drum for the further development of the Shanghai free-trade zone, which has failed to live up to expectations in its first year.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am More on Shanghai Free-trade Zone
CHINA

World Bank official urges China to be vigilant over rising debt levels

Maintaining even a 7 per cent growth rate in the next few years would be a "creditable performance" for the mainland although the government needs to stay vigilant about the fast debt build-up, says World Bank chief economist and senior vice-president Kaushik Basu.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am More on World Bank Group

Property

RENTS

Rents hit record high at 50 major Hong Kong estates

Average rents at 50 major housing estates in Hong Kong hit a record high last month, research by Ricacorp Properties shows.

18 Sep 2014 - 8:48am

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

IBM launches cognitive tool for business clients

IBM is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

17 Sep 2014 15 comments

Apple makes it easy to remove U2's free album from iTunes

17 Sep 2014

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Sport

SOCCER

Confident Hong Kong aim for win against Afghanistan

Hong Kong hope to draw on a spirited performance against Uzbekistan in their opening game as they continue their soccer campaign in South Korea on Thursday night.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:05pm More on 2014 Asian Games - Incheon

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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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