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  • August 22, 2014
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‘I only followed instructions’: Sacked Taiwan official denies charges of spying for Beijing

A former top Taiwanese negotiator on China policy has rejected allegations he was spying for mainland China, after he was forced to step down over suspicions of leaking secrets.

Friday, 22 August, 2014, 5:15pm

State firm boss in Guangzhou’s biggest graft trial tells court his crimes are ‘not serious’


A low-ranking official accused in Guangzhou’s biggest-ever corruption case – involving some 400 million yuan (HK$503 million) – is now on trial.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:17pm

Japan landslide death toll could double as number missing rises to 51


The toll from landslides in western Japan could more than double from 39 confirmed dead, as the number of missing people rose to at least 51.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:45pm

Malaysia falls silent as remains of MH17 dead arrive in Kuala Lumpur


Black-clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster.

22 Aug 2014 - 11:47am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

‘I’m thrilled to be alive’: US doctors recover from Ebola infection

Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit, showing the world he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:32pm

Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

Failure to comply with the Basic Law and the principle of patriots governing Hong Kong would amount to turning the city into an independent political entity, a top mainland official told lawmakers yesterday.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:40pm 47 comments

Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

Deng Xiaoping did not live to visit Hong Kong after its 1997 handover. But ahead of the 110th anniversary of his birth tomorrow, two of his daughters brought a fitting symbol to the city.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:30pm 9 comments

SOE chiefs could be next target of anti-graft campaign

State media have started to lambast the luxurious lives of senior executives at state-owned enterprises - an indication that President Xi will make them the next target of his anti-graft campaign.

22 Aug 2014 - 9:06am 1 comment More on State-owned Enterprises

China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

The PLA has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:10pm 21 comments

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence


A man who spent eight years on death row in China has gone into hiding after a landmark court decision cleared him of the murder of two children.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:46pm 1 comment

First Russian aid trucks reach customs point inside Ukraine

22 Aug 2014 - 4:49pm

President Xi Jinping's visit brings upgrade in ties with Mongolia

22 Aug 2014 - 8:39am 2 comments

Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

22 Aug 2014 - 9:36am

Cult members 'unrepentant' as they face trial for Shandong McDonald's murder

22 Aug 2014 - 8:35am 6 comments

Thai junta leader appointed new prime minister by hand-picked parliament

22 Aug 2014 - 11:17am 2 comments

Brother-in-law's public appearance provides twist to Ling Jihua investigation

22 Aug 2014 - 9:08am

Facebook is Hong Kong's top digital platform in survey commissioned by company

22 Aug 2014 - 11:50am 5 comments

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Xi Jinping's task to build on Deng Xiaoping's legacy

22 Aug 2014 - 8:42am 1 comment

Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

22 Aug 2014 - 12:18pm

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How will Xi Jinping measure up to the Deng Xiaoping yardstick?

David Lampton

Deng Xiaoping cast a long shadow. How can we understand his legacy in ways that inform our assessment of Xi Jinping, without reaching premature closure on Xi's still developing record?

22 Aug 2014 - 3:30am 3 comments

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Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

22 Aug 2014 1 comment

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

21 Aug 2014

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

21 Aug 2014 3 comments

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

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

21 Aug 2014 7 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 7 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

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

Guide to the city's online food courier services

Digital food couriers are taking off in the city with the arrival of several newcomers, promising takeaway diners access to a greater variety of menus and to-the-door delivery. Nan-Hie In puts them to the test.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm More on LIFE

The sweets at Papabubble are popular with adults as well as children

22 Aug 2014

Wine Opinion: Couple revive traditional cider making in Normandy

22 Aug 2014

Word of mouth: Language-recognition software takes off

Language processing software is set to do away with the need for computer keyboards, writes Jamie Carter.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:32am More on LIFE

London's love for skyscrapers reaches new heights

22 Aug 2014

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

19 Aug 2014 1 comment




Offensive messages 'just banter' says former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages that were “disrespectful of other cultures” after he was ruled out of the running to take over at Premier League Crystal Palace on Thursday.

22 Aug 2014 - 10:12am

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