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Hong Kong double murder suspect Rurik Jutting found fit to stand trial next year

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Rurik Jutting, the British banker accused of murdering two women, has been found fit to stand trial after psychiatric tests. The trial was adjourned this morning for eight months to allow more than 200 items of evidence to be forensically tested.

Monday, 24 November, 2014, 5:09pm

China's surprise rate cut fuels hopes for more easing

The mainland's surprise move to reduce interest rates for the first time in more than two years has fired up expectations of further cuts aimed at shoring up an economy that is on track to record its weakest annual growth since 1990.

24 Nov 2014 - 5:27pm

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

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Images of a 25-metre-long photographic art piece which offers a new twist on a famous 900-year-old painting have gone viral among mainland internet users.

24 Nov 2014 - 10:26pm

Chinese swim star Sun Yang failed drugs test

China’s Olympic swimming star Sun Yang failed  a doping test in May and was subsequently banned for three months, the official  Xinhua news agency reported Monday.

24 Nov 2014 - 5:50pm

Philippines fines Chinese fishermen US$102,000 each for turtle poaching

A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen US$102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

24 Nov 2014 - 6:57pm

Prove your loyalty to Communist Party, PLA officers told

The PLA will work to institutionalise mechanisms to ensure the ideological purity of the army and ensure its absolute loyalty to the Communist Party.

24 Nov 2014 - 7:20pm

Online report suggests graft-busters targeting another military 'tiger'

Investigators are still wrapping up the case against fallen former general Xu Caihou but speculation mounted that graft-busters were targeting another senior military officer.

24 Nov 2014 - 8:09pm More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

China eases restrictions on number of internet cafes but adds space requirements

China has eased restrictions on the number of internet cafes legally allowed, their location and how many computers they may have but is now requiring they have a business area of at least 20 square metres and an over-two-square-metre space for each computer, Xinhua, the state news agency, report

24 Nov 2014 - 8:44pm

Japan, China, South Korea agree on Ebola cooperation

The health ministers of China, Japan and South Korea said yesterday they would collaborate closely in preventing Ebola and other deadly diseases from entering their borders.

24 Nov 2014 - 8:25pm More on Ebola Virus

China hits back at US calls to stop island project in South China Sea

State-run newspaper Global Times hit back on Monday to demands by Washington that China halt its reclamation projects in the disputed waters of South China Sea, urging the US to “stay out of it”.

24 Nov 2014 - 10:43pm 1 comment

Smog alert continues for Beijing after brief weekend respite

Smog is expected to again choke Beijing this week after a brief respite brought on by a cold front, the authorities have warned.

25 Nov 2014 - 4:40am More on Beijing air pollution

Beijing to streamline approval time for private jets

24 Nov 2014 - 8:47am 4 comments

Boom in Chinese tourism to Japan

24 Nov 2014 - 8:32pm 3 comments

Occupy protest organisers split over plan to hand themselves in to police

24 Nov 2014 - 6:13pm 75 comments

Prince William likely to visit China next year, says Buckingham Palace

24 Nov 2014 - 7:56pm 4 comments

Putting Chinese doctors to the US medical test

24 Nov 2014 - 9:01am 4 comments

Wang Kun, the original 'White Haired Girl', dies

24 Nov 2014 - 5:43am

Closing time: How Hong Kong’s street hawkers struggle to survive

24 Nov 2014 - 5:16pm 4 comments

Small army of utility specialists keeps Hongkongers safe from pipes, cables under their streets

24 Nov 2014 - 7:32pm 1 comment

Neighbours shed light on 'reclusive' man killed in suspected Kowloon blast suicide

24 Nov 2014 - 6:56pm

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Looming US rate rise spells trouble for Hong Kong households and firms

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Insight

Old at 65? Not in the 21st century

Paul Yip and Stuart Basten

Like other places in East Asia, Hong Kong's low fertility rates and improved life expectancy mean it is facing the challenges of a rapidly ageing society. From 2018, its working-age population is forecast to start to decline despite an increase in total population.

25 Nov 2014 - 3:37am

Focus

Small army of utility specialists keeps Hongkongers safe from pipes, cables under their streets

Olga Wong

Pinky Lee Tsz-ki has a beautiful head of lustrous, long hair, has a gentle voice, and works where cockroaches scamper.

24 Nov 2014 - 7:32pm 1 comment

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Hong Kong double murder suspect Rurik Jutting found fit to stand trial next year

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Rurik Jutting, the British banker accused of murdering two women, has been found fit to stand trial after psychiatric tests. The trial was adjourned this morning for eight months to allow more than 200 items of evidence to be forensically tested.

24 Nov 2014 - 5:09pm

China

GOVERNMENT

Guangzhou government under fire over tightened enforcement of residency rules

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Any person, local or foreign, with no permanent residence in Guangzhou must register their temporary address with city authorities within 72 hours of arrival, according to new rules aiming at monitoring the itinerate population.

24 Nov 2014 - 10:58pm

Asia

GAMBLING

South Korea to cash in as Japan’s US$15 billion casino dream fades

South Korea looks like being the consolation prize as Japan's US$15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands that envisioned a new gaming hub rivalling Las Vegas in 2020.

25 Nov 2014 - 4:41am

World

UNITED STATES

It's time to chuck Hagel: Obama pressures Pentagon chief into stepping down

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.

25 Nov 2014 - 3:07am
RUSSIA

Putin opens up on his private life and family in an interview

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is famously reticent about his private life, has broken his silence to discuss his family, his lack of friends and the whereabouts of his two adult daughters, whose lives are a closely kept secret.

25 Nov 2014 - 3:05am
AUSTRALIA

Woman charged with attempted murder after her baby is found dumped in a drain

25 Nov 2014

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CHINA DIGEST

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

25 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

China hits back at US calls to stop island project in South China Sea

24 Nov 2014 1 comment
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

24 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site suspended amid official pressure

23 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Newlywed found dead in fishpond; Selfie poser stops trains in tracks

20 Nov 2014
Anti-corruption

Communist Party should try imperial China's impeachment system to fight graft, says novelist

19 Nov 2014 2 comments
DRUGS

100,000 users ‘investigated’, 12 tonnes narcotics seized in China's war on drugs

19 Nov 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

Egg-size kidney stones; 'Miracle' baby born; Panda recovering after attack in reserve

19 Nov 2014
COMMUNIST PARTY

Keep calling each other ‘comrade’, Chinese Communist Party tells members after rule review

18 Nov 2014 5 comments

Business

LISTINGS

CGN Power launches IPO in Monday roadshow, hopes to raise US$3.16b

CGN Power, the mainland's leading nuclear energy company, yesterday launched an initial public offering that could raise up to US$3.16 billion in Hong Kong, potentially becoming the city's biggest this year.

25 Nov 2014 - 4:06am
LISTINGS

China's BAIC Motor to seek listing approval in Hong Kong on Thursday

BAIC Motor Corp, partly owned by German giant Daimler, is scheduled to seek a listing approval in a hearing with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday, moving a step closer to its long-planned US$2 billion initial share offering.

25 Nov 2014 - 4:10am

Property

PROPERTY

Yuexiu rides bullish mood with 6.45b yuan Guangzhou land purchase

The bullish mood on the stock markets after the mainland's first cut in interest rates in more than two years spilled over into the land market yesterday, with a Guangzhou developer paying 6.45 billion yuan (HK$8.1 billion) for a site in the city.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:00am

Review: Frank Braley and Hong Kong Sinfonietta

A blend of experimental work and all-time classics on Friday night left music lovers with mixed feelings, but their appreciation for home-grown artists was uniform.

23 Nov 2014 - 7:18am

Grace Kelly biopic fails to come to life

22 Nov 2014

Gilles Dyan's Opera galleries succeed by combining his art expertise and his marketing savvy

22 Nov 2014

English wines' time to shine

Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle portrayed an Australian wine expert.

21 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Spirits more prominent at trade fair

21 Nov 2014

Top of the pots: where to get your fill of Hong Kong's best claypot rice

21 Nov 2014

Experiment finds most people are willing to pay to spare others pain

No pain, no gain. People who gladly underwent electric shocks for cash in an experiment were more willing to sacrifice money to reduce others' pain than they were to reduce their own.

23 Nov 2014 - 8:40am

Dealing with stress in your dad's DNA

23 Nov 2014

First Paleo-dieting, now Paleo-dating: Why the contraceptive pill has more to answer for than ugly boyfriends

23 Nov 2014

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Sport

SWIMMING

'No cover-up' over Sun Yang ban

China's anti-doping authorities were forced to defend themselves on Monday after it was revealed Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant.

25 Nov 2014 - 12:39am

Magazines

Massif attack

The Gangga, in Sichuan province, is one of the world's final frontiers - an uncharted mountain range. Paul Niel and his team of intrepid adventurers attempt to fill in the blanks.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

For the love of dog

In Vietnam, an estimated five million canines - many of them stolen pets - are slaughtered and served in restaurants each year. Simon Parry meets some of the dealers who profit from the trade and those trying to stop it.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

The keeper of memories

22 Nov 2014 1 comment

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