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

Update

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

Thursday, 30 October, 2014, 10:58pm More on Zhou Yongkang

11 arrested for tomb-raiding and selling women's corpses for 'ghost marriage' rituals

Police in eastern China have arrested 11 people for their alleged roles in digging up dead women’s bodies which were then sold into ritual “ghost marriages”.

30 Oct 2014 - 4:20pm 4 comments

Chinese billionaires’ US$10m gift to Yale sparks online debate

A Chinese billionaire couple’s US$10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country’s internet users, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China.

30 Oct 2014 - 3:39pm 10 comments

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

A tycoon from one of Taiwan’s richest families could spend 30 years behind bars after being charged yesterday with dozens of counts of fraud over a food scandal that has set off a groundswell of opposition to the business empire.

30 Oct 2014 - 10:22pm

Toronto schools reject tie-up with China’s Confucius Institute

Canada’s largest school district ended a planned partnership with China’s government-funded Confucius Institute on Wednesday, a move likely to irritate Beijing.

30 Oct 2014 - 12:45pm 45 comments

More than 100 corruption suspects seized abroad in China's 'Fox Hunt' campaign

More than 100 fugitives suspected of corruption who had fled overseas have now been caught, China announced on Wednesday – exactly 100 days since the launch of the crackdown dubbed “Fox Hunt 2014”.

The number of suspects held – 104 – already exceeds the total for last year.

30 Oct 2014 - 4:07pm 2 comments

Beijing eases state-owned monopoly on credit cards

Visa, Mastercard and other foreign credit card companies may gain greater access to the market in the mainland following Cabinet announcement

30 Oct 2014 - 1:33pm

Shenzhen firm Dexta Robotics seeks global funding for exoskeleton device

With one handheld device, a Shenzhen company claims it is punching through the barrier between the real and virtual worlds, promising the same ease of control as a computer's desktop mouse.

30 Oct 2014 - 10:59pm

Dramatic FBI video shows how agents tricked their way into Paul Phua's villa for gambling bust

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Footage shows how the FBI tricked its way inside a luxury Las Vegas villa used by defendant Paul Phua as part of a major international gambling bust.

30 Oct 2014 - 2:33pm

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.

30 Oct 2014 - 11:03pm

Cantonese restaurants recognised in latest Michelin guide to Hong Kong

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Two local restaurants serving Cantonese-style fare are among three new recipients of coveted two-star recommendations in the latest Michelin guide to Hong Kong and Macau, released today.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:19pm 1 comment

US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

30 Oct 2014 - 8:02am

United States offers rare praise to China over growing role in Afghanistan

30 Oct 2014 - 2:16pm 5 comments

Defiant James Tien repeats call for CY Leung to quit following CPPCC expulsion

30 Oct 2014 - 11:07am 227 comments

FBI net closing on 'Edward Snowden-style' leaker of terror watch-lists

30 Oct 2014 - 8:18am 1 comment

100 cat calls in 10 hours: New York street harassment video goes viral

30 Oct 2014 - 10:22am

World Bank says Occupy protests fail to impact Hong Kong's business climate

30 Oct 2014 - 11:47am 39 comments

World Bank urges Beijing to phase out hard economic targets

30 Oct 2014 - 4:51am

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

30 Oct 2014 - 11:13am 2 comments

Mong Kok: 50 vibrant years in Hong Kong's crowded corner

30 Oct 2014 - 10:38am

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Little incentive to conserve water

30 Oct 2014 - 8:38am 1 comment

Consensus vital in divided Brazil

30 Oct 2014 - 10:14am 1 comment

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Insight

Hong Kong needs its leaders to lead, for once, or protests will continue

ANSON CHAN

The campuses of Hong Kong's universities are peppered with faculty buildings that bear the names of their generous sponsors, mostly prosperous business tycoons and their heirs and successors.

30 Oct 2014 - 7:36pm 20 comments

Focus

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 53 comments

Harry's View

China

BANKING

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.

30 Oct 2014 - 11:03pm

World

MEXICO

Parents of Mexico’s missing students meet president, voice dissatisfaction

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with the parents of 43 teachers-college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, who later said they were frustrated by the slow pace of the investigation.

30 Oct 2014 - 4:17pm

China Insider

COURTS

Retrial may start for man wrongly executed for murder, rape

30 Oct 2014
SOCIETY

11 arrested for tomb-raiding and selling women's corpses for 'ghost marriage' rituals

30 Oct 2014 4 comments
EDUCATION

SAT scores delayed in China and South Korea amid fraud allegations

30 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Dad foils kidnappers; Wonder woman foils robber; Woman asks police to make her younger

30 Oct 2014
AVIATION

Emergency on smog-diverted Chinese plane as two airports refuse landing: report

29 Oct 2014 6 comments
DEFENCE

New Chinese J-31 stealth fighter spotted in Zhuhai ahead of air show

30 Oct 2014 35 comments
Anti-corruption

Shanxi orders restoration of ancient official’s tomb to promote anti-corruption drive

29 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Maid thought expensive watches were trash; honesty pays at shop with no staff; boy runs away after iPhone refusal

29 Oct 2014
TABLE TENNIS

Chinese table tennis champion stripped of US$45,000 prize after 'shameful' celebration

28 Oct 2014 15 comments
URBAN PLANNING

Q&A on segregation in China’s privatised cities

30 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Ancient rock paintings found; Foshan man arrested for cattle stealing

28 Oct 2014 1 comment
INTERNET

China considers regulating smartphone apps: report

28 Oct 2014 1 comment
PROSTITUTION

Chinese campus brothel that gave students discount for sex ‘run by university president’

28 Oct 2014 31 comments
MILITARY

Are these China’s latest military aircraft? Photos claim to reveal new generation of PLA jets

29 Oct 2014

Property

REAL ESTATE

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

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

Of the more than 20 students in a judo class in a Hong Kong public housing estate in the mid-1970s, few were more stunned than the young Teddy Chen Tak-sum to witness their teacher's public humiliation.

30 Oct 2014 - 12:16am

On the rebound: RubberBand's redemption songs

30 Oct 2014

Dot 2 Dot is a director's love letter to Hong Kong

28 Oct 2014

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

The Kam family had been locked in a bitter feud after their father, Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing, and uncle, Ronald Kam Kwan-lai, fell out over how Yung Kee should be run.

28 Oct 2014 - 8:21pm 1 comment

Chefs take an adventurous approach to preparing truffles

23 Oct 2014 1 comment

Giovanni Greggio comes out of retirement to run Gradini in Central

23 Oct 2014

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

Magazines

Sport

World's best horse tops wish list for Jockey Club

Twelve months on and the Hong Kong Jockey Club is again targeting Japanese champion Just A Way, now the world's top-rated horse, as one of the headline acts for the HK$83 million Longines Hong Kong International Races on December 14.

30 Oct 2014 - 10:37pm

Michael Chang eyes jackpot in more ways than one

Michael Chang Chun-wai caught a case of lottery fever as he splurged on tickets in a jackpot draw yesterday, but he knows his odds of winning the Xpressbet Sprint are better and the trainer is embracing roles of race favourite and media darling in the build-up to the Breeders' Cup.

30 Oct 2014 - 10:40pm
CYCLING

Golden girl Sarah Lee told to forget past success in Olympic build-up

30 Oct 2014

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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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