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Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 10:04am 8 comments More on Focus

Why Modi’s India is warming to China

President Xi Jinping should find the “handshake across the Himalayas” a lot warmer than usual when he starts his India trip today.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:47am 3 comments More on Xi Jinping

Pacquiao-Mayweather should fight in Macau, says promoter Bob Arum

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has revealed Macau would be the choice city to stage a possible showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 2015.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:11am

Typhoon Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong gets off lightly

Typhoon Kalmaegi slammed into southern China yesterday, causing floods and power failures and bringing regional air traffic to a standstill.

17 Sep 2014 - 8:29am

Consular services stretched as more Chinese travel and work abroad

Nearly 100 million mainland Chinese went abroad last year, 15 million more than in 2012. And more than 20,000 Chinese businesses have set up operations in about 200 countries.

17 Sep 2014 - 8:35am

'Like an American war film!' Chinese police force seeks new recruits with Hollywood-style posters

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A recruitment drive by a police force in China's Sichuan province has attracted much attention online for its action film style posters. 

17 Sep 2014 - 11:03am

Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka seeking to boost trade and maritime ties

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President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed US$1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a “maritime silk road”.

16 Sep 2014 - 5:54pm More on Xi Jinping

Will China's 'big tigers' band together to fight Xi's graft probe?

A top mainland prosecutor has rejected a warning from academics that high-level officials who have fallen in the anti-corruption campaign will join forces to seek retribution, saying this underestimated the leadership's capabilities and control.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06am 2 comments

Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

Members of a parents’ group forged within Vancouver’s Chinese community to oppose a school strike have gone to ground after they were involved in scuffles at a rival teachers’ union rally.

17 Sep 2014 - 8:45am 5 comments

China's outward investment surges as growth pattern shows significant shift

China's outward direct investment (ODI) more than doubled year on year to US$12.62 billion last month, while foreign investment inflows slumped to a four-year low, marking a huge shift in the growth pattern of the world's second-largest economy.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:47am 1 comment

Closure of British passport office in Hong Kong 'was a mistake', blast UK lawmakers

British travellers left out of pocket as a result of passport processing delays should be refunded and the agency in charge put back under the control of ministers, a report by British lawmakers has recommended.

17 Sep 2014 - 9:04am 3 comments

Goldfish undergoes 'high-risk' brain surgery

17 Sep 2014 - 7:52am 6 comments

Occupy Central will be divided into groups in case police use tear gas, organisers reveal

17 Sep 2014 - 8:53am 14 comments

Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in ‘China attack’ war games

17 Sep 2014 - 10:33am 8 comments

Chinese tourist hub Sanya wants to reclaim land for new airport projects

17 Sep 2014 - 5:08am

Uygur academic Ilham Tohti 'in quite good spirits' despite jail privations

17 Sep 2014 - 4:20am

China Mobile targets mass market with no iPhone 6 date in sight

17 Sep 2014 - 5:04am

Sotheby's opens wine shop in Hong Kong, its second after New York

17 Sep 2014 - 8:38am

'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

17 Sep 2014 - 9:08am 5 comments

Switzerland flags 'safe passage' for Edward Snowden to spying inquiry

17 Sep 2014 - 3:43am

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Leader

China's rail diplomacy has huge potential for the nation and allies

17 Sep 2014 - 8:48am

Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

17 Sep 2014 - 8:53am

Today's Poll

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Insight

China's corrupt officials must be denied an overseas haven

GARY SANDS

In an ongoing crackdown on corruption, the Ministry of Public Security recently announced a policy to encourage reporting on "dual citizens" - people who obtain citizenship in another country yet still maintain their Chinese citizenship and benefits.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:24am 3 comments

Focus

Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

Staff Reporters

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck.

17 Sep 2014 - 10:04am 8 comments

Harry's View

China Insider

POLICE

'Like an American war film!' Chinese police force seeks new recruits with Hollywood-style posters

17 Sep 2014
IMMIGRATION

Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

16 Sep 2014
CRIME

Singer who left six lovers to die by erotic asphyxiation executed in Hunan

16 Sep 2014
CELEBRITY

'Chinese celebrities must behave', state media say after director held for sex with prostitute

16 Sep 2014
ANIMAL SMUGGLING

Chinese authorities find almost 100 'man-killer' scorpions in parcels sent from Germany

16 Sep 2014
GADGETS

Chinese man buys iPhone 5S with huge stacks of five mao bills

16 Sep 2014 1 comment
CORRUPTION

Shanxi official dumps mistress by making her sign '400,000-yuan termination deal'

16 Sep 2014
ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

Two-storey garden villa built atop Hubei building 'to prevent leaks'

15 Sep 2014 1 comment
EDUCATION

'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

16 Sep 2014 2 comments
ENTERTAINMENT

Ai Weiwei’s surprise television appearance embarrasses Chinese state broadcaster

16 Sep 2014 1 comment
SCAM

Chinese court’s dismissal of compensation claim highlights traffic accident scams

15 Sep 2014
ACCIDENT

Rubber duck artist Florentijn Hofman's giant rabbit burns to a crisp in Taiwan

15 Sep 2014 1 comment
MIGRATION

Half of China's millionaires 'plan to leave country within five years'

16 Sep 2014 70 comments
CENSORSHIP

Chinese writer Tie Liu, 81, held after criticising Communist Party propaganda chief

15 Sep 2014 8 comments

Business

Investors brace for US Fed verdict on interest rates

There is a distinct chance US Federal Reserve officials will rewrite their strategy for normalising monetary policy this week given signs that a roller-coaster debate over a new tool for controlling interest rates is nearing its resolution.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:08am More on US Federal Reserve
THE VIEW

The business of change

Scottish voters go to the polls on Wednesday to make a historic decision, for once this term can be used without hyperbole because a vote on the creation of an independent nation is no small thing.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:01am

Property

FUNDRAISING

CSI Properties raising funds

CSI Properties, a property investment company, is raising up to HK$442.4 million through placement of new shares to fund its property investment.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:21am

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

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

Apple has released a tool that lets people boot U2 off their iTunes after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the Irish rock band's automatically downloaded free album.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:32am More on Apple

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

16 Sep 2014 4 comments

Internet radio stations are taking off in Hong Kong

15 Sep 2014

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Sport

BOXING

Pacquiao-Mayweather should fight in Macau, says promoter Bob Arum

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has revealed Macau would be the choice city to stage a possible showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 2015.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:11am

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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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