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China announces corruption probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang


China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, in a move targeting one of the ruling Communist Party’s most powerful men.

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014, 6:36pm 3 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Gambling kingpin and '14K triad member' Paul Phua under house arrest in Las Vegas

US federal immigration officials released Asian gambling kingpin from custody on Monday in latest twist to saga around alleged leading member of Hong Kong’s 14K triad.

29 Jul 2014 - 3:03pm

Microsoft confirms China probe, reportedly over antitrust, after four offices visited

Mainland business authorities are investigating Microsoft, the US technology giant confirmed yesterday, with reports that the focus was on antitrust behaviour.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:31am 16 comments More on Microsoft

Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy


Student campaigners have reacted with mixed feelings after the success of a rare public protest against a proposed “elite” training school at China’s most prestigious university. 

29 Jul 2014 - 4:20pm 1 comment

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border


Photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the turbulent and crime-ridden border between China and Myanmar, to report on the rampant trade in endangered species there. 

29 Jul 2014 - 5:35pm More on Myanmar's changing ties with China

China establishes office to pursue corrupt officials who flee the country

China’s top anti-graft body has established a new office to go after corrupt officials who have fled abroad and retrieve their illicit funds, an official says.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

China’s top online cosmetics seller apologises for fake goods sold on its website

Owners of Jumei.com apologised on Monday after a media investigation revealed that a third-party store had sold fake luxury products through its website.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:44pm

Hurried Chinese officials cut corners to rush out rectangular running track

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm 7 comments

Red alert for China flights as airports axe landings, restrict services during PLA exercises

Eight Chinese airports won't allow landings this afternoon due to PLA exercises in East China Sea, with capacity at Shanghai’s two airports cut by 75 per cent, mainland’s civilian air traffic authority warns.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm 4 comments

Shanghai court sets August trial date for GSK-linked investigators

The public trial of a foreign couple linked to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set for August 8, a Shanghai court said on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:56pm

Hacker takes control of hundreds of rooms in hi-tech 5-star Shenzhen hotel

29 Jul 2014 - 2:22pm 6 comments

Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

29 Jul 2014 - 5:55pm 2 comments

Xinjiang militants being trained in Syria and Iraq, says special Chinese envoy

29 Jul 2014 - 8:36am

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 2 comments

Ukrainian troops advance on flight MH17 crash site amid fight with rebels

29 Jul 2014 - 11:53am 2 comments

Alarm rises over Ebola outbreak’s spread in west Africa with doctors infected

29 Jul 2014 - 10:40am 1 comment

UN chief says ‘political will’ the main obstacle to ending Gaza conflict

29 Jul 2014 - 11:47am 2 comments

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Time to stop normalising sexism

Jessie Lau

It hits women every day, everywhere. It hit my friend when she travelled on the MTR and was groped by a man in a carriage full of people.

29 Jul 2014 - 3:02pm 3 comments



Trend towards tinier flats seen as prices, rents rise

Developers are expected to produce more tiny flats in their future projects given the frenetic buying spree for shoe-box homes by young homebuyers and investors, industry observers said.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:08pm

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

Hong Kong has always been an internationally minded city, and that fact is increasingly reflected not just in the way local musicians think, but also in the way they record.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:41am More on LIFE

Transformers movie highlights mainland product placement trend

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Review: Mozart's Requiem

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Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 16 comments

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 2 comments More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

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Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

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'I'm ready to jump in deep end': Nash Rawiller joins riding greats in Hong Kong

Three-time Sydney champion Nash Rawiller will join the riding ranks for a four-month-stint in Hong Kong from September 21.

29 Jul 2014 - 3:40pm

Court approves sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer as Donald Sterling plans appeal


The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record US$2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband’s objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely close to a case of lingering racism in American sports.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:01am

Nicol David hopes her Commonwealth Games squash gold medal helps lift Malaysian spirits

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In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 6 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 6 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

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