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Australian officials say current underwater search for MH370 complete in 5-7 days

The search for missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's acting transport minister said yesterday.

Sunday, 20 April, 2014, 5:14am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Japan expands military footprint for first time in 40 years, risking angering China

Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years yesterday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

20 Apr 2014 - 4:32am 3 comments

China Resources chief Song Lin sacked as UBS probes banker's alleged affair, finance ties


Swiss bank UBS' internal investigation of one of its senior bankers is focusing on her relationship with the chief of state-owned China Resources, sources say.

19 Apr 2014 - 11:44am 6 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Seventeen more generals add to pledges of allegiance to Xi Jinping

The PLA Daily yesterday published two full pages of speeches by 17 generals vowing allegiance to their commander-in-chief, President Xi Jinping, the third such campaign by the official military newspaper in the past six weeks.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:41am 12 comments

Japan, US to boost sea surveillance for Asean, says report


Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a Japanese newspaper said on Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer.

19 Apr 2014 - 7:54pm 1 comment

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville


A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

19 Apr 2014 - 10:36am

I ordered passengers to stay put for their own safety, says arrested captain of sunken South Korean ferry


Death toll rises to 32 as arrested captain reveals the dilemma that caused him to delay evacuation and prosecutor says third mate steering the Sewol was navigating the waters for the first time

19 Apr 2014 - 8:06pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

Bank of China vice-president resigns after allegations of affairs

A vice-president of China's fourth-largest bank has resigned after he was investigated and subsequently cleared of suspicion of corruption by the Communist Party's top disciplinary body, mainland media reported.

20 Apr 2014 - 4:32am 3 comments More on Bank of China

Mini-sub dives deeper in search for plane

19 Apr 2014 - 1:21am

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

19 Apr 2014 - 2:44pm 1 comment

China coal mine death toll rises to 20: report

19 Apr 2014 - 11:56am

'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

19 Apr 2014 - 3:26am 4 comments

Dongguan cabbies launch strike amid business slowdown

19 Apr 2014 - 3:43am 3 comments

Top China internet regulator under graft probe after chief's suicide

19 Apr 2014 - 3:44am

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Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 1 comment

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Delay to high-speed railway to serve as a wake-up call

SCMP Editorial

Hong Kong prides itself as a showcase of public works, and with good reason. Not only did we overcome natural constraints to put in place a world-class airport, rail links and bridges; we also delivered them with speed and efficiency.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:58am

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China propaganda organs slam Anson Chan, Martin Lee over America trip

Beijing's propaganda mouthpieces are taking turns to lambast two of the elder statesmen of Hong Kong's democracy movement, saying their visit to North America was "inviting foreign intervention".

20 Apr 2014 - 5:27am



Kiev says it won't attack pro-Moscow rebels over Easter

The Ukrainian government said it would not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as the US threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

Saville Chan to continue making films with familiar themes for Hongkongers

Producer and writer Saville Chan Sum-yiu says he is writing a new film - She Remembers, He Forgets - in which an unhappily married woman ponders her past in an effort to understand why she didn't settle down with a certain former lover.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:27am

Fear and loathing at the cinema: new films reflect modern tensions in Hong Kong

20 Apr 2014

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in his Colombian hometown

20 Apr 2014

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

18 Apr 2014

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Financial exchange regulators use computers to crack traders' code

"What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" While most people wouldn't understand the question, this is common vernacular for London currency traders active in the daily 4 o'clock "fixing" of global reference exchange rates.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:53am

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20 Apr 2014

In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

20 Apr 2014


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We can still escape the drop, say Fulham

Fulham manager Felix Magath insists they can avoid relegation despite Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur that leaves them third from bottom of the Premier League with three matches remaining.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:30am

Passport eligibility rule raises conundrum for players

What would you give up for your career? Sportspeople are known for making sacrifices to chase their dreams, but those yearning to represent Hong Kong in rugby sevens and do not hold a Hong Kong passport face a difficult decision: renounce their native citizenship or retire to the bench.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:57am

Lewis Hamilton storms to record 34th pole position

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City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

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