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Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and government

The government and student leaders remained poles apart on how the city should elect its leader in 2017, after their televised meeting yesterday failed to resolve the issue that triggered the Occupy Central mass sit-ins.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014, 3:00am 33 comments More on Occupy Central

From reef to biggest island in Spratlys, and China's not done yet at Fiery Cross

China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese scholars say, and the expansion is expected to continue.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:10am 21 comments

Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

The High Court yesterday ordered pro-democracy protesters to leave main roads in Admiralty and Mong Kok immediately.

21 Oct 2014 - 6:51pm 130 comments More on Occupy Central

OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 24: Full coverage of the day’s events


With the government insisting Beijing will not bow to protesters' demands, and students refusing to leave their demonstration zones until concessions have been made, the two sides remain deadlocked after an initial round of talks.

22 Oct 2014 - 1:30am 326 comments More on Occupy Central

Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp


Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, following a trial that has gripped South Africans and millions around the world.

22 Oct 2014 - 2:52am 1 comment More on Oscar Pistorius

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport after his private jet struck a snow plough on take-off.

21 Oct 2014 - 6:09pm 5 comments

China seeks help from Australia to track fugitives

China is seeking Australia's cooperation to track suspects wanted for corruption amid media reports police in Australia are about to apprehend Chinese fugitives and seize their assets.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:45am 2 comments

China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 6:48pm More on Ebola Virus

Australia's former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who opened door to China, dies at 98


Australia’s former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who established diplomatic ties with Beijing, died Tuesday, at the age of 98.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:55am 1 comment

Hopes for further stimulus as China’s growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc


China’s economic growth decelerated in the third quarter to the lowest since early 2009, fuelling expectation that the government may have to offer additional stimulus measures to stabilise growth.

However, some analysts see signs that the economy is recovering.

21 Oct 2014 - 6:03pm 1 comment

Al-Qaeda magazine calls for Xinjiang to be ‘recovered by the Islamic Caliphate’


A new English-language magazine released by al-Qaeda describes China’s restive Xinjiang region as an “occupied Muslim land” to be “recovered [into] the shade of the Islamic Caliphate”.

21 Oct 2014 - 1:40pm 27 comments

Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

21 Oct 2014 - 7:30pm 2 comments

Japanese man dumps 200kg of pornography in Osaka park

21 Oct 2014 - 2:03pm 3 comments

Standard Chartered tells thousands of UAE firms it's shutting their accounts

21 Oct 2014 - 7:37am

China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

22 Oct 2014 - 3:24am

Pictured: the mystery foreign vessel that's stalking Swedish waters

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am 2 comments

Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12am 13 comments

'Spectacular success story' as Nigeria declared free of Ebola virus

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am 1 comment

Building craze 'stops at officials'

21 Oct 2014 - 7:25pm

Xi, Mao and the dark art of ideology

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am 7 comments

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Sincerity is key if talks to end Occupy impasse are to succeed

21 Oct 2014 - 8:23am 6 comments

Put health before image in pollution battle

21 Oct 2014 - 8:26am 4 comments

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Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope


Many of Hong Kong's young generation have been cleared off the streets in the Occupy Central movement. The future path they face is uncertain.

21 Oct 2014 - 5:53pm 11 comments


Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 55 comments

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Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

22 Oct 2014

Choked-up Beijing gets brief break from smog amid cold snap

21 Oct 2014

Teen invents cheap 3D printer; ‘drunks’ in police car that sped from scene

21 Oct 2014

Maimed camel begging photos spark Chinese social media outrage

20 Oct 2014 3 comments

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests

20 Oct 2014 3 comments

Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo

21 Oct 2014 8 comments

Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

19 Oct 2014 1 comment

Nip and tuck for dancers; Wedding photos taken after 52 years

18 Oct 2014

Teenage love rivals brawl; driver hides 13 passengers in bus toilet

17 Oct 2014

Cancer treatment developed in Guangzhou using natural virus shows promise

16 Oct 2014

Kindergartens warned over 'advanced' lessons; girl, 13, back home after romance plans dashed

16 Oct 2014

Honest client rights 1 million yuan bank bungle; Wealthy married woman claims bully boyfriend stole car and valuables

15 Oct 2014
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Pregnant police officer among eight killed in Xinjiang stabbing spree: reports

14 Oct 2014 2 comments

YouTubers react to Occupy Central with summaries, spoofs and songs

14 Oct 2014



Hopes for further stimulus as China’s growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc


China’s economic growth decelerated in the third quarter to the lowest since early 2009, fuelling expectation that the government may have to offer additional stimulus measures to stabilise growth.

However, some analysts see signs that the economy is recovering.

21 Oct 2014 - 6:03pm 1 comment

Signs of stabilisation in China’s property market amid policy relaxation


Residential property sales in China fell at a slower year-on-year pace in September for a second month on eased policies, but investment in the sector grew at the lowest rate in more than two years as debt-laden developers suspended construction to hold on to cash, according to the

21 Oct 2014 - 12:03pm



Rising HK construction costs require creative approach, says consultancy


Rising building costs in Hong Kong show no sign of abating, with construction inflation consistently exceeding the city’s overall inflation rate, consultants say.

21 Oct 2014 - 6:33pm 1 comment

China's outspoken transgender queen of modern dance talks about her tough road to the top

Jin Xing, China's best known proponent of modern dance, will be making her debut performance in Hong Kong on October 26. And it's about time, she says. "I have performed all over the world, but not in Hong Kong. I think it's ridiculous," Jin says.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:12am

Translators battle bad subtitles that lead to poor perception of Hong Kong films

21 Oct 2014 4 comments

Mahler 5 - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

21 Oct 2014

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

The wave of reality TV cooking shows dominating the schedules has served up a whole soup bowl full of clichés. There's the good cop, bad cop routine of judging chefs, either praising the contestants' commitment or scraping their "disgusting" or "inedible" efforts into the bin.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:52am

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Oktoberfest festivities in Hong Kong offer games and German food with the beer

16 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

Daniel Fessler, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles, believes he's uncovering a crude mental shortcut that may shed light on the confrontations and help explain why men resort to violence.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:44am

Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

20 Oct 2014 1 comment

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20 Oct 2014




We learnt a valuable lesson, says HKFA after HK$11 million setback

A top soccer official revealed massive financial losses amounting to HK$11 million for last week's friendly between Argentina and Hong Kong, admitting a valuable lesson had been learned.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:04pm More on Hong Kong Football Association

The big guns return as Ambitious Dragon and Military Attack do battle

Trainers Tony Millard and Caspar Fownes are managing expectations of first-up results with their respective former horse of the year winners, Ambitious Dragon and Military Attack, when the big guns return in Sunday's Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:02pm More on Caspar Fownes

Simulcast turnover not all it seems

21 Oct 2014

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Forward steppe

Breakneck economic growth has spawned a generation of Mongolians who are learning to savour their country's successes and excesses. Words and pictures by Marika Dee.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Home tweet home

A small provincial town in Thailand is cashing in on Chinese demand for bird's nest, building multi-storey condos to accommodate its lucrative feathered friends. Luke Duggleby looks at the allure of the 'caviar of the East'.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm

Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

20 Oct 2014 5 comments

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