• Thursday
  • August 21, 2014
  • Last updated: 6:09pm
Hong Kong




‘It’s my fault’: Jackie Chan tells of his shame at the drug arrest of son Jaycee

A "furious and shocked" Jackie Chan said he blamed himself after his son was caught in one of the mainland's highest-profile drug busts in years.

Thursday, 21 August, 2014, 6:08pm 17 comments

Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

A leading animal welfare group wants to meet with the MTR Corporation after the gruesome death of a stray dog on the East Rail Line that they say could have been prevented.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:50pm 21 comments

Beijing Zoo boss claims he made 8 million yuan fortune moonlighting as cab driver

A former deputy chief of the Beijing Zoo, when asked to explain the source of 8 million yuan (HK$10 million) in valuables and cash, told a court he had been moonlighting as a cab driver for decades.

21 Aug 2014 - 6:01pm 3 comments

Beijing proposes insurance for ageing parents to cover death of only child


Governement proposes insurance for parents who have lost their only child and thus need support in their later years amid issues with an existing compensation system.

21 Aug 2014 - 6:03pm

China cult members ‘unrepentant’ as they face trial for McDonald’s murder


Five people accused by Chinese authorities of being members of a religious cult went on trial on Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald’s restaurant, the court said.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:57pm 1 comment

'How my father's speeches saved Chinese economic reform': Deng Xiaoping's daughter pays tribute


Deng Xiaoping’s daughter said her father’s speeches on his famous 1992 southern tour saved China’s economic reform push at a “crucial moment” in history, as she paid tribute to the leader ahead of the 110th anniversary of his birth.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:51pm

Vietnam releases Nigerians isolated for Ebola screening as Myanmar continues tests


Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from West Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

21 Aug 2014 - 6:07pm

Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50pc

Officials in charge of China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent and new job descriptions under a reform plan approved by President Xi Jinping.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:08am 6 comments More on State-owned Enterprises

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner


A Chinese court has sentenced to death a German citizen convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her partner in a fatal hammer and knife attack in the coastal city of Xiamen.

21 Aug 2014 - 11:53am

China's health authorities jump on 'ice bucket challenge' charity bandwagon

The “ice bucket challenge” – a splashy worldwide charity campaign – has gotten support from China’s national health authorities, who want to raise funds for the care of patients with rare diseases.

21 Aug 2014 - 4:25pm

Thai junta leader voted prime minister by hand-picked parliament

21 Aug 2014 - 1:38pm

China must push ahead with reform despite 'great struggles', says Xi Jinping

21 Aug 2014 - 9:22am 2 comments

Can you find Jaycee Chan? Virtual 'hunt' game goes viral after drug arrest

21 Aug 2014 - 1:19pm

US military tried to rescue journalist James Foley before Islamic State beheading

21 Aug 2014 - 5:37pm 1 comment

50 Chinese arrested in the Philippines for working illegally

21 Aug 2014 - 11:46am 1 comment

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 - 5:57pm 26 comments

Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

21 Aug 2014 - 9:21am 1 comment

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Signs of a thaw in Sino-Vatican relations after pope's gesture

21 Aug 2014 - 2:09pm

Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

21 Aug 2014 - 9:01am 9 comments

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Renewed call to set up Hong Kong's do-not-call register caught between two bureaux

Allan Chiang Yam-wang

My publication on 5 August 2014 of the results of a public opinion survey regarding P2P (person to person) calls, together with my renewed call to the Administration for amending the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (UEMO) to provide for the expansion of the existing DNC

21 Aug 2014 - 4:10pm

Hong Kong


Basic Law chief backs making 2017 hopefuls get majority support of nominating committee


Beijing’s top Basic Law expert on Thursday ruled out public or party nomination of candidates for the chief executive election – and said hopefuls should have to secure majority support of a nominating committee in order to enter the race for the top job. 

21 Aug 2014 - 5:28pm More on Universal Suffrage

China Insider


Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

21 Aug 2014

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

21 Aug 2014

Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

20 Aug 2014

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 26 comments
sino-australian relations

China media blasts Australian critics as ‘prancing provocateurs’ after tycoon’s outburst

21 Aug 2014 7 comments

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

20 Aug 2014 1 comment

'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

19 Aug 2014 6 comments

'If I could, I'd go to China tomorrow': Pope makes fresh overtures to end 63-year impasse

19 Aug 2014 2 comments

Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to continue battering southern China

19 Aug 2014

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

19 Aug 2014 3 comments

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

19 Aug 2014 20 comments

Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

18 Aug 2014 1 comment
Ethnic tensions

Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

19 Aug 2014 2 comments

China catches up with fugitive chief of video sharing site

15 Aug 2014


Buffett builds US$55b green pile as individual investors cut cash holdings

Individual investors have been cutting back on cash in portfolios, the exact reverse of what Warren Buffett has been doing at Berkshire Hathaway.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:17am More on Warren Buffett

China’s strategy: keep tilting the playing field until someone notices

For millions of Chinese, a summer trip to the seaside involves playing in the sand, a dip in the sea and bad food. A week ago a group of elite leaders went to the coastal resort of Beidaihe and did none of those things.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:39am 2 comments



Poly Property profit down 42.2pc

Poly Property, the Hong Kong-listed real estate flagship of mainland conglomerate Poly Group, reported a 42.2 per cent year-on-year drop in first-half profit attributable to shareholders to HK$1.1 billion on Thursday, as the rising cost of sales and finance and lower revaluation gains from invest

21 Aug 2014 - 3:58pm

Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

Few people receive such constant praise for their work in two different art forms as Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:08am

A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

21 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

19 Aug 2014

Guide to the city's online food courier services

Digital food couriers are taking off in the city with the arrival of several newcomers, promising takeaway diners access to a greater variety of menus and to-the-door delivery. Nan-Hie In puts them to the test.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm More on LIFE

Handmade desserts are the coolest things

21 Aug 2014

Celebrity chefs are beating a path to the city, but there's no guarantee of success

14 Aug 2014 4 comments

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

Local portal House News closed in July, citing political persecution. But others have taken up the challenge of independent news gathering.

19 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm 1 comment

Robin Williams had the traits of a person likely to commit suicide

17 Aug 2014 2 comments

No truth at all in movie Lucy's capacity to thrill

17 Aug 2014 1 comment




Fencers Ryan Choi and Albert Chien strike Asian team gold for Hong Kong

Hong Kong rejoiced in their first gold medal at a Youth Olympic Games yesterday after Ryan Choi Chun-yin and Albert Chien Kei-hsu joined four other Asian fencers to beat the Europeans in the mixed continental team event.

21 Aug 2014 - 10:25am
The Barclays

'No green jacket for you' - Tiger Woods warns Rory McIlroy he'll be back

Rory McIlroy, the hottest golfer on the planet, is not thinking about taking the torch from Tiger Woods as the sport’s next dominant player, but the easy-going Northern Irishman says he has already sparred with Woods over a potential rivalry.

21 Aug 2014 - 11:11am
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Barca's transfer ban reinstated after they lose Fifa appeal

21 Aug 2014

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