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South China now favoured way out of country for IS recruits: terrorism expert

Two Uygur women armed with knives were shot dead in Guangzhou's Baiyun district the night before the Guangzhou Railway station knife attack. The area has become a meeting place for Uygurs in recent months.

China's southern seaboard has replaced the mountainous and tightly guarded western frontier as the preferred route for Islamic extremists to slip recruits out of the country, according to a leading expert on terrorism.

Saturday, 28 March, 2015, 7:55am

Terrorists ‘recruited Uygur students at Guangzhou university’

South China Normal University in Guangzhou, where it is believed that extremists were recruiting Uygur students to fight in the MIddle East. Photo: SCMP Pictures Exclusive

Uygur students in Guangzhou have been warned to stay away from "outsiders" after several were recruited by a suspected religious extremist and had been missing since last year, various sources told the South China Morning Post.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:38am 1 comment

Sense of loss over Lee Kuan Yew bridges Singapore's generations

A tearful Singaporean mother and her daughters tell the media what Lee Kuan Yew, the nation's first premier, meant to them. Photo: Reuters

Lee Kuan Yew bonded with older Singaporeans because they went through the same trials and trauma of war, and merger with and then separation from Malaysia. But those aged below 25 never knew him as their prime minister.

28 Mar 2015 - 8:46am 1 comment More on Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands of foreign fishermen, many enslaved, are stranded on Indonesian islands

In this Nov. 27, 2014 image from video, Tun Lin Maung sits with a group of slave fishermen from Myanmar behind a fishing company building in Benjina, Indonesia. Photo: AP New

The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.

28 Mar 2015 - 9:26am

Airlines race to require two crew in cockpit after Germanwings crash

The cockpit door locking system of an Airbus A320. Photo: Reuters

Airlines have rushed to change their rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose.

28 Mar 2015 - 3:56am 3 comments

Sri Lanka fires fresh salvo at Chinese firm over Port City project

Sri Lanka's finance minister Ravi Karunanayake. Photo: AFP

Minister pulls up Colombo Port City company; says Xi Jinping sprang a surprise by telling Sirisena that China, Lanka and India should work closely in future.

28 Mar 2015 - 12:25am

Hainan province downplays debt problems as its capital city asks for help

Mao Chaofeng, deputy governor of Hainan, says he is confident of debt repayments at all government levels. Photo: CNS

Officials in Hainan province have downplayed concerns over local government debt despite a plea for help by its capital city Haikou, which said it might be unable to meet its repayments.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am

The financials of tycoon Li Hejun's Hanergy remains a mystery

Filings by eight of Hanergy's nine solar-panel factories to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce showed combined sales of only 315 million yuan and a loss of 38 million yuan in 2012. Photo: ImagineChina

Want a challenge? Try adding up the financials of China's newest top tycoon Li Hejun's Hanergy.

28 Mar 2015 - 4:03am

Russia in no hurry to join new China-led Asian infrastructure bank

Even if Russia does not join the AIIB as a founding member, it can join later. Photo: AP

Russia remains conspicuously absent from the list of countries that have applied to be founding members of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ahead of this Tuesday's deadline.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:35am

Cleaning up China's coal power

Our energy solutions should drive progress towards a rise in global living standards, strong economies, and a clean environment.

China's long march towards economic expansion has gone hand in hand with urbanisation, which is a powerful engine for sustained growth. In 1950, about 13 per cent of China's citizens lived in cities. By 2011, that share had grown to 50 per cent.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:25pm 1 comment

Chinese leader Xi Jinping spells out ambitious Asia vision at Boao Forum

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is arguing for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while speaking a major regional economic conference.

28 Mar 2015 - 11:45am

China’s Vice-President Li Yuanchao to attend Lee Kuan Yew's funeral

Vice-President Li Yuanchao will be the most senior Chinese official to attend the state funeral of Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore, while President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will not attend, Beijing has confirmed.

28 Mar 2015 - 3:04am More on Lee Kuan Yew
Taiwan's leader Ma Ying-jeou says it should actively take part in the formation of the AIIB. Photo: CNA

Taiwan seeks involvement in Beijing-led Asian infrastructure bank

27 Mar 2015 - 7:16pm 1 comment
Police remove pro-independence activists staging a sit-in at the entrance of the parliament building in Taipei on Friday. Photo: AFP

Taiwanese protesters scuffle with police over mainland's controversial M503 air route

28 Mar 2015 - 5:30am 1 comment
Finance chief John Tsang signals Hong Kong's participation in the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong actively seeking to join Asian infrastructure bank, says financial secretary

28 Mar 2015 - 4:07am 5 comments
Wong demonstrated leadership during Occupy Central protests last year, Fortune said. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

‘Who’s the real leader?’: Joshua Wong in Fortune top 10 as CY Leung gets thumbs down

27 Mar 2015 - 6:42pm 61 comments
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte yesterday praised China's international initiatives including the 'One Belt, One Road' economic strategy and its leading role in the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank. Photo: Mimi Lau

Will the Netherlands go Dutch on Beijing-led Asian bank? PM Rutte remains tight-lipped

28 Mar 2015 - 3:56am
Lu Jun, director of Beijing-based anti-discrimination NGO Yirenping, says he is still seeking more information about a police raid on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

NGO weighs legal action after Chinese police raid its offices

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am 1 comment
Shanghai is the most expensive city to live in on the mainland. Photo: reuters

Shanghai on a shoestring: jobless couple live on 30,000 yuan a year

28 Mar 2015 - 5:31am
Thai Airways is among the affected airlines. Photo: Reuters

Thai airlines could face ban on new flights after audit raises safety concerns

28 Mar 2015 - 7:10am 1 comment
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad expressed sadness at Lee Kuan Yew's passing. Photo: AFP

Lee Kuan Yew’s one-time nemesis, ex-Malaysian PM, breaks silence to pay tribute

28 Mar 2015 - 7:12am 5 comments
A police officer stands next to the apartment believed to belong to Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz in Dusseldorf. Photo: Reuters

Germanwings co-pilot who crashed plane into Alps ‘hid illness from airline’

27 Mar 2015 - 9:40pm

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang contends the approach for Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will be open and inclusive. Photo: EPA

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28 Mar 2015 - 6:55am
The low interest and non-means-tested nature of the student loan means the schemes are prone to abuse and fraud.

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28 Mar 2015 - 6:55am

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Cleaning up China's coal power

Our energy solutions should drive progress towards a rise in global living standards, strong economies, and a clean environment. GREG BOYCE

China's long march towards economic expansion has gone hand in hand with urbanisation, which is a powerful engine for sustained growth. In 1950, about 13 per cent of China's citizens lived in cities. By 2011, that share had grown to 50 per cent.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:25pm 1 comment

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The woman declared the world's best teacher cares nothing about test scores

Nancie Atwell, with former US president Bill Clinton and United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at her award ceremony. Photo: AP GDN

Nancie Atwell's school in the rural town of Edgecomb, in the US state of Maine, is no ordinary place of learning. Then again, Atwell is no ordinary teacher.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:10am

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Mao Chaofeng, deputy governor of Hainan, says he is confident of debt repayments at all government levels. Photo: CNS FINANCE

Hainan province downplays debt problems as its capital city asks for help

Officials in Hainan province have downplayed concerns over local government debt despite a plea for help by its capital city Haikou, which said it might be unable to meet its repayments.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am

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Captain DJ Forbes was the standout player as New Zealand bullocked their way to last year's title at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and he led from the front again on Friday night as the All Blacks Sevens began their defence with a 26-7 victory over Scotland.

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