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One dead as South Korean ferry with over 470 on board sinks off southern coast

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Dozens of military boats and helicopters scramble to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students, after a ferry sinks off South Korea’s southern coast, killing one.

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014, 12:00pm

Under new rules, rich Chinese should learn French if they want to move to Canada

Residents of Vancouver would be advised to keep an eye (and ear) out for a wave of French-speaking Chinese millionaires.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:32am

China cancels 20-nation navy parade because of hunt for Malaysian airliner

China has cancelled a multinational naval parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the PLA Navy later this month because of the continuing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

16 Apr 2014 - 7:52am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Police chief's son charged with stabbing to death five people at party in Canada

A University of Calgary student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city’s history.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:18am

Hong Kong to Guangzhou express rail link facing delay of up to 2 years, says MTR

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The much-heralded HK$67 billion high-speed railway linking Hong Kong with Guangzhou - the most expensive ever built per kilometre - has been delayed by up to two years due to "unforeseen difficulties".

16 Apr 2014 - 8:53am 13 comments More on MTRC

Dissident Chen Yizi, former aide to Zhao Ziyang, dies in Los Angeles

Chen Yizi, a former aide and senior policy adviser to disgraced Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, died at his home in Los Angeles on the eve of yesterday's 25th anniversary of the former party chief Hu Yaobang's death.

16 Apr 2014 - 3:37am More on Tiananmen Square crackdown

Whistle blower renews allegations against Song Lin, chairman of Hong Kong-listed conglomerate

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A Chinese journalist and whistle blower who last year accused the head of a key state-owned conglomerate of corruption and wrongdoing has launched another accusation against the same executive.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:32am More on China Resources (Holdings)

China GDP growth slowest since 2012 but beats expectations

China’s economy grew at its slowest rate last quarter since the third quarter of 2012 – though it slightly exceeded economists’ expectations – increasing the chances of policy easing, but massive stimulus looks unlikely.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:35am More on Chinese Economy

China's National Security Commission holds its first meeting

16 Apr 2014 - 9:35am

Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

16 Apr 2014 - 9:00am 1 comment

Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe to visit Beijing next week

16 Apr 2014 - 1:25am 1 comment

Russia's Dmitry Medvedev warns Ukraine is 'on the brink of civil war'

16 Apr 2014 - 11:48am 1 comment

State-owned China Film Group invest millions in Hollywood productions Seventh Son and Warcraft

16 Apr 2014 - 6:18am

Lanzhou court rejects residents' lawsuit over contaminated water

16 Apr 2014 - 3:54am

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Today's Poll

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Insight

Three cheers for Hong Kong’s new companies law

RICHARD HARRIS

Hong Kong’s new Companies Ordinance is a study in the remarkable – it is progressive, changes some centuries-old company law concepts to suit the digital age and genuinely breaks new ground.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:50am

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Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision at the main supplier was found lacking following a contamination scandal, state media reported.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:55am

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SOUTH KOREA

One dead as South Korean ferry with over 470 on board sinks off southern coast

Developing

Dozens of military boats and helicopters scramble to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students, after a ferry sinks off South Korea’s southern coast, killing one.

16 Apr 2014 - 12:00pm

World

Police chief's son charged with stabbing to death five people at party in Canada

A University of Calgary student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city’s history.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:18am

China Insider

Hu Yaobang

Online censorship rolled back on 25th anniversary of death of reformist leader

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WEIBO

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15 Apr 2014 1 comment
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11 Apr 2014 1 comment
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DIPLOMACY

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9 Apr 2014 3 comments
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8 Apr 2014 4 comments
Q&A

Beijing needs special help from Manila in rescue of kidnapped tourist, says Taiwanese rescuer

4 Apr 2014 2 comments

Norway gives China 87-year-old Monkey King film thought to be long lost

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Norway will hand to China a copy of “The Cave of the Silken Web”, a classic Chinese film that had long been believed lost, the National Library of Norway said Monday.

15 Apr 2014 - 4:30pm 1 comment

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We can talk up, down and around the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. The tasting week for the en primeur campaign has finished, and the thousands of wine buyers and journalists who have trooped from chateau to chateau have now packed up their toothbrushes and headed home.

11 Apr 2014 - 12:20pm More on LIFE

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Who's telling truth about Tamiflu after latest study of trial data

Researchers who fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said last week that governments who stockpiled it were wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness was in doubt.

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

13 Apr 2014 1 comment

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Arsene Wenger's gamble on old heads pays off with 3-1 win over West Ham

Arsene Wenger took a risk by picking Arsenal’s old guard against West Ham United on Tuesday but it paid off with a 3-1 win as his weary side regained fourth place in the Premier League.

16 Apr 2014 - 9:53am

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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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