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China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014, 5:20pm 22 comments

China censors giant inflatable toad story after comparisons with former Communist Party chief

Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:52pm 4 comments

Five Husi bosses quizzed by police over 'rotten meat' scandal, as 1,250 tonnes of food seized

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Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns and 7-Eleven, that bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:59pm 17 comments More on China Food Scandals

President Xi Jinping meets Fidel Castro as Beijing aims to capitalise on Cuba ties

Xi visited Cuba's former revolutionary leader in Havana on Tuesday as he aims to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American tour.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:36pm

30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

Part of a city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:15pm 1 comment

Indonesia sentences Frenchman to 15 years in prison for Bali drugs smuggling

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An Indonesian court jailed a Frenchman for 15 years on Wednesday for smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:28pm

World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:34am 3 comments

Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters 'will not remain silent'

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Uncertainty hung over the Indonesian presidential election after Joko Widodo was declared the winner of the closely-fought race, after his rival Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the contest.

23 Jul 2014 - 12:24pm 2 comments

Mainland China braces for Typhoon Matmo after storm batters Taiwan with 155km/h winds

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China is braced for the arrival of a second typhoon in less than a week, as Typhoon Matmo churns northwest towards the heavily populated coast of Fujian.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:03pm 2 comments

Pro-Russia rebels may have shot down MH17 by mistake, says US official

The MH17 jet may have been shot down by 'mistake' by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, US intelligence officials said, as Malaysia sent black boxes to Britain for analysis.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:56pm 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

23 Jul 2014 - 11:47am 4 comments

Alibaba says New York Times off base for linking buy-back deal to party elite

23 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

23 Jul 2014 - 9:55am 5 comments

Author lends encouragement to anti-corruption drive

23 Jul 2014 - 12:11pm

Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

23 Jul 2014 - 12:11pm 3 comments

Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine in wake of MH17 disaster - to Syria

23 Jul 2014 - 1:27am 3 comments

I was fired for writing Hong Kong columns, Song Zhibiao, Guangzhou-based reporter, says

23 Jul 2014 - 4:35am 1 comment

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16 Jul 2014 13 comments

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

A decade after their creation, the jury is still out on Cyberport and Science Park, both huge projects underpinned by property development, writes Charley Lanyon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:14am 9 comments More on LIFE

Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

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Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

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Queen Elizabeth’s champion horse, Estimate, fails dope test

A horse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:02pm 1 comment

Magazines

A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

A Legco stalwart and mentor to Sun Yat-sen, Sir Kai Ho Kai wielded huge influence in Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century. How did the man who put the 'Kai' into Kai Tak die penniless?

22 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 2 comments

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