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The ultra-rich list: Number of billionaires in China and Hong Kong increasing

The number of US dollar billionaires in China has risen by 33, to 190 in the last 12 months - but the country still has just a third the number of super-rich than the US, a new report reveals.

Thursday, 18 September, 2014, 4:45pm 1 comment

Review: Apple unveils iOS 8... but is it worth installing?

The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:24am 1 comment More on Apple

Apple hiring manager in Beijing to handle China government data requests

Apple is hiring a head of law enforcement in Beijing to deal with user data requests from the government, according to a public job listing, after it last month began storing private data on Chinese soil for the first time.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16am More on Apple

US military contractor who passed secrets to Chinese girlfriend jailed for 7 years

A former civilian defence contractor working at the US military's Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:51am 12 comments

Telling whoppers: The many faces of Bradley Saltzberg, Vancouver’s Anti-Asian Catfish

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Vancouver’s political scene has its very own 'Catfish' in the form of Bradley Saltzberg, director of activist group Putting Canada First and nemesis of multiculturalism and all things Asian.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:43am

Chinese tennis star Li Na set to retire on Friday, says CCTV

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China’s two-time grand slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported on Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:55pm

Chinese farmer fitted with 3D-printed skull 'makes full recovery' after surgery

A Chinese man who had 3D-printed skull portion surgically embedded in his head has completely recovered, prompting doctors to call the operation a 'success'.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:12pm 1 comment

Scotland starts voting in too-close-to-call independence referendum

Update

People in Scotland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay part of the United Kingdom.

18 Sep 2014 - 11:17pm 2 comments

Thai junta leader apologises for his remarks on bikinis that followed brutal backpacker murders

Update

Thailand's junta chief apologised yesterday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:10am 4 comments

‘We don’t want another pilot killed’: Chinese admiral vows to continue intercepting US planes

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China’s top naval commander has vowed to keep intercepting US spy planes but said China doesn't want a repeat of the 2001 mid-air collision incident which left a Chinese pilot dead.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:51pm 7 comments

Chinese hackers targeted US military contractors, Senate panel committee finds

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Chinese-backed hackers infiltrated the computer networks of airline, shipping and information technology companies responsible for transporting personnel and weapons for the US military, a Senate committee claims.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:57pm

Stop eating noodles and don't litter: Xi Jinping urges China's tourists abroad to clean up their act

18 Sep 2014 - 9:28am 35 comments

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to discuss economic ties and border disputes

18 Sep 2014 - 10:50am

Hunan police seize 90kg of heroin 'smuggled in from Myanmar'

18 Sep 2014 - 3:28pm

Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with 'rare' and 'aggressive' cancer

19 Sep 2014 - 4:17am 1 comment

Dalai Lama hails Xi Jinping as ‘more open-minded’ amid India talks

18 Sep 2014 - 3:58pm 1 comment

China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

18 Sep 2014 - 7:02pm 1 comment

Chinese student attempts to 'rent' his girlfriend to pay for an iPhone 6

18 Sep 2014 - 2:45pm 5 comments

Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

18 Sep 2014 - 2:45pm

Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

19 Sep 2014 - 3:35am 4 comments

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Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

19 Sep 2014 - 4:37am

Shooting of police gun at hospital raises safety concerns

19 Sep 2014 - 4:37am

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Insight

Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

Surya Deva

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:04am

Focus

Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

Ray Chan

When former English teacher Jack Ma Yun created online trade platform Alibaba.com in Hangzhou 15 years ago, China laboured under cumbersome corporate rules and buyers and sellers mistrusted each other.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:59am

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Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

Scots held Britain's fate in their hands on Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state. Some 97 per cent of eligible voters had registered to vote, underscoring the passions the historic decision has ignited in Scotland.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:32am

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CHINA

Move over Hong Kong, here comes...Chengdu?

What does the far-inland provincial capital of Chengdu have on cosmopolitan and financial centres such as Hong Kong and Shanghai?

19 Sep 2014 - 4:33am 1 comment
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Strong policy stimulus for China not needed, says PBOC adviser

A People's Bank of China adviser ruled out major stimulus or significant financial reforms this year amid an unusual public debate between the ruling party's two most prominent mouthpieces on how to tackle a slowing economy.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:42am

Property

HOUSING

Xiamen only city in mainland China to report growth in housing prices

Xiamen is the only mainland city which recorded growth in new private housing prices among the 70 major mainland cities in August, government figures showed.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:39am

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

16 Sep 2014

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15 Sep 2014

Culinary incubators rent out professional kitchens

Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm

Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine is inspired by prog rock

11 Sep 2014

New TV series highlights Asian wines

11 Sep 2014

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Chinese tennis star Li Na set to retire on Friday, says CCTV

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China’s two-time grand slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported on Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:55pm

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6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay

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Have you read our story on the Royal Castles Stay? http://bit.ly/1quDTAi

Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 

 

12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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