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LIVE: Occupy Central enters fourth night as student leaders threaten to escalate protests


Protests are expected to ramp up a gear tonight after student leaders set CY Leung a deadline of tomorrow to resign before they start occupying government buildings.

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014, 7:44pm More on Occupy Central

White House calls for ‘genuine choice’ in Hong Kong elections after petition attracts 200,000 signatures

The White House has responded to a petition calling upon it to “press the Chinese government to honour its promise of democratic elections to the Hong Kong citizenry.”

1 Oct 2014 - 5:40pm 15 comments More on Occupy Central

iPhone 6 gets green light for mainland sales - officially

Apple's iPhone 6 and the slightly bigger iPhone 6 Plus have finally received approval to be sold on the mainland and will be available from October 17, the US-based technology giant said yesterday.

1 Oct 2014 - 9:37am 2 comments More on Apple

Political opponents refuse to compromise as Occupy Central protests rumble on


Hong Kong’s two main political groups are no closer to compromise despite a week of protests that continue to draw hundreds of thousands of demonstrators out onto the streets.

1 Oct 2014 - 6:02pm 1 comment More on Occupy Central

Communist Party leaders turn out in full force as Xi Jinping urges unity

President Xi Jinping called for solidarity in party ranks yesterday as he delivered a speech at a National Day gathering attended by almost all retired and current leaders.

1 Oct 2014 - 6:20pm 4 comments More on Xi Jinping

What is Occupy Central? 10 key facts about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

Why have thousands of demonstrators taken to the city's streets and what do they want? All the main questions about the protests answered here.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:08pm 3 comments More on Occupy Central

Ebola spreads to US as airline passenger who flew from Liberia confirmed to have deadly virus

A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said.

1 Oct 2014 - 7:23pm More on Ebola Virus

Artists project messages of support from around the world to Occupy Central protesters


A group of Hong Kong artists have been transmitting messages of support from around the world for pro-democracy protesters in the city.

1 Oct 2014 - 6:27pm More on Occupy Central

Media colleagues jump to senior journalist Shen Hao’s defence after televised confession

Commentators express sympathy for former boss of one of China’s leading financial news outlets after he confessed to his involvement in alleged news extortion scheme.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:10pm

OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY FOUR: Full coverage of all the day's events

Students protesting for Hong Kong's democracy vowed today to occupy government buildings if the city's Chief Executive CY Leung failed to step down by Thursday. Their declaration came as National Day celebrations in Victoria Park managed to attract just a few hundred people.

1 Oct 2014 - 7:41pm 192 comments More on Occupy Central

Demonstrators set CY Thursday deadline to resign with threat to step up protests


Student leaders of pro-democracy protests say that if Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

1 Oct 2014 - 6:31pm 17 comments More on Occupy Central

Security experts say advanced virus targeting Hong Kong protesters’ iPhones

1 Oct 2014 - 5:59pm 3 comments

Occupy Central goes global: Solidarity protests planned for dozens of cities worldwide

30 Sep 2014 - 10:15pm 5 comments

Five new cadres assigned to Shanxi, all from outside the province

1 Oct 2014 - 3:12am

Associates of disgraced PLA general Xu Caihou may have been purged for 'disloyalty'

1 Oct 2014 - 4:13am 1 comment

First national Martyrs' Day remembers those who sacrificed for China

1 Oct 2014 - 4:42am 3 comments

Xi Jinping has ambition to push through sweeping changes in China

1 Oct 2014 - 4:44am

Mixed feelings for Occupy Central among Hong Kong’s recent mainland migrants

30 Sep 2014 - 11:53pm 9 comments

Fourth party plenum set for October 20-23

1 Oct 2014 - 3:08am

What's afoot with Kim Jong-un? Raft of rumours as he vanishes from view

1 Oct 2014 - 6:52pm 3 comments

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Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

1 Oct 2014 - 11:01am 6 comments

China must strike deal with West so criminals have no place to hide

1 Oct 2014 - 8:33am

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  • From a week to a month: 53%
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Confrontations will continue unless we work to heal the political wounds


The arrest of students who stormed Civic Square on Friday and the police's use of tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters near government headquarters in Admiralty on Sunday night brought matters to a head.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:02am 5 comments


United they stand: Democracy protests bond Hongkongers from all walks of life


Politicians, democracy advocates, lawmakers, senior citizens and young students – all converged on the harbourfront in Admiralty to defend a site where the city’s political landscape could be reshaped forever.

29 Sep 2014 - 8:44am 3 comments

Harry's View




What's afoot with Kim Jong-un? Raft of rumours as he vanishes from view

When North Korea's leader makes no public appearances for three weeks and an official documentary shows him limping and mentions his "discomfort", what follows is a frenzy of media speculation about Kim Jong-un.

1 Oct 2014 - 6:52pm 3 comments More on Kim Jong-un

China Insider


Q&A: Chinese activist scholar Teng Biao on how Occupy Central affects mainland activism

1 Oct 2014

Taxi driver murder suspect found after 16 years on the run; photographic treasures saved

1 Oct 2014

Mixed feelings for Occupy Central among Hong Kong’s recent mainland migrants

30 Sep 2014 9 comments

Media colleagues jump to senior journalist Shen Hao’s defence after televised confession

1 Oct 2014

Woman turns to bank balance fraud to impress new boyfriend; unfinished government HQ goes under the hammer

29 Sep 2014

Photos of Chinese navy's new supply ship leaked online

29 Sep 2014

Record censorship of China's social media as references to Hong Kong protests blocked

29 Sep 2014 7 comments

Instagram appears blocked in China as photos of ‘occupied’ Hong Kong circulate

29 Sep 2014 6 comments

Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

29 Sep 2014

Mum gives chase to runaway daughter on train; University greets new students with condom gift pack

26 Sep 2014
soft power

Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan's ‘Doraemon’

26 Sep 2014 9 comments

Hunan city targets 'hometown clubs' to curb nepotism and favouritism

26 Sep 2014

Fresh university graduate named as Fujian city's new deputy mayor

25 Sep 2014 1 comment

300 yuan first-date steak test; Morgue appeals for help to identify 19 bodies

25 Sep 2014



Land sale revenue plunges in Chinese cities

Land sale revenue in 300 mainland cities, except Beijing, have plunged by nearly half in the third quarter from the same period last year.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:45pm

China HealthCare buys into hospital

Healthcare and consumer services provider China HealthCare Holdings plans to acquire the operating rights of a hospital in an unspecified eastern province on the mainland for HK$2.38 billion.

1 Oct 2014 - 10:13am



Land sale revenue plunges in Chinese cities

Land sale revenue in 300 mainland cities, except Beijing, have plunged by nearly half in the third quarter from the same period last year.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:45pm

Epic film about Xiao Hong tested both the director and leading lady

Laughter fills the air when Hong Kong cinema doyen Ann Hui On-wah talks about her latest film, The Golden Era.

29 Sep 2014 - 5:28pm

Mamma Mia!

29 Sep 2014


29 Sep 2014

Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

Consultant chef Rowley Leigh, who is working with Swire Group to set up new restaurant The Continental in Pacific Place, might have been a novelist if he had worked harder at it. Becoming an acclaimed chef almost seems like an afterthought.

26 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

Top French sommelier says keep wine and food pairings simple

26 Sep 2014

Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

23 Sep 2014

StealthGenie 'stalker app' maker arrested over its alleged privacy violation

US federal officials have announced the arrest of the maker of a smartphone app marketed as a tool for catching cheating spouses by eavesdropping on their calls and tracking their locations, a system that critics have dubbed "stalker apps".

1 Oct 2014 - 3:58am

What would you do for free Wi-fi? In experiment, some sign away eldest child

1 Oct 2014

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28 Sep 2014 1 comment



National Day Cup at Sha Tin - join SCMP Racing Post on Twitter

Welcome to scmpRacingPost's live account of racing from Sha Tin, a rare midweek day meeting to celebrate National Day. The highlight today is the return of international Group One winners Amber Sky and Sterling City in the Group Three National Day Cup (1,000m).

1 Oct 2014 - 1:24pm



6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay


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. 


22 Sep 2014 - 9:11pm

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