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Chinese and Russian foreign ministers skip crunch Iran nuclear talks, which may miss deadline


The absence of the foreign ministers of Russia and China from weekend talks on Iran's nuclear programme dealt another blow to hopes the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20.

Monday, 14 July, 2014, 2:35am

Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China


Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on mainland China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of mainland missiles.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:23pm 4 comments

'Bribes and lavish banquets': China's watchdog reveals evidence of graft among Xinjiang party officials

Anti-graft inspectors have found evidence of corruption among party officials in Xinjiang. CCDI said that inspectors had received strong complaints about graft in the mining, natural resources and land sectors.

14 Jul 2014 - 4:19am

Japan firm obliges Filipino workers to waive its responsibility for deaths

A Japanese nursing-care service provider requires Filipino job applicants sign a statement absolving the company of any responsibility should they die in Japan.

13 Jul 2014 - 1:23pm 4 comments

Leading CCTV broadcaster Rui Chenggang taken from studio and detained in graft probe

A leading anchor with China Central Television was taken away for investigation on Friday, mainland media reported. Rui Chenggang's sudden departure left an empty seat beside his co-host.

13 Jul 2014 - 11:13am More on CCTV

China's leader Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

President Xi Jinping has departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:35am 6 comments

Israeli troops on ground in Gaza as residents in north warned to evacuate

Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early yesterday and its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes.

14 Jul 2014 - 2:39am 2 comments

'It's a miracle!' Two-month-old Syrian baby rescued from bombed-out building


A two-month-old Syrian baby was rescued from the rubble of a bombed building in war-battered Aleppo – a feat caught on film by rescuers – but now desperately needs help, according to its mother.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:01pm

INFOGRAPHIC: Why China is the real winner at the World Cup

While Germany take on Argentina in Monday's (Hong Kong time) World Cup final, the real winner is China. The country may not have sent a team to Brazil but its manufacturing might ensured China's presence was felt at every level throughout the tournament.

13 Jul 2014 - 8:47pm More on World Cup 2014

Mistrust between China and US is getting worse, analysts say

China and the United States are finding it harder to accommodate each other, many observers believe, despite both nations putting a positive spin on the outcome of annual high-level talks.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:31am 1 comment

Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

13 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 2 comments

Angry North Korea launches two ballistic missiles into sea

14 Jul 2014 - 2:22am

'Supermoon' is star of celestial show as Earth's neighbour moves near

13 Jul 2014 - 11:02am

Pope Francis says two per cent of Catholic priests are sex abusers

14 Jul 2014 - 2:37am 1 comment

US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

13 Jul 2014 - 10:22am 11 comments

After 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad', US network dreams up Chinese-inspired drama series

13 Jul 2014 - 5:18pm 1 comment

Taiwan's opposition DPP may put independence stance on hold

13 Jul 2014 - 9:41am

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14 Jul 2014 - 3:24am

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14 Jul 2014 - 3:24am

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Given its own record, the West is in no position to preach about democracy


In writing this at a time of acute tension and bearing in mind a previous article I wrote on the opium wars and the West's cheek in admonishing China to be a "responsible stakeholder", I am aware that I am entering a minefield and risk being misinterpreted.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:24am 1 comment


Hong Kong


12 stand out from university 'in' crowd

A record 12 high-flying students have stood out from this year's Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, as the percentage of students meeting the basic requirements for local university admission increased.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:37am 1 comment More on HKDSE

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13 Jul 2014 1 comment
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These charts show how China's Weibo has gone mad for the World Cup

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

11 Jul 2014 3 comments

Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

10 Jul 2014 1 comment

How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

10 Jul 2014 1 comment

First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

10 Jul 2014 1 comment

'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

9 Jul 2014 28 comments

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014 1 comment

Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments

Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 16 comments

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014

Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

2 Jul 2014 5 comments



CSRC goes digital to track rat traders

The mainland's securities regulator has fallen for digital technology in a big way, with big data - the collection of large and complex data sets - giving its crackdown on "rat traders" a much-needed shot in the arm.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:09am

CBRC orders banks to create firewall around wealth management services

Mainland banks must create a firewall around increasingly popular wealth management services, the banking regulator said, in order to avoid any contagion from higher-risk products spreading to normal bank loans.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:09am

The wages of spin

It's a warm September evening at Bisous nightclub in Central, and Craig Dungey is celebrating his 42nd birthday by recalling his youth. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC is blasting through the amps.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:13am More on LIFE

Cop turns exorcist in horror movie

13 Jul 2014

Thin line between apes and humans

13 Jul 2014

Australian truffles offer off season alternative

Selling Australian-grown Périgord truffles to French chefs may seem a foolhardy, even impossible goal, but that is exactly what The Truffle & Wine Co has successfully done.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

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9 Jul 2014

Google founders see a brave new world of data-driven health care

When Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare frank and open chat with the veteran technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, they admitted, among other things, that Google was interested in health care but scared of its intense regulation.

13 Jul 2014 - 3:10am More on Google

Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

13 Jul 2014

Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

13 Jul 2014 1 comment



Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam

Haunted by their past, veterans of the Vietnam war are returning to former battlefields to make peace with the ghosts of the conflict and help those who are still picking up the pieces, writes Eric San Juan.

12 Jul 2014 - 11:21pm

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