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Countries told to end climate blame game ahead of key Paris talks

Major countries have been told to stop finger-pointing over climate change and get down to real negotiations at global talks to be held in Paris next year.

Friday, 28 November, 2014, 8:40am

Taiwanese voters test waters ahead of 2016 presidential poll

Taiwanese politicians shouted slogans through loudspeakers and swept streets with brooms as they made last-ditch appeals to voters ahead of elections on Saturday.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

Beijing auditors inspect management of national lotteries after transparency fears

A surprise audit has been launched of state lottery funds around the country that generate billions of yuan each year, amid fears that cash may have been misused.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:03am 1 comment

Beijing says it has ensured stability with air defence zone

Beijing's controversial ADIZ over the East China Sea has ensured safety and security, the Defence Ministry said, dismissing criticism that it had exacerbated regional tension.

28 Nov 2014 - 9:18am 2 comments More on Air Defence Identification Zone

'965,000 yuan spent on cinema tickets' sparks probe into China government department

A city government department in Hubei has denied a claim by a cinema chain that it spent 965,000 yuan (HK$1.2 million) on tickets in a single year.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:07am

Scientists in Yunnan unlock secrets of 'magical' microbe-killing plant

Scientists say they have discovered that the pepper-like fruit of a plant native to Yunnan can kill germs as efficiently as antibiotics, with few side effects.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:40am

Can Taipei mayoral candidate Dr Ko Wen-je really heal the partisan divide?

Dr Ko Wen-je's remarks at a campaign rally on Sunday had their intended effect on Howard Lai, a 27-year-old market planner.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:06am 1 comment More on Focus

Taichung mayoral contest key to Taiwan's 2016 presidential poll

All eyes are on the fiercely fought mayoral elections in the central city of Taichung this weekend, as a victory by the opposition camp could pave the way to success in the 2016 presidential election.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

Beijing keeps a watchful eye on Taiwan's weekend elections

Beijing is keeping a close eye on Taiwan's weekend polls, which will see a record 11,130 public servants selected for nine types of offices, ranging from village wardens to municipality mayors.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

After Mong Kok Occupy clearance, students vow to target government buildings

The Federation of Students has threatened to set its sights on government buildings in response to the police clearance of the Occupy camp in Mong Kok following violent overnight clashes.

28 Nov 2014 - 9:24am 21 comments More on Occupy Central

Australia set to tighten rules for foreign property buyers

An Australian parliamentary committee yesterday recommended strengthening rules on foreign investment in the country's booming housing market, calling enforcement of the current framework "severely lacking".

28 Nov 2014 - 8:42am

Hong Kong banks accused of ethnic minority discrimination

28 Nov 2014 - 8:53am

In S Korea, unregistered Bluetooth 'selfie sticks' frame the seller

28 Nov 2014 - 9:23am

Thailand elections likely to be delayed until 2016, say military leaders

28 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

Rising star of Kim Jong-un’s little sister Kim Yo-jong

28 Nov 2014 - 3:37am

Ferguson shooting reaction a study in the growing impact of social media

28 Nov 2014 - 4:10am 1 comment

Is this the beginning of the end for UK? Critics fear new tax powers for Scotland are part of slippery slope

28 Nov 2014 - 4:21am

Unboxing videos: the consumer craze sweeping the internet

28 Nov 2014 - 5:30am

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

28 Nov 2014 - 4:29am 5 comments

Mac, Cheese off Thanksgiving menu: Obama pardons birds in annual ritual

28 Nov 2014 - 4:01am

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Leader

Ferguson riots highlight race divide on perceptions of US justice system

28 Nov 2014 - 9:28am

Diners driving shark fin decline

28 Nov 2014 - 9:31am

Today's Poll

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Insight

Hong Kong must prepare itself for the age of the renminbi

ALEXA LAM

The launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect pilot programme is another important step in the renminbi's journey to internationalisation.

28 Nov 2014 - 8:01am

Focus

Can Taipei mayoral candidate Dr Ko Wen-je really heal the partisan divide?

Lawrence Chung

Dr Ko Wen-je's remarks at a campaign rally on Sunday had their intended effect on Howard Lai, a 27-year-old market planner.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:06am 1 comment

Harry's View

Asia

Thailand elections likely to be delayed until 2016, say military leaders

Thailand's ruling junta said yesterday that elections would probably be delayed until 2016, days after military officials ruled out lifting martial law any time soon.

28 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Stabbing death after cat abused; armed bank robber forced to wait; student repels sex attacker using taekwondo

28 Nov 2014

Two out of every five foreign-educated Chinese earn below 5,000 yuan a month: study

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Drone sparks military alert; taxi driver saves suicidal woman - three times

27 Nov 2014
AIR POLLUTION

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

27 Nov 2014 1 comment
TV drama

'Game of Thrones' comes to China as Tencent joins forces with HBO

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

27 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 3 comments
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

27 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments

Business

ECONOMY

PBOC’s Hu says falling inflation biggest risk to China’s economy

The People's Bank of China sees falling prices as the biggest risk to the economy and also the primary reason behind its first interest rate cut in two years, deputy governor Hu Xiaolian said.

28 Nov 2014 - 3:21am More on Chinese Economy
TRADE

China's export growth outpaces most major economies in third quarter

Exports grew strongly in China and India in the third quarter of the year but slowed in other major economies, according to international trade statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

28 Nov 2014 - 4:35am

Fine dining at Fanling Industrial Estate

Fanling Industrial Estate isn't the most obvious location for a fine dining restaurant, especially one that not only wants to offer its customers a menu with the expected emphasis on presentation and flavour, but also claims to serve healthy food.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:51pm

Dine-Art is the latest in a trend for art-oriented restaurants

27 Nov 2014

China loves red wine, but white may become more popular

27 Nov 2014

Scientists in Yunnan unlock secrets of 'magical' microbe-killing plant

Scientists say they have discovered that the pepper-like fruit of a plant native to Yunnan can kill germs as efficiently as antibiotics, with few side effects.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:40am

Tweeting about a revolution

27 Nov 2014

Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

26 Nov 2014

Magazines

Sport

CRICKET

World mourns the sudden death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died yesterday from a rare head injury after a sickening on-field blow in a tragedy that sent shockwaves through the sporting world.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:59am

Magazines

FILM

Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

Portraying genius physicist Stephen Hawking proved the biggest challenge yet for rising star Eddie Redmayne.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:57pm

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