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Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces

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A pilot project to set up wholly foreign-funded hospitals will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the tightly regulated health sector.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014, 11:44pm 4 comments

US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

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A Chinese fighter jet’s interception of a US Navy sub-hunter aircraft was possibly triggered when the American plane dropped a sonar surveillance system into the South China Sea, according to state media.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:01am 5 comments

Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

For the first time in 33 years, someone from outside the ranks of Guangdong cadres has been named the Communist Party secretary of its biggest city, Guangzhou.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:45am 1 comment

‘Correct political decisions’ can get us past ‘shock’, Xi tells Vietnamese envoy

President Xi Jinping said China and Vietnam should take appropriate steps to address their conflicts as he held talks with a senior Vietnamese politician amid strained ties between the two nations over territorial disputes.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:04am

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

New data released by Chinese search engine Baidu reveals that the Android platform is dominant in China, while Apple’s iOS is only used by a small number of mobile owners despite the iPhone’s popularity as a luxury item.

27 Aug 2014 - 8:31pm

China considers 'Martyrs' Day' to honour those who died for independence

China is considering a proposal to set September 30 as 'Martyrs’ Day' in an attempt to promote patriotism at a time when people’s belief in communism seems to be fading.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:40am 7 comments

Guangdong talks up role in ‘maritime Silk Road’ to boost trade with Asean

Guangdong is seeking to expand business links with Southeast Asian countries as part of a national initiative to forge new trade ties with nations in the region, says the chief of the province's economic planning agency.

28 Aug 2014 - 7:20am

Accused Japanese politician's lawyer goes on the offensive in meth trial

Two phone calls between a 70-year-old Japanese politician accused of carrying illegal drugs and a business associate who handed him the suitcase in which the drugs were found were part of the evidence presented by the politician’s lawyer.

28 Aug 2014 - 5:29am 2 comments

California adapting to rising tide of tourists from China - now 1.8m a year

Orange county is doing what it can to attract buses filled with Chinese tourists. To make them feel at home, it accepts China's UnionPay card and provides Putonghua-speaking salespeople.

28 Aug 2014 - 3:26am More on Chinese tourists

IMF chief Christine Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:35am

UN bid to boost air safety backed after downing of Malaysia Airlines flight

Hong Kong's aviation community has welcomed moves by the UN to improve safety in the skies after a passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine last month.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:56am

Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

28 Aug 2014 - 2:46am

Girl, 9, with Uzi kills instructor at US shooting range after losing control

28 Aug 2014 - 3:03am

City agrees quick immigration deal with Germany

28 Aug 2014 - 4:56am

Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

28 Aug 2014 - 3:37am 2 comments

Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals

28 Aug 2014 - 5:49am 16 comments

Armed only with a sickle, Indian widow, 56, fights and kills leopard

28 Aug 2014 - 2:53am

This time, gunfire in Gaza is to celebrate 'permanent' truce

28 Aug 2014 - 3:07am

Russia and Ukraine fail to make breakthrough as leaders hold late-night talks

28 Aug 2014 - 6:08am

How English town let Asian sexual predators rape 1,400 children over 16 years

28 Aug 2014 - 3:20am

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Near-collision evidence of testing times for Sino-US military relations

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am 1 comment

After water contamination blunder, tighten regulation of dentistry school

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 39%
  • No: 61%
28 Aug 2014
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 33

Insight

Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them

LINDA TO

A recent 12-episode TVB drama titled Shades of Life included a story about a new mainland immigrant who faces ill treatment and discrimination in Hong Kong. On arrival, she was accused of smuggling milk powder.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am 1 comment

China

HEALTH CARE

Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces

Update

A pilot project to set up wholly foreign-funded hospitals will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the tightly regulated health sector.

27 Aug 2014 - 11:44pm 4 comments

Asia

ENVIRONMENT

Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:56am

Business

DEBT

Chinese developers sinking into disguised debts

Chinese developers' indebtedness is worse than shown in their interim results as a rising number of issued perpetual bonds, and limited disclosure on their terms, are adding to investors' concerns about their financial health.

28 Aug 2014 - 5:03am
INVESTMENT

Investment firm Fosun shopping overseas for insurance firms

Fosun International will use its Portuguese insurance firms' kitty of €12.6 billion (HK$128.9 billion) to invest in property and stocks in Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development countries to reduce its gearing ratio.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:10am More on Fosun Group

Property

INVESTMENT

Shui On Land buys remaining stake in Foshan development project

Shui On Land sold two hotels in Shanghai for 2.69 billion yuan (HK$3.38 billion) to hotel operator and landlord Great Eagle - a company controlled by Lo's brother Lo Ka-shui - to reduce debt as it reported a 24 per cent drop in first-half profit.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:42am

Healthy eating: vegetarian and raw food options

Have all those food scandals put you off eating meat? Fear not, vegetarian and raw cuisine has never been more exciting. Here are someold favourites and a few newcomers worth stepping out for.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:25am

Guide to the city's online food courier services

25 Aug 2014

The sweets at Papabubble are popular with adults as well as children

22 Aug 2014

Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:56am

Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

24 Aug 2014 2 comments

Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe - a quest for nature of reality

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SOCCER

Guangzhou Evergrande bow out of AFC Champions League

Guangzhou Evergrande’s reign as Asian champions came to an end on Wednesday, with a 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers not enough to keep the Chinese Super League leaders alive in the 2014 edition of the AFC Champions League.

27 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm

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