• Thursday
  • April 17, 2014
  • Last updated: 9:41pm
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Captain of sunk South Korean ferry faces criminal probe as 290 remain missing


The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the southwest coast was facing a criminal investigation on Thursday, an official said, amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking.

Thursday, 17 April, 2014, 7:37pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

Fix for Heartbleed bug may slow internet to a crawl

The heartache from the Heartbleed internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the fix may lead to more online disruption and confusion.

17 Apr 2014 - 4:13am

Modi vows to keep 'no first use' nuclear policy

India prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi said he was committed to a policy of "no first use" of nuclear weapons, seeking to assuage concern after his Hindu nationalist BJP party vowed to revise the nuclear doctrine if elected to power.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:29pm

Blogger becomes first to be jailed in China's official crackdown on internet rumours

A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:27pm 1 comment

China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific ocean and altering weather patterns in north America, according to scientists in the US.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:10pm 4 comments More on Beijing air pollution

Mystery surrounds discovery of dead pigs floating in Qinghai River

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in the Yellow River, state media reported on Thursday – the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety on the mainland.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:06pm

Messages of fear, hope, love and despair from South Korea's sinking ferry

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight on Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:22pm

China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft


The Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog has launched a formal investigation into Song Lin, chairman of state-owned conglomerate China Resources.

17 Apr 2014 - 7:39pm 1 comment More on China Resources (Holdings)

Web browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China upgrades in-flight wi-fi system

17 Apr 2014 - 9:26pm

Google to introduce US$50 smartphone that users can customise

17 Apr 2014 - 10:53am

China grants Australian broadcaster ABC landmark media access

17 Apr 2014 - 3:57pm 1 comment

Yue Yuen shoe factory workers' strike at Dongguan plants continues

17 Apr 2014 - 9:45am

Syria at ‘critical moment’, China tells opposition chief

17 Apr 2014 - 12:46pm

Wind and waves hamper search for hundreds trapped in South Korea sunken ferry

17 Apr 2014 - 5:40pm 14 comments

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China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

17 Apr 2014 - 4:33am

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Debt in riskiest markets may be a frontier too far


In the space of just eight weeks, investor sentiment towards developing economies has swung from exceedingly bearish to increasingly bullish.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:35pm

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Philippine Airlines urged to halt shark-fin cargo after 6.5 tonne shipment found in Sheung Wan


Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found what it described as a “suspected illegal” shipment in Sheung Wan.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:07pm



Pro-Russian separatists defiant ahead of Geneva talks on Ukraine crisis

An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over its eastern regions floundered on Wednesday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks on the escalating crisis.

17 Apr 2014 - 12:17pm 1 comment


'Through train' sparks fresh interest in FTZ property

Li Liang was overjoyed last week when he began to be swamped by inquiries about office rent and commercial property available for purchase in the free-trade zone (FTZ) in the Waigaoqiao area of Shanghai.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am More on Shanghai Free-trade Zone

Investment slows on mainland as property cools

A cooling real estate market weighed down fixed-asset investment growth on the mainland to the slowest pace in over a decade, official data showed yesterday, boding ill for the world's second-largest economy in 2014 and adding to expectations of housing policy relaxation as early as the current quarter.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am

‘Through train’ sparks fresh interest in offices in free-trade zone

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Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are near the peak of their creative powers

Director Dante Lam and actor Nick Cheung are a match made in cinema heaven, writes Edmund Lee.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:11pm

Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

16 Apr 2014

Film review: Inside Llewyn Davis

17 Apr 2014

Wine opinion: entry-level offerings win favour at Shanghai tasting

We taste 50,000 wines a year, selecting 7,500 for our shows - events we've been hosting since our first "Le Grand Tasting" in Paris in 2006. We also take selected winemakers to London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, giving us a great opportunity to learn about different markets.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:44pm More on LIFE

Hong Kong restaurants turning toward sustainable, organic fare

17 Apr 2014

Wine tasting: a bad year results in some good wines from Rocca di Montegrossi

16 Apr 2014




Sunderland deal Manchester City a massive title blow

Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2014 - 12:20pm



City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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