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Microsoft confirms China probe, reportedly over antitrust, after four offices visited

Mainland business authorities are investigating Microsoft, the US technology giant confirmed yesterday, with reports that the focus was on antitrust behaviour.

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014, 9:31am 16 comments More on Microsoft

US releases online gambling kingpin and alleged 14K triad member Paul Phua on bail


US federal immigration officials released Asian gambling kingpin from custody on Monday in latest twist to saga around alleged leading member of Hong Kong’s 14K triad.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:07pm

Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

A United States-based meat supplier whose Shanghai subsidiary is at the centre of a food safety scandal has promised sweeping changes to its management structure.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:27am 2 comments More on China Food Scandals

Xinjiang militants being trained in Syria and Iraq, says special Chinese envoy

Deteriorating security in Syria and Iraq poses a severe risk to China, with the two countries becoming a training ground for "terrorists" from Xinjiang, a senior Chinese diplomat said.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:36am

Ukrainian troops advance on flight MH17 crash site amid fight with rebels

Ukraine said its troops had taken more territory from pro-Russian rebels near the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:53am 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Alarm rises over Ebola outbreak’s spread in west Africa with doctors infected

Alarm has risen further in west Africa over the deadliest outbreak yet of the Ebola virus, with a top Liberian doctor succumbing to the disease, and an American doctor and a missionary in the country contracting it.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:40am 1 comment

UN chief says ‘political will’ the main obstacle to ending Gaza conflict

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that the obstacle to ending fighting between Israel, Islamist Hamas militants and Palestinians in Gaza Strip was “political will.”

29 Jul 2014 - 11:47am 2 comments

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans


Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:06pm 1 comment More on LIFE

Red alert for China flights as airports axe landings, restrict services during PLA exercises


Eight Chinese airports won't allow landings this afternoon due to PLA exercises in East China Sea, with capacity at Shanghai’s two airports cut by 75 per cent, mainland’s civilian air traffic authority warns.

29 Jul 2014 - 12:16pm

Hacker takes control of hundreds of rooms in hi-tech 5-star Shenzhen hotel

A San Francisco-based cybersecurity expert claims he has hacked and taken control of hundreds of highly automated rooms at a five-star Shenzhen hotel.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:13am 2 comments

Hundreds of police dismantle cross at Wenzhou church, while fire guts Ningbo cathedral

29 Jul 2014 - 9:04am 3 comments

Yukos shareholders awarded US$51 billion from Russia by Hague arbitration court

29 Jul 2014 - 4:22am

Comic-Con superheroes face a new foe: sexual harassment

29 Jul 2014 - 1:33am

Malaysia mourns MH17 and MH370, even as it celebrates end of Ramadan

28 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

29 Jul 2014 - 9:10am

Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find

29 Jul 2014 - 4:42am 1 comment

If force can't win the day, diplomacy won't either, PLA Daily says

29 Jul 2014 - 3:46am 4 comments

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29 Jul 2014 - 9:22am

New-energy cars on the right road

29 Jul 2014 - 9:31am

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Business community must play active role in democratic development


Thomas Yasuda says its time for Hong Kong's business community to set aside self-interest and political detachment, and to support the public by standing up for democracy.

29 Jul 2014 - 2:05am 8 comments

China Insider


Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 years old suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

28 Jul 2014

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

24 Jul 2014

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment

Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

18 Jul 2014 16 comments

No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014

Review: Mozart's Requiem

After more than two centuries, Mozart's Requiem still deeply engrosses audiences, and this Hong Kong Sinfonietta concert was no exception.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:20am More on LIFE

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

29 Jul 2014

Transformers movie highlights mainland product placement trend

29 Jul 2014

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 16 comments

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans


Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:06pm 1 comment More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

27 Jul 2014

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014




Court approves sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer as Donald Sterling plans appeal


The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record US$2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband’s objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely close to a case of lingering racism in American sports.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:01am


In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 6 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 6 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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