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We hope the families can move on: Hong Kong and Philippines finally ‘resolve’ bus hostage crisis

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Hong Kong and the Philippines have resolved their differences over the Manila bus hostage crisis, with Chief Executive CY Leung announcing today that sanctions imposed on the country will be dropped.

Wednesday, 23 April, 2014, 5:07pm 1 comment

Justin Bieber sparks controversy with Yasukuni Shrine holiday snaps

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Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber courted a fresh round of controversy today, infuriating many Chinese and South Koreans when he posted on Instagram two pictures of himself visiting Japan’s Yasukuni shrine.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:01pm 6 comments

Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street

Update

A dispute between mainland Chinese tourists and locals over a toddler urinating in a Hong Kong street has once more become a flash point in already tense cross-border relations.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:34am 51 comments More on Anti-mainland sentiments

Senior banking regulator who helped restructure China's trust sector dies

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A mainland banking regulatory official who led the opening and restructuring of the country’s trust sector died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, mainland media reported.

23 Apr 2014 - 4:56pm

Tony Abbott remembered as right-wing activist during time as Rhodes scholar at Oxford

In the Oxford University rugby team in the autumn of 1981, there was a loosehead prop with a mixed reputation. "He was a good scrummager," says Phil Crowe, the captain at the time. "He could scrounge on the ground for the ball. He did all the technical things pretty well."

1 Sep 2013 - 5:08am

Risk of ‘city-killing’ asteroid striking Earth higher than thought, experts warn

The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday.

23 Apr 2014 - 1:40pm 3 comments

China’s military vulnerability revealed in search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on.

23 Apr 2014 - 12:29pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Obama says disputed East China Sea islands are covered by US-Japan security treaty

US President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan’s defence.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:09pm 5 comments

China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

23 Apr 2014 - 11:41am 1 comment

Beijing backs code to prevent conflict at sea along with US and Japan

23 Apr 2014 - 9:09am 4 comments

Armed pirates kidnap three on Singapore tanker off Malaysia

23 Apr 2014 - 10:57am

China Resources shares slide as chairman Song Lin is sacked and faces corruption probe

23 Apr 2014 - 11:10am

Hollywood 'sex with teens ring': Bryan Singer's accuser names more names

22 Apr 2014 - 11:25pm

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden departure

23 Apr 2014 - 4:51pm

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Editor's Pick

LEADER

Twin air and sea disasters in Asia demand honest inquiries

23 Apr 2014 - 10:58am 2 comments

Today's Poll

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23 Apr 2014
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Insight

Hong Kong educators must focus on teaching critical thinking skills

Alan Wong

The chief executive's policy address has made education a key area in Hong Kong and has proposed giving students a lot more financial support. But will it really solve the long-discussed educational problem in the city?

23 Apr 2014 - 12:58pm 1 comment

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FINANCIAL REGULATION

Senior banking regulator who helped restructure China's trust sector dies

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A mainland banking regulatory official who led the opening and restructuring of the country’s trust sector died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, mainland media reported.

23 Apr 2014 - 4:56pm

World

UKRAINE

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden departure

Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late on Tuesday, hours after US Vice-President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic.

23 Apr 2014 - 4:51pm

China Insider

GAMING

Invaded by the PLA: New strategy game offers an alternate reality history of Hong Kong

22 Apr 2014 1 comment
TOURISM

Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street

23 Apr 2014 51 comments
DEFENCE

Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

22 Apr 2014
ARTS

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry

22 Apr 2014 26 comments
DIPLOMACY

India mulls cancelling delegation to China over Arunachal Pradesh dispute

21 Apr 2014
Chengguan

Chengguan officials seriously injured after assault by large crowd

20 Apr 2014 1 comment
ART

64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

17 Apr 2014 6 comments
CORRUPTION

Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

17 Apr 2014
Hu Yaobang

Online censorship rolled back on 25th anniversary of death of reformist leader

16 Apr 2014 3 comments
WEIBO

Photos of ‘official’ involved in parking dispute go viral on Chinese social media

16 Apr 2014 3 comments
GOVERNMENT

Suicide, drinking top causes of 'unnatural deaths' among Chinese officials, says report

11 Apr 2014 1 comment
APPLE

Husband of iPhone electrocution victim searches for answers ten months later

11 Apr 2014 3 comments
AVIATION

Air China faces heat for allegedly sneaking Red Cross official past closed boarding gate

11 Apr 2014 2 comments
AUTOMOBILES

Tesla is no 'Apple of the car industry', say Chinese state-owned carmakers

9 Apr 2014 4 comments

Business

LISTINGS

WH Group massively cuts back Hong Kong listing

WH Group, the world's largest pork processor formerly known as Shuanghui International, has been forced to substantially cut down its proposed initial public offering and consequently delayed its pricing given tough market conditions, people familiar with the deal said.

23 Apr 2014 - 12:50am
INSURANCE

China among countries underinsured against natural disasters, says ADB

The Asia-Pacific region, and China in particular, is severely underinsured against natural disasters, which could result in losses big enough to wipe out gains from economic growth, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

23 Apr 2014 - 4:13am

Property

HOSPITALITY

Langham Hospitality to spend US$1.5b on hotel buying spree

Langham Hospitality Group will earmark US$1.5 billion to acquire 10 hotels, largely in the United States and Europe, where asset prices remain attractive, as part of its expansion drive to build up a portfolio of 500 hotels in 10 years.

23 Apr 2014 - 6:27am

Shenzhen is a starting point for bands trying to make it on the mainland

It's a Friday night and there's a good turnout at the Brown Sugar Jar in Shenzhen. But while customers in other pubs are partying up a storm or noisily playing drinking games, the crowd here is far quieter.

22 Apr 2014 - 10:45am More on LIFE

Actress Carrie Ng to co-direct first film

22 Apr 2014

Malaysian artist Zakii's latest exhibition bears fruit

23 Apr 2014

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

18 Apr 2014

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Fighting jet lag? Smartphone app takes mathematical approach to getting you back on your feet

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a free iPhone app that offers users lighting schedules that they say are mathematically proven to adjust you to new time zones as quickly as possible.

21 Apr 2014 - 7:03pm More on LIFE

Warning: Heartbleed bug is back and it's in reverse

21 Apr 2014 1 comment

Happy birthday Game Boy: Nintendo's trailblazing console turns 25

21 Apr 2014 1 comment

Magazines

  • Post Magazine: April 20

    20 Apr 2014

    The ditching of an airliner in New York in 2009 made world headlines but, the following year, two pilots demonstrated even greater airmanship on approach to Chek Lap Kok

  • 48 Hours: April 17

    17 Apr 2014

    Thriller instinct: Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are a winning combination

  • Post Magazine: April 13

    13 Apr 2014

    Tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

  • 48 Hours: April 10

    10 Apr 2014

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

  • Money: April 2014

    7 Apr 2014

    Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

  • Post Magazine: April 6

    6 Apr 2014

    True grit: from Hollywood to the horrors of a Phnom Penh rubbish dump

  • Style: April 2014

    4 Apr 2014

    Jason Wu shows us who's boss of the runway

  • 48 Hours: April 3

    3 Apr 2014

    An audience with comic actor Chapman To

  • Post Magazine: March 30

    30 Mar 2014

    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

  • Good Eating: March 2014

    Spring 2014

    The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants

  • Style: March 2014

    7 Mar 2014

    Tech-savvy brands stay one step ahead of the e-tail trend

  • Style: February 2014

    7 Feb 2014

    Couture cakes raise the bar for edible art

  • Good Eating: November 2013

    Winter 2013

    Top chefs taste success

  • Money: November 2013

    11 Nov 2013

    Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

Sport

Mourinho loses key players in Chelsea’s stalemate against Atletico Madrid

Chelsea could field a weakened team in their top of the table Premier League game at Liverpool on Sunday, said manager Jose Mourinho after Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid.

23 Apr 2014 - 9:43am
Volvo China Open

Stenson fights off stomach bug in time for China Open quest

World number three Henrik Stenson emerged from his sick bed on Wednesday morning to flash his renowned sense of humour and show he will be fit – if not fighting fit - for the 20 million yuan Volvo China Open.

23 Apr 2014 - 12:32pm
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Sacked Moyes 'out of his depth'

23 Apr 2014 1 comment

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EAT/DRINK

Package deals: film crew catering, Hong Kong style

As glamorous as the film industry can be, the catering is usually more grease than glitz, writes Andrew Sun.

19 Mar 2014 - 11:19pm

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