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China's answer to Breaking Bad: 'Real-life Walter White made 400,000 yuan a week'

A laid-off chemical factory worker in Guangzhou has been arrested for allegedly selling the raw materials to make methamphetamines and teaching others how to make the drug.

Friday, 28 November, 2014, 2:32pm 3 comments

Joshua Wong: Students won't try to retake Mong Kok after police show of strength

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Students will not attempt to retake Mong Kok, Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong Chi-fung said, as such a plan is not likely to succeed under a heavy police presence.

28 Nov 2014 - 2:35pm 10 comments More on Occupy Central

Argentina accuses HSBC in US$3b tax evasion cases

Update

HSBC Holdings on Friday strongly denied charges from Argentina’s tax bureau that the bank had helped citizens in the South American country evade some US$3 billion in taxes.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:29pm

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison may bid for EE or O2 in UK mobile market

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Hutchison Whampoa is preparing a bid for EE or O2, the mobile groups already in talks on a deal with BT Group, several sources familiar with the matter said.

28 Nov 2014 - 2:21pm

In South Korea, unregistered Bluetooth 'selfie sticks' could land the seller in prison

Take care when brandishing a selfie stick in South Korea - it could land the person who sold it to you a three-year jail term.

28 Nov 2014 - 9:47am

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

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 - 9:44am 68 comments More on Occupy Central

Instagrammers earn six-figure salaries as companies eye new advertising market

A new breed of “Instagram professionals” are earning six-figure salaries and being flown around the world to take photos to share with their thousands of followers.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:33pm

Singapore hands extra trespass charges to Germans facing cane for graffiti

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Two Germans, who could face jail and caning in Singapore for breaking into a train depot and spray-painting graffiti on a carriage, have been charged with two extra counts of trespassing.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:59pm

Australia set to tighten rules for foreign property buyers

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

28 Nov 2014 - 10:16am 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 6 comments More on Air Defence Identification Zone

Beijing auditors inspect management of national lotteries after transparency fears

28 Nov 2014 - 5:03am 1 comment

Hong Kong must prepare itself for the age of the renminbi

28 Nov 2014 - 8:01am

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

28 Nov 2014 - 8:40am

Nigeria seeks death penalty for child bride, 14, accused of murdering husband

28 Nov 2014 - 12:48pm

Hong Kong banks accused of racism after Pakistani man is asked why he wants to open account

28 Nov 2014 - 12:35pm 10 comments

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

28 Nov 2014 - 5:07am 1 comment

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

28 Nov 2014 - 5:40am

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

28 Nov 2014 - 10:23am 1 comment

Taichung mayoral contest key to Taiwan's 2016 presidential poll

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

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Ferguson riots highlight race divide on perceptions of US justice system

28 Nov 2014 - 9:28am 1 comment

Diners driving shark fin decline

28 Nov 2014 - 9:31am

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Insight

Can an electoral win for Abe stop Abenomics floundering?

Kevin Rafferty

Japan's Supreme Court this week made a ruling which goes some way to explain the country's dire plight as an advanced country rapidly losing its way.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:44pm 1 comment

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 - 10:23am 1 comment

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SINGAPORE

Singapore hands extra trespass charges to Germans facing cane for graffiti

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Two Germans, who could face jail and caning in Singapore for breaking into a train depot and spray-painting graffiti on a carriage, have been charged with two extra counts of trespassing.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:59pm

World

NIGERIA

Nigeria seeks death penalty for child bride, 14, accused of murdering husband

The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said on Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:48pm

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

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

28 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

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Sean Abbott 'broken' after delivering ball that killed Phil Hughes

A “broken” Sean Abbott faced rebuilding his life Friday after delivering the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, although the young bowler was holding up well given the circumstances.

28 Nov 2014 - 10:16am
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Europa League round-up: Spurs and Everton through but holders Sevilla on the brink

Feyenoord’s Karim El Ahmadi scored a superb goal to help them into the Europa League last 32 with a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Thursday that left the holders facing a winner-takes-all final game to stay in the competition.

28 Nov 2014 - 10:07am
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World mourns the sudden death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes

28 Nov 2014

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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.

28 Nov 2014 - 1:05pm

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