Guangzhou’s first duty-free shop, which opened on January 23 and attracted thousands of shoppers, will be become only a showroom for customers to inspect merchandise before placing their orders online, its operator said yesterday.Tuesday, 27 January, 2015, 6:22pm
Official survey ‘unfair’ for sampling only 51 of the online shopping giant’s 1 billion products27 Jan 2015 - 7:39pm
Hundreds of Chinese bidders flocked to Beijing in the hopes of winning bids in an auction for seized vehicles that used to belong to the central government.27 Jan 2015 - 5:11pm 1 comment
A grand military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war will be a show of force to deter Japan and corrupt officials, according to an opinion piece published on the Wechat account of People’s Daily.27 Jan 2015 - 3:39pm 32 comments
Bureaucrats inflate the costs of public lighting – paid for using taxpayers’ money – while raking in big bucks from advertisements displayed on them27 Jan 2015 - 5:33pm
The head of one of the China's most prestigious universities is tipped to take over the country's top environmental job.27 Jan 2015 - 4:31pm 1 comment
A 31-year-old man jumped to his death from a bank tower in Hong Kong's Central this morning after an argument with his girlfriend, according to a police source.27 Jan 2015 - 6:20pm
Blanket driving bans were lifted and limited New York public transport was to reopen on Tuesday after a night of snowfall that dumped up to 60 centimetres in some areas.27 Jan 2015 - 10:15pm
North America’s first case of bird flu in humans has been identified in a Vancouver-area woman who returned to the city on a flight from Hong Kong this month.27 Jan 2015 - 5:06pm
Facebook and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame.27 Jan 2015 - 6:44pm 1 comment
Blocking access to some mainland virtual private networks (VPNs) is China’s 'own business', the government says in first official response to questions on recent crackdown.27 Jan 2015 - 7:24pm 5 comments
Residents raise the stakes for local officials by threatening to have them sacked if they failed to win approval for the stations27 Jan 2015 - 6:24pm
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The tale of HSBC, the hippo, the jumbo and JP Morgan
We are looking forward to getting a copy of the new yet to be published history of HSBC.27 Jan 2015 - 10:14pm
Veteran pan-democrat Albert Ho Chun-yan appears unmoved by public disapproval for his idea to force a "referendum" on how Hong Kong should choose its next chief executive.27 Jan 2015 - 9:04am 6 comments
Thousands of stay-at-home parents in Hong Kong's working-class families could be persuaded to rejoin the labour force with the launch of a massive scheme promising comprehensive after-school care for their children.28 Jan 2015 - 1:24am 2 comments
The buyer of the historic Ho Tung Gardens on the Peak will get a stamp duty refund of almost HK$1 billion because the property is to be redeveloped.27 Jan 2015 - 11:35pm
China is caught in a population policy dilemma, as the world's most populous nation struggles to strike a balance between its strict domestic migration controls that limit the influx of rural residents to cities and its need to deal with a rapidly ageing population.28 Jan 2015 - 12:07am
US President Barack Obama's trip to India, in which he displayed a close personal rapport with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has highlighted New Delhi's deep mistrust towards Beijing, analysts say.28 Jan 2015 - 12:48am
More than 10,000 people are suing Japan’s leading liberal newspaper over stories on Tokyo’s system of wartime sex slavery, which they say have stained their reputation as Japanese nationals.28 Jan 2015 - 12:00am 1 comment
There is a “high likelihood” a Malaysian militant who is suspected of being behind the 2002 Bali bombings was killed in the Philippine police operation that left 44 police commandos dead, a senior official said today.27 Jan 2015 - 6:35pm
Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders yesterday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau.28 Jan 2015 - 1:19am
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three local guards, Libyan officials said.27 Jan 2015 - 9:31pm
The gap between home-grown and multinational brands in China is narrowing as its enterprises improve marketing strategies and local consumers become more mature, the latest BrandZ study by research agency Millward Brown finds.27 Jan 2015 - 9:11pm
Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.
Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition by Google.28 Jan 2015 - 1:00am More on Lenovo
Big-ticket sales on The Peak are seen as breathing life back into a luxury property sector that has languished in the doldrums even as prices in the mass market deepen their push into record territory.23 Jan 2015 - 4:25pm 2 comments
Rene Russo smiles. "The odds are against this movie, and we still can't believe that it happened at all," she says.27 Jan 2015 - 4:12pm
After closing Chez Patrick in Wan Chai, chef Patrick Goubier has returned to the fine-dining scene with La Table de Patrick (tel: 2541 1401) on the sixth floor of a nondescript building on Cochrane Street in Central.27 Jan 2015 - 4:41pm
Huawei Technologies aims to increase smartphone shipments to 100 million units in 2015, compared with 75 million last year, and will boost smartphone sales from international markets to more than 60 per cent this year from 52 per cent in 2014, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.27 Jan 2015 - 1:50pm More on Huawei
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Australia struck twice early on and then soaked up the pressure as they downed United Arab Emirates 2-0 on Tuesday to set up an Asian Cup final against unbeaten South Korea.27 Jan 2015 - 11:15pm
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Children show off special rice porridge for the Laba Festival, while lemurs eat at
A winter storm pounded the northeastern US on January 26 hitting tens of millions
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, while Supporter
Seventy years ago to the day, on January 27, 1945, prisoners at the Auschwitz conc
Outlandish costumes with gorgeous faces, some 88 contestants from different countr