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New China food scandal as 30,000 tonnes of chicken feet found soaking in hydrogen peroxide

More than 30,000 tonnes of chicken feet laced with hydrogen peroxide were seized by authorities in Zhejiang province – in the latest wide-reaching food scandal to emerge in mainland China.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014, 4:11pm 5 comments More on China Food Scandals

US aircraft dropping sonar system may have triggered Chinese jet interception: state media


A Chinese fighter jet’s interception of a US Navy sub-hunter aircraft was possibly triggered when the American plane dropped a sonar surveillance system into the South China Sea, according to state media.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:56pm

Shinzo Abe sends condolences to memorial for convicted Japanese war criminals

Japanese prime minister sent a message to a memorial service dedicated to second world war criminals, organisers said, in a move that could prompt anger from Asian neighbours.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:07pm 4 comments More on Shinzo Abe

China Resources Power president and Shanxi tycoon detained by authorities

The president of China Resources Power and a Shanxi tycoon, believed to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial coal investment, have been detained by authorities.

27 Aug 2014 - 10:01am 9 comments

China's top judge says Zhou Yongkang probe proves nobody is above 'cage' of the law

China’s top judge has said the ruling Communist Party’s decision to investigate former senior leader Zhou Yongkang demonstrates clearly that no party member is above the law.

27 Aug 2014 - 2:58pm 1 comment More on Zhou Yongkang

Lawyer of Japanese politician on trial for transporting meth says he'll appeal a conviction

The wife of a 70-year-old Japanese politician who could be sentenced to death if he’s convicted of carrying illegal drugs was preparing to testify in his trial on Wednesday morning.

27 Aug 2014 - 3:31pm 2 comments

Knockout move: Manny Pacquiao sets up boxing academy in China

Philippine icon Manny Pacquiao says he will help train boxers in China and expressed confidence that the country can produce world champions.

27 Aug 2014 - 3:04pm 2 comments

China considers 'Martyrs' Day' to honour those who died for independence

China is considering a proposal to set September 30 as 'Martyrs’ Day' in an attempt to promote patriotism at a time when people’s belief in communism seems to be fading.

27 Aug 2014 - 3:04pm 7 comments

South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

An expert on the ageing of populations has warned that many societies in the Asia-Pacific region are at risk of extinction after a report said South Koreans could disappear by 2750.

27 Aug 2014 - 10:06am 11 comments

Beijing ‘mentally prepared’ for reaction in Hong Kong to political reform decisions


A senior Beijing official says the central government is 'mentally prepared' for the fallout from its decisions on Hong Kong’s political reform.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:30pm 5 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid


A Hong Kong couple convicted of torturing their Indonesian helper for two years with hot irons and bicycle chains have failed in a bid to appeal the verdict.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:50pm More on Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

It’s not fare! Cathay leaves thousands disappointed with HK$100 ticket promotion

27 Aug 2014 - 4:33pm 16 comments

Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters

27 Aug 2014 - 10:24am 35 comments

Chinese vet boss chosen to be city's education chief sparks 'suitability' debate

27 Aug 2014 - 3:02pm 2 comments

Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

27 Aug 2014 - 4:18pm

US closes door to Chinese investors hoping to emigrate as annual quota reached

27 Aug 2014 - 11:31am 5 comments

Palestinians celebrate as long-term ceasefire begins in Gaza

27 Aug 2014 - 2:15pm

American woman held hostage by Islamic State as US citizen who joined militants killed in Syria

27 Aug 2014 - 2:25pm

Russia and Ukraine fail to make breakthrough as leaders hold late-night talks

27 Aug 2014 - 4:53pm

Worse than David Moyes? Louis van Gaal's United hit new low with cup thrashing

27 Aug 2014 - 10:15am

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World must show united front in fight against barbaric Islamic State

27 Aug 2014 - 9:02am 10 comments

New Territories villagers must play by the rules

27 Aug 2014 - 3:14am 3 comments

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Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot

Surya Deva

Amid growing fears that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might cage the universal suffrage aspirations of Hongkongers, Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, said last week that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" in order to safeguard national security.

27 Aug 2014 - 2:54am 14 comments

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US aircraft dropping sonar system may have triggered Chinese jet interception: state media

27 Aug 2014

Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

27 Aug 2014

An end to men selling sanitary pads? China’s celebrities may soon have to try products they endorse

27 Aug 2014 2 comments

New political news website scolded by party propaganda officials for 'incorrect practices'

26 Aug 2014

China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

26 Aug 2014

Will the Chinese Communist Party become social media’s ‘most followed’?

26 Aug 2014 2 comments

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

25 Aug 2014 1 comment

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

26 Aug 2014

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

26 Aug 2014 3 comments

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

21 Aug 2014

Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

20 Aug 2014

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 36 comments

Pop-up shows wow visitors at Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland may have big shows such as Festival of the Lion King and The Golden Mickeys to pull in the crowds, but what surprise visitors the most, according to the park's entertainment chief, are often smaller, spontaneous performances that they stumble across when going

26 Aug 2014 - 10:39am

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval honours mentor Dizzy Gillespie

26 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Ballet's Don Quixote

26 Aug 2014

Guide to the city's online food courier services

Digital food couriers are taking off in the city with the arrival of several newcomers, promising takeaway diners access to a greater variety of menus and to-the-door delivery. Nan-Hie In puts them to the test.

25 Aug 2014 - 1:47pm More on LIFE

The sweets at Papabubble are popular with adults as well as children

22 Aug 2014

Wine Opinion: Couple revive traditional cider making in Normandy

22 Aug 2014

Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

Instant noodles carry a broke-college-student aura in North America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea, Hong Kong and across East Asia.

24 Aug 2014 - 12:14pm 2 comments

Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe - a quest for nature of reality

24 Aug 2014

GM China's licence plate texting app raises safety, privacy concerns

24 Aug 2014



When China and France went to war: 130 years since forgotten conflict

A soft-power approach has seen a strong bond develop between Hong Kong and the French, unlike 130 years ago, when France went to war with China. Stuart Heaver looks back at a forgotten conflict.

24 Aug 2014 - 10:14am 10 comments

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