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  • September 30, 2014
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LIVE: Occupy Central to set up 'humanitarian corridors' in protest zones


Good afternoon and welcome to day three of our live Occupy Central coverage, Large crowds took to the streets last night, converging on sites in Hong Kong and Kowloon, causing more disruption this morning.

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014, 5:48pm 116 comments More on Occupy Central

Occupy Central goes global: Solidarity protests planned for dozens of cities worldwide


Solidarity protests are planned in more than 30 cities around the world this week in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

30 Sep 2014 - 5:36pm 1 comment More on Occupy Central

What is Occupy Central? 10 key facts about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement


1. What is Occupy Central?

30 Sep 2014 - 5:58pm More on Occupy Central

‘I did nothing wrong’, says speeding car driver after narrow miss with protesters

A car driver who allegedly sped through a crowd of Occupy Central demonstrators in Mong Kok late in the early hours of Tuesday morning has denied doing anything wrong.

30 Sep 2014 - 4:43pm 37 comments More on Occupy Central

Thailand proposes wristbands and party curfews to keep tourists safe


Tourism minister said identification wristbands would be distributed to tourists following the murder of two British backpackers.

30 Sep 2014 - 5:15pm

Media colleagues jump to Shen Hao’s defence after televised extortion case confession

Commentators and members of the press have expressed sympathy for the former boss of one of China’s leading financial news outlets after he confessed to his involvement in an alleged news extortion scheme.

30 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm

‘Stay united and resolute’: Hong Kong police chief issues rallying call to under-fire force


Andy Tsang Wai-hung has issued a rallying call to the 28,000 beleaguered officers under his command amid a public backlash over their handling of Occupy Central.

30 Sep 2014 - 4:21pm 6 comments More on Occupy Central

Infographic: How Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral became a global topic on Twitter


Twitter conversations peaked at 12 tweets per second on Sunday as the world watched Hong Kong's civil disobedience movement for genuine democracy unfold.

30 Sep 2014 - 12:48pm 3 comments More on Occupy Central

Umbrella Revolution: more designs on Hong Kong’s protest movement


Through tear gas and the sweltering sun, umbrellas have been an indispensable tool for Occupy Central -- and have become a new symbol of protest in the push for Hong Kong democracy.

30 Sep 2014 - 4:35pm 11 comments More on Occupy Central

CY Leung digs in as he admits Occupy Central protests could last 'a long time'


Chief Executive Leung Chun-yinggave a strong indication he would not give in to protesters' demands that he resign as he admitted he expects Occupy Central to "last for quite a long period of time".

30 Sep 2014 - 5:07pm 42 comments More on Occupy Central

Top 10 highlights of Occupy Central so far

A look back at some of the highlights of events so far as Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests enters a third day.

30 Sep 2014 - 5:48pm More on Occupy Central

OCCUPY CENTRAL - NIGHT TWO: Full report of all the night's events

30 Sep 2014 - 10:31am 93 comments

OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY TWO: Full report of the day's events

30 Sep 2014 - 8:54am 235 comments

Police adopt softly-softly approach after tear gas fails to move protesters

30 Sep 2014 - 4:06am 10 comments

Protesters clear the streets … and also the skies

30 Sep 2014 - 11:36am 12 comments

We only started protesting after police fired tear gas, some say

30 Sep 2014 - 11:35am 2 comments

Joint US-Philippine exercises start near disputed South China Sea waters

30 Sep 2014 - 6:43am

New Guangdong wages rules rile business and unionists

30 Sep 2014 - 3:48am 2 comments

Alibaba gains approval to establish commercial bank in Hangzhou

30 Sep 2014 - 8:55am

Detained 21st Century Media boss Shen Hao admits to 'news extortion'

30 Sep 2014 - 4:01pm 1 comment

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Protesters should be allowed space, but they must act within the law

30 Sep 2014 - 8:22am 2 comments

Fall of 'bond king' Bill Gross marks the end of an investment era

30 Sep 2014 - 5:23am 1 comment

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Which way now for the political moderates in Hong Kong?


As a political moderate, I backed a very mild proposal put forward by scholars intending to find a way to develop genuine democracy in Hong Kong within the legal framework set by the Basic Law.

30 Sep 2014 - 1:37am 7 comments


United they stand: Democracy protests bond Hongkongers from all walks of life


Politicians, democracy advocates, lawmakers, senior citizens and young students – all converged on the harbourfront in Admiralty to defend a site where the city’s political landscape could be reshaped forever.

29 Sep 2014 - 8:44am 1 comment

Harry's View




Five new cadres assigned to Shanxi, all from outside the province


Communist Party headquarters in Beijing has assigned five cadres to Shanxi to fill the vacancies in its top leadership after an extensive anti-graft campaign swept across the resource-rich province.

30 Sep 2014 - 4:11pm

China Insider


Media colleagues jump to Shen Hao’s defence after televised extortion case confession

30 Sep 2014

Woman turns to bank balance fraud to impress new boyfriend; unfinished government HQ goes under the hammer

29 Sep 2014

Photos of Chinese navy's new supply ship leaked online

29 Sep 2014

Record censorship of China's social media as references to Hong Kong protests blocked

29 Sep 2014 6 comments

Instagram appears blocked in China as photos of ‘occupied’ Hong Kong circulate

29 Sep 2014 5 comments

Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

29 Sep 2014

Mum gives chase to runaway daughter on train; University greets new students with condom gift pack

26 Sep 2014
soft power

Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan's ‘Doraemon’

26 Sep 2014 8 comments

Hunan city targets 'hometown clubs' to curb nepotism and favouritism

26 Sep 2014

Fresh university graduate named as Fujian city's new deputy mayor

25 Sep 2014 1 comment

300 yuan first-date steak test; Morgue appeals for help to identify 19 bodies

25 Sep 2014

Rare snow leopards caught on camera in Tibet reserve for the first time

26 Sep 2014 6 comments

Chinese writer Cao Baoyin detained by police after alternative school closure

25 Sep 2014 9 comments

‘What do monks need money for?’ Officials refuse to hand over revenue from Shaolin temple

25 Sep 2014 4 comments



China approves Apple’s iPhone 6 for sale


Apple’s iPhone 6 can now be sold in China, after the firm received a licence for the device to be used on the country’s wireless networks.

30 Sep 2014 - 11:43am 1 comment

China’s factory sector shows signs of steadying


China’s vast factory sector showed signs of steadying in September as export orders climbed, a private survey showed on Tuesday, easing fears of a hard landing but pointing to a still-sluggish economy facing considerable risks.

30 Sep 2014 - 12:28pm

Epic film about Xiao Hong tested both the director and leading lady

Laughter fills the air when Hong Kong cinema doyen Ann Hui On-wah talks about her latest film, The Golden Era.

29 Sep 2014 - 5:28pm

Mamma Mia!

29 Sep 2014


29 Sep 2014

Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

Consultant chef Rowley Leigh, who is working with Swire Group to set up new restaurant The Continental in Pacific Place, might have been a novelist if he had worked harder at it. Becoming an acclaimed chef almost seems like an afterthought.

26 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

Top French sommelier says keep wine and food pairings simple

26 Sep 2014

Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

23 Sep 2014

Short Science, September 28, 2014

Back in the early 1990s, something like 10 million people played a video game called Doom, in which a nameless hero fought his way through a Martian-type landscape, killing demons from hell.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:21am

Are smartphones a blessing or a curse? Scientific jury's still out

28 Sep 2014

Shaw Prize astronomers listen in on the symphony of stars

28 Sep 2014




6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay


Have you read our story on the Royal Castles Stay? http://bit.ly/1quDTAi

Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 


22 Sep 2014 - 9:11pm

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