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Net closes on Ling Jihua, one-time top aide to ex-president Hu Jintao

Graft-busters on the mainland are closing the net around a powerful family headed by Ling Jihua, for long the right-hand man of former president Hu Jintao.

Thursday, 23 October, 2014, 7:25am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Government sources hint at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

The government yesterday increased pressure on Occupy protesters, warning that "hawks" favouring tough action to clear sit-in sites would gain the upper hand if the deadlock between officials and student leaders was not resolved soon.

23 Oct 2014 - 7:30am 16 comments More on Occupy Central

Aquino says Philippines willing to help China seize illicit assets of fugitives

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested cooperation.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

China has biggest share of high-earning expats, HSBC survey reveals

Expatriates in Asia are most likely to earn over a quarter of a million US dollars a year, an HSBC survey said, and even more so if they work in mainland China.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:05am

China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’

China will send a spacecraft close to the moon in the next few days to test technology for use on a more ambitious mission to the earth's nearest neighbour.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:38am

Guangdong gives all-clear 43 people monitored for Ebola

Guangdong has given the all-clear to 43 people under observation for Ebola amid growing efforts by mainland health authorities to prevent an outbreak.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:31am More on Ebola Virus

Japan's deputy PM pushes for meeting between Abe and Xi at Apec summit

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso held an informal meeting with Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli yesterday, telling him the first official meeting between their top leaders should be held next month to mend relations.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:32am 1 comment

Jeffrey Fowle, American freed from detention in North Korea, has joyful family reunion

An American detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to an emotional homecoming amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:02am More on North Korea

Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

The so-called "U visa", which the US federal government grants undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime and who help law enforcement officers try to catch the perpetrators, allows the recipient to live and work in the US for four years.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am

Apec finance ministers to encourage private investment on infrastructure

Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum pledged to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects as part of a plan to offset the economic impact of fragile consumer demand.

23 Oct 2014 - 7:06am 1 comment

Canadian parliament under lockdown after soldier shot in suspected terror attack

Update

Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:43am 5 comments

No new offers on table for talks, and no end in sight to protests

23 Oct 2014 - 4:48am 1 comment

Malaysian minister confident MH370 will be found as second ship joins hunt

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am

Suspects in Thai tourist beach murders retract confessions

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

US marine murder suspect moved to Philippines military headquarters

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am 1 comment

US to funnel travellers from Ebola-hit regions through five designated airports

23 Oct 2014 - 4:28am

Sweden threatens force to bring suspected Russian sub to surface

23 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Judge who sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison a trailblazer herself

23 Oct 2014 - 4:31am

Death of Total oil chief shows high-pressure world of top executives

23 Oct 2014 - 5:12am

Washington Post's legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies

23 Oct 2014 - 4:46am

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Leader

Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

23 Oct 2014 - 5:36am 1 comment

Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

23 Oct 2014 - 5:36am

Today's Poll

  • Less than a week: 13%
  • From a week to a month: 19%
  • Longer than a month: 69%
23 Oct 2014
  • Less than a week
  • From a week to a month
  • Longer than a month
Total number of votes recorded: 16

Insight

Political impasse is putting Hong Kong police under unfair pressure

STEVE VICKERS

Hong Kong is now in its fourth week of intense political and, to a lesser extent, civil disorder. This period is among the most significant in the city's recent history, bearing comparison only with the 2003 protests in terms of its political importance.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:24am 8 comments

Focus

Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 56 comments

Harry's View

Hong Kong

POLITICS

Government sources hint at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

The government yesterday increased pressure on Occupy protesters, warning that "hawks" favouring tough action to clear sit-in sites would gain the upper hand if the deadlock between officials and student leaders was not resolved soon.

23 Oct 2014 - 7:30am 15 comments More on Occupy Central

Asia

DIPLOMACY

Aquino says Philippines willing to help China seize illicit assets of fugitives

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested cooperation.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

World

CANADA

Canadian parliament under lockdown after soldier shot in suspected terror attack

Update

Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:43am 5 comments

Property

TENDER

Shimao-led bid wins tender for hotel site in Tung Chung

A venture led by Shanghai-based Shimao Property Holdings outbid five Hong Kong developers to win the government tender for a hotel site in Tung Chung for HK$1.83 billion, in line with the range of analysts' estimates.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:06am More on Shimao Property Holdings

Where to go for entrecote in Hong Kong

Where to go for authentic French steak frites? Here's our guide.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:24pm

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

20 Oct 2014

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

22 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

20 Oct 2014

Magazines

Sport

Els feeling easy as he soothes aching back

The silky smooth drive from Ernie Els to inaugurate the 2014 Venetian Macau Open flew straight and hard, bringing a smile of relief to the face of the four-time major champion on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 10:11pm More on Venetian Macau Open 2014

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