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Obama’s assertion Japan mutual defence pact covers Diaoyus angers Beijing


US President Barack Obama has angered Beijing by saying the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan, would be covered by the US-Japan security treaty. He is the first US president to spell this out.

Wednesday, 23 April, 2014, 11:40pm 10 comments More on Diaoyu Islands

China’s military vulnerability revealed in search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on.

23 Apr 2014 - 12:29pm 3 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

China’s former leader Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance in Shanghai


China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:23pm More on Jiang Zemin

‘I am extremely sorry’: Justin Bieber apologises after visit to Japan’s Yasakuni war shrine


Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber said sorry and insisted he loved Japan and China after he stepped into a bitter fight over history by visiting a controversial war shrine in Japan. when he posted on Instagram two pictures of himself visiting Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:57pm 19 comments

Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street


A dispute between mainland Chinese tourists and locals over a toddler urinating in a Hong Kong street has once more become a flash point in already tense cross-border relations.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:34am 51 comments More on Anti-mainland sentiments

Senior banking regulator who helped restructure China's trust sector dies


A mainland banking regulatory official who led the opening and restructuring of the country’s trust sector died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, mainland media reported.

23 Apr 2014 - 7:03pm 1 comment

Hong Kong, Philippines resolve bus hostage crisis as families accept payout


More than three years of strained ties over the 2010 Manila bus hostage crisis ended yesterday, as the Philippines expressed its "most sorrowful regret and profound sympathy" over the tragedy which claimed the lives of eight Hong Kong people.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:32pm 24 comments

Possible debris from MH370 washes up on Australian shore


Authorities are investigating whether “unidentified material” washed up on the southwest coast of Australia has any link to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2014 - 6:51pm 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Tony Abbott remembered as right-wing activist during time as Rhodes scholar at Oxford

1 Sep 2013 - 5:08am

Risk of ‘city-killing’ asteroid striking Earth higher than thought, experts warn

23 Apr 2014 - 1:40pm 4 comments

Obama touches down in Japan for first leg of tension-filled Asian tour

23 Apr 2014 - 7:20pm 5 comments

China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

23 Apr 2014 - 11:41am 1 comment

Beijing backs code to prevent conflict at sea along with US and Japan

23 Apr 2014 - 9:09am 4 comments

Armed pirates kidnap three on Singapore tanker off Malaysia

23 Apr 2014 - 10:57am 1 comment

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Editor's Pick


Twin air and sea disasters in Asia demand honest inquiries

23 Apr 2014 - 10:58am 3 comments

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Hong Kong educators must focus on teaching critical thinking skills

Alan Wong

The chief executive's policy address has made education a key area in Hong Kong and has proposed giving students a lot more financial support. But will it really solve the long-discussed educational problem in the city?

23 Apr 2014 - 7:06pm 2 comments


China Insider


Invaded by the PLA: New strategy game offers an alternate reality history of Hong Kong

22 Apr 2014 1 comment

Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street

23 Apr 2014 51 comments

Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

22 Apr 2014

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry

22 Apr 2014 26 comments

India mulls cancelling delegation to China over Arunachal Pradesh dispute

21 Apr 2014

Chengguan officials seriously injured after assault by large crowd

20 Apr 2014 1 comment

64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

17 Apr 2014 6 comments

Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

17 Apr 2014
Hu Yaobang

Online censorship rolled back on 25th anniversary of death of reformist leader

16 Apr 2014 3 comments

Photos of ‘official’ involved in parking dispute go viral on Chinese social media

16 Apr 2014 3 comments

Suicide, drinking top causes of 'unnatural deaths' among Chinese officials, says report

11 Apr 2014 1 comment

Husband of iPhone electrocution victim searches for answers ten months later

11 Apr 2014 3 comments

Air China faces heat for allegedly sneaking Red Cross official past closed boarding gate

11 Apr 2014 2 comments

Tesla is no 'Apple of the car industry', say Chinese state-owned carmakers

9 Apr 2014 4 comments



Beijing names outsider Fu Yuning chairman of China Resources after sacking of Song Lin

Fu Yuning, a 15-year veteran of state-owned ports-to-financial services conglomerate China Merchants Group, has been appointed chairman of China Resources Holdings (CRH), five days after former head Song Lin was put under a corruption probe.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:37pm More on China Resources (Holdings)

WH Group massively cuts back Hong Kong listing

WH Group, the world's largest pork processor formerly known as Shuanghui International, has been forced to substantially cut down its proposed initial public offering and consequently delayed its pricing given tough market conditions, people familiar with the deal said.

23 Apr 2014 - 7:07pm



Langham Hospitality to spend US$1.5b on hotel buying spree

Langham Hospitality Group will earmark US$1.5 billion to acquire 10 hotels, largely in the United States and Europe, where asset prices remain attractive, as part of its expansion drive to build up a portfolio of 500 hotels in 10 years.

23 Apr 2014 - 6:27am

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

18 Apr 2014

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Fighting jet lag? Smartphone app takes mathematical approach to getting you back on your feet

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a free iPhone app that offers users lighting schedules that they say are mathematically proven to adjust you to new time zones as quickly as possible.

21 Apr 2014 - 7:03pm More on LIFE

Warning: Heartbleed bug is back and it's in reverse

21 Apr 2014 1 comment

Happy birthday Game Boy: Nintendo's trailblazing console turns 25

21 Apr 2014 1 comment


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Humbled David Moyes takes his sacking on the chin

David Moyes spoke out yesterday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:02pm

Ian Poulter ready to make assault on Volvo China Open

Ian Poulter joked about being "confused and in a strange place" - and he wasn't referring to sprawling Shenzhen.

The Englishman is renowned for marketing his brand and rarely misses an opportunity to come to China - obviously with some strings attached including a six-figure cheque.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:51pm

Trainer Richard Gibson keeping Royal Ascot options open

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Package deals: film crew catering, Hong Kong style

As glamorous as the film industry can be, the catering is usually more grease than glitz, writes Andrew Sun.

19 Mar 2014 - 11:19pm

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