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MH370 search 'likely to take years', says US official as Australia prepares to widen search area

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior US defence official told said on Friday, as an underwater search appeared to have failed in finding any trace of the plane’s wreckage.

Friday, 25 April, 2014, 12:27pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Obama reassures Japan over Diaoyu Islands, but warns against provoking China

US President Barack Obama yesterday treaded a diplomatic fine line as he reassured Japan that the US would come to its defence over territorial disputes with China, while also calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to escalate tensions.

25 Apr 2014 - 1:04pm 10 comments More on Diaoyu Islands

Canadian police agree to let Chinese drivers use mainland licences

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Canadian police have agreed to allow Chinese motorists to use their mainland drivers’ licences on roads in British Columbia, ending a row with the province’s government-run auto insurance authority.

25 Apr 2014 - 8:32am 8 comments

Pyongyang ‘seals tunnel ahead of nuclear test’, say South Korean officials

North Korea has apparently sealed the tunnel to its nuclear test site, a significant sign that it may carry out its fourth nuclear test imminently, according to defence officials in Seoul.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:53am More on North Korea nuclear test

The next Canada? Rich mainland Chinese push New Zealand migration to 11-year high

An influx of deep-pocketed mainland Chinese has helped New Zealand reach its highest intake of immigrants in more than 10 years, official data shows. New Zealand's net migration surged to an 11-year high of 31,900 in the year to March, as 98,000 immigrants arrived and 66,100 left the country.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:26am 8 comments

People’s Daily accuses parody Twitter account of ‘theft and forgery’

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Eight months after Chinese authorities declared a crackdown on critical posts on Chinese social media, the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece, has said it is tired of being mocked on Twitter.

25 Apr 2014 - 11:41am

Two more senior China Resources bosses held in wake of Song Lin graft probe

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Two senior executives at companies in the China Resources group were detained immediately after the state-run conglomerate's former chairman, Song Lin, was placed under investigation for corruption, sources familiar with the matter have revealed.

25 Apr 2014 - 8:49am 3 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Indian warship captain refuses Chinese admiral’s request to view command centre

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An unusually bold demand by China’s top navy commander during a multinational naval training drill this week has raised eyebrows in India.

25 Apr 2014 - 2:06pm

Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

25 Apr 2014 - 4:01am 2 comments

Experts warn that the global shipping industry is vulnerable to cyber-attack

24 Apr 2014 - 10:03pm

Russia orders new military exercises as Ukraine forces kill separatists in Slaviansk

25 Apr 2014 - 9:50am 1 comment

Rome braces for double canonisation as hundreds of thousands flock city

25 Apr 2014 - 12:00am

Mayor of Tokyo tries to ease ties in Beijing

25 Apr 2014 - 4:01am 1 comment

Anti-porn watchdog to revoke Sina internet portal's licences over 'erotic' content

25 Apr 2014 - 3:16am 1 comment

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LEADER

China must tackle soil pollution as a priority to safeguard food chain

25 Apr 2014 - 3:58am

Today's Poll

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25 Apr 2014
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Insight

Hong Kong's travelling non-officials are right to speak their mind

Stephen Vines

Readers concerned over foreign intervention in Hong Kong affairs will be shocked to learn that no less a person than Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying spent part of last Tuesday conferring with a US congressional delegation.

25 Apr 2014 - 2:00pm

China

CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION

Xining party chairman Mao faces corruption investigation ‘over mining deals’

The party chief of Xining city in the western province of Qinghai is now under investigation for alleged corruption, in what some sources say could be linked to his past dealings with the mining industry.

25 Apr 2014 - 2:29pm

Asia

Flight MH370

MH370 search 'likely to take years', says US official as Australia prepares to widen search area

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior US defence official told said on Friday, as an underwater search appeared to have failed in finding any trace of the plane’s wreckage.

25 Apr 2014 - 12:27pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

World

MIGRATION

Canadian police agree to let Chinese drivers use mainland licences

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Canadian police have agreed to allow Chinese motorists to use their mainland drivers’ licences on roads in British Columbia, ending a row with the province’s government-run auto insurance authority.

25 Apr 2014 - 8:32am 8 comments

China Insider

MILITARY

Indian warship captain refuses Chinese admiral’s request to view command centre

25 Apr 2014

People’s Daily accuses parody Twitter account of ‘theft and forgery’

25 Apr 2014
MIGRATION

Canadian police agree to let Chinese drivers use mainland licences

25 Apr 2014 8 comments
INTERNET CRACKDOWN

Anti-porn watchdog to revoke Sina internet portal's licences over 'erotic' content

25 Apr 2014 1 comment
APPLE

Apple’s greater China revenues approach a record US$10 billion

24 Apr 2014
SOCIETY

Controversy over urinating toddler threatens to escalate as state media, angry net users weigh in

25 Apr 2014 61 comments
CRIME

Hong Kong man caught with cash taped to his body in US$580,000 Shenzhen smuggling attempt

25 Apr 2014 1 comment
FINANCIAL REGULATION

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

24 Apr 2014 1 comment
GAMING

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

22 Apr 2014 1 comment
TOURISM

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

23 Apr 2014 51 comments
DEFENCE

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

22 Apr 2014
ARTS

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

22 Apr 2014 26 comments
DIPLOMACY

India mulls cancelling delegation to China over Arunachal Pradesh dispute

21 Apr 2014
Chengguan

Chengguan officials seriously injured after assault by large crowd

24 Apr 2014 1 comment

Property

QIANHAI

China Vanke plays catch-up at Qianhai office project

China Vanke will have to speed up construction if it plans to open the first office project in Qianhai on December 7 to mark the second anniversary of President Xi Jinping's visit to the special economic zone in Shenzhen.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:31am

Wine opinion: top vineyards in town to tempt our palates and empty our pockets

As wines from some producing countries are released onto the market, this time of year finds Hong Kong full of winemakers and their representatives eager to press the flesh and drum up business.

25 Apr 2014 - 9:58am More on LIFE

Chef Will Meyrick brings the flavours of Bali to Hong Kong

25 Apr 2014

Local craft brewery trend is booming as chefs look to pair brews with food

25 Apr 2014

Exhibition gives visitors a taste of Hong Kong through dynamic designs

Scenes flash by in seconds: one moment the Star Ferry speeds across a sunlit Victoria Harbour; the next, baristas at a Sheung Wan coffee shop are seen busily making brews, and then images of street vendors flash past.

25 Apr 2014 - 9:51am More on LIFE

Our guide to the best mobile gadgets on the go

25 Apr 2014

Google’s ‘time machine’ maps its way into the past

25 Apr 2014 3 comments

Magazines

  • 48 Hours: April 24

    24 Apr 2014

    Singer-actor Hins Cheung channels his inner madness for his stage role in Equus

  • Post Magazine: April 20

    20 Apr 2014

    The ditching of an airliner in New York in 2009 made world headlines but, the following year, two pilots demonstrated even greater airmanship on approach to Chek Lap Kok

  • 48 Hours: April 17

    17 Apr 2014

    Thriller instinct: Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are a winning combination

  • Post Magazine: April 13

    13 Apr 2014

    Tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

  • 48 Hours: April 10

    10 Apr 2014

    City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

  • Money: April 2014

    7 Apr 2014

    Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

  • Post Magazine: April 6

    6 Apr 2014

    True grit: from Hollywood to the horrors of a Phnom Penh rubbish dump

  • Style: April 2014

    4 Apr 2014

    Jason Wu shows us who's boss of the runway

  • Post Magazine: March 30

    30 Mar 2014

    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

  • Good Eating: March 2014

    Spring 2014

    The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants

  • Style: March 2014

    7 Mar 2014

    Tech-savvy brands stay one step ahead of the e-tail trend

  • Style: February 2014

    7 Feb 2014

    Couture cakes raise the bar for edible art

  • Good Eating: November 2013

    Winter 2013

    Top chefs taste success

  • Money: November 2013

    11 Nov 2013

    Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

Sport

Volvo China Open

Jason Dufner in danger of missing cut at China Open

American Jason Dufner was in danger of missing the cut at the Volvo China Open today as unheralded Frenchman Alexander Levy blew the tournament apart.

25 Apr 2014 - 2:09pm

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FILM

Elijah Wood embraces the dark side

Elijah Wood is slowly dismantling his heroic hobbit image after rekindling a childhood interest in all things macabre.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:36pm

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