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Shanxi Party chief to be sidelined as anti-graft campaign sweeps province

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The party boss of Shanxi province will be sidelined and replaced by his Jilin counterpart, making him the most senior leader to be tangled in a wide-ranging anti-graft campaign in the resource-rich province.

Sunday, 31 August, 2014, 3:33am 3 comments

Indian PM arrives in Japan seeking strategic deals to counter China's power

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday for a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter an increasingly assertive China.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:52pm 1 comment

Trapped Filipino peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels after tense stand-off

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UN peacekeepers from the Philippines clashed with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, activists and officials said, as the international organisation risked being sucked further into the conflict.

31 Aug 2014 - 3:12am

EU debates more sanctions as Russia 'flattens' Ukrainian town

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European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine as the EU’s outgoing commission chief warned that the crisis could reach the “point of no return”.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:56pm

Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

President Xi Jinping has called for the country's military to make technical and strategic "innovations" and to narrow the gap with other powers as new trends in warfare emerge.

31 Aug 2014 - 3:54am 2 comments More on Xi Jinping

African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug may be effective even after severe symptoms are present.

31 Aug 2014 - 3:26am 2 comments

Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

Myanmar’s first international beauty queen has absconded with her US$100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers said.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:35pm

Japanese wrestler-politician ready to rumble in North Korea - but will Kim Jong-un attend?

Flamboyant Japanese wrestler-turned-politician Kanji “Antonio” Inoki kicked off his brand of sports diplomacy in North Korea on Saturday ahead of an unusual two-day event featuring martial artists from around the world.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:37pm More on North Korea

Macau casino workers plan industrial action to push for higher pay

Macau casino croupiers began an unprecedented campaign of industrial action for better working conditions - the first such move in the former Portuguese enclave's history.

31 Aug 2014 - 3:02am 1 comment More on Macau

Politburo approves pay cuts for bosses at state-owned enterprises

Top executives at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will have their salaries cut and perks reduced, the central government announced yesterday.

30 Aug 2014 - 4:45am 5 comments

Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

Taiwan plans to spend NT$74.8 billion (HK$19.4 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against Beijing, a lawmaker and media said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014 - 7:17pm 3 comments

Former Yunnan party chief, Shanxi pair, latest to be probed for graft

30 Aug 2014 - 6:28am

After twin disasters, Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in revamp

30 Aug 2014 - 4:46pm 2 comments

Xi’s corruption probe keeps body in charge of personnel appointments busy

30 Aug 2014 - 6:30am

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

29 Aug 2014 - 8:23pm

'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

29 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm

Scientists make genetic map of Ebola disease strain raging through Africa

29 Aug 2014 - 9:25pm

Leftist Deng Liqun breaks silence with praise for Xinjiang martyrs

30 Aug 2014 - 3:37am

Shamed actor Ko Chen-tung faces criminal probe when he returns to Taiwan

30 Aug 2014 - 6:26am 19 comments

Hong Kong tourists ‘among 56 injured’ after tour bus flips on mountain highway in Canada

30 Aug 2014 - 3:26am 6 comments

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Defeating deflation in EU and Japan key to global economic outlook

30 Aug 2014 - 6:35am

Town planners must put pedestrians first

30 Aug 2014 - 6:39am 2 comments

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Insight

Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

STEVEN YEO

History and geography, along with growing affluence and geopolitical significance, are combining to make the Asian market one of vast social, economic and political diversity.

30 Aug 2014 - 2:23am

Hong Kong

TERRORISM

Hong Kong 'no longer safe' from threat of global terrorism, expert warns

As Britain raised its terror threat alert to the second-highest level in a five-tier system, an international expert said Hong Kong faced a much greater threat of an attack due to the globalised nature of extremism.

31 Aug 2014 - 3:14am 8 comments

Asia

DIPLOMACY

Indian PM arrives in Japan seeking strategic deals to counter China's power

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday for a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter an increasingly assertive China.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:52pm 1 comment

World

HEALTH

African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug may be effective even after severe symptoms are present.

31 Aug 2014 - 3:26am 2 comments

Business

REGULATION

HKEx seeks views on dual-class share structure reform after Alibaba loss

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is seeking views on whether the city should change the listing rules to introduce the controversial dual-class share structure in a bid to compete with the US after losing the listing of Alibaba to New York and draw technology firms to list here.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:29am 2 comments
EARNINGS

China Construction Bank posts slower 9pc gain in first-half profit

China Construction Bank Corp, the mainland's second-largest lender by assets, raised net profit 9 per cent in the first half, a period marked by decelerating growth in the state banking sector.

30 Aug 2014 - 4:58am 1 comment

Property

INVESTMENT

Shui On Land buys remaining stake in Foshan development project

Shui On Land sold two hotels in Shanghai for 2.69 billion yuan (HK$3.38 billion) to hotel operator and landlord Great Eagle - a company controlled by Lo's brother Lo Ka-shui - to reduce debt as it reported a 24 per cent drop in first-half profit.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:32pm

Action thriller's pumped up in third coming

The muscle factor is even more pumped up as the Expendables franchise expands its roster in third edition, writes Kavita Daswani.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:13pm More on LIFE

First-time director makes a spirited debut with ghost film

30 Aug 2014

Indian film singer Yesudas to perform in Hong Kong

30 Aug 2014

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

Three years ago, on British television's University Challenge, contestants were asked to name a province in China beginning with "Y". They were unable to answer the question.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:49pm

Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

28 Aug 2014

Meat-free in Hong Kong: City's best vegetarian and raw-food restaurants revealed

28 Aug 2014

World Wide Web dream are being lost in a maze of apps

Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web nearly 24 years ago, believes the internet should maximise the sharing, perhaps caring, and certainly egalitarian principles realised by means of his invention.

31 Aug 2014 - 1:22am

Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

31 Aug 2014

Solution to 'sheepdog mystery' found in the use of two basic rules

31 Aug 2014

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Sport

SOCCER

Manchester giants gorge on humble pie as Burnley manage goalless draw and Stoke stun champions

Stoke City condemned defending champions Manchester City to their first defeat of the English Premier League season with a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium yesterday.

31 Aug 2014 - 12:32am

Magazines

The final bow

In the four decades since he left Hong Kong, John Rocha has seen his share of ups and downs. Having announced his retirement from the fashion circuit, the Dublin-based designer is going out on a high note, writes Francesca Fearon.

31 Aug 2014 - 12:25am

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