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Leading CCTV broadcaster Rui Chenggang taken from studio and detained in graft probe

A leading anchor with China Central Television was taken away for investigation on Friday, mainland media reported. Rui Chenggang's sudden departure left an empty seat beside his co-host.

Sunday, 13 July, 2014, 9:58am More on CCTV

Taiwan's opposition DPP may put independence stance on hold

Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party may agree to put its pro-independence stance on hold, paving the way for possible talks with Beijing.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:41am

Mistrust between China and US is getting worse, analysts say

China and the United States are finding it harder to accommodate each other, many observers believe, despite both nations putting a positive spin on the outcome of annual high-level talks.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:31am

Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

The latest round of PLA promotions shows President Xi Jinping is moving ahead with overhaul of the army's leadership, analysts say. Xi promoted four lieutenant generals to the rank of general on Friday.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:26am More on Xi Jinping

No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$billions: stock regulators pull plug on social networking firm

Financial regulators in the US suspended trading in a social-networking company with no assets, no revenues and one employee, whose value on the stock market soared to US$6 billion in a matter of weeks.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:47am

Apple rebuts CCTV claim that the iPhone's location data could threaten national security

Apple has rebutted a report by state media which claimed a feature in the iPhone that tracks a user's location could be a national security threat.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:47am 2 comments More on Apple

Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant was an aftershock of the quake that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:38am 1 comment More on Fukushima nuclear disaster

Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

Barack Obama recently singled out Myanmar as a foreign policy victory - a country that had emerged from decades of military rule and turned toward the West, thanks in part to US diplomacy.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:43am More on Focus

US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

The United States wants China and rival countries to voluntarily halt actions aggravating territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:22am 3 comments

Negotiations with Libyan put on CIA torture flight in Hong Kong 'stalled'

Negotiations between the government and victims - including four children - of a secret CIA rendition flight from Chek Lap Kok have come to a standstill, more than two years after lawyers alerted officials to the case.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:54am 1 comment

Hong Kong teenager wins Google Doodle contest with green design

13 Jul 2014 - 8:51am

Hong Kong sees huge increase in illegal betting during World Cup

13 Jul 2014 - 9:59am

Bus carrying Chinese tourists flips in Wyoming national park, injuring 8

13 Jul 2014 - 6:21am 1 comment

Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

13 Jul 2014 - 6:06am 2 comments

Scholars look to reunification with Korean dictionary

13 Jul 2014 - 6:06am

Criminal drones, corporate armies: Think tank looks to security's future

13 Jul 2014 - 7:14am

Germany checking for more CIA moles in its intelligence agency

13 Jul 2014 - 6:32am

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Drone invasion needs regulation

13 Jul 2014 - 6:14am 2 comments

Measles threat to migrant workers

13 Jul 2014 - 3:25am 1 comment

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Drone invasion needs regulation

SCMP Editorial

Drones, for most people, are the unmanned aerial vehicles that the US uses for surveillance and missile attacks in terror-prone parts of the world. But these war-ready machines comprise only a tiny percentage of the market, with most being in the hands of users ranging from amateur photographers to university researchers.

13 Jul 2014 - 6:14am 2 comments

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Asia

North Korea test-fires projectiles in its fifth launch of the year

North Korea launched two projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over ongoing US-South Korean military drills.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:51am

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SECURITY

Criminal drones, corporate armies: Think tank looks to security's future

Large multinational corporations could develop their own highly capable security forces. Criminals and terrorists will have access to increasingly cheap unmanned drones and space satellites. Sophisticated environmental warfare will spread plant and human diseases through insects.

13 Jul 2014 - 7:14am

China Insider

2014 World Cup

These charts show how China's Weibo has gone mad for the World Cup

11 Jul 2014 1 comment
EDUCATION

Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

11 Jul 2014 2 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
HISTORY

First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
CRIME

'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

9 Jul 2014 28 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014 1 comment
CENSORSHIP

Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments
FOREIGN RELATIONS

Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 16 comments
RELIGION

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments
TAIWAN

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014
CENSORSHIP

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014
ENVIRONMENT

Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

2 Jul 2014 5 comments
TAIWAN

Meet 'Square Head Bro', the Taiwanese man with the blockhead hairstyle

4 Jul 2014 1 comment

Business

FINANCE

No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$billions: stock regulators pull plug on social networking firm

Financial regulators in the US suspended trading in a social-networking company with no assets, no revenues and one employee, whose value on the stock market soared to US$6 billion in a matter of weeks.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:47am
BANKING

Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

The Bank of China cash-transfer service at the centre of money laundering allegations could escalate the sabre-rattling between the mainland's liberal-minded bankers and conservative regulators.

12 Jul 2014 - 4:36am 3 comments More on Bank of China

Cop turns exorcist in horror movie

Director Scott Derrickson describes his film, Deliver Us from Evil, as " Serpico meets The Exorcist".

12 Jul 2014 - 8:37pm More on LIFE

Thin line between apes and humans

12 Jul 2014

Artist Wilson Shieh brushes up on political activism

12 Jul 2014

Australian truffles offer off season alternative

Selling Australian-grown Périgord truffles to French chefs may seem a foolhardy, even impossible goal, but that is exactly what The Truffle & Wine Co has successfully done.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

9 Jul 2014

Google founders see a brave new world of data-driven health care

When Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare frank and open chat with the veteran technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, they admitted, among other things, that Google was interested in health care but scared of its intense regulation.

13 Jul 2014 - 3:10am More on Google

Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

13 Jul 2014

Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

13 Jul 2014

Magazines

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Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam

Haunted by their past, veterans of the Vietnam war are returning to former battlefields to make peace with the ghosts of the conflict and help those who are still picking up the pieces, writes Eric San Juan.

12 Jul 2014 - 11:21pm

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