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LIVE: Nathan Road open after police clear Occupy barricades; Joshua Wong hauled away by police

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Hundreds of police officers this morning demolished barricades that have kept Nathan Road closed to traffic for weeks, in an operation saw several protesters, including prominent student activists Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, detained by police.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014, 1:56pm 52 comments

Google sued by Hong Kong-based banker over extreme internet trolling

Google has agreed to a settlement with a Hong Kong-based businessman who sued the search engine firm over defamatory internet posts that were circulated across some 3,600 websites.

26 Nov 2014 - 3:18am

‘My conscience is clean’: Ferguson policeman who shot unarmed teen says he'd do it again

The white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson said on Tuesday he has a “clean conscience” and would do the same thing again.

26 Nov 2014 - 12:05pm 8 comments

Fake Chinese military officials 'swindle 34 million yuan from construction firms'

Three farmers from Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces, posing as senior military officials, allegedly swindled 34 million yuan from 19 construction companies through a fake “secret military project”.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:17am 6 comments

Singapore bans 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc amid outcry over abusive techniques

Singapore banned US-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after more than 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimising “sexual assault and predation”.

26 Nov 2014 - 1:56pm

Chinese health experts optimistic over anti-smoking law

Public health experts are optimistic that the mainland's draft tobacco-control regulation has a good chance of curbing smoking if properly implemented.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:18am

Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior Chinese climate negotiator says

Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said, reaffirming its position before a UN climate conference next month.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am 1 comment

Ilham Tohti's seven students almost certain to receive jail terms, rights lawyer says

Seven minority students stood trial on separatism charges yesterday for working on a website run by their prominent Uygur teacher in Urumqi in Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:22am

Proposal for circuit courts 'a step forward for greater judicial independence' in China

Legal experts say new circuit courts in China and other new courts that cross administrative lines will promote judicial independence and reduce interference by local party officials.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

China coal mine fire kills 24, injures 52

A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:44am 1 comment

Migrants face 3,000 yuan fine if they fail to comply with strict Guangzhou residency rules

Migrants who fail to comply with Guangzhou city’s strict new residency regulations will face a fine of up to 3,000 yuan (about HK$3,790).

The regulation targets migrant workers, university students, soldiers and their families.

26 Nov 2014 - 2:01pm

Chinese domestic violence law to offer victims easier access to restraining orders

26 Nov 2014 - 11:20am

Chinese ships back on patrol in waters disputed with Japan

26 Nov 2014 - 7:21am 4 comments

PLA allows civilian firms to supply kit

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Build hostels for young people to live in while they save for costly housing deposits: think tank

26 Nov 2014 - 1:33pm 16 comments

Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

26 Nov 2014 - 4:31am 5 comments

Vietnam puts naval power on show in first-ever Philippines port call

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

Indian premier Narendra Modi's estranged wife demands recognition

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am 1 comment

Barack Obama admits there is 'more work to do' on race relations in US

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am 3 comments

Insiders say Chuck Hagel was shown the door by a micromanaging Obama

26 Nov 2014 - 4:56am

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Leader

Slower economic growth no reason to panic

26 Nov 2014 - 10:40am 1 comment

Give pharmacists bigger role in health care

26 Nov 2014 - 10:40am 1 comment

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Insight

Cities must adapt to climate change, or risk disaster

CIARA SHANNON

With a rise in natural disasters such as super storms, storm surges, landslides and floods, we are regularly reminded of the need to make our cities safer and stronger. Typhoon Haiyan last year killed more than 6,000 people and thousands more still live in temporary shelters.

26 Nov 2014 - 12:52pm

Focus

How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

Cliff Buddle

Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:11am 12 comments

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Hong Kong

LIVE: Nathan Road open after police clear Occupy barricades; Joshua Wong hauled away by police

Developing

Hundreds of police officers this morning demolished barricades that have kept Nathan Road closed to traffic for weeks, in an operation saw several protesters, including prominent student activists Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, detained by police.

26 Nov 2014 - 1:56pm 52 comments

China

A No Chinese sign on garment store in Beijing raises eyebrows

A No Chinese sign outside a garment store in Beijing’s embassy district has raised eyebrows on the mainland’s social networks.

26 Nov 2014 - 1:59pm

Asia

SINGAPORE

Singapore bans 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc amid outcry over abusive techniques

Singapore banned US-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after more than 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimising “sexual assault and predation”.

26 Nov 2014 - 1:56pm

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CHINA DIGEST

Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

26 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

25 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 3 comments
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

24 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Newlywed found dead in fishpond; Selfie poser stops trains in tracks

20 Nov 2014
Anti-corruption

Communist Party should try imperial China's impeachment system to fight graft, says novelist

19 Nov 2014 2 comments
DRUGS

100,000 users ‘investigated’, 12 tonnes narcotics seized in China's war on drugs

19 Nov 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

Egg-size kidney stones; 'Miracle' baby born; Panda recovering after attack in reserve

19 Nov 2014

Business

CHINA

China’s consumer sentiment shows tentative improvement

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Mainland consumer confidence in business remained sluggish, although sentiment on jobs and housing improved slightly this month.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:59am
CHINA

Swift says 15 countries now using yuan to settle over 10pc of trades with China, Hong Kong

New

Fifteen more countries are now using the Chinese yuan to settle over 10 per cent of their trades and investments deals with China and Hong Kong, bolstering the view that the renminbi is becoming more popular in the international community and is firmly on a path to globalisation, according to the

26 Nov 2014 - 11:11am

Property

SALES

Beijing's interest rate cut spurs rush on new housing projects

First-time homebuyers and upgraders on the mainland are taking advantage of lower borrowing costs during the market downturn, with flats sold out on the first day of launch at a new project in Shenzhen.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:51am

Chinese investors keen on London commercial real estate

Strong demand for commercial real estate in London is expected to bring total transactions to £20 billion this year and Asian and Chinese investors will continue to be active in chasing quality assets, according to property consultant Savills.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am
SALES

Small Hong Kong developers lure buyers with special home designs

26 Nov 2014

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Chow Hin-yeung's new take on folk hero Wong Fei-hung has the makings of a hit movie

Writer-director Chow Hin-yeung's third feature, Rise of the Legend, is a triumphant story of survival against the odds, both on and off the screen.

25 Nov 2014 - 10:27am

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2014 has something for everyone

25 Nov 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

25 Nov 2014

English wines' time to shine

Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle portrayed an Australian wine expert.

21 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Spirits more prominent at trade fair

21 Nov 2014

Top of the pots: where to get your fill of Hong Kong's best claypot rice

21 Nov 2014

Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed - a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am

Experiment finds most people are willing to pay to spare others pain

23 Nov 2014

Dealing with stress in your dad's DNA

23 Nov 2014

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Sport

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester City hail Sergio Aguero as hat-trick secures European lifeline

Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City’s “special player” after the Argentine’s hat-trick earned a rousing 3-2 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.

26 Nov 2014 - 9:36am More on Uefa Champions League 2014/15

Magazines

Massif attack

The Gangga, in Sichuan province, is one of the world's final frontiers - an uncharted mountain range. Paul Niel and his team of intrepid adventurers attempt to fill in the blanks.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

For the love of dog

In Vietnam, an estimated five million canines - many of them stolen pets - are slaughtered and served in restaurants each year. Simon Parry meets some of the dealers who profit from the trade and those trying to stop it.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

The keeper of memories

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