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  • September 18, 2014
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Actor Jaycee Chan formally arrested on drug charges


Jaycee Chan has been formally arrested on drug charges, nearly a month after he was caught smoking marijuana in Beijing.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 7:03pm

Newborn baby survives Typhoon Kalmaegi after being abandoned next to river


A newborn baby that was abandoned on a filthy Dongguan riverbank managed to survive a night of Typhoon Kalmaegi’s lashing rains and winds, before he was found.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:30pm 1 comment

Beijing forms city's own media watchdog to run after 'immoral' journalists

The Beijing municipal government has set up a committee to crack down on “immoral” media practices after recent graft scandals resulted in the detention of top mainland journalists.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:18am 2 comments

Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck.

17 Sep 2014 - 3:53pm 36 comments More on Focus

Closure of British passport office in Hong Kong 'was a mistake', blast UK lawmakers

British travellers left out of pocket as a result of passport processing delays should be refunded and the agency in charge put back under the control of ministers, a report by British lawmakers has recommended.

17 Sep 2014 - 9:04am 11 comments

Hong Kong tycoon orders fleet of 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for HK$155 million

A flamboyant Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars - a fleet of 30 Phantoms for an "ultra-luxury" resort he is building in Macau.

18 Sep 2014 - 3:35am 3 comments

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

On Friday, Apple will release its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm 13 comments More on Apple

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may visit Beijing, says Chinese envoy

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China’s ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:39pm 4 comments More on North Korea

Chinese police force seeks new recruits with Hollywood-style action posters

A recruitment drive by a police force in China's Sichuan province has attracted much attention online for its action film-style posters. 

17 Sep 2014 - 12:44pm 3 comments

Thai police search for ‘prime suspect’ in murder of British tourists


Thai police on Wednesday identified a man caught on security camera as the “prime suspect” in the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao.

17 Sep 2014 - 3:42pm

Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti denies charges in separatism trial

Uygur academic Ilham Tohti denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial on Wednesday in the far western region of Xinjiang.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:08pm 3 comments

'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

17 Sep 2014 - 3:31pm 12 comments

Floyd Mayweather should fight Manny Pacquiao in Macau, says promoter Bob Arum

17 Sep 2014 - 1:19pm 3 comments

Why Modi’s India is warming to China

17 Sep 2014 - 9:40pm 4 comments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma rejects rumours he’s moving to Hong Kong

17 Sep 2014 - 10:01pm 2 comments

China's outward investment surges as growth pattern shows significant shift

17 Sep 2014 - 1:15pm 1 comment

Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

17 Sep 2014 - 7:14pm

Chinese man who had sex with virgin told to pay 30,000 yuan after lying he was single

17 Sep 2014 - 12:44pm 2 comments

Typhoon Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong gets off lightly

17 Sep 2014 - 8:29am

Will China's 'big tigers' band together to fight Xi's graft probe?

17 Sep 2014 - 5:41pm 4 comments

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China's rail diplomacy has huge potential for the nation and allies

17 Sep 2014 - 8:48am

Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

17 Sep 2014 - 8:53am

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China and the US must lead by example for peace in Asia-Pacific


US National Security Adviser Susan Rice's recent trip to China has raised expectations that when President Barack Obama visits Beijing in November, the current testy relations between the two countries can be improved.

18 Sep 2014 - 12:36am 1 comment


China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working


The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:54am

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Jimmy Lai visits ICAC headquarters 3 weeks after graft-busters raided his home

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying - boss of Next Media, Beijing critic and key donor to the pan-democratic camp - paid a visit to the headquarters of the city's anti-graft agency yesterday and stayed for more than two hours.

18 Sep 2014 - 3:03am 23 comments More on Jimmy Lai



Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

Living on the edge of the North Atlantic, islanders off the west coast of Scotland are used to watching the weather. They're doing so more keenly this week as the world's eyes turn to their country's decision on its future.

18 Sep 2014 - 2:30am



PBOC's 500b yuan injection not enough to speed up growth

A 500 billion yuan (HK$630.7 billion) injection from the People's Bank of China into the country's five biggest banks might not be enough to stave off an economic slowdown in the second half of the year.

18 Sep 2014 - 3:39am

MTR wins contract for Sydney rail link

MTR Corp and its consortium partners have won a A$3.7 billion (HK$26 billion) contract to deliver and operate Sydney's North West Rail Link, Australia's largest public transport project, which is worth A$8.3 billion in total.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:06am More on MTRC



CSI Properties raising funds

CSI Properties, a property investment company, is raising up to HK$442.4 million through placement of new shares to fund its property investment.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:21am

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

16 Sep 2014


15 Sep 2014

Culinary incubators rent out professional kitchens

Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm

Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine is inspired by prog rock

11 Sep 2014

New TV series highlights Asian wines

11 Sep 2014

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

On Friday, Apple will release its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm 13 comments More on Apple

Apple makes it easy to remove U2's free album from iTunes

17 Sep 2014

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

16 Sep 2014 6 comments




Confident Hong Kong aim for win against Afghanistan

Hong Kong hope to draw on a spirited performance against Uzbekistan in their opening game as they continue their soccer campaign in South Korea on Thursday night.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:05pm More on 2014 Asian Games - Incheon



6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay


Have you read our story on the Royal Castles Stay? http://bit.ly/1quDTAi

Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 


12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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