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'We have heard the will of the Scottish people': British PM hails Scotland's 'no' vote

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the question of Scottish independence had been settled “for a generation” after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

Friday, 19 September, 2014, 3:41pm 16 comments

Dongguan, sex capital of China, tightens grip over entertainment industry

Keen to shake off its reputation as China's sex capital, Dongguan has rolled out new measures to tighten regulation of its entertainment industry.

19 Sep 2014 - 10:58am 5 comments

Beijing shops asking 20,000 yuan for iPhone 6 as Apple waits on permit

Apple's iPhone 6 has yet to be approved for sale by  mainland authorities, but vendors in Beijing are already selling what they claim to be genuine models for more than 20,000 yuan (HK$25,200).

19 Sep 2014 - 7:54am 1 comment More on Apple

Alibaba prices IPO shares at US$68 each

Alibaba has priced its shares in its much-anticipated initial public offering at US$68 each, ending months of speculation over how much investors will need to stump up for a slice of the world’s biggest technology IPO.

19 Sep 2014 - 2:47pm More on Alibaba

Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

Jihadists post video of British journalist John Cantlie as Barack Obama hails Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:41pm

Order to 'realign' outspoken liberal magazine will end its independence, says publisher

Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine was ordered by the authorities to switch its organisational affiliation, prompting renewed fears that the publication may be subjected to tightened censorship.

19 Sep 2014 - 12:45pm 1 comment

Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

When former English teacher Jack Ma Yun created online trade platform Alibaba.com in Hangzhou 15 years ago, China laboured under cumbersome corporate rules and buyers and sellers mistrusted each other.

19 Sep 2014 - 8:43am More on Alibaba

What can you do for Hong Kong? Tycoons to sketch future for Xi Jinping

Some of the Hong Kong tycoons meeting President Xi Jinping in Beijing next week have been invited to speak on the city's future amid the brewing storm over electoral reform.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:44am 6 comments More on Occupy Central

Internet tsar sees role for Asean in developing tomorrow's internet standards

China's top internet regulator has called on Asean members to help build a regional information superhighway and help evolve international technical standards for the internet.

19 Sep 2014 - 10:27am

Business beats border dispute as Chinese and Indian leaders go face to face

China and India signed a series of big business deals yesterday as President Xi Jinping wrapped up talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that were overshadowed by a border dispute.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:30am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of long-standing knee injury

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Li Na, the two-time grand slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has announced her retirement.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:03pm

Rafael Hui initially refused offer of chief secretary job, graft trial hears

19 Sep 2014 - 8:00am

'The rents here are terrifying!' Gordon Ramsay feels the heat as Hong Kong restaurant opens

19 Sep 2014 - 2:20am 27 comments

Daughters of activists jailed in China demand action by Obama on Apec trip

19 Sep 2014 - 3:47am 1 comment

US military contractor who passed secrets to Chinese girlfriend jailed for 7 years

19 Sep 2014 - 3:51am 12 comments

Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

19 Sep 2014 - 3:35am 4 comments

Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

19 Sep 2014 - 9:11am

Indonesian Islamists 'exploit political vacuum' ahead of Widodo presidency

19 Sep 2014 - 6:31am

Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

19 Sep 2014 - 7:35am 21 comments

Thai junta leader apologises for his remarks on bikinis that followed brutal backpacker murders

19 Sep 2014 - 3:10am 5 comments

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Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

19 Sep 2014 - 8:47am 1 comment

Shooting of police gun at hospital raises safety concerns

19 Sep 2014 - 8:45am

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Insight

Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

Surya Deva

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:04am 1 comment

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Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

Ray Chan

When former English teacher Jack Ma Yun created online trade platform Alibaba.com in Hangzhou 15 years ago, China laboured under cumbersome corporate rules and buyers and sellers mistrusted each other.

19 Sep 2014 - 8:43am

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Five killed as explosion rips through Xiamen apartment building

Five people were killed and 10 others were badly injured in an explosion at a Xiamen apartment building this morning, suspected to have been caused by a gas leak.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:40pm

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DIPLOMACY

Business beats border dispute as Chinese and Indian leaders go face to face

China and India signed a series of big business deals yesterday as President Xi Jinping wrapped up talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that were overshadowed by a border dispute.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:30am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

Property

IPO FOCUS

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties seen as safe bet in IPO, analysts say

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties is seen as a safe play in a mainland property sector hit by concerns over a slowing economy, analysts say.

19 Sep 2014 - 12:17pm

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

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Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

Call it the law of unintended consequences or the butterfly effect - or perhaps just a delicious irony. Europe's fragile economy has led a number of its culinary talent to seek more attractive rewards on our shores, leading to a proliferation of new restaurants opening in the city.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:32pm

New club celebrates the wider world of whiskies

19 Sep 2014

Gelato champs churn out a taste of the good life

19 Sep 2014

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6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay

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

 

12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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