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Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government


Japan's government has requested a record defence budget and is also seeking a big increase in spending on diplomacy to counter the growing influence of China.

Saturday, 30 August, 2014, 4:43am 1 comment

China sure to be high on agenda of Indian leader's talks in Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Japan today for a five-day visit that analysts believe could usher in a new relationship, spurred by the actions of China in recent years.

29 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm 2 comments

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

Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung will face a criminal investigation when he returns to the island, after serving 14 days in detention in Beijing for drug offences, according to Taiwan prosecutors.

30 Aug 2014 - 6:26am 10 comments

Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight


Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights were ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said yesterday.

29 Aug 2014 - 10:44pm

Scientists make genetic map of Ebola disease strain raging through Africa

An international team of scientists has sequenced the RNA of 99 Ebola virus samples collected during the early weeks of the outbreak in Sierra Leone. The feat, described on Thursday in the journal Science, gives researchers a powerful new tool in their effort to contain the deadly virus.

29 Aug 2014 - 9:25pm

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

Hong Kong tourists may be among 56 people who were injured, several critically, when their tour bus hit a road divider and flipped over on a mountain highway in Canada.

30 Aug 2014 - 3:26am 6 comments

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

The busiest Communist Party department during President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign has obviously been its top corruption buster, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

30 Aug 2014 - 6:30am More on Xi Jinping

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

Cadres in Beijing who plan to travel abroad now face harsher restrictions as part of a nation-wide crackdown on corruption.

29 Aug 2014 - 8:23pm

Leftist Deng Liqun breaks silence with praise for Xinjiang martyrs

Veteran leftist Deng Liqun has made a rare return to the limelight by writing a letter to commemorate five Xinjiang martyrs who aided the communists in the region 65 years ago.

30 Aug 2014 - 3:37am

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 2 comments

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


Malaysia Airlines will shed 30 per cent of its staff, cut routes and replace its CEO to stave off bankruptcy after two of its airliners crashed. Stakes may also be sold to outside investors under the plans announced yesterday.

29 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

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

30 Aug 2014 - 6:28am

Apple whets appetite for new product with invites to California launch event

29 Aug 2014 - 11:20pm

Ukrainians like fascists, Putin says amid claims Russian units fighting there

30 Aug 2014 - 1:33am

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

29 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be awarded honorary Oscar

29 Aug 2014 - 9:52pm

Ecuador set to be first country to issue its own digital currency

30 Aug 2014 - 4:27am

Myanmar's May Myat Noe accused of stealing her beauty contest crown

29 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm 2 comments

Take that, Amazon: Google tests drones to deliver goods bought online

29 Aug 2014 - 11:05pm

Martin Amis' Holocaust novel rejected by his European publishers

30 Aug 2014 - 1:07am

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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 1 comment

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


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



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


Malaysia Airlines will shed 30 per cent of its staff, cut routes and replace its CEO to stave off bankruptcy after two of its airliners crashed. Stakes may also be sold to outside investors under the plans announced yesterday.

29 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370



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

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



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

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

Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

It's not easy convincing a parent that playing video games can become a legitimate career. But e-sports, as it is called, is a growing global phenomenon, and a Hong Kong company is grooming local enthusiasts to compete on the world stage.

29 Aug 2014 - 3:01pm

'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

29 Aug 2014 3 comments

Converted Mini the wheel deal for budding DJs

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Nico Rosberg apologises for colliding with teammate Lewis Hamilton

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with teammate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said on Friday.

29 Aug 2014 - 10:45pm

Squash officials refuse to give up on their Olympic dream

Squash hasn't given up hope of being included at the 2020 Olympics with top official Heather Deayton encouraged by IOC president Thomas Bach's moves to add flexibility to the sports programme for the Tokyo Games.

29 Aug 2014 - 10:08pm

Nicol David turns on the style against Joey Chan

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