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McDonald's issues fresh apology but refuses to answer questions on rotten meat scandal

McDonald's issued another apology for its part in the rotten meat scandal, saying a "lack of clarity" had confused people. But it did not answer when asked if there had been a cover-up.

Monday, 28 July, 2014, 11:16am 19 comments

McDonald's food supplier OSI recalls all products from Shanghai plant

OSI Group, a meat supplier to McDonald’s, said it would recall all products made by its Shanghai plant.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:17am

Ban party cadres from using iPhones, entrepreneur says in light of security risk


Government employees should be banned from using iPhones, a web entrepreneur has suggested in a Global Times commentary.

28 Jul 2014 - 1:16pm

Student survivors testify in South Korea ferry disaster homicide trial

Teenaged student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security on Monday in the murder trial of the vessel’s captain and crew.

28 Jul 2014 - 1:19pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

World experts have urged the Chinese government to step up protection against viral hepatitis, described by the WHO as a largely neglected silent killer that claims 1.4 million lives across the world every year.

28 Jul 2014 - 8:23am 1 comment

‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril


The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.

28 Jul 2014 - 1:48pm

'I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK': passengers on planes that turned back before Penghu crash relive terror

Passengers on flights that abandoned landing at Taiwan's Magong Airport around the time TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crashed say they had never encountered such bad weather while flying.

28 Jul 2014 - 10:12am

Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

Reaching consensus on how to nominate candidates for the chief executive election in 2017 looks difficult even if public nomination is set aside. That's the picture that has emerged from the latest SCMP debate.

28 Jul 2014 - 10:59am 3 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Major flight delays expected in Shanghai due to bad weather


Shanghai’s two airports are expecting large-scale delays with a 36 per cent fall in air traffic capacity this afternoon, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority has warned.

28 Jul 2014 - 1:55pm

Visa glitch leaves US family stuck in Guangzhou with adopted babies

After a long, bureaucratic 18 months, Mike Norton had little reason to doubt that by this weekend he would finally welcome Joseph and Marianna, his new Chinese son and daughter, to their home the US.

28 Jul 2014 - 8:36am 1 comment

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

28 Jul 2014 - 1:10pm

Genetically modified rice found for sale in Wuhan supermarket

28 Jul 2014 - 8:31am 1 comment

Chinese investment in US falls, but big deals in the pipeline

28 Jul 2014 - 8:39am

Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

28 Jul 2014 - 7:36am 10 comments

Athlete jumps at the chance to set new skipping record

28 Jul 2014 - 8:38am 1 comment

Defence Ministry says bad weather behind flight disruptions

28 Jul 2014 - 8:44am 1 comment

Liaoning businessman probed for alleged ties to ex-PLA chief: report

28 Jul 2014 - 4:48am

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Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

28 Jul 2014 - 8:58am

Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

28 Jul 2014 - 9:14am 1 comment

Today's Poll

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Bridging the clean air gap

Cathy Holcombe

In less than two years, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau superbridge should open, and we will find out whether the “build it and they will come” model works or a white elephant walks.

One simple way to think about the bridge is that it’s better than welfare.

28 Jul 2014 - 10:09am



Gaza siege shaping up as deadliest Israeli conflict in a decade

Palestinian and Israeli casualties are mounting at a pace that could surpass any other Israeli conflict in nearly a decade, amid signs of a deepening military and political stalemate driven by diplomatic gridlock.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:30am

China Insider


Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

24 Jul 2014

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment

Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

18 Jul 2014 16 comments

No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014

Chinese soccer fans - mostly young and female - posted 2 billion World Cup messages on Weibo

16 Jul 2014



Hong Kong doesn’t need sequels to the GEM flop

A top government think tank has suggested that Hong Kong’s stock exchange follow London’s in introducing new boards for companies with different shareholding structures.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:20am More on HKEx

China has yet to walk the talk on economic reform

China’s economic statistics provoke a lot of debate. This is a bit odd, since Premier Li Keqiang seems to have previously settled the matter.

Not only did Li famously dismiss Chinese national income accounting as “man-made”, he demanded reform like “cutting a wrist”.

28 Jul 2014 - 12:15pm 1 comment More on Chinese Economy

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

From old old cinema seats to period clocks and well-thumbed maps, local collectors are turning their passion for vintage goods and curios into thriving businesses.

28 Jul 2014 - 1:10pm More on LIFE

Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

27 Jul 2014

London celebrates century of Chinese cinema

27 Jul 2014

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 15 comments

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

For the danger they posed, the lapses were appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease-control laboratories, which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world, cannot afford to screw up.

27 Jul 2014 - 3:47am

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014

Death is mercifully quick when a rocket hits an airliner mid-flight

27 Jul 2014 2 comments



China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour de France.

Ji was a visible member of the peloton over the last three weeks, relishing his role as the “breakaway killer” for his Giant-Shimano team.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:12am


In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 4 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 5 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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