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China fines British drug maker GSK US$492 million over bribery scandal

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A Chinese court has fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline US$492 million and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products.

Friday, 19 September, 2014, 6:29pm 2 comments

Disappointed Hong Kong shoppers denied iPhone 6, despite night spent queuing

Angry consumers gathered at the Apple Store in Festival Walk on Friday morning after spending a sleepless night queuing, despite being told they could not buy the new iPhone 6.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:43pm 25 comments

'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

With differing views, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and women voted No to independence in agreement: The overall winner was Scotland.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:36pm More on Focus

'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 - 7:21pm 2 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 - 5:40pm 8 comments

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 - 6:08pm 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

A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

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A city in China’s Hunan province has hired a 21-year-old British woman to work as a traffic warden after she failed to find work as an English teacher.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:11pm 1 comment

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

'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.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:00pm 30 comments

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 - 5:16pm 2 comments More on Xi Jinping

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

19 Sep 2014 - 7:54am 1 comment

Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

19 Sep 2014 - 8:43am

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

19 Sep 2014 - 7:44am 7 comments

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

19 Sep 2014 - 10:27am

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 - 5:14pm 30 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

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Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

19 Sep 2014 - 8:47am 2 comments

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

Focus

'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

ALICE WOODHOUSE

With differing views, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and women voted No to independence in agreement: The overall winner was Scotland.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:36pm

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ANIMAL WELFARE

Two men arrested after video emerges of another dog in washing machine

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Police arrested two men and found a pet poodle safe in a Mong Kok apartment yesterday after being tipped off about an online video which showed the dog being put into a washing machine.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:25pm

China

PHARMACEUTICALS

China fines British drug maker GSK US$492 million over bribery scandal

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A Chinese court has fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline US$492 million and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products.

19 Sep 2014 - 6:29pm 2 comments

Asia

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 - 5:16pm 2 comments More on Xi Jinping

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ROAD SAFETY

A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

19 Sep 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

18 Sep 2014
Anti-corruption

Ex-Guangzhou vice mayor paid mistress HK$17 million in ‘break-up fees’

19 Sep 2014
NARCOTICS

Hunan police seize 90kg of heroin 'smuggled in from Myanmar'

18 Sep 2014
GADGETS

Chinese student attempts to 'rent' out his girlfriend to pay for an iPhone 6

19 Sep 2014 12 comments
BUREAUCRACY

Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

18 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Naked brother-in-law; secrets of news anchor; giant melon: CHINA DIGEST

18 Sep 2014
SEX

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

17 Sep 2014 3 comments
Alibaba

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

17 Sep 2014 3 comments
POLICE

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

17 Sep 2014 5 comments
IMMIGRATION

Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

17 Sep 2014
CRIME

Singer who left six lovers to die by erotic asphyxiation executed in Hunan

17 Sep 2014 4 comments
CELEBRITY

'Chinese celebrities must behave', state media say after director held for sex with prostitute

17 Sep 2014
ANIMAL SMUGGLING

Chinese authorities find almost 100 'man-killer' scorpions in parcels sent from Germany

16 Sep 2014

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

16 Sep 2014

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15 Sep 2014

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

 

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