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LIVE: National Day flag-raising ceremony over as Joshua Wong leads silent protest

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Good morning and welcome to day four of our live Occupy Central coverage. Overnight the crowds of protesters that have locked down the streets of Hong Kong were battered by heavy rain as the two-day National Day holiday began.

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014, 8:28am More on Occupy Central

iPhone 6 gets green light for mainland sales -- officially

Apple's iPhone 6 and the slightly bigger iPhone 6 Plus have finally received approval to be sold on the mainland and will be available from October 17, the US-based technology giant said yesterday.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:41am 1 comment More on Apple

Communist Party leaders turn out in full force as Xi Jinping urges unity

President Xi Jinping called for solidarity in party ranks yesterday as he delivered a speech at a National Day gathering attended by almost all retired and current leaders.

1 Oct 2014 - 7:54am More on Xi Jinping

Five new cadres assigned to Shanxi, all from outside the province

Five senior officials have been appointed by the central government to fill posts in Shanxi after nearly half the resource-rich province's leadership were detained for alleged corruption.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:12am More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Associates of disgraced PLA general Xu Caihou may have been purged for 'disloyalty'

The fate of two major generals linked to a high-ranking PLA officer under investigation for corruption are in doubt amid a reshuffle of personnel that suggests disloyal officers are being purged, analysts say.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:13am More on Xu Caihou

First national Martyrs' Day remembers those who sacrificed for China

President Xi Jinping and state leaders attended a high-profile ceremony yesterday at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the first Martyrs' Day, in an apparent attempt to promote patriotism.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:42am 3 comments

Xi Jinping has ambition to push through sweeping changes in China

When President Xi Jinping officiates at today's celebration of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic, two other approaching events will no doubt loom in his mind.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:44am More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Fourth party plenum set for October 20-23

The Communist Party yesterday said its fourth plenum will be held from October 20-23 and would focus on improving the administration of law.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:08am

What's afoot with Kim Jong-un? Raft of rumours as he vanishes from view

When North Korea's leader makes no public appearances for three weeks and an official documentary shows him limping and mentions his "discomfort", what follows is a frenzy of media speculation about Kim Jong-un.

1 Oct 2014 - 2:23am 1 comment More on Kim Jong-un

OCCUPY CENTRAL - NIGHT THREE: Full coverage of all the night's events

Live

Good morning and welcome to day four of our live Occupy Central coverage. The crowds of protesters that have locked down the streets of Hong Kong are regrouping after heavy rain battered the city overnight as the two-day National Day holiday began. 

1 Oct 2014 - 8:30am 166 comments More on Occupy Central

'Umbrella revolution' weathers storm, and CY Leung admits protests set to last

Thunder and rain failed to dent pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, as embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying conceded the movement would "last for quite a long while".

1 Oct 2014 - 4:01am 7 comments More on Occupy Central

Barack Obama hails signing of pact to keep US troops in Afghanistan

1 Oct 2014 - 3:58am

China's latest earth observation satellite impressive in photo detail

1 Oct 2014 - 4:07am 2 comments

Obama and Modi hope to turn page in relations when they meet at White House

1 Oct 2014 - 3:07am 1 comment

Shinzo Abe faces questioning by lawmakers on Japan's change to defence policy

1 Oct 2014 - 2:23am

Thailand proposes wristbands and party curfews to keep tourists safe

1 Oct 2014 - 3:57am

Yes, I killed Chinese student, but I can't be held responsible, Canadian tells court

1 Oct 2014 - 2:58am

Poster girls for jihad: young women raised in West joining militants

1 Oct 2014 - 3:19am 2 comments

Half the world's wild animals have been wiped out since 1970

1 Oct 2014 - 3:57am

StealthGenie 'stalker app' maker arrested over its alleged privacy violation

1 Oct 2014 - 3:58am

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Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

1 Oct 2014 - 5:20am 1 comment

China must strike deal with West so criminals have no place to hide

1 Oct 2014 - 8:33am

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Insight

Confrontations will continue unless we work to heal the political wounds

SONNY LO

The arrest of students who stormed Civic Square on Friday and the police's use of tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters near government headquarters in Admiralty on Sunday night brought matters to a head.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

Focus

United they stand: Democracy protests bond Hongkongers from all walks of life

CHRIS LAU

Politicians, democracy advocates, lawmakers, senior citizens and young students – all converged on the harbourfront in Admiralty to defend a site where the city’s political landscape could be reshaped forever.

29 Sep 2014 - 8:44am 2 comments

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LIVE: National Day flag-raising ceremony over as Joshua Wong leads silent protest

Live

Good morning and welcome to day four of our live Occupy Central coverage. Overnight the crowds of protesters that have locked down the streets of Hong Kong were battered by heavy rain as the two-day National Day holiday began.

1 Oct 2014 - 8:28am More on Occupy Central

Asia

NORTH KOREA

What's afoot with Kim Jong-un? Raft of rumours as he vanishes from view

When North Korea's leader makes no public appearances for three weeks and an official documentary shows him limping and mentions his "discomfort", what follows is a frenzy of media speculation about Kim Jong-un.

1 Oct 2014 - 2:23am 1 comment More on Kim Jong-un

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Taxi driver murder suspect found after 16 years on the run; photographic treasures saved

1 Oct 2014
Solidarity

Mixed feelings for Occupy Central among Hong Kong’s recent mainland migrants

30 Sep 2014 9 comments
MEDIA

Media colleagues jump to senior journalist Shen Hao’s defence after televised confession

30 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman turns to bank balance fraud to impress new boyfriend; unfinished government HQ goes under the hammer

29 Sep 2014
DEFENCE

Photos of Chinese navy's new supply ship leaked online

29 Sep 2014
INTERNET

Record censorship of China's social media as references to Hong Kong protests blocked

29 Sep 2014 6 comments

Instagram appears blocked in China as photos of ‘occupied’ Hong Kong circulate

29 Sep 2014 5 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

29 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Mum gives chase to runaway daughter on train; University greets new students with condom gift pack

26 Sep 2014
soft power

Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan's ‘Doraemon’

26 Sep 2014 8 comments
CORRUPTION

Hunan city targets 'hometown clubs' to curb nepotism and favouritism

26 Sep 2014
POLITICS

Fresh university graduate named as Fujian city's new deputy mayor

25 Sep 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

300 yuan first-date steak test; Morgue appeals for help to identify 19 bodies

25 Sep 2014
ENDANGERED SPECIES

Rare snow leopards caught on camera in Tibet reserve for the first time

26 Sep 2014 6 comments

Business

STOCKS

Stocks suffer as street protests persist

Update

Hong Kong's premium to Shanghai stocks was wiped out yesterday as political risk from pro-democracy Occupy Central protests soured sentiment on the city's share market and saw it end September with its weakest performance in 28 months.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:48am 1 comment More on Occupy Central
COURTS

Shanghai Zhenhua sued by UK firm Fluor for £250m

Engineering contractor Fluor has sued Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry over an escalating dispute in a wind farm project in Britain and is demanding £250 million in compensation as the Chinese firm warned it may file a counterclaim over the matter.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:07am

Epic film about Xiao Hong tested both the director and leading lady

Laughter fills the air when Hong Kong cinema doyen Ann Hui On-wah talks about her latest film, The Golden Era.

29 Sep 2014 - 5:28pm

Mamma Mia!

29 Sep 2014

In-between

29 Sep 2014

Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

Consultant chef Rowley Leigh, who is working with Swire Group to set up new restaurant The Continental in Pacific Place, might have been a novelist if he had worked harder at it. Becoming an acclaimed chef almost seems like an afterthought.

26 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

Top French sommelier says keep wine and food pairings simple

26 Sep 2014

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

23 Sep 2014

StealthGenie 'stalker app' maker arrested over its alleged privacy violation

US federal officials have announced the arrest of the maker of a smartphone app marketed as a tool for catching cheating spouses by eavesdropping on their calls and tracking their locations, a system that critics have dubbed "stalker apps".

1 Oct 2014 - 3:58am

What would you do for free Wi-fi? In experiment, some sign away eldest child

1 Oct 2014

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28 Sep 2014 1 comment

Magazines

Sport

SOCCER

AFC Cup dreams are over for Kitchee

Kitchee's march to become the first Hong Kong club to reach an AFC Cup final ended following a 2-1 defeat by Iraqi team Arbil FC in the second leg of their semi-final at Mong Kok Stadium on Tuesday.

1 Oct 2014 - 8:25am More on AFC Cup 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. 

 

22 Sep 2014 - 9:11pm

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