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Singapore teen charged with 'wounding religious feelings' over video attacking Lee Kuan Yew

Still all smiles: the 16-year-old blogger leaves court today, where he faces charges over an expletive-laced video. Photo: AFP New

A Singaporean teen blogger who posted an expletive-laden YouTube video soon after former leader Lee Kuan Yew’s death has been charged in court today with “wounding” religious feelings, harassment and circulating obscene content.

Tuesday, 31 March, 2015, 12:40pm 7 comments More on Lee Kuan Yew

Taiwan in last-minute bid to join AIIB as founding member

The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Taipei. Taiwan's decision on the eve of Tuesday's deadline for submissions. Photo: EPA

Taipei decided on Monday night to make a last-minute formal application on Tuesday to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member.

31 Mar 2015 - 12:58pm 5 comments

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew presses China to open markets in Beijing talks

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (L) shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang before their meeting in Beijing on Monday. Photo: Reuters

United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has pressed China to open its markets further by removing restrictions on technology transfers in talks with Chinese vice-premier Wang Yang.

30 Mar 2015 - 5:28pm

Global tech events expand to China amid fast rise of both local buyers and manufacturers

An attendee tries out a pair of headphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will come to Shanghai for the first time this year. Photo: AFP New

Some of the tech industry's most influential events and forums are coming to the world's largest economy for the first time.

31 Mar 2015 - 8:07am More on The Next Big Thing

Xi Jinping ‘among 31 world leaders’ to have personal details leaked in G20 security breach

G20 leaders and partner groups wave during a group photo at the annual G20 summit in Brisbane last November. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping was among 31 world leaders whose personal information was accidentally leaked ahead of the G20 summit last year by Australian authorities, the Guardian newspaper has revealed.

31 Mar 2015 - 1:21am 2 comments

Lamborghini's 2,000th Huracan goes to Hong Kong buyer, price HK$3.998m

The 2,000th Lamborghini Huracan on display at the new Lamborghini service centre in Kwai Chung before delivery to a Hong Kong customer.

Just a year after Lamborghini unveiled its Huracan supercar at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2,000th model will be delivered this week - to a Hong Kong customer.

31 Mar 2015 - 12:46pm

Why Cantonese keyboard is one of the most popular tools in Apple's Hong Kong app store

Many Hongkongers find it troublesome to type in Cantonese on smartphones. Photo: EPA

For the approximately 60 million Cantonese speakers around the world, typing in their native tongue can be a troublesome process, particularly on mobile devices.

31 Mar 2015 - 11:58am 1 comment More on The Next Big Thing

Solar-powered plane arrives in China ahead of toughest leg in round-the-world flight

Swiss pilots Andre Boschberg (left) and Bertrand Piccard receive a warm welcome in Chongqing. Photo: AP New

A trailblazing solar-powered plane, seeking to complete the world's first round-the-world journey using just the power of the sun, touched down in central China early today.

31 Mar 2015 - 10:54am 1 comment

China's biggest banks learn to cope with sluggish growth

ICBC undershot expectations to notch 5 per cent profit growth for last year after logging a more than 10 per cent gain in 2013. Photo: AFP

Slower economy, slower banks - the concept does not defy logic, even on the mainland. 

31 Mar 2015 - 4:57am

Chinese tycoon denies colluding with disgraced senior spy Ma Jian

An undated photo posted on a microblog on Monday shows Beijing Zenith’s Guo Wengui (left) and Founder Group’s Li You on a private jet. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A tycoon accused of colluding with the country's disgraced deputy spy chief has denied the allegations and vowed to return to China to clear his name.

31 Mar 2015 - 11:28am 3 comments

China eases property curbs as stimulus hopes spark bull run in equities

The People's Bank of China yesterday slashed the down payment needed to buy second homes in the country to 40 per cent after expectations of further stimulus measures had earlier powered mainland stocks to a seven-year peak.

31 Mar 2015 - 7:34am 1 comment

China lobbies US to include yuan in IMF's reserve assets

Premier Li Keqiang urged the US to help make the Chinese currency part of the IMF's reserve assets during talks with visiting US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday.

31 Mar 2015 - 7:44am 2 comments
Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks at the 2015 Boao Forum in Hainan, China. Photo: Xinhua

Bill Gates tells China to learn from Japan's mistakes when it comes to innovation

30 Mar 2015 - 12:31pm 3 comments
A French rescue worker inspects the remains of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash. Photo: Reuters

Germwanwings crash has brought renewed focus on mental health of pilots and difficulties facing airlines

31 Mar 2015 - 4:22am 1 comment
Vladislav Martynov, Chief Executive Officer of Yota Devices. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Russian dual-screen smartphone given by Putin to Xi to go on sale in China

30 Mar 2015 - 7:34pm 1 comment
Airlines introduce tighter security in aftermath of Germanwings crash

Airlines introduce tighter security in aftermath of Germanwings crash

31 Mar 2015 - 3:51am
A Tesla Model S seen next to a charging station in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong

Tesla boss Elon Musk 'misled' by local speculators but won't give up China market

30 Mar 2015 - 5:38pm 2 comments
Joggers run past cherry blossom in Tokyo on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Cherry blossom wars: China growers claim symbol of Japan as their own

30 Mar 2015 - 5:18pm 8 comments
Visitors file past exhibits at the Modern Filial Piety Culture Museum in Guyi, Sichuan province. Photo: AFP

Filial piety museum shows what it takes to be an impossibly good child

30 Mar 2015 - 8:11pm
17-year-old Singapore amateur actor Amos Yee made insensitive comments on Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. Photo: YouTube

Singapore police arrest teenage activist behind anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

30 Mar 2015 - 9:54pm 33 comments
A photo released by the PLA shows a "new" bomber model. It was one of several file pictures released with a statement on an air force drill in the western Pacific. The model was not identified. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese air force conducts first drill in western Pacific

31 Mar 2015 - 8:53am 1 comment
Only golf courses in Hainan are exempt from a 2004 ban to conserve water and land, but three on the island are on the list of 66. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China closes 66 golf courses to save on water and land

31 Mar 2015 - 9:47am 3 comments

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Fugitive Repatriation and Asset Recovery Office of the Central Anti-graft Coordination Group meet to launch Operation Skynet. Photo: SCMP Pictures

It's in the West's interest to cooperate in efforts to send home corrupt Chinese officials

31 Mar 2015 - 12:44am
Nancie Atwell, with former US president Bill Clinton and United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at her award ceremony. Photo: AP

Hong Kong can learn from world's top teacher Nancie Atwell

31 Mar 2015 - 12:44am 1 comment

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Insight

Don't blame visitors for lack of vision in Hong Kong's public transport policy

Tightly packed environments pose a serious health risk. Franklin Koo

I once wrote that Hong Kong must have the ability to identify and solve its practical problems. Since the end of Occupy Central, many now believe the 47 million mainland visitors are to blame for the city's troubles.

30 Mar 2015 - 5:57pm 2 comments

Focus

Germwanwings crash has brought renewed focus on mental health of pilots and difficulties facing airlines

A French rescue worker inspects the remains of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash. Photo: Reuters AGENCIES

Germanwings crash has raised disturbing questions about the difficulties airlines face to monitor the mental health of their employees.

31 Mar 2015 - 4:22am 1 comment

Harry's View

China

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, left, meets Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AFP DIPLOMACY

China suspends bank technology restrictions opposed by US

China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington complained represented unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior US Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday.

31 Mar 2015 - 1:05pm

Asia

Still all smiles: the 16-year-old blogger leaves court today, where he faces charges over an expletive-laced video. Photo: AFP RELIGION

Singapore teen charged with 'wounding religious feelings' over video attacking Lee Kuan Yew

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A Singaporean teen blogger who posted an expletive-laden YouTube video soon after former leader Lee Kuan Yew’s death has been charged in court today with “wounding” religious feelings, harassment and circulating obscene content.

31 Mar 2015 - 12:40pm 7 comments More on Lee Kuan Yew

Business

Vanke sold 1.05 billion square metres of property last year. Photo: Reuters china property

Vanke profits up 4.2pc to 15.75 billion yuan

Profits at the mainland’s largest listed real estate firm, China Vanke, rose 4.2 per cent to 15.75 billion yuan (HK$19.61 billion) last year as the property market continued to slow.

31 Mar 2015 - 10:30am
china property

Kaisa misses earnings report deadline

Kaisa, the troubled Shenzhen-based property firm, said in a regulatory filing that it would miss the deadline to file its 2014 annual results.

It said it would need more time to “ascertain the cash flow position of the company”. Trading of the company’s shares was suspended.

31 Mar 2015 - 10:12am

Property

Vanke sold 1.05 billion square metres of property last year. Photo: Reuters china property

Vanke profits up 4.2pc to 15.75 billion yuan

Profits at the mainland’s largest listed real estate firm, China Vanke, rose 4.2 per cent to 15.75 billion yuan (HK$19.61 billion) last year as the property market continued to slow.

31 Mar 2015 - 10:30am
china property

Kaisa misses earnings report deadline

Kaisa, the troubled Shenzhen-based property firm, said in a regulatory filing that it would miss the deadline to file its 2014 annual results.

It said it would need more time to “ascertain the cash flow position of the company”. Trading of the company’s shares was suspended.

31 Mar 2015 - 10:12am
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How to grow your own herbs in humid Hong Kong

Fresh herbs are essential to a healthy diet, and they're easy to incorporate into most dishes. They can be expensive to buy, however, so why not grow them at home to save money and enjoy fresh produce. Here are our top picks of healthy and delicious spring herbs easily grown indoors.

31 Mar 2015 - 6:01am 1 comment

Six Hong Kong insider's tips for cooks and party hosts

30 Mar 2015 1 comment

Would you pay HK$3,500 for ONE strawberry? In Japan they do

30 Mar 2015 2 comments
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DNA studies shed light on genetic mixing across four continents

The internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:58am

Nitrogen emissions in smog threatens to 'massacre' world's forests: Chinese scientists

29 Mar 2015 3 comments

Destroying the soil is going to be the death of us if we're not careful

29 Mar 2015

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Dongfeng Race Team arrive into Sanya as winners of Leg 3 after 23 days of sailing. Photo: SCMP Pictures SAILING

Stricken Dongfeng Race Team forced to withdraw in fifth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

Joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team, were dramatically forced to quit the fifth leg early on Monday when their mast broke in the Southern Ocean.

30 Mar 2015 - 8:48pm

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Vivienne Tam's tale of two cities: from Hong Kong girl to New York success story

Vivienne Tam's tale of two cities: from Hong Kong girl to New York success story

Hong Kong's most iconic design export, Vivienne Tam tells Jing Zhang about bridging the East-West fashion divide, and why she had to move to New York to make it in her hometown.

28 Mar 2015 - 11:27pm 5 comments

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