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Obama’s assertion Japan mutual defence pact covers Diaoyus angers Beijing

Update

US President Barack Obama has angered Beijing by saying the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan, would be covered by the US-Japan security treaty. He is the first US president to spell this out.

Wednesday, 23 April, 2014, 11:40pm 19 comments More on Diaoyu Islands

Attention turns to Guangzhou anti-graft chief after accused newspaper boss retracts graft confession

Guangzhou's anti-graft watchdog is under pressure to re-investigate a high-profile corruption case involving a former media executive, sources said. Dai Yuqing, the former president of the official Guangzhou Daily, is standing trial accused of taking 2.5 million yuan in bribes over several years.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:50am

Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, a mainland newspaper reported.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:29am

Obama to set aside decades of uneasy ties with Malaysian visit

Barack Obama will this weekend become the first US president in nearly 50 years to visit Malaysia, where he will seek to put decades of uneasy bilateral relations behind him as both nations cast wary eyes on a rising China.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:09pm

‘I am extremely sorry’: Justin Bieber apologises after visit to Japan’s Yasakuni war shrine

Update

Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber said sorry and insisted he loved Japan and China after he stepped into a bitter fight over history by visiting a controversial war shrine in Japan. when he posted on Instagram two pictures of himself visiting Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine.

24 Apr 2014 - 2:42am 22 comments

TV industry battles internet viewing start-up in US Supreme Court

A start-up that threatens to shake up the television industry with mini antennas for internet viewing and recording has been the object of heated debate in the US Supreme Court.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:36pm

Possible debris from MH370 washes up on Australian shore

Authorities are investigating whether “unidentified material” washed up on the southwest coast of Australia has any link to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said on Wednesday.

24 Apr 2014 - 4:19am 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Macau's request for more space inspires similar dreams in Hong Kong

A request by Macau for more space on the neighbouring mainland island of Hengqin has brought a call for Hong Kong to follow suit and seek to expand into Shenzhen or Guangzhou.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:50am More on Macau

Beijing names outsider Fu Yuning chairman of China Resources after sacking of Song Lin

24 Apr 2014 - 1:29am

China planning to open nation's first intellectual property court in Guangdong

24 Apr 2014 - 3:55am

China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

24 Apr 2014 - 3:54am 1 comment

Venetians seek to buy Poveglia, ‘island of madness’ to foil luxury resort plan

23 Apr 2014 - 8:47pm

Palestinian factions Hamas, PLO agree on pact setting up unity government and holding new elections

24 Apr 2014 - 1:26am

Chuck Hagel given a look at Atlas, Darpa’s humanitarian robot

23 Apr 2014 - 8:41pm

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Twin air and sea disasters in Asia demand honest inquiries

23 Apr 2014 - 10:58am 3 comments

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Macau's request for more space inspires similar dreams in Hong Kong

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ARTS

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry

22 Apr 2014 26 comments
DIPLOMACY

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CORRUPTION

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AVIATION

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Business

BUSINESS

Beijing names outsider Fu Yuning chairman of China Resources after sacking of Song Lin

Fu Yuning, a 15-year veteran of state-owned ports-to-financial services conglomerate China Merchants Group, has been appointed chairman of China Resources Holdings (CRH), five days after former head Song Lin was put under a corruption probe.

24 Apr 2014 - 1:29am More on China Resources (Holdings)
INVESTMENT

Qianhai eyes Asean investors to boost trade zone numbers

Qianhai, the new economic zone in Shenzhen that is seeking to turn itself into a mini-Manhattan on the Pearl River Delta by 2020, plans to ask for central government permission to lower entry barriers to attract enterprises from Southeast Asia to invest in the zone.

24 Apr 2014 - 2:27am

Property

HOSPITALITY

Langham Hospitality to spend US$1.5b on hotel buying spree

Langham Hospitality Group will earmark US$1.5 billion to acquire 10 hotels, largely in the United States and Europe, where asset prices remain attractive, as part of its expansion drive to build up a portfolio of 500 hotels in 10 years.

23 Apr 2014 - 6:27am

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

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Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

‘Wonder material’ graphene made in kitchen blender with detergent

Kids, do not try this at home: scientists have found that they can create high-quality sheets of super-strong graphene using a kitchen blender and ordinary dishwasher detergent.

24 Apr 2014 - 4:21am

Fighting jet lag? Smartphone app takes mathematical approach to getting you back on your feet

21 Apr 2014

Warning: Heartbleed bug is back and it's in reverse

21 Apr 2014 1 comment

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    True grit: from Hollywood to the horrors of a Phnom Penh rubbish dump

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    4 Apr 2014

    Jason Wu shows us who's boss of the runway

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    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

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  • Style: March 2014

    7 Mar 2014

    Tech-savvy brands stay one step ahead of the e-tail trend

  • Style: February 2014

    7 Feb 2014

    Couture cakes raise the bar for edible art

  • Good Eating: November 2013

    Winter 2013

    Top chefs taste success

  • Money: November 2013

    11 Nov 2013

    Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

Sport

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Humbled David Moyes takes his sacking on the chin

David Moyes spoke out yesterday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:02pm

Ian Poulter ready to make assault on Volvo China Open

Ian Poulter joked about being "confused and in a strange place" - and he wasn't referring to sprawling Shenzhen.

The Englishman is renowned for marketing his brand and rarely misses an opportunity to come to China - obviously with some strings attached including a six-figure cheque.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:51pm

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