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'Chinese Islamic State fighter' captured in Iraq, military claims

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Iraq says it has captured an Islamic State militant from China, which would, if proven, make the man the first confirmed Chinese national to be found fighting for the extremist Sunni militant group.

Wednesday, 3 September, 2014, 2:53pm

Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to speak up on Hong Kong, says former governor Chris Patten

Former colonial governor compares system imposed by Beijing to pick the city's chief executive as 'more or less' what happens in Iran, as he urges London to 'speak up'.

3 Sep 2014 - 2:50pm 47 comments More on Universal Suffrage

90 million pill capsules laced with toxic metal are sold in China; 11 arrested

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Chinese police detained 11 people in Zhejiang province in connection with the market release of drug capsules tainted by a poisonous metal.

3 Sep 2014 - 1:28pm

Taiwanese playboy Justin Lee handed 80-year prison term for rape

Taiwan’s High Court sentenced socialite Justin Lee, heir to one of the island’s richest men, to 79 years and seven months in prison for raping and illegally making sex tapes of 20 women.

3 Sep 2014 - 11:59am 13 comments

Hong Kong airlines to allow use of smartphones, tablets during take-off and landing

Passengers travelling with local airlines Cathay Pacific and Dragonair can now look forward to using their smartphones and tablet computers during take-offs and landings.

3 Sep 2014 - 2:38pm 5 comments

Eleven dead, 27 missing in China rainstorms

Eleven people died and 27 others are missing after torrential rains battered southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, causing thousands of houses to collapse, state media said on late Tuesday.

3 Sep 2014 - 10:39am

Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

A county in the restive Xinjiang region has introduced a package of perks and cash rewards to encourage people from ethnic minorities to marry members of the Han majority.

3 Sep 2014 - 9:53am 7 comments

Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties

Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s planned visit to China in November.

3 Sep 2014 - 11:32am 1 comment

Month of commemorations of China's 1945 victory over Japan begins

Top leaders will attend a ceremony in Beijing today to commemorate the 69th anniversary of China's victory in the second Sino-Japanese war, which ended in 1945.

3 Sep 2014 - 12:14pm 9 comments

China warns Britain that ties are at risk if UK parliamentary inquiry continues

The National People's Congress has written to British lawmakers telling them ties between the two nations are at risk unless they stay out of Hong Kong's affairs.

3 Sep 2014 - 11:43am 122 comments More on Universal Suffrage

'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting came out fighting on Wednesday after he shocked many with his pessimistic assessment of the pro-democracy movement in an interview released yesterday.

3 Sep 2014 - 2:51pm 6 comments More on Occupy Central

Chinese airline 'failed to stop smoking on flight'; passengers threaten to sue

3 Sep 2014 - 10:41am 12 comments

Islamic State claims to have beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff

3 Sep 2014 - 1:08pm 5 comments

China deploys new oil rig to drill in East China Sea

3 Sep 2014 - 4:49am

Prison break by trio who killed guard triggers manhunt in Heilongjiang

3 Sep 2014 - 9:08am

AmCham in China echoes EU gripes over opaque laws unfairly applied

3 Sep 2014 - 7:49am 4 comments

Philippines thwarts attack on Chinese embassy, arresting three plotters

3 Sep 2014 - 11:56am

Party chief of scandal-plagued China Red Cross steps down

3 Sep 2014 - 4:49am 1 comment

Meet Zhuang Zhuang: Not your typical immigrant success story

3 Sep 2014 - 8:59am

Campaign against Japan’s left-wing daily an effort to rewrite history

2 Sep 2014 - 10:52pm 5 comments

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Leader

After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

3 Sep 2014 - 8:56am

Good governance key to maintaining democracy in Pakistan

3 Sep 2014 - 9:05am 1 comment

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Insight

Framework for political reform is best we could expect at this point in time

LAWRENCE LAU AYESHA LAU

The National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform completed step two of the five-step process required to amend the method for the selection of Hong Kong's chief executive. It is a significant step forward in the city's democratic development.

3 Sep 2014 - 4:57am

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'Chinese Islamic State fighter' captured in Iraq, military claims

3 Sep 2014
AVIATION

Chinese airline 'failed to stop smoking on flight'; passengers threaten to sue

3 Sep 2014 12 comments
CORRUPTION

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

29 Aug 2014
GUN CONTROL

'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture

29 Aug 2014 36 comments
INTERNET

'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

29 Aug 2014 5 comments
SMARTPHONES

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

28 Aug 2014 2 comments
DEFENCE

US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

28 Aug 2014 47 comments
MARTIAL ARTS

Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

28 Aug 2014
ADVERTISING

An end to men selling sanitary pads? China’s celebrities may soon have to try products they endorse

27 Aug 2014 3 comments
NEW MEDIA

New political news website scolded by party propaganda officials for 'incorrect practices'

26 Aug 2014
SURVEILLANCE

China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

26 Aug 2014

Will the Chinese Communist Party become social media’s ‘most followed’?

26 Aug 2014 2 comments
GAMING

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014
JUSTICE

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

25 Aug 2014 1 comment

Business

SURVEY

China services PMI edges up to 54.4

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Activity in China’s services sector recovered slightly in August, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the sector remains relatively resilient compared to the manufacturing sector.

3 Sep 2014 - 11:24am
EQUITIES

Shipping stocks rise on cabinet guidelines

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Shipping stocks jumped after Beijing issued a new set of guidelines to speed up restructuring of the industry.

The State Council said on Wednesday that there were seven key areas the country’s shipping industry should follow to become a globally competitive player.

3 Sep 2014 - 2:48pm

Cheung Chau stars in documentary festival

For his first film Insects (2013), fledgling director Chui Chi-yin closely examined the lives of bugs on Cheung Chau. "I'm a city boy, so it was interesting observing insects," he says.

2 Sep 2014 - 2:21pm More on LIFE

Review: The Legend of the Condor Heroes

2 Sep 2014

Review: Tong King-sum

2 Sep 2014

More restaurants offer alfresco dining

Alfresco dining is gaining popularity among busy Hongkongers who want to unwind, writes Vicki Williams.

2 Sep 2014 - 10:41pm

Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal treats his cuisine like fashion

2 Sep 2014

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

28 Aug 2014

Weibo: Smartisan hammered, Qihoo hints of shakeup

It's rare that one issue dominates the blogosphere among the many tech executives who like to tweet about their companies on their microblog accounts. But the past week saw one such debate occur around a spat between 2 old friends in the smartphone space.

1 Sep 2014 - 2:44pm

World Wide Web dream are being lost in a maze of apps

31 Aug 2014 1 comment

Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

31 Aug 2014

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Peng Shuai storms into semi-finals of US Open

Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at the age of 12.

3 Sep 2014 - 11:51am

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