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Ferguson burns after policeman not charged in unarmed black teen's shooting

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Furious protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, highlighting long-standing racial tensions across America.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014, 3:14am 79 comments

British lawmakers’ trip to China cancelled amid row over Hong Kong protests debate

A group of British parliamentarians have cancelled a planned trip to Shanghai after Chinese embassy officials withheld the travel visa of a Conservative MP who orchestrated a recent debate on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

26 Nov 2014 - 2:48am 47 comments More on Occupy Central

Fake Chinese military officials 'swindle 34 million yuan from construction firms'

Three farmers from Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces, posing as senior military officials, allegedly swindled 34 million yuan from 19 construction companies through a fake “secret military project”.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:17am 4 comments

Smog alert continues for Beijing after brief weekend respite

Smog is expected to again choke Beijing this week after a brief respite brought on by a cold front, the authorities have warned.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:10am 1 comment More on Beijing air pollution

Google sued by Hong Kong-based banker over extreme internet trolling

Google has agreed to a settlement with a Hong Kong-based businessman who sued the search engine firm over defamatory internet posts that were circulated across some 3,600 websites.

26 Nov 2014 - 3:18am

Communist Party watchdog launches China Petroleum corruption check

The Communist Party’s graft watchdog has launched a one-month inspection of the China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group) as a part of the latest round of inspections of state-owned enterprises.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:32pm

Elderly German couple found hacked to death on Tobago beach

Police are investigating the murder of an elderly German couple found hacked to death on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago.

24 Nov 2014 - 9:55pm

First Occupy site cleared as angry Hong Kong protesters stand watch

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Hong Kong bailiffs tasked to enforce a court order against a key protest camp have successfully torn down barricades at an intersection in Mong Kok.

25 Nov 2014 - 6:14pm 93 comments More on Occupy Central

Beijing to step up tax evasion campaign after US multinational firm caught

The mainland's first major case of cross-border tax evasion involving a large US multinational has been revealed by state media, with Xinhua saying Beijing would step up its fight against international tax evasion.

25 Nov 2014 - 8:03am 2 comments

Police fire pepper spray as 80 protesters arrested after Mong Kok clearance

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At least 80 protesters were detained yesterday amid clashes with police during the first round of court-ordered clearance operations in the Mong Kok protest zone.

26 Nov 2014 - 2:04am 158 comments More on Occupy Central

New law may authorise Chinese military to fight terrorists abroad

China was weighing up a proposal to let its troops head overseas on counterterrorism missions, analysts said, citing military officials attending a security forum in Beijing last week.

25 Nov 2014 - 8:56am 9 comments

It's time to chuck Hagel: Obama pressures Pentagon chief into stepping down

25 Nov 2014 - 9:11pm 6 comments

Draft regulation seeks first nationwide ban on smoking at indoor public spaces

25 Nov 2014 - 11:19am 3 comments

Massive Himalayan hydropower dam comes on stream in Tibet

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

Philippines fines Chinese fishermen for poaching rare turtles in disputed waters

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am 1 comment

Hong Kong moves up to No 5 in ranking of best cities for international students

25 Nov 2014 - 9:22am 11 comments

China takes step forward in interest rate reform

25 Nov 2014 - 11:16am

South Korea to cash in as Japan’s US$15 billion casino dream fades

25 Nov 2014 - 9:26am

Putin opens up on his private life and family in an interview

25 Nov 2014 - 9:27am 2 comments

Bank of China predicts rapid increase in issuance of dim sum bonds in Australia next year

25 Nov 2014 - 5:30am

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Leader

Slower economic growth is no reason to panic

26 Nov 2014 - 5:26am

Pharmacists should be allowed to play a bigger role to play in health care

26 Nov 2014 - 5:26am

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Insight

Let Hong Kong think its way out of its governance problems

C.K. Yeung

In democratic governance, a good policy idea is king. A key institution of democracy that supports good government is a thriving network of competing think tanks with a broad spectrum of policy ideas. This is missing in Hong Kong.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:42am 2 comments

Focus

How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

Cliff Buddle

Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:11am 12 comments

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Asia

JAPAN

Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided last week against walloping Japanese with another tax hike, it was cause for worry not celebration among the country's young.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:31am

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

26 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

25 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 2 comments
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

24 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Newlywed found dead in fishpond; Selfie poser stops trains in tracks

20 Nov 2014
Anti-corruption

Communist Party should try imperial China's impeachment system to fight graft, says novelist

19 Nov 2014 2 comments
DRUGS

100,000 users ‘investigated’, 12 tonnes narcotics seized in China's war on drugs

19 Nov 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

Egg-size kidney stones; 'Miracle' baby born; Panda recovering after attack in reserve

19 Nov 2014

Business

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

China 4G services expansion intensifies Xiaomi-Lenovo rivalry

Xiaomi could see Lenovo Group chip away at its strong lead on the mainland from next year as the computer giant drives 4G handset sales with its recently acquired Motorola brand.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:39am More on Lenovo
REGULATION

China approves second batch of local asset management companies

The mainland banking regulator has approved a second batch of asset management companies tasked with cleaning up debt at the city and provincial level, bringing the number of formally approved "bad banks" to 10.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:57am

Property

SALES

Beijing's interest rate cut spurs rush on new housing projects

First-time homebuyers and upgraders on the mainland are taking advantage of lower borrowing costs during the market downturn, with flats sold out on the first day of launch at a new project in Shenzhen.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am

Chinese investors keen on London commercial real estate

Strong demand for commercial real estate in London is expected to bring total transactions to £20 billion this year and Asian and Chinese investors will continue to be active in chasing quality assets, according to property consultant Savills.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am
SALES

Small Hong Kong developers lure buyers with special home designs

26 Nov 2014

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Chow Hin-yeung's new take on folk hero Wong Fei-hung has the makings of a hit movie

Writer-director Chow Hin-yeung's third feature, Rise of the Legend, is a triumphant story of survival against the odds, both on and off the screen.

25 Nov 2014 - 10:27am

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2014 has something for everyone

25 Nov 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

25 Nov 2014

English wines' time to shine

Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle portrayed an Australian wine expert.

21 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Spirits more prominent at trade fair

21 Nov 2014

Top of the pots: where to get your fill of Hong Kong's best claypot rice

21 Nov 2014

Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed - a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am

Experiment finds most people are willing to pay to spare others pain

23 Nov 2014

Dealing with stress in your dad's DNA

23 Nov 2014

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Sport

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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes fights for his life

Australia batsman Phil Hughes had emergency surgery and was in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after he was hit on the head by a bouncer in a domestic first-class cricket match on Tuesday.

25 Nov 2014 - 10:48pm

Magazines

Massif attack

The Gangga, in Sichuan province, is one of the world's final frontiers - an uncharted mountain range. Paul Niel and his team of intrepid adventurers attempt to fill in the blanks.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

For the love of dog

In Vietnam, an estimated five million canines - many of them stolen pets - are slaughtered and served in restaurants each year. Simon Parry meets some of the dealers who profit from the trade and those trying to stop it.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

The keeper of memories

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