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  • September 16, 2014
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Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Hainan Island with 144km/h gusts as Guangdong braces for impact


Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in Hainan on Tuesday morning and is expected to hit Guangdong province as local governments issued high-level emergency response alerts.

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014, 12:19pm 1 comment

Thai police hunt British man after backpackers murdered with hoe and left naked on beach


Thai police have launched a manhunt for a British tourist after the naked bodies of two backpackers were found on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.

16 Sep 2014 - 12:04pm 7 comments

Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

Four suspected Islamic militants arrested in Indonesia are members of China's ethnic Uygur minority community and were trying to meet Indonesia's most wanted extremist, authorities said.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:45am

Four Chinese suspects charged in Philippines for carrying 460kg of crystal meth


Four Chinese nationals have been charged with possession of drugs worth an estimated HK$1.2 billion in the Philippines, the country's Department of Justice announced on Monday.

16 Sep 2014 - 12:31pm

T8 signal lowered as Typhoon Kalmaegi makes landfall in China; gales to continue


Hong Kong woke this morning to the first T8 signal of the year, which closed schools, halted ferry services and led to cancelled flights.

16 Sep 2014 - 12:29pm

Xi Jinping heads to Sri Lanka seeking to boost trade and maritime ties


President Xi Jinping will on Tuesday begin his first state visit to Sri Lanka, seeking to bolster already strong ties with the island just days after Shinzo Abe launched a rival bid for influence.

16 Sep 2014 - 10:16am More on Xi Jinping

'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

A high-school teacher in Harbin, Heilongjiang province has been suspended after she was recorded yelling at students for failing to buy her presents for Teachers' Day. 

16 Sep 2014 - 9:46am 1 comment

Rubber duck artist Florentijn Hofman's giant rabbit burns to a crisp in Taiwan


A giant rabbit erected by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in Taiwan has been severely burned after an accidental fire on Sunday night. 

15 Sep 2014 - 5:18pm

Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:04am 1 comment

Half of China's millionaires 'plan to leave country within five years'

Around half of China's rich aim to move to another country within the next five years, according to a Barclays Wealth report.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:10am 47 comments

Tougher mainland scrutiny of foreign teachers after child sex scandal fears

Beijing has issued new guidelines calling for stricter scrutiny of foreigners working in the capital – especially teachers from abroad – following child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing last year.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:02am 8 comments

Watch your step! Mobile phone-lane opens in Chongqing for smartphone addicts

15 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm 2 comments

Iran rejects role in coalition against Islamic State

16 Sep 2014 - 9:06am 2 comments

What happens to the queen if Scots vote for independence?

16 Sep 2014 - 2:45am 2 comments

Alibaba eyeing Europe and US for growth after IPO, says Jack Ma

16 Sep 2014 - 9:07am

CNOOC's 'Paracels Islands' rig makes major deepwater gas field discovery

16 Sep 2014 - 4:33am

Maldives supports China's plan for 'maritime Silk Road'

16 Sep 2014 - 7:31am

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

16 Sep 2014 - 9:08am 2 comments

Chinese film director Wang Quanan arrested for soliciting prostitutes

16 Sep 2014 - 4:21am 1 comment

Fiery end for artist's 'giant white rabbit'

16 Sep 2014 - 4:29am

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With electoral reform, baby steps would be better than standstill

16 Sep 2014 - 7:22am 5 comments

'Gutter oil' scandal shows why we must keep track of the food chain

16 Sep 2014 - 7:28am 2 comments

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Camaraderie between Xi and Modi set to translate into better Sino-Indian relations


President Xi Jinping's first trip to India this week has raised great expectations in China and India - Asia's largest and third-largest economies - about a hugely productive visit.

15 Sep 2014 - 11:37pm


Co-founder Simon Xie remains Alibaba's man of mystery


Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the soft-spoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office.

16 Sep 2014 - 3:23am

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Top official Zhang Dejiang says Hong Kong public 'supports' Beijing's 2017 rules


The restrictive rules set down by Beijing for Hong Kong’s next chief executive election have “won support and endorsement among the people of Hong Kong”, China’s top legislator and third-ranking official Zhang Dejiang said on Tuesday morning.

16 Sep 2014 - 12:00pm 3 comments More on Universal Suffrage



Typhoon Kalmaegi prevents morning trading on HK stock exchange

Morning trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange was cancelled on Tuesday as 63 kilometre per hour winds from Typhoon Kalmaegi buffeted the city, delaying flights and forcing commuters to stay at home.

16 Sep 2014 - 10:06am

Calpers to quit hedge funds and put US$4b to work elsewhere

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is pulling out the US$4 billion it has invested in hedge funds as it finds them too costly and complicated.

16 Sep 2014 - 10:43am



Mainland’s unsold housing stock soars 190pc over four years

The mainland’s inventory of unsold housing stock has soared 190 per cent over the past four years, in a further sign that the downturn in the property market is deepening.

16 Sep 2014 - 11:53am

Investors return to the HK property market

Property speculators are back.

The recent sales of new residential projects found as much as 90 per cent of the buyers are investors.

The new projects are the most attractive to investors are small flats in downtown and luxury flats on Kowloon Station.

16 Sep 2014 - 12:18pm

Developer Cifi has no need for rights issue, says chairman Lin Zhong

16 Sep 2014

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Gallery Exit

Until October 11

For an artist as active as Luke Ching Chin-wai, it is almost inconceivable to have gone without a solo exhibition since 2007's "Two in One" at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.

15 Sep 2014 - 5:45pm

Great Clarinet Concertos: Michael Collins Plays Mozart

15 Sep 2014

Internet radio takes off in the city

15 Sep 2014

Culinary incubators rent out professional kitchens

Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm

Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine is inspired by prog rock

11 Sep 2014

New TV series highlights Asian wines

11 Sep 2014

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

Apple may be known for revolutionising the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are unimpressed with the tech giant's foray into their world.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:08am 2 comments More on Apple

Internet radio stations are taking off in Hong Kong

15 Sep 2014

Review of 1961 Yale experiments leads researchers to revise motive for evil

14 Sep 2014 1 comment




'I’m not a child abuser,' says reinstated running back Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated by the NFL team on Monday, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a wooden switch.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:28am 1 comment



6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay


Have you read our story on the Royal Castles Stay? http://bit.ly/1quDTAi

Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 


12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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