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Google drops support for Chinese internet security certificates after trust breach

Google has said it will no longer recognise internet security certificates issued by the official China Internet Network Information Centre. Photo: EPA

CNNIC responded to Google's announcement with a defence of its practices, calling the search giant's move ''unacceptable''.

Thursday, 2 April, 2015, 11:59am 3 comments

‘I was framed’: Chinese anti-corruption activist denies soliciting prostitute

‘I was framed’: Chinese anti-corruption activist denies soliciting prostitute

Ou Shaokun says he met the woman earlier in the evening and police burst into his hotel room when they started kissing, according to news website

2 Apr 2015 - 5:13pm 1 comment

Motherland Myanmar: New research suggests Burma was birthplace of early Chinese people

New research suggests early Chinese settlers originated in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters

Some of the earliest modern humans in China may have come from Myanmar by river, according to a new paper published in the latest issue of international journal Scientific Reports.

2 Apr 2015 - 8:01am

Following GitHub attack, Obama declares US cybersecurity a ‘national emergency’

US president Barack Obama said that country increasingly faced 'severe and malicious' cyber attacks from overseas. Photo: Reuters

US president Barack Obama has issued an executive order declaring a national emergency due to the threat posed by cyber attacks.

2 Apr 2015 - 5:12pm

BuzzFeed editor and Brother Orange wrap up chapter one of fairy-tale bromance

BuzzFeed writer Matt Stopera, left, is greeted on arrival at Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport by Li Hongjun (Brother Orange). Photo: SCMP Pictures

It’s a long way from Manhattan to Meizhou in northern Guangdong, but American web editor Matt Stopera and the restaurant owner dubbed “Brother Orange” he got to know through a lost iPhone have wrapped up a two-week visit of a lifetime.

2 Apr 2015 - 5:35pm

French officials deny Germanwings crash video exists; 'no bodies found intact' at crash site

French emergency rescue services work among debris of the Germanwings passenger jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. Police denied that a cellphone video showing the last terrifying moments in the cabin was retrieved at the crash site. Photo: AP Update

A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed has emerged, two European media outlets said yesterday, although French police denied the claims.

2 Apr 2015 - 11:49am 2 comments

Thailand's junta lifts martial law - but replaces it with 'dictator law'

General Prayuth Chan-ocha invoked a controversial security measure in the junta-imposed interim constitution called Article 44. Photo: AP Update

Thailand lifted martial law in most of the nation yesterday, but 10 months after staging a coup, a military junta is still in control, essentially with absolute power.

2 Apr 2015 - 8:38am

US warms to China-led AIIB bank in the face of allies' support

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has expressed Washington's softened stance. Photo: Reuters

Washington appears to have softened its stance towards the new Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, backing down from its earlier resistance and saying it is now ready to welcome the institution.

2 Apr 2015 - 8:30am 9 comments

From stashes of gold to a 'pistol-shaped house': Chinese document details depths of officials' corruption

Former National Energy Administration head Liu Tienan, centre, stands trial in the Langfang Intermediate People's Court last year. Photo: Xinhua Update

Former general Gu Junshan allegedly embezzled more than 20 billion yuan in public money, according to a prosecutor's document containing details of recent corruption cases.

2 Apr 2015 - 1:12pm 3 comments

Hong Kong's ATV denied new free-to-air licence as Exco pulls the plug on ailing broadcaster

There were tears in ATV's newsroom in Tai Po yesterday as long-serving staff received the devastating news. Photo: Nora Tam Update

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his cabinet finally pulled the plug on struggling broadcaster ATV yesterday, deciding not to renew its free-to-air licence which expires in November.

2 Apr 2015 - 3:33pm 21 comments More on Asia Television Limited

Israel, Portugal apply to join China-led development bank

More than 40 countries have signed up to join the institution, which may increase Beijing's regional and global influence

2 Apr 2015 - 11:18am

Chinese mistress accused of massacring ex-lover’s wife and grandson, 4, with garden shears

Update

A spurned Chinese woman sobbed  hysterically in court today after being accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia and his grandmother.

2 Apr 2015 - 2:57pm
Mainland search giant Baidu and closest rival Sohu.com both listed on the Nasdaq stock market in the US, are expected to continue leading sales from domestic search advertising. Photo: Reuters

Online search advertising on mainland China set to hit record high

2 Apr 2015 - 12:23pm
The recipe from medieval Britain.Photo: SCMP Pictures

Scientists stumble upon cure for MRSA infections in 1,000-year-old book of natural remedies

1 Apr 2015 - 10:19pm 2 comments
Armed police guard the formal entrance to Zhongnanhai, the Communist Party's headquarters, in Beijing. The CCDI is sending teams to keep watch on several key party bodies. Photo: Simon Song

On the lookout: China puts elite graft watchers on duty at key Communist Party agencies

2 Apr 2015 - 7:28am
Cynthia Lennon penned a book on her famous ex-husband John Lennon. Photo: AP

John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia, dies of cancer at 75

2 Apr 2015 - 8:48am
Vehicles are among the biggest contributors to air pollution in Tianjin. Photo: Xinhua

China spends ¥400 million to keep tabs on pollution

1 Apr 2015 - 11:35pm
Workers making clothes hangers at a factory in the Guangxi region of southern China. The nation's economy recorded its lowest rate of growth in 24 years in 2014. Photo: Xinhua

China’s manufacturing growth fails to ease fears of economic slowdown

2 Apr 2015 - 3:17am 1 comment
First-tier cities such as Shanghai are likely to benefit more from policy easing. Photo: Reuters

China home prices dip in March despite easing of policies, private surveys show

1 Apr 2015 - 10:29pm
March's drop in gaming revenue was Macau's second worst ever. Photo: AFP

Macau gaming revenue falls for 10th straight month, down 39pc in March

2 Apr 2015 - 7:55am 4 comments
People visit the exhibition "In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew" at National Museum of Singapore. Photo: Xinhua

Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter reveals father suffered from Parkinson’s disease

1 Apr 2015 - 6:25pm 1 comment
The infrastructure bank may well propose a unique management framework. If so, it must explain why its rules are an improvement on current practices. Photo: AP

China-led infrastructure bank must live up to its pledge of 'clean and green' operation

2 Apr 2015 - 7:35am 1 comment

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Leader

China well knows that its development is linked to Asia and beyond. As it grows stronger, it has to shoulder greater global responsibilities. Photo: Xinhua

'One belt, one road' initiative will define China's role as a world leader

2 Apr 2015 - 8:55am 3 comments
Complicated government exemptions made knowing which bags should be charged for and which could be given out for free uncertain, even for some retailers. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong's levy on plastic bags only first step to cleaning up environment

2 Apr 2015 - 8:59am

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Insight

Can diverse Asia truly forge shared values and a common destiny?

Diversity is a striking feature of Asia. The fact that it has proved hard to characterise what Asia and being Asian actually means exemplifies this. Kerry Brown

One issue that the founding father of Singapore, the late Lee Kuan Yew, did put on the international radar in the 1990s was that of Asian values. There was a lively debate between, in particular, he and the last governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, about what precisely these values were.

2 Apr 2015 - 5:14pm

Asia

A meteorologist monitors the path of super typhoon Maysak from Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) headquarters in Quezon City. Photo: Xinhua TYPHOON

Super typhoon loses strength as it barrels towards eastern Philippines

A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has weakened after reaching Philippine waters and is expected to further lose strength as it approaches the country’s northeastern coast, officials said today.

2 Apr 2015 - 5:09pm
Film review: Two Thumbs Up  - goofy Hong Kong comedy

Film review: Two Thumbs Up - goofy Hong Kong comedy

Lau Ho-leung's directorial debut rides on the star power of Francis Ng and Simon Yam.

2 Apr 2015 - 11:08am

Five highlights from Le French May 2015 festival

2 Apr 2015

Mike Tyson in Donnie Yen swanswong; classic Hong Kong films remastered

1 Apr 2015
Le Big Fernand

Newly opened Big Fernand joins crowded burger scene

Joining the list of burger shops that have opened recently is Big Fernand - the French Burger Workshop (tel: 6650 0580) in IFC Mall.

1 Apr 2015 - 5:01pm

Alibi offers sophisticated afternoon tea in Mong Kok

1 Apr 2015

Spring specials at Kaetsu and Tapagria and Hokkaido treats at Youka

1 Apr 2015
Google has said it will no longer recognise internet security certificates issued by the official China Internet Network Information Centre. Photo: EPA

Google drops support for Chinese internet security certificates after trust breach

CNNIC responded to Google's announcement with a defence of its practices, calling the search giant's move ''unacceptable''.

2 Apr 2015 - 11:59am 3 comments

Following GitHub attack, Obama declares US cybersecurity a ‘national emergency’

2 Apr 2015

Tips for Hongkongers on photographing total lunar eclipse this week

1 Apr 2015

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Tennis won back lost ground when No 1 Hong Kong woman Zhang Ling reached the semi-finals at the 2013 Asian Championships in Bangkok to allow the code to gain the required points to become an elite sport. Photo: Dickson Lee TENNIS

Tennis pleads for more time at Hong Kong Sports institute

After seven years in the wilderness, tennis returned on Wednesday to the Hong Kong Sports Institute as a tier A elite sport with annual funding of around HK$5 million guaranteed over the next four years.

1 Apr 2015 - 11:31pm More on Hong Kong Sports Institute

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Midnight cowboys: Haiwan Bar Street in Zhuhai. Photos: Bruce Yan

Zhuhai: fun at breakneck speed

Zhuhai is one of the Pearl River Delta's most under-appreciated destinations. But in fact it is great for a short but action-packed getaway.

1 Apr 2015 - 5:36pm

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