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Taiwan actor Kai Ko Chen-tung apologises, swears off marijuana after 14-day detention

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Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung was released in early this morning in Beijing after a 14-day detention over drug offences.

Friday, 29 August, 2014, 3:29pm 2 comments

Hundreds of rescuers hunt for survivors after landslide kills 15 in southwestern China

Rescuers are hunting for survivors after a mountain landslide kills at least 15 in China's Guizhou province

29 Aug 2014 - 10:54am

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs in massive overhaul

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Malaysia Airlines will shed 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

29 Aug 2014 - 5:15pm 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Money safe after truck carrying 1 billion yuan rolls over on northeastern China highway

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A truck carrying 1 billion yuan (HK$1.26 billion) of cash from the central bank rolled over after it blew a tire on a highway in Heilongjiang province yesterday, but no one was hurt and no money lost in the accident.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:00pm

Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

Intensive military cooperation between China and Russia is set to raise the eyebrows of their wary neighbours. One of the developments being closely watched is the negotiations over the sale of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system.

29 Aug 2014 - 11:56am 4 comments

‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

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How the police cracked down on China’s largest independent film festival - and what it could mean for creative industries in Hong Kong. 

29 Aug 2014 - 5:22pm

New week starts a month of expected bad traffic jams in Beijing

Beijing’s traffic authorities have warned that the capital will encounter this year’s worst traffic jams starting next week and running through the month of September

29 Aug 2014 - 2:11pm 2 comments

Hong Kong tourists 'among 56 injured' after tour bus flips on mountain highway in Canada

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Hong Kong tourists are believed to have been among 56 people who were injured, some seriously, when their tour bus crashed and flipped over on a mountain highway in Canada.

29 Aug 2014 - 2:09pm 1 comment

ICAC raids media tycoon Jimmy Lai's home over donations to pan-democrats

Anti-corruption officers swooped on the Kowloon home of media mogul Jimmy Lai early this morning, with the tycoon's lawyer arriving on the doorstep a short time later.

29 Aug 2014 - 7:20am 95 comments More on Jimmy Lai

Chinese ultra-high-speed submarine technology put into perspective

A technology that envelopes an underwater vessel in a large bubble, allowing it to travel at supersonic speeds underwater has attracted tremendous interest around the world - and caused some controversy, too.

29 Aug 2014 - 9:10am 9 comments

Sunnylands II: Xi Jinping and Barack Obama to meet informally after Apec

President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Barack Obama after an Apec summit in China in November. The meeting may be held in an informal setting similar to the talks between the two at Sunnylands in California last year.

29 Aug 2014 - 9:37am 5 comments

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

29 Aug 2014 - 11:36am 26 comments

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

29 Aug 2014 - 4:12pm 3 comments

Commodities trading the latest move by Shanghai to talk up free trade zone

29 Aug 2014 - 11:10am

Japanese lawmaker in effort to 'build peace' with pro-wrestling extravaganza in North Korea

29 Aug 2014 - 12:14pm

Hack attack on JPMorgan Chase, with fingers pointed at Russians

29 Aug 2014 - 2:51pm

China vows to act against intensified US military surveillance

29 Aug 2014 - 11:55am 8 comments

Spy case against senior Taiwanese official won't harm Beijing ties, Ma says

29 Aug 2014 - 5:04am 1 comment

Unofficial Macau referendum won't feature polling stations

29 Aug 2014 - 3:33am 1 comment

Stock exchange aims to ensure Occupy Central will not halt trading

29 Aug 2014 - 9:50am

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Leader

Don't let row between watchdog and bureau obscure facts on cold calling

29 Aug 2014 - 4:54am

Justice must be seen to be done on mainland

29 Aug 2014 - 4:54am

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Insight

Is the golden age over for multinationals in China?

EDWARD TSE PAUL PAN

Multinational corporations are in the spotlight these days. Recently, the Chinese government has accused a number of foreign companies of violating the antitrust law. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Microsoft, and some Japanese car parts companies have been among those charged.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:42am 2 comments

China Insider

GUN CONTROL

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

29 Aug 2014 26 comments
INTERNET

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

29 Aug 2014 3 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 37 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
LABOUR

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014
LEGAL

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

26 Aug 2014
GAMING

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

26 Aug 2014 3 comments

Business

EARNINGS

Citic’s interim core profit flat, supported by earnings from property development

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Citic, China’s largest conglomerate and the Hong Kong-listed flagship of state-owned Citic Group, aims to expand its non-financial business so that it will be of a similar size to its financial operations, after it completed recently the acquisition of 227 billion yuan (HK$285.4 billion) worth of

29 Aug 2014 - 4:46pm More on Citic Pacific
RETAILING

H&M, Zara defend quality control practices after watchdog criticism

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European fashion giants H&M and Zara have defended their quality control measures in the wake of a damning report by China’s inspection and quarantine authorities this week.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:17pm

Property

INVESTMENT

Shui On Land buys remaining stake in Foshan development project

Shui On Land sold two hotels in Shanghai for 2.69 billion yuan (HK$3.38 billion) to hotel operator and landlord Great Eagle - a company controlled by Lo's brother Lo Ka-shui - to reduce debt as it reported a 24 per cent drop in first-half profit.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:32pm

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

Three years ago, on British television's University Challenge, contestants were asked to name a province in China beginning with "Y". They were unable to answer the question.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:49pm

Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

28 Aug 2014

Meat-free in Hong Kong: City's best vegetarian and raw-food restaurants revealed

28 Aug 2014

Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

It's not easy convincing a parent that playing video games can become a legitimate career. But e-sports, as it is called, is a growing global phenomenon, and a Hong Kong company is grooming local enthusiasts to compete on the world stage.

29 Aug 2014 - 3:01pm

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

29 Aug 2014 3 comments

Converted Mini the wheel deal for budding DJs

28 Aug 2014

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Sport

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Liverpool and Real Madrid can't wait to clash in Champions League

Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.

29 Aug 2014 - 9:44am 2 comments

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