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Almost 300 missing, feared dead after South Korea ferry capsizes en route to Jeju


Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea on Wednesday, the coastguard said, in what could be the country’s biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years.

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014, 9:22pm 4 comments

Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

A rich businessman and former lawmaker from Heilongjiang province accused of rape by a former television anchorwoman was sentenced to 11 years in prison for corruption and fraud, state media reported on Tuesday.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:30pm

Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog.

16 Apr 2014 - 6:01pm 1 comment

China GDP growth slowest since 2012 but beats expectations

China’s economy grew at its slowest rate last quarter since the third quarter of 2012 – though it slightly exceeded economists’ expectations – increasing the chances of policy easing, but massive stimulus looks unlikely.

16 Apr 2014 - 12:41pm 8 comments More on Chinese Economy

Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision at the main supplier was found lacking following a contamination scandal, state media reported.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:55am

US, China in ‘productive’ talks on North Korea after nuclear test threat

The United States and China have held “productive” talks on North Korea, the US State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped-up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:33am

Families of MH370 passengers walk out of glitch-ridden Malaysia Airlines video conference

The morning meeting, which was delayed by 20 minutes, ended abruptly when the relatives could only receive visuals but no audio from the Malaysian side.

16 Apr 2014 - 9:34pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

UBS launches internal probe as banker is named in affair, graft allegations against state firm chairman


Swiss bank UBS launches an internal investigation into a senior Hong Kong-based banker, a day after a Chinese journalist and whistle blower accused her of having an extramarital affair with the chairman of a state-owned conglomerate.

16 Apr 2014 - 6:08pm 1 comment More on China Resources (Holdings)

64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

16 Apr 2014 - 9:25pm

China's ‘lost’ sexual past is laid bare in Sotheby's erotic art exhibit

16 Apr 2014 - 5:45pm 1 comment

Sir Alex Ferguson to auction HK$39 million wine collection in Hong Kong

16 Apr 2014 - 5:19pm

Under new rules, rich Chinese should learn French if they want to move to Canada

16 Apr 2014 - 12:25pm 4 comments

Ocean floor search for missing Flight MH370 cut short again by technical problems

16 Apr 2014 - 6:09pm

Online censorship rolled back on 25th anniversary of death of reformist leader

16 Apr 2014 - 12:17pm 2 comments

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Three cheers for Hong Kong’s new companies law


Hong Kong’s new Companies Ordinance is a study in the remarkable – it is progressive, changes some centuries-old company law concepts to suit the digital age and genuinely breaks new ground.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:50am 2 comments



Ukraine tightens grip on Kramatorsk ahead of four-power talks on crisis

Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:00pm



China GDP growth slowest since 2012 but beats expectations

China’s economy grew at its slowest rate last quarter since the third quarter of 2012 – though it slightly exceeded economists’ expectations – increasing the chances of policy easing, but massive stimulus looks unlikely.

16 Apr 2014 - 12:41pm 8 comments More on Chinese Economy

How saving resources can make businesses money

Just over two weeks ago, the United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the part of its fifth assessment report dealing with the possible impacts of climate change.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:11am

64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan may have used chopsticks in the fighting scenes of his films The Fearless Hyena and The Karate Kid, but never before has the actor been the subject of chopstick art.

16 Apr 2014 - 9:25pm More on Jackie Chan

Norway gives China 87-year-old Monkey King film thought to be long lost

15 Apr 2014 1 comment

Fourth series of Game of Thrones dishes up surprises for audience and actors

15 Apr 2014

Bordeaux throws up surprises for 2013 vintage after a patchy growing season

We can talk up, down and around the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. The tasting week for the en primeur campaign has finished, and the thousands of wine buyers and journalists who have trooped from chateau to chateau have now packed up their toothbrushes and headed home.

11 Apr 2014 - 12:20pm More on LIFE

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Who's telling truth about Tamiflu after latest study of trial data

Researchers who fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said last week that governments who stockpiled it were wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness was in doubt.

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

13 Apr 2014 1 comment

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Court of Arbitration for Sport slams 'sloppy' dope testers in Jamaica

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the three-time Olympic gold medallist's two-year ban.

16 Apr 2014 - 9:37pm



City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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