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  • October 22, 2014
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Firefighters called to Mong Kok after suspected arson attack at Occupy protest zone


Firefighters were called to Mong Kok tonight after a middle-aged man with a bag full of flammable substances attempted to set fire to a supply station run by Occupy protesters.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014, 11:14pm 144 comments More on Occupy Central

China casts long arm over Pacific by installing research buoys in 'large-scale' mission

China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in “key marine areas” of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:34pm 6 comments

More than 70 Hong Kong government websites ‘under attack from Anonymous hackers’


Over 70 government websites have been targeted this month by cyberattacks believed to have been directed by hackers operating under the banner of Anonymous, a brand adopted by activists and hackers around the world.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:34pm

Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

The government and student leaders remain poles apart on how the city should elect its leader in 2017, after their televised meeting.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:33pm 285 comments More on Occupy Central

US to funnel travellers from Ebola-hit regions through five designated airports

The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travellers from three countries at the centre of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:44pm

Hong Kong university chiefs call for further talks between students and government


The heads of Hong Kong’s biggest universities have called for further talks between student leaders and the government, as pro-democracy street protests continue for a fourth straight week.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:29pm 8 comments More on Occupy Central

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

Over 270,000 people in China have backed a suggestion to impose sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who voice support for pro-democracy protests in the city.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:30pm 16 comments More on Occupy Central

Facebook and Tsinghua University forge closer ties despite site's ban in China

Facebook and Tsinghua University are looking forward to closer cooperation in future, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the university’s president said in a meeting on Tuesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:17pm 2 comments

Photo of Bo Xilai in handcuffs wins 2nd place press award, sparks jokes

An image of disgraced former Communist Party princeling Bo Xilai in handcuffs has won second place at the China News Award, triggering discussion and jokes on social media.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:50pm

Canadian parliament under lockdown after soldier shot in suspected terror attack


Heavily-armed Canadian police backed by armoured vehicles and surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after at least one gunman shot a soldier guarding a nearby monument.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:10pm

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

China economic growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

22 Oct 2014 - 5:32pm 2 comments

WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

22 Oct 2014 - 5:49pm 2 comments

‘Yellow Umbrella’ video game tasks players with defending Occupy Central barricades

22 Oct 2014 - 6:42pm 2 comments

OCCUPY CENTRAL - THE DEBATE: Full coverage of student-government talks

22 Oct 2014 - 3:36pm 354 comments

China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

22 Oct 2014 - 3:24am 14 comments

Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

22 Oct 2014 - 8:24am 3 comments

Apple issues China iCloud security warning

22 Oct 2014 - 1:25pm

Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

22 Oct 2014 - 4:26am

Screening arriving air passengers for Ebola a waste of money, experts say

22 Oct 2014 - 7:05pm 1 comment

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End abuse of public housing

22 Oct 2014 - 10:04am 7 comments

Supermarkets must make prices fair

22 Oct 2014 - 10:05am 1 comment

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Political impasse is putting Hong Kong police under unfair pressure


Hong Kong is now in its fourth week of intense political and, to a lesser extent, civil disorder. This period is among the most significant in the city's recent history, bearing comparison only with the 2003 protests in terms of its political importance.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:32pm 4 comments


Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 56 comments

Harry's View



China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’


China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said on Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to earth.

22 Oct 2014 - 7:32pm



British man found dead in Bali; Indonesian wife 'admits' to hiring hitmen


The body of a British man was found tied up in a ditch with his throat slashed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in what police said was a killing ordered by his own wife.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:24pm

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Twelve needles found inside infant in eastern China

22 Oct 2014

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

22 Oct 2014 16 comments

Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

22 Oct 2014

Choked-up Beijing gets brief break from smog amid cold snap

21 Oct 2014

Teen invents cheap 3D printer; ‘drunks’ in police car that sped from scene

21 Oct 2014

Maimed camel begging photos spark Chinese social media outrage

22 Oct 2014 3 comments

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests

22 Oct 2014 3 comments

Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo

21 Oct 2014 10 comments

Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

22 Oct 2014 1 comment

Nip and tuck for dancers; Wedding photos taken after 52 years

22 Oct 2014

Teenage love rivals brawl; driver hides 13 passengers in bus toilet

17 Oct 2014

Cancer treatment developed in Guangzhou using natural virus shows promise

16 Oct 2014

Kindergartens warned over 'advanced' lessons; girl, 13, back home after romance plans dashed

22 Oct 2014

Honest client rights 1 million yuan bank bungle; Wealthy married woman claims bully boyfriend stole car and valuables

15 Oct 2014



Property firm Crown aims to raise HK$230m in share placement

Crown International plans to raise HK$230.28 million from a placement of new shares at a 16 per cent discount to the stock’s average closing price over the past five trading days.

22 Oct 2014 - 7:17pm

The Jacksons bring classic hits to Hong Kong

Family drama — and the shadow of their younger brother — aside, The Jacksons are still going strong in their sixth decade.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:18pm

Four Hong Kong music figures reveal the best and worst albums in their record collection

22 Oct 2014

China's outspoken transgender queen of modern dance talks about her tough road to the top

21 Oct 2014

Where to go for entrecote in Hong Kong

Where to go for authentic French steak frites? Here's our guide.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:16pm

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

20 Oct 2014

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

22 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

20 Oct 2014



Els feeling easy as he soothes aching back

The silky smooth drive from Ernie Els to inaugurate the 2014 Venetian Macau Open flew straight and hard, bringing a smile of relief to the face of the four-time major champion on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 10:11pm More on Venetian Macau Open 2014


Forward steppe

Breakneck economic growth has spawned a generation of Mongolians who are learning to savour their country's successes and excesses. Words and pictures by Marika Dee.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Home tweet home

A small provincial town in Thailand is cashing in on Chinese demand for bird's nest, building multi-storey condos to accommodate its lucrative feathered friends. Luke Duggleby looks at the allure of the 'caviar of the East'.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm

Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

20 Oct 2014 5 comments

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