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Liu Han corruption case highlights extensive and tangled web of bribery

The investigation into the dealings of tycoon Liu Han has revealed the intricate relationships between officials and businesspeople on the mainland.

Monday, 21 April, 2014, 9:55am 1 comment

Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing after tyre bursts

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early on Monday in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

21 Apr 2014 - 2:11pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Territorial disputes to test Barack Obama during Asian swing

Amid the pomp and ceremony of Barack Obama's trip to East Asia this week, the US president will be on a mission to quell doubts and anxiety.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:41am 2 comments

Japan Prime Minister Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine, but skips visit

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe offered a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine on Monday, but reportedly plans to stay away during the spring festival, in an apparent compromise between not angering Asian neighbours and playing to his nationalist base.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:13pm 1 comment More on Yasukuni Shrine

India mulls cancelling delegation to China over Arunachal Pradesh dispute

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A senior Indian government official has asked New Delhi to cancel the visit of a youth delegation to China to protest a request by Chinese officials that participants from the disputed Arunachal Pradesh region be excluded.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23pm

Win Tin, Myanmar journalist and opposition leader, dies at 85

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Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar’s longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.

21 Apr 2014 - 11:14am

Boy stowaway survives inside wheel well of US flight 11,500 metres above Pacific Ocean

FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy survived unharmed after stowing away in the wheel well of a jet aircraft – despite the lack of oxygen and freezing temperatures while at 11,500 metres – during a flight across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii.

21 Apr 2014 - 2:21pm

Ferry captain's actions 'tantamount to murder', says South Korea's president

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said today that the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized with 476 people on board was 'tantamount to  murder'.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:55pm 3 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

Protests and infighting may sting Taiwan's Kuomintang party in elections, analysts say

21 Apr 2014 - 12:23pm

China Resources chiefs move to reassure staff after Song Lin sacking

21 Apr 2014 - 6:27am

North Korea yet to offer any condolences for Sewol ferry disaster

21 Apr 2014 - 12:35am

Japanese have duty to visit war shrine, says minister Keiji Furuya

21 Apr 2014 - 1:41am 7 comments

More than 1,000 armed police start patrols in Shanghai

21 Apr 2014 - 10:58am 1 comment

What austerity drive? Wealthy Chinese undeterred as they flock to lavish auto show

20 Apr 2014 - 6:33pm

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Editor's Pick

China can handle shadow banking threat

21 Apr 2014 - 3:11am

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Insight

China is right to try to end its bubble addiction

ANDY XIE

China's economy is slowing. It is good news. It reflects that China's economy is finally ending its bubble addiction. Even better, the central government remains calm over the slowing news.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:08pm

Hong Kong

Call in animal instinct, Hong Kong schoolchildren want a zoo

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Children in Hong Kong want a free zoo.

While this might not be a revelation, a new study confirms that 90 per cent of primary school pupils questioned are keen on the city building an affordable large-scale zoo.

21 Apr 2014 - 2:36pm

Asia

AVIATION

No sign of MH370 after two-thirds of underwater search completed

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said on Monday.

21 Apr 2014 - 12:20pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

World

NEPAL

Sherpa guides consider Mount Everest climbing boycott after deadliest avalanche

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history – a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said today.

21 Apr 2014 - 2:34pm

Business

INVESTOR PROTECTION

Let SFC regulate investment-linked insurance policies

The Hong Kong government will finally push ahead with the long-awaited establishment of an Insurance Authority next year, but the reform has not gone far enough to solve the problem of investment-linked asssurance schemes (ILAS).

21 Apr 2014 - 11:41am 1 comment
INVESTOR PROTECTION

Scope seen for tighter regulation of insurance-linked investments

Regulation of the financial sector in Hong Kong does not properly protect retail investors and should be tightened, said a former lawmaker who oversaw the drafting of the relevant legislation more than a decade ago.

21 Apr 2014 - 12:28pm

Lyricist James Wong's legacy goes digital with the launch of website

There is no doubt quite a few pop fans envy Ng Chun-hung's job. As a sociologist studying popular culture in Hong Kong, Ng's research often puts him up close and personal with Canto-pop luminaries such as Sam Hui Koon-kit, a pioneering singer-songwriter who became the subject of a book by Ng.

21 Apr 2014 - 11:56am More on LIFE

Our superheroes, flaws and all

20 Apr 2014

Godfather proves a mixed blessing for director Coppola

20 Apr 2014

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

18 Apr 2014

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Fighting jet lag? Smartphone app takes mathematical approach to getting you back on your feet

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a free iPhone app that offers users lighting schedules that they say are mathematically proven to adjust you to new time zones as quickly as possible.

21 Apr 2014 - 11:41am More on LIFE

Warning: Heartbleed bug is back and it's in reverse

21 Apr 2014

Happy birthday Game Boy: Nintendo's trailblazing console turns 25

21 Apr 2014

Magazines

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    20 Apr 2014

    The ditching of an airliner in New York in 2009 made world headlines but, the following year, two pilots demonstrated even greater airmanship on approach to Chek Lap Kok

  • Money: April 2014

    7 Apr 2014

    Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

  • 48 Hours: April 17

    17 Apr 2014

    Thriller instinct: Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are a winning combination

  • Post Magazine: April 13

    13 Apr 2014

    Tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

  • 48 Hours: April 10

    10 Apr 2014

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

  • Post Magazine: April 6

    6 Apr 2014

    True grit: from Hollywood to the horrors of a Phnom Penh rubbish dump

  • Style: April 2014

    4 Apr 2014

    Jason Wu shows us who's boss of the runway

  • 48 Hours: April 3

    3 Apr 2014

    An audience with comic actor Chapman To

  • Post Magazine: March 30

    30 Mar 2014

    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

  • Good Eating: March 2014

    Spring 2014

    The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants

  • Style: March 2014

    7 Mar 2014

    Tech-savvy brands stay one step ahead of the e-tail trend

  • Style: February 2014

    7 Feb 2014

    Couture cakes raise the bar for edible art

  • Good Eating: November 2013

    Winter 2013

    Top chefs taste success

  • Money: November 2013

    11 Nov 2013

    Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

Sport

SOCCER

Defeat by Everton wipes out Manchester United’s hopes of top-four finish

Manchester United manager David Moyes maintains there are positives for the club’s fans to cling to despite them being out of contention for the Champions League.

Last season’s champions suffered an 11th Premier League defeat of the season when they lost 2-0 at Everton on Sunday.

21 Apr 2014 - 9:44am

Magazines

EAT/DRINK

Package deals: film crew catering, Hong Kong style

As glamorous as the film industry can be, the catering is usually more grease than glitz, writes Andrew Sun.

19 Mar 2014 - 11:19pm

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