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China announces corruption probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang

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Beijing yesterday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, shattering the decades-old political taboo of not prosecuting the highest ranking Communist Party officials for corruption.

Wednesday, 30 July, 2014, 7:16am 12 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Canada blames Chinese hackers for attack on National Research Council

Canada yesterday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

30 Jul 2014 - 1:36am

Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:33pm

Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

Together with another airport in Pudong, at least 71 flights from the two Shanghai airports were cancelled as the People's Liberation Army began an exercise on the southeast coast.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:32am

Globetrotting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to outdo Chinese diplomacy

If it's Monday, it must be Trinidad and Tobago. That's what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could have said as he woke up in Port of Spain, the Caribbean country's capital. By this time next week Abe will have visited 47 nations since taking office in 2012, after an itinerary encompassing six Latin American and Caribbean cities in nine days.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:32pm 1 comment

Israel hits Gaza power plant and destroys home of Hamas leader

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of a Hamas leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave yesterday.

30 Jul 2014 - 1:16am

US accuses Russia of violating nuclear treaty with mid-range missile tests

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration has accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

30 Jul 2014 - 4:58am

China confirms Microsoft under investigation for breach of antitrust regulations

Microsoft, the US technology giant, is under investigation in China for allegedly breaching antitrust regulations, the country’s market regulator confirmed on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:14pm More on Microsoft

Police shoot dead dozens of attackers during mob violence in Xinjiang

Dozens of people, ethnic Han and Uygur, were killed or injured in at least one terror attack in the restive Xinjiang region early on Monday, state media reported late last night.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:00am 4 comments

Macau gambling kingpin facing charges in the US was an envoy for San Marino

Asian gambling kingpin Paul Phua Wei-seng was San Marino's ambassador to Montenegro for more than three years until the tiny city state revoked his diplomatic status shortly after his arrest in Las Vegas.

30 Jul 2014 - 5:53am

Targeted measures to spur growth

30 Jul 2014 - 5:21am

PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

30 Jul 2014 - 7:55am

Pussy Riot members suing Moscow in European Court of Human Rights

29 Jul 2014 - 9:35pm

US, Europe vow to impose stern new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

30 Jul 2014 - 1:27am

Tourist litter blamed for invasion of rats in famous Paris garden

29 Jul 2014 - 10:54pm

South Korean driver of Sewol owner gives himself up to prosecutors

29 Jul 2014 - 10:05pm

Zhou Yongkang: Once-feared oil chief and security tsar

30 Jul 2014 - 8:29am

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Globetrotting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to outdo Chinese diplomacy

If it's Monday, it must be Trinidad and Tobago. That's what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could have said as he woke up in Port of Spain, the Caribbean country's capital. By this time next week Abe will have visited 47 nations since taking office in 2012, after an itinerary encompassing six Latin American and Caribbean cities in nine days.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:32pm 1 comment

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Singapore's OCBC wraps up takeover of Wing Hang Bank

Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp completed its buyout of Wing Hang Bank yesterday for HK$38.4 billion and now plans to take the Hong Kong lender private.

30 Jul 2014 - 1:25am
CURRENCIES

Singapore beats London as offshore yuan hubs jostle for new positions

Singapore, the US, Australia and South Korea emerged as the offshore hubs that saw their shares of the renminbi payments market grow the most in the past year.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:42am More on Renminbi

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

Hong Kong has always been an internationally minded city, and that fact is increasingly reflected not just in the way local musicians think, but also in the way they record.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:41am More on LIFE

Transformers movie highlights mainland product placement trend

29 Jul 2014

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First review: Jamie Oliver opens doors to Hong Kong restaurant Jamie's Italian

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The highly anticipated Jamie’s Italian officially opened its doors yesterday, with streams of diners coming in from the late afternoon to evening to sample what the British celebrity chef had to offer in Hong Kong.

30 Jul 2014 - 7:52am

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

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Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 2 comments More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

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In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 6 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 7 comments

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