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Microsoft China placed under official investigation as offices in four cities raided


The State Administration for Industry and Commerce has sent its investigators to Microsoft's offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu as part of an official probe, the US technology giant confirmed on Monday.

Monday, 28 July, 2014, 8:03pm 2 comments

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’: UN


The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the UN said as the death toll from fighting in eastern Ukraine claimed more than 1,100 lives.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:51pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Visa glitch leaves US family stuck in Guangzhou with adopted babies

After a long, bureaucratic 18 months, Mike Norton had little reason to doubt that by this weekend he would finally welcome Joseph and Marianna, his new Chinese son and daughter, to their home the US.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:51pm 11 comments

McDonald's food supplier OSI recalls all products from Shanghai plant

OSI Group, a meat supplier to McDonald’s, said it would recall all products made by its Shanghai plant.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

McDonald's issues fresh apology but refuses to answer questions on rotten meat scandal

McDonald's issued another apology for its part in the rotten meat scandal, saying a "lack of clarity" had confused people. But it did not answer when asked if there had been a cover-up.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:29pm 21 comments

China says Muslim extremists from Xinjiang may be fighting in Middle East

Muslim extremists from Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to fight, China’s special envoy for the Middle East said.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:16pm

Anti-graft team shifts focus to Tibet in second round of sweeps

Anti-graft authorities have begun their latest round of inspections in Tibet, with a focus on high-ranking cadres and those expecting promotions.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:17pm

‘They kept telling us to stay put’: survivors testify at South Korea ferry disaster trial


Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was sinking.

28 Jul 2014 - 6:12pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

McDonald’s China stops using all Husi products in wake of food scare


McDonald’s on the mainland has stopped using products from all Husi food plants since last Friday, the company said in a statement released this afternoon.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm More on China Food Scandals

Shanghai, Hangzhou airports back to normal as weather clears up


The yellow alert for flight delays at airports in Shanghai and Hangzhou has been lifted as weather in the region cleared up, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority said in an update on its website.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:12pm

‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

28 Jul 2014 - 2:03pm

Ban party cadres from using iPhones, entrepreneur says in light of security risk

28 Jul 2014 - 2:25pm 1 comment

Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

28 Jul 2014 - 6:03pm 4 comments

China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

28 Jul 2014 - 7:25pm 1 comment

‘I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK’: passengers on planes that turned back before Penghu crash relive terror

28 Jul 2014 - 7:02pm

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

28 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm

Genetically modified rice found for sale in Wuhan supermarket

28 Jul 2014 - 8:31am 1 comment

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Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

28 Jul 2014 - 8:58am 1 comment

Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

28 Jul 2014 - 9:14am 1 comment

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Hong Kong needs a mayor to lead the city's reinvention

Paul Zimmerman

The exhausting distraction of constitutional and political arrangements continues to divert much energy from our senior leadership, and has done so ever since 1982.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm



‘They kept telling us to stay put’: survivors testify at South Korea ferry disaster trial


Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was sinking.

28 Jul 2014 - 6:12pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

China Insider


Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 years old suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

28 Jul 2014

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

24 Jul 2014

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment

Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

18 Jul 2014 16 comments

No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014



Hong Kong doesn’t need sequels to the GEM flop

A top government think tank has suggested that Hong Kong’s stock exchange follow London’s in introducing new boards for companies with different shareholding structures.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:20am More on HKEx

China has yet to walk the talk on economic reform

China’s economic statistics provoke a lot of debate. This is a bit odd, since Premier Li Keqiang seems to have previously settled the matter.

Not only did Li famously dismiss Chinese national income accounting as “man-made”, he demanded reform like “cutting a wrist”.

28 Jul 2014 - 12:15pm 1 comment More on Chinese Economy

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

From old old cinema seats to period clocks and well-thumbed maps, local collectors are turning their passion for vintage goods and curios into thriving businesses.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm More on LIFE

Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

27 Jul 2014

London celebrates century of Chinese cinema

27 Jul 2014

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 15 comments

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

For the danger they posed, the lapses were appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease-control laboratories, which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world, cannot afford to screw up.

27 Jul 2014 - 3:47am

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014

Death is mercifully quick when a rocket hits an airliner mid-flight

27 Jul 2014 2 comments



China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour de France.

Ji was a visible member of the peloton over the last three weeks, relishing his role as the “breakaway killer” for his Giant-Shimano team.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:22pm More on Tour de France


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 5 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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