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Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent

Officials in charge of China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent and new job descriptions under a reform plan approved by President Xi Jinping.

Thursday, 21 August, 2014, 1:02am

Arson suspected as one person killed, 19 injured in Shandong bus blaze

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One person was killed and 19 others were injured after a public bus caught fire during rush hour in east China’s Shandong province on Wednesday.

20 Aug 2014 - 6:22pm

Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

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Chinese police have questioned a prominent human rights lawyer about meetings with the former US ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan, his lawyer said.

20 Aug 2014 - 5:55pm

Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

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Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing on Wednesday, the government said, after a wall of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge.

20 Aug 2014 - 11:40pm

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

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A foreigner collapsing on the Shanghai metro caused passengers to flee the carriage and triggered a stampede to the exits, in a bizarre incident captured on camera.

20 Aug 2014 - 5:57pm 18 comments

China media blasts Australian critics as ‘prancing provocateurs’ after tycoon’s outburst

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State-run newspaper calls on China to cut all contact with an Australian mining tycoon who branded the Chinese government “bastards” who shoot their own people.

20 Aug 2014 - 6:09pm 6 comments

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

An article in state media accusing one of China’s most popular authors of using ghostwriters and plagiarising Hollywood for the plot of his first film has sparked massive debate online.

20 Aug 2014 - 4:11pm 1 comment

China slaps record 1.24b yuan fine against Japanese car firms for price fixing

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The mainland has fined 10 Japanese companies a total of 1.24 billion yuan (HK$1.56 billion) for violating the antitrust law by fixing prices for car parts and bearings.

21 Aug 2014 - 1:34am 5 comments

Xi says China must not deteron the long, tough road to reform

China's road to opening up and modernisation would be long and difficult, President Xi Jinping said yesterday, but added that the country must move ahead.

21 Aug 2014 - 1:02am More on Xi Jinping

Chinese hackers targeted MH370 investigation a day after jet went missing: report

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Chinese hackers have targeted Malaysian government departments involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, a Malaysian newspaper said on Wednesday.

20 Aug 2014 - 5:35pm 3 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Vietnam and Myanmar testing three travellers from Africa for Ebola

20 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm

‘A wolf with a hideous lantern jaw’: North Korea launches personal attack on John Kerry

20 Aug 2014 - 6:31pm 15 comments

Jihadi video shows beheading of man named as US journalist James Foley

20 Aug 2014 - 10:56pm 8 comments

Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

20 Aug 2014 - 5:13pm 4 comments

'Fish listeners', Malaysia's mysterious culture, may be dying out

20 Aug 2014 - 6:50pm

Malaysia foils Islamic State-inspired plot to bomb pubs, discos and Carlsberg brewery

20 Aug 2014 - 5:53pm

Chinese air traffic controllers fall asleep and force jet to delay landing

20 Aug 2014 - 9:22am 3 comments

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Ambrose Lam was right to quit

20 Aug 2014 - 9:40am

Ferguson exposes US policy fail

20 Aug 2014 - 9:39am 5 comments

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Insight

An 'East Asia' growth model for India

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Last Friday, Narendra Modi delivered his first Independence Day speech as Indian prime minister. Though he continued the tradition of addressing the country from the ramparts of Delhi's historic Red Fort, the speech broke with convention.

21 Aug 2014 - 2:06am 1 comment

China Insider

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Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

20 Aug 2014
TRANSPORT

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 18 comments
sino-australian relations

China media blasts Australian critics as ‘prancing provocateurs’ after tycoon’s outburst

20 Aug 2014 6 comments
CULTURE

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

20 Aug 2014 1 comment
GAMING

'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

19 Aug 2014 6 comments
RELIGION

'If I could, I'd go to China tomorrow': Pope makes fresh overtures to end 63-year impasse

19 Aug 2014 2 comments
WEATHER

Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to continue battering southern China

19 Aug 2014
NGO

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

19 Aug 2014 3 comments
DRUGS

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

19 Aug 2014 20 comments
EDUCATION

Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

18 Aug 2014 1 comment
Ethnic tensions

Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

19 Aug 2014 2 comments
PIRACY

China catches up with fugitive chief of video sharing site

15 Aug 2014
PETITION

Petitioner tells of abuse and torture in ‘black jail’

14 Aug 2014 1 comment
FASHION RETAILING

This is Beijing style: Nike hopes new hutong skateboard shoe can capture Chinese market

14 Aug 2014

Business

BUSINESS

China slaps record 1.24b yuan fine against Japanese car firms for price fixing

Update

The mainland has fined 10 Japanese companies a total of 1.24 billion yuan (HK$1.56 billion) for violating the antitrust law by fixing prices for car parts and bearings.

21 Aug 2014 - 1:34am 5 comments
REGULATION

HKMA blames StanChart's NY office for anti-money laundering failures

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority put the blame for Standard Chartered's anti-money laundering failures squarely on the bank's New York operations yesterday in response to queries from the South China Morning Post.

21 Aug 2014 - 1:28am

Property

MERGERS

Stronger Chinese developers advised to snap up cheaper and weaker peers

Mainland developers listed in Hong Kong have been given a rare chance to grow their market share by acquiring weaker rivals rather than organic expansion, taking advantage of the sector's low price-earnings ratios amid an industry downturn, deal advisers said.

20 Aug 2014 - 6:44pm

Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

Few people receive such constant praise for their work in two different art forms as Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:08am

A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

21 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

19 Aug 2014

Handmade desserts are the coolest things

Hongkongers have a taste for classy, handmade desserts. Here's the scoop on the city's favourite new confections.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:07am

Celebrity chefs are beating a path to the city, but there's no guarantee of success

14 Aug 2014 4 comments

Pressed for success: detox the juicy way

14 Aug 2014 2 comments

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

Local portal House News closed in July, citing political persecution. But others have taken up the challenge of independent news gathering.

19 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm 1 comment

Robin Williams had the traits of a person likely to commit suicide

17 Aug 2014 2 comments

No truth at all in movie Lucy's capacity to thrill

17 Aug 2014 1 comment

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Fencers Ryan Choi and Albert Chien strike Asian team gold for Hong Kong

Hong Kong rejoiced in their first gold medal at a Youth Olympic Games yesterday after Ryan Choi Chun-yin and Albert Chien Kei-hsu joined four other Asian fencers to beat the Europeans in the mixed continental team event.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:18am
SOCCER

Marcello Lippi livid as Guangzhou Evergrande lose to Western Sydney

Marcello Lippi was left fuming last night as Guangzhou Evergrande's Australian hoodoo continued, leaving the Asian champions needing to secure victory over Western Sydney Wanderers without the services of at least two of their key performers for the second leg of the AFC Champions League quarter-

20 Aug 2014 - 10:04pm
YOUTH OLYMPICS

Agony for HK's Doo Hoi-kem as she misses out on Youth Olympics gold in table tennis

20 Aug 2014

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