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Hong Kong election rules could be here to stay, says top mainland official Li Fei

Beijing's conservative framework for Hong Kong's universal suffrage in 2017 could apply to elections beyond that year even if it is vetoed by local lawmakers, Li Fei said in a warning that deepened pan-democrats' desperation.

Tuesday, 2 September, 2014, 12:02pm 26 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Manila bombers who plotted attacks on international airport, Chinese embassy arrested


Three men have been arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital’s airport, and police said on Tuesday they were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila’s biggest malls.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:58am

Three China universities vow to strengthen ideological control over students, teachers

Three prestigious mainland universities have vowed to strengthen ideological control over students and teachers, according to statements in the latest issue of Qiushi, the Communist Party journal.

2 Sep 2014 - 7:33am 11 comments

Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

By hammering out a zero-risk model for the 2017 chief executive election, Beijing ensured that the city's leader would be someone it deemed acceptable, which it sees as vital to national security.

2 Sep 2014 - 10:37am 3 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Nude photos hack sparks FBI hunt as victim Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities


Actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities’ intimate photos.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:02am 1 comment

Microsoft CEO faces deadline in China's anti-monopoly probe

Satya Nadella could face his stiffest test yet as Microsoft's chief executive when he visits the mainland later this month amid efforts by the world's largest software company to resolve its anti-monopoly issues.

2 Sep 2014 - 9:05am

With eye on China, India and Japan bolster defence and business ties

Japan and India agreed yesterday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China.

2 Sep 2014 - 9:05am 1 comment

Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945


An outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Japan – the first since the second world war – has affected 22 people, the nation's health ministry confirmed on Monday.

2 Sep 2014 - 7:54am

Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

It will cost HK$5.5 million in today's money to raise a child until graduation from university at the age of 22, according to a pro-government think tank.

2 Sep 2014 - 9:15am 2 comments

Beijing slams UK plan to hold inquiry into Hong Kong's political situation


Beijing has accused UK lawmakers of meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs after London vowed to carry out an inquiry into Hong Kong’s current political situation.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:57am 3 comments

‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan


One of the world’s most prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying they would fail to meet international standards for universal suffrage.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:20am 57 comments More on Focus

'Disgruntled dad' stabs three pupils and teacher to death in China school attack before taking own life

2 Sep 2014 - 11:15am 4 comments

Why Jack Ma becoming a dairy farmer is a big deal

2 Sep 2014 - 9:23am

Cap powers of top party officials to halt China's corruption, analysts say

2 Sep 2014 - 9:57am

Iraqi forces press the advantage after breaking Jihadist siege of Shiite town

2 Sep 2014 - 9:40am

Reshuffle to clean up Shanxi politics: top official

2 Sep 2014 - 9:01am

Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

1 Sep 2014 - 6:12pm

US gun dealers report huge AK-47 sales after Russia sanctions ban

1 Sep 2014 - 11:02pm

Seeing the light: smart glasses help boost sight of visually impaired

2 Sep 2014 - 9:47am

Ebola virus drug approved on mainland for emergency use only

1 Sep 2014 - 1:42pm

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2 Sep 2014 - 11:20am 3 comments

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Faced with Beijing's political reform decision, pragmatism must guide legislators

Simon Young

One cannot but be left feeling shocked, disappointed and cheated by the National People's Congress Standing Committee's decision on universal suffrage.

2 Sep 2014 - 8:29am 8 comments


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For one cerebral palsy sufferer, doing art is the best medicine

On the table at a rehabilitation hospital in Wong Chuk Hang, lies a crayon drawing of the Statue of Liberty. It's an impressive piece of art. The viewer sees her reaching up with her torch, from the perspective of the statue's stomach.

2 Sep 2014 - 12:07pm 1 comment More on Focus



Manila bombers who plotted attacks on international airport, Chinese embassy arrested


Three men have been arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital’s airport, and police said on Tuesday they were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila’s biggest malls.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:58am



China targeting foreign firms: AmCham


The American Chamber of Commerce warned on Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions failed to improve.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:40am

KKR sells final stake in China Modern Dairy


United States private equity firm KKR has sold its remaining stake in China Modern Dairy Holdings, raising about US$80 million, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:25am



Shifting away from the desk


Cost management remains a consistent theme for most organisations. However, there is a growing shift in focus to deliver competitive advantage and support business growth within the confines of an existing cost base.

2 Sep 2014 - 12:15pm

Cheung Chau stars in Chinese Documentary Festival again

For his first film Insects (2013), fledgling director Chui Chi-yin closely examined the lives of bugs on Cheung Chau. "I'm a city boy, so it was interesting observing insects," he says.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:06am More on LIFE

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2 Sep 2014

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

Three years ago, on British television's University Challenge, contestants were asked to name a province in China beginning with "Y". They were unable to answer the question.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:49pm

Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

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Meat-free in Hong Kong: City's best vegetarian and raw-food restaurants revealed

1 Sep 2014

Weibo: Smartisan hammered, Qihoo hints of shakeup

It's rare that one issue dominates the blogosphere among the many tech executives who like to tweet about their companies on their microblog accounts. But the past week saw one such debate occur around a spat between 2 old friends in the smartphone space.

1 Sep 2014 - 2:44pm

World Wide Web dream are being lost in a maze of apps

31 Aug 2014 1 comment

Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

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I didn't die or was attacked by sharks - I hurt my foot: Victoria Azarenka hits out

Victoria Azarenka lost patience with questions over her season-disrupting foot injury on Monday, telling reporters to stop treating it like a near-death experience.

2 Sep 2014 - 12:15pm


Coming home: John Rocha plans to spend time in Hong Kong after retiring from fashion circuit

In the four decades since he left Hong Kong, John Rocha has seen his share of ups and downs. Having announced his retirement from the fashion circuit, the Dublin-based designer is going out on a high note, writes Francesca Fearon.

31 Aug 2014 - 9:37am

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