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  • April 18, 2014
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Captain accused of abandoning passengers as South Korean ferry began to sink

The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the country's southwest is facing a criminal investigation amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking.

Friday, 18 April, 2014, 12:09am More on South Korea ferry disaster

Fix for Heartbleed bug may slow internet to a crawl

The heartache from the Heartbleed internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the fix may lead to more online disruption and confusion.

17 Apr 2014 - 4:13am

Modi vows to keep 'no first use' nuclear policy

India prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi said he was committed to a policy of "no first use" of nuclear weapons, seeking to assuage concern after his Hindu nationalist BJP party vowed to revise the nuclear doctrine if elected to power.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:29pm

Blogger becomes first to be jailed in China's official crackdown on internet rumours

A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:27pm 1 comment

China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific ocean and altering weather patterns in north America, according to scientists in the US.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:10pm 5 comments More on Beijing air pollution

Mystery surrounds discovery of dead pigs floating in Qinghai River

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in the Yellow River, state media reported on Thursday – the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety on the mainland.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:06pm

Students send messages of fear, love and despair as Korean ferry sank

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, have added extra emotional weight to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

17 Apr 2014 - 11:43pm 1 comment More on South Korea ferry disaster

China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft


The central government's top anti-corruption agency said yesterday it was investigating Song Lin , chairman of the state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holdings.

17 Apr 2014 - 11:58pm 1 comment More on China Resources (Holdings)

Web browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China upgrades in-flight wi-fi system

17 Apr 2014 - 9:26pm

Google to introduce US$50 smartphone that users can customise

17 Apr 2014 - 10:53am

China grants Australian broadcaster ABC landmark media access

17 Apr 2014 - 3:57pm 1 comment

Yue Yuen shoe factory workers' strike at Dongguan plants continues

17 Apr 2014 - 9:45am

Syria at ‘critical moment’, China tells opposition chief

17 Apr 2014 - 12:46pm

Wind and waves hamper search for hundreds trapped in South Korea sunken ferry

17 Apr 2014 - 5:40pm 14 comments

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China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

17 Apr 2014 - 4:33am

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Debt in riskiest markets a frontier too far?


In the space of just eight weeks, investor sentiment towards developing economies has swung from exceedingly bearish to increasingly bullish.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:09am

Hong Kong


Philippine Airlines urged to halt shark-fin cargo after 6.5 tonne shipment found in Sheung Wan


Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found what it described as a “suspected illegal” shipment in Sheung Wan.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:07pm 1 comment


Trade recovery lightens the gloom

Mainland authorities may have found something to smile about in a slew of discouraging economic data: trade recovery.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:17am

Shareholders eye slice of Gome founder's cash

Shareholders of mainland retailer Gome Electrical Appliances yesterday voted almost unanimously for the company to accept HK$420 million from its jailed founder and his wife as compensation for their misconduct in a share repurchase deal six years ago.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:17am


China may soon loosen property cooling measures, Citigroup says

China's slump in property sales and construction is spurring speculation that the government's four-year-old campaign of real-estate controls will start to crack.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:18am

Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are near the peak of their creative powers

Director Dante Lam and actor Nick Cheung are a match made in cinema heaven, writes Edmund Lee.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:11pm

Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

16 Apr 2014

Film review: Inside Llewyn Davis

17 Apr 2014

Wine opinion: entry-level offerings win favour at Shanghai tasting

We taste 50,000 wines a year, selecting 7,500 for our shows - events we've been hosting since our first "Le Grand Tasting" in Paris in 2006. We also take selected winemakers to London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, giving us a great opportunity to learn about different markets.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:44pm More on LIFE

Hong Kong restaurants turning toward sustainable, organic fare

17 Apr 2014

Wine tasting: a bad year results in some good wines from Rocca di Montegrossi

16 Apr 2014




Neil Callan wins rare victory in appeal against improper riding

Neil Callan yesterday became the first jockey in a decade to successfully appeal a serious charge in Hong Kong when the Jockey Club appeals panel threw out his April 6 improper riding penalty.

17 Apr 2014 - 11:10pm



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

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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