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Beijing warns UK to drop Hong Kong inquiry as MP says Sino-British deal may have been broken


The head of a British parliamentary inquiry into Hong Kong said that China appears to have breached the terms of the Sino-British Joint Declaration when it ruled out the possibility of genuine democracy in the city on Sunday.

Tuesday, 2 September, 2014, 4:44pm 51 comments

Three Chinese inmates on the run after murdering prison guard

Three inmates escaped in a rare jailbreak in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province after killing a guard on Tuesday morning, Chinese state media reports.

2 Sep 2014 - 1:16pm

‘People are more determined than ever’: Occupy Central backtrack on Benny Tai’s comments


Occupy Central leaders are still determined to blockade streets in the centre of Hong Kong as part of long-term civil disobedience campaign, one of group’s co-founders said on Tuesday – and more people are joining the pro-democracy movement.

2 Sep 2014 - 7:33pm 1 comment More on Occupy Central

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 16 comments

Nanking Massacre textbooks rolled out in Jiangsu primary schools

Grade Five students in Jiangsu province became the first on the mainland to receive official textbooks detailing the Nanking Massacre.

2 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm 1 comment

Chinese airline failed to stop smoking on flight, passengers complain

A Chinese budget airline endangered lives when it failed to stop passengers from smoking on a flight, according to a group of disgruntled travellers who are now threatening to sue the carrier.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:41pm 1 comment

Taiwanese playboy Justin Lee handed 80-year prison term for rape

In a rare decision, Taiwan’s High Court on Tuesday sentenced socialite Justin Lee, heir to one of the island’s richest men, to 79 years and seven months in prison for raping and illegally making sex tapes of 20 women.

2 Sep 2014 - 6:07pm 2 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 6 comments More on Universal Suffrage

‘Anti-China’ Manila airport bomb plotters arrested as police foil attacks

Three men arrested over an alleged attempt to bomb Philippine capital’s airport as police said group were also planning to attack Chinese embassy and one of Manila’s biggest shopping malls.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:31pm

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.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:08pm 39 comments More on Universal Suffrage

‘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 - 4:10pm 88 comments More on Focus

Tianhe trading halted after Anonymous Analytics allegations

2 Sep 2014 - 4:01pm 1 comment

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

2 Sep 2014 - 5:34pm 4 comments

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

2 Sep 2014 - 9:05am

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen won't return crown unless pageant organisers apologise

2 Sep 2014 - 3:53pm

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

2 Sep 2014 - 9:05am 1 comment

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

2 Sep 2014 - 7:54am

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

2 Sep 2014 - 9:15am 3 comments

'Disgruntled dad' stabs three pupils and teacher to death in Chinese school

2 Sep 2014 - 12:18pm 6 comments

Why Jack Ma becoming a dairy farmer is a big deal

2 Sep 2014 - 9:23am

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2 Sep 2014 - 11:20am 4 comments

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2 Sep 2014 - 8:45am

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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 15 comments


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‘People are more determined than ever’: Occupy Central row back on Benny Tai’s comments


Occupy Central leaders are still determined to blockade streets in the centre of Hong Kong as part of long-term civil disobedience campaign, one of group’s co-founders said on Tuesday – and more people are joining the pro-democracy movement.

2 Sep 2014 - 7:23pm 1 comment More on Occupy Central

China Insider


Chinese airline failed to stop smoking on flight, passengers complain

2 Sep 2014 1 comment

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

29 Aug 2014

'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture

29 Aug 2014 36 comments

'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

29 Aug 2014 5 comments

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

28 Aug 2014 2 comments

US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

28 Aug 2014 45 comments

Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

28 Aug 2014

An end to men selling sanitary pads? China’s celebrities may soon have to try products they endorse

27 Aug 2014 3 comments

New political news website scolded by party propaganda officials for 'incorrect practices'

26 Aug 2014

China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

26 Aug 2014

Will the Chinese Communist Party become social media’s ‘most followed’?

26 Aug 2014 2 comments

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

25 Aug 2014 1 comment

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014



Chinese shop for property abroad as domestic market cools

Chinese investors have shown keener interest in buying properties outside their home turf, where the property market has been suffering from a slowdown, plagued by high inventories and tight financing.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:01pm

Cheung Chau stars in documentary festival

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 - 2:21pm More on LIFE

Review: The Legend of the Condor Heroes

2 Sep 2014

Review: Tong King-sum

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

28 Aug 2014

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

31 Aug 2014



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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