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Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

The High Court yesterday ordered pro-democracy protesters to leave main roads in Admiralty and Mong Kok immediately, as top officials and student leaders explored ways to make progress in talks on political reform, due to begin today.

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014, 7:42am 42 comments More on Occupy Central

Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback yesterday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his drive to boost the role of women in society.

21 Oct 2014 - 3:16am 1 comment More on Shinzo Abe

Standard Chartered tells thousands of UAE firms it's shutting their accounts

Standard Chartered said it would exit part of its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) business in the United Arab Emirates, leading to the closure of thousands of accounts there.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:37am More on Standard Chartered Bank

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

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The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:56am

From reef to biggest island in Spratlys, and China's not done yet at Fiery Cross

China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese scholars say, and the expansion is expected to continue.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:10am 3 comments

Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12am 3 comments

'Spectacular success story' as Nigeria declared free of Ebola virus

The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus yesterday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am More on Ebola Virus

Building craze 'stops at officials'

City leaders are propelling the construction wave of landmark buildings on the mainland, choosing designs that convey an image of prosperity and power, architecture scholars say.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am

Xi, Mao and the dark art of ideology

President Xi Jinping's landmark speech on arts and culture last week signalled his intention to revive Maoist ideology over the sector and to tighten censorship of art and literature, analysts said.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am 1 comment

China seeks help from Australia to track fugitives

China is seeking Australia's cooperation to track suspects wanted for corruption amid media reports police in Australia are about to apprehend Chinese fugitives and seize their assets.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:45am

China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am More on Ebola Virus

Files 'closed' on catastrophes of past, top party historian Xie Chuntao says

21 Oct 2014 - 4:43am 1 comment

Pictured: the mystery foreign vessel that's stalking Swedish waters

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am

Singer James Blunt calls his biggest hit 'You're Beautiful' annoying

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am

Algae marmalade, anyone? Future of food is on the table at Paris show

20 Oct 2014 - 9:47pm

US booted out suspected ex-Nazis but kept up their benefit payments

21 Oct 2014 - 3:43am

Shinzo Abe's 'womenomics' agenda stalls after two female ministers resign

21 Oct 2014 - 5:59am 1 comment

No he can't: heckling, walkouts as Obama tries to rally Democrat vote

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am

EC head warns Cameron against 'historic mistake' on immigration

21 Oct 2014 - 3:23am

Ancient Scottish fish first to have sex, and sideways too, fossil find shows

21 Oct 2014 - 3:24am

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Sincerity is key if talks to end Occupy impasse are to succeed

21 Oct 2014 - 8:23am 1 comment

Put health before image in pollution battle

21 Oct 2014 - 8:26am 2 comments

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Why influencing Occupy movement is not in America's best interest

JUNFEI WU

When we think about the origins of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong, the US National Endowment for Democracy should be considered one of the originators of the student protests in the special administrative region.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:24am 25 comments

Focus

Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 54 comments

Harry's View

China

HEALTH

China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am More on Ebola Virus

World

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Breaking

The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:56am

Business

BANKING

PBOC's liquidity boost raises fears over third-quarter Chinese GDP data

News of a 400 billion yuan boost in liquidity to regional and mainland-wide banks on the eve of today's release of quarterly economic data signalled that the mainland economy probably grew more slowly than expected between July and September.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:39am
PROPERTY

Shanghai named world's leading city for shopping centre construction

Eight of the 10 busiest cities for shopping centre construction around the world are in China, according to property firm CBRE, which warns that Shenyang and Wuxi are at high risk of suffering from oversupply.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:53am

Property

PROPERTY

Shanghai named world's leading city for shopping centre construction

Eight of the 10 busiest cities for shopping centre construction around the world are in China, according to property firm CBRE, which warns that Shenyang and Wuxi are at high risk of suffering from oversupply.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:53am

Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show

Paintings of various styles, themes and colours form a patchwork-like carpet on the floor of Melissa Carlson's flat in Mid-Levels. For all their differences, the works have one thing in common - all had been censored or banned from public display in Myanmar.

20 Oct 2014 - 12:38pm

Photo artists from across Asia shed light on women's plight

20 Oct 2014

Ning Hao's comedy takes two buddies across changing mainland

20 Oct 2014

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

The wave of reality TV cooking shows dominating the schedules has served up a whole soup bowl full of clichés. There's the good cop, bad cop routine of judging chefs, either praising the contestants' commitment or scraping their "disgusting" or "inedible" efforts into the bin.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:52am

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Oktoberfest festivities in Hong Kong offer games and German food with the beer

16 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

Daniel Fessler, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles, believes he's uncovering a crude mental shortcut that may shed light on the confrontations and help explain why men resort to violence.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:44am

Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

20 Oct 2014 1 comment

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Magazines

Sport

OLYMPICS

'Great chance' for squash at 2020 Olympics, says Tony Choi

Squash has a "great chance" to join the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, despite being rejected three times, said Hong Kong head coach Tony Choi Yuk-kwan.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:45pm 1 comment

Magazines

Forward steppe

Breakneck economic growth has spawned a generation of Mongolians who are learning to savour their country's successes and excesses. Words and pictures by Marika Dee.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Home tweet home

A small provincial town in Thailand is cashing in on Chinese demand for bird's nest, building multi-storey condos to accommodate its lucrative feathered friends. Luke Duggleby looks at the allure of the 'caviar of the East'.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm

Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

20 Oct 2014 5 comments

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