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‘President Xi Jinping seeks his place in history – among the party greats’

Xi, who greatly admires Deng, wanted to become a leader in a similar vein, who could lead China into a new era of reform and growth, said sources including senior officials and "princelings".

Thursday, 31 July, 2014, 11:03am 8 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Four teens charged with murder after death of Chinese student at USC campus

Four US teens were charged on Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and spanner as he walked to his flat.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:24pm 9 comments

US tells China to end prisoner organ harvesting - but Beijing insists donations are voluntary


House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs from prisoners. 

31 Jul 2014 - 11:05am

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, US Peace Corps leaves West Africa

US Peace Corp evacuates 340 volunteers as Liberia closes schools and considers quarantining some communities, rolling out the toughest measures yet to halt worst outbreak on record of deadly Ebola virus.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:49am

More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:48am

Biggest Chinese producer of bear bile seeks synthetic alternative

The nation's largest manufacturer of bear bile is looking at synthetic alternatives, a move welcomed by animal activists.

31 Jul 2014 - 8:02am 3 comments

Chinese scientist plans parachutes for all plane passengers made of world's lightest material

Creating a parachute as small and as light as a shirt is now possible, says a Chinese scientist who has developed the world's lightest material with cutting-edge nanotechnology.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:44am 2 comments

'I was only trying to help': Peter Humphrey's letter to son insists China detective work was for public good

Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from prison.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:38am 6 comments More on GlaxoSmithKline

China scraps urban-rural distinction in 'hukou' household registration system

The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:32am

Graft case against Zhou Yongkang sends message to those still in power, say analysts

By going after retired senior officials, President Xi Jinping has broken the Communist Party's unwritten tradition of not prosecuting a top leader once he has stepped down from power.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:04am 2 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Deaths in shelling of Gaza market, school enrage UN as toll in conflict tops 1,360

31 Jul 2014 - 11:05am

Five killed, 150 trapped, as landslide sweeps through village in western India

30 Jul 2014 - 10:01pm

‘Chinese hackers’ stole data on Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield

31 Jul 2014 - 9:07am 1 comment

Snapchat in funding talks with Alibaba at US$10b value

31 Jul 2014 - 5:49am

Expired dough used in Nanjing branch of US-based restaurant Papa John's Pizza

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

Dongguan massage parlours reopen after sex trade crackdown

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to stand trial for separatism

31 Jul 2014 - 8:11am

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Graft probe of Zhou Yongkang clears Xi Jinping's path to wider reform

31 Jul 2014 - 9:03am 1 comment

Steep management fees defeat purpose of providing affordable homes

31 Jul 2014 - 9:15am

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Property market corrections will benefit end users and real economy


The zillion dollar question today is what will happen to China's real estate market. With price corrections spreading from Hangzhou to Beijing, there is little doubt that China is bracing itself for a market downturn.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:18am




Deaths in shelling of Gaza market, school enrage UN as toll in conflict tops 1,360

More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Wednesday in the bomb-scarred Gaza Strip, among them victims of Israeli fire on a crowded market and a UN school. The US and UN condemned the shelling and Hamas said it fired a salvo of rockets into Israel in retaliation. But hours later the US said it would sell Israel fresh ammunition

31 Jul 2014 - 11:05am

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China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants

30 Jul 2014 1 comment

TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace

30 Jul 2014

Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

China’s top online cosmetics seller apologises for fake goods sold on its website

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

29 Jul 2014

Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

29 Jul 2014

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

29 Jul 2014

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments



Fund managers need some iPhone inspiration

One of my finest hours – at least at the time – was dealing with a New Zealand client investing in a French stock in Hong Kong, for a London stockbroker owned by a Swedish bank, in the corner of a Chinese shirt maker’s shop on a line that scratched and whistled, while using a mobile phone the siz

31 Jul 2014 - 10:58am

China's economic growth to fuel rally in H shares

Hong Kong-listed mainland companies may be heading for their biggest monthly gains in 19 months as punters chase mainland stocks in anticipation of stable economic growth.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:14am

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's most out-there adventure yet

Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest, and weirdest, chapter in Marvel Studio's ever-expanding cinematic universe.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:41pm

Spiritualised will play their transcendental style of music in an acoustic form

30 Jul 2014

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

29 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 3 comments More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

27 Jul 2014

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014




Tiger Woods in desperate scrap to keep season alive

Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:15am
Commonwealth Games

Aussie coach suspended for criticising team captain Sally Pearson

The head coach of Australian athletics has been suspended for publicly criticising Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson and accusing her of setting a bad example to the Australian team at the Commonwealth Games.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:51am
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