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Business beats border dispute as Chinese and Indian leaders go face to face

China and India signed a series of big business deals yesterday as President Xi Jinping wrapped up talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that were overshadowed by a border dispute.

Friday, 19 September, 2014, 7:30am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

Scots held Britain's fate in their hands on Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state. Some 97 per cent of eligible voters had registered to vote, underscoring the passions the historic decision has ignited in Scotland.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:32am

Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

Beijing is closely watching and assessing the impact of Scotland's referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:35am 3 comments

Order to 'realign' outspoken liberal magazine will end its independence, says publisher

The outspoken political magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu was ordered by the authorities to switch its organisational affiliation, prompting renewed fears that the publication may be subjected to tightened censorship.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:55am

Internet tsar sees role for Asean in developing tomorrow's internet standards

China's top internet censor has called on Asean members to help build a regional information superhighway and help evolve international technical standards for the internet.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:02am

Racial stereotyping in Hong Kong's textbooks undermines harmony

Former teacher Tom Grundy was caught in a maelstrom of recriminations after putting up a post on his Hong Wrong blog about racial stereotyping in a primary school workbook.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:19am

Beijing shops asking 20,000 yuan for iPhone 6 as Apple waits on permit

Apple's iPhone 6 has yet to be approved for sale by  mainland authorities, but vendors in Beijing are already selling what they claim to be genuine models for more than 20,000 yuan (HK$25,200).

19 Sep 2014 - 3:43am 1 comment More on Apple

Dongguan, sex capital of China, tightens grip over entertainment industry

Keen to shake off its reputation as China's sex capital, Dongguan has rolled out new measures to tighten regulation of its entertainment industry.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:55am

Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

When former English teacher Jack Ma Yun created online trade platform Alibaba.com in Hangzhou 15 years ago, China laboured under cumbersome corporate rules and buyers and sellers mistrusted each other.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:59am More on Alibaba

What can you do for Hong Kong? Tycoons to sketch future for Xi Jinping

Some of the Hong Kong tycoons meeting President Xi Jinping in Beijing next week have been invited to speak on the city's future amid the brewing storm over electoral reform.

19 Sep 2014 - 7:44am 2 comments More on Occupy Central

Rafael Hui initially refused offer of chief secretary job, graft trial hears

The first time Donald Tsang Yam-kuen told Rafael Hui Si-yan he wanted him to take the job of chief secretary, in March 2005, Hui replied, "I'd rather not," the High Court heard yesterday.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:05am

'The rents here are terrifying!' Gordon Ramsay feels the heat as Hong Kong restaurant opens

19 Sep 2014 - 2:20am 12 comments

Daughters of activists jailed in China demand action by Obama on Apec trip

19 Sep 2014 - 3:47am

US military contractor who passed secrets to Chinese girlfriend jailed for 7 years

19 Sep 2014 - 3:51am 12 comments

Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

19 Sep 2014 - 3:35am 4 comments

Indonesian Islamists 'exploit political vacuum' ahead of Widodo presidency

19 Sep 2014 - 6:31am

Thai junta leader apologises for his remarks on bikinis that followed brutal backpacker murders

19 Sep 2014 - 3:10am 5 comments

Russia is a 'threat to global democracy', Ukrainian president tells US Congress

19 Sep 2014 - 4:32am

Pangolins headed for extinction, in part due to booming Asian demand

19 Sep 2014 - 4:05am

Artificial sweeteners create conditions for onset of diabetes, study suggests

19 Sep 2014 - 4:09am 1 comment

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Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

19 Sep 2014 - 4:37am

Shooting of police gun at hospital raises safety concerns

19 Sep 2014 - 4:37am

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Insight

Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

Surya Deva

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:04am

Focus

Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

Ray Chan

When former English teacher Jack Ma Yun created online trade platform Alibaba.com in Hangzhou 15 years ago, China laboured under cumbersome corporate rules and buyers and sellers mistrusted each other.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:59am

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BRITAIN

Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

Scots held Britain's fate in their hands on Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state. Some 97 per cent of eligible voters had registered to vote, underscoring the passions the historic decision has ignited in Scotland.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:32am

Business

CHINA

Strong policy stimulus for China not needed, says PBOC adviser

A People's Bank of China adviser ruled out major stimulus or significant financial reforms this year amid an unusual public debate between the ruling party's two most prominent mouthpieces on how to tackle a slowing economy.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:42am
CURRENCIES

Emerging-market exchange rates slump

It's back. The rout that gripped emerging market currencies last year is now sending exchange rates to their weakest levels since 2009.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:56am

Property

HOUSING

Xiamen only city in mainland China to report growth in housing prices

Xiamen is the only mainland city which recorded growth in new private housing prices among the 70 major mainland cities in August, government figures showed.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:39am

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

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15 Sep 2014

Culinary incubators rent out professional kitchens

Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm

Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine is inspired by prog rock

11 Sep 2014

New TV series highlights Asian wines

11 Sep 2014

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Sport

Chinese tennis star Li Na set to retire on Friday, says CCTV

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China’s two-time grand slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported on Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:55pm

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Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 

 

12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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