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Police fire pepper spray as 80 protesters arrested after Mong Kok clearance

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At least 80 protesters were detained yesterday amid clashes with police during the first round of court-ordered clearance operations in the Mong Kok protest zone.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014, 2:04am 164 comments More on Occupy Central

Chinese ships back on patrol in waters disputed with Japan

Chinese patrol ships returned to disputed waters in the East China Sea yesterday for the first time since President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Beijing earlier this month.

26 Nov 2014 - 7:21am 2 comments

Health experts optimistic over anti-smoking law

Public health experts are optimistic that the mainland's draft tobacco-control regulation has a good chance of curbing smoking if properly implemented.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior climate negotiator says

Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said yesterday, reaffirming its long-standing position before a United Nations climate conference next month.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Ilham Tohti's seven students almost certain to receive jail terms, rights lawyer says

Seven minority students stood trial on separatism charges yesterday for working on a website run by their prominent Uygur teacher in Urumqi in Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Proposal for circuit courts 'a step forward for greater judicial independence'

The leadership's decision to allow the Supreme People's Court to set up circuit courts and other new courts that cross administrative lines will promote judicial independence and reduce interference by local party officials, legal experts say.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:13am

Domestic violence law to offer victims easier access to restraining orders

The mainland is seeking public opinion on a draft of a domestic violence law, which if passed would make it much easier for victims to win restraining orders against an abusive partner.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

PLA allows civilian firms to supply kit

The PLA, the world's largest standing army, has relaxed its rules to allow civilian companies to supply some of its training equipment for the first time.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Fake Chinese military officials 'swindle 34 million yuan from construction firms'

Three farmers from Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces, posing as senior military officials, allegedly swindled 34 million yuan from 19 construction companies through a fake “secret military project”.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:17am 5 comments

Ferguson burns after policeman not charged in unarmed black teen's shooting

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Furious protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, highlighting long-standing racial tensions across America.

26 Nov 2014 - 7:53am 79 comments

Google sued by Hong Kong-based banker over extreme internet trolling

Google has agreed to a settlement with a Hong Kong-based businessman who sued the search engine firm over defamatory internet posts that were circulated across some 3,600 websites.

26 Nov 2014 - 3:18am

Build youth hostels for young people who can't afford homes, says Hong Kong think tank

26 Nov 2014 - 7:18am 8 comments

Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

26 Nov 2014 - 4:31am 2 comments

Vietnam puts naval power on show in first-ever Philippines port call

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

Indian premier Narendra Modi's estranged wife demands recognition

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

Barack Obama admits there is 'more work to do' on race relations in US

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am 1 comment

Insiders say Chuck Hagel was shown the door by a micromanaging Obama

26 Nov 2014 - 4:56am

Decision to extend nuclear talks with Iran raises stakes of possible failure

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am

Kidnapping now big business for terrorist groups like Islamic State

26 Nov 2014 - 4:56am

China sets the pace in global race to develop e-cigarette technology

26 Nov 2014 - 6:17am

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Leader

Slower economic growth is no reason to panic

26 Nov 2014 - 5:26am 1 comment

Pharmacists should be allowed to play a bigger role to play in health care

26 Nov 2014 - 5:26am 1 comment

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Insight

Let Hong Kong think its way out of its governance problems

C.K. Yeung

In democratic governance, a good policy idea is king. A key institution of democracy that supports good government is a thriving network of competing think tanks with a broad spectrum of policy ideas. This is missing in Hong Kong.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:42am 8 comments

Focus

How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

Cliff Buddle

Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:11am 12 comments

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Asia

JAPAN

Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided last week against walloping Japanese with another tax hike, it was cause for worry not celebration among the country's young.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:31am 2 comments

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Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

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Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

25 Nov 2014
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'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 3 comments
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

24 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
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Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Newlywed found dead in fishpond; Selfie poser stops trains in tracks

20 Nov 2014
Anti-corruption

Communist Party should try imperial China's impeachment system to fight graft, says novelist

19 Nov 2014 2 comments
DRUGS

100,000 users ‘investigated’, 12 tonnes narcotics seized in China's war on drugs

19 Nov 2014 1 comment
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Egg-size kidney stones; 'Miracle' baby born; Panda recovering after attack in reserve

19 Nov 2014

Business

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

China 4G services expansion intensifies Xiaomi-Lenovo rivalry

Xiaomi could see Lenovo Group chip away at its strong lead on the mainland from next year as the computer giant drives 4G handset sales with its recently acquired Motorola brand.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:39am More on Lenovo
REGULATION

China approves second batch of local asset management companies

The mainland banking regulator has approved a second batch of asset management companies tasked with cleaning up debt at the city and provincial level, bringing the number of formally approved "bad banks" to 10.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:41am 1 comment

Property

SALES

Beijing's interest rate cut spurs rush on new housing projects

First-time homebuyers and upgraders on the mainland are taking advantage of lower borrowing costs during the market downturn, with flats sold out on the first day of launch at a new project in Shenzhen.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:51am

Chinese investors keen on London commercial real estate

Strong demand for commercial real estate in London is expected to bring total transactions to £20 billion this year and Asian and Chinese investors will continue to be active in chasing quality assets, according to property consultant Savills.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am
SALES

Small Hong Kong developers lure buyers with special home designs

26 Nov 2014

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Chow Hin-yeung's new take on folk hero Wong Fei-hung has the makings of a hit movie

Writer-director Chow Hin-yeung's third feature, Rise of the Legend, is a triumphant story of survival against the odds, both on and off the screen.

25 Nov 2014 - 10:27am

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2014 has something for everyone

25 Nov 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

25 Nov 2014

English wines' time to shine

Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle portrayed an Australian wine expert.

21 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Spirits more prominent at trade fair

21 Nov 2014

Top of the pots: where to get your fill of Hong Kong's best claypot rice

21 Nov 2014

Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed - a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am

Experiment finds most people are willing to pay to spare others pain

23 Nov 2014

Dealing with stress in your dad's DNA

23 Nov 2014

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Sport

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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes fights for his life

Australia batsman Phil Hughes had emergency surgery and was in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after he was hit on the head by a bouncer in a domestic first-class cricket match on Tuesday.

25 Nov 2014 - 10:48pm

Magazines

Massif attack

The Gangga, in Sichuan province, is one of the world's final frontiers - an uncharted mountain range. Paul Niel and his team of intrepid adventurers attempt to fill in the blanks.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

For the love of dog

In Vietnam, an estimated five million canines - many of them stolen pets - are slaughtered and served in restaurants each year. Simon Parry meets some of the dealers who profit from the trade and those trying to stop it.

22 Nov 2014 - 9:59pm

The keeper of memories

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