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Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

The Bank of China cash-transfer service at the centre of money laundering allegations could escalate the sabre-rattling between the mainland's liberal-minded bankers and conservative regulators.

Saturday, 12 July, 2014, 4:36am 1 comment More on Bank of China

US secretary of state pushes plan to ‘clean up’ disputed Afghan vote

US Secretary of State John Kerry was on Saturday to hold a second day of talks with Afghanistan’s feuding presidential hopefuls, seeking a deal to “clean up the tally” after disputed elections.

12 Jul 2014 - 5:02pm

Guangdong TV news channel quietly changing from Cantonese to Putonghua

Most original programmes on the news channel of Guangdong TV will be produced and broadcast in Putonghua from September, sources inside the network said, a move that is causing outrage among Cantonese speakers in Guangzhou.

12 Jul 2014 - 7:29am 12 comments

Fans cry foul over FFC World Cup final menu

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The Foreign Correspondents’ Club has averted a diplomatic food fight less than 24 hours before Germany and Argentina kick-off in the soccer World Cup final.

The private member’s bar on Friday lined-up a menu distinctly in flavour of Germany.

12 Jul 2014 - 4:27pm 1 comment

Fears of fraud as Indonesia awaits presidential election results

Anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced by July 22 after former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, used different unofficial tallies to claim victory.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:27pm 1 comment

Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

Japan’s new policy on military action would allow its forces to come to the aid of a US naval ship under attack, Tokyo’s defense minister said Friday.

12 Jul 2014 - 1:25pm

23 Ukrainian servicemen killed in clashes with separarist rebels

Ukraine's military yesterday reported losing 23 servicemen in clashes across the separatist east that threatened to shatter slim Western hopes of a truce in Europe's deadliest conflict in decades.

12 Jul 2014 - 1:15am 1 comment

Japan’s military shift challenged in court by ex-civil servant

The Japanese government faces a legal challenge to its decision to expand the scope of the military, a divisive shift for the pacifist nation that sparked protests at home and drew sharp criticism from China.

11 Jul 2014 - 10:14pm 1 comment

Israeli onslaught claims 121st victim in Gaza as Obama offers to help broker truce

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Israel's bombardment of Gaza claimed its 121st Palestinian life on Saturday as Hamas pounded central Israel with rockets and Washington offered help brokering a truce.

12 Jul 2014 - 1:33pm 13 comments

Leading broadcaster Rui Chenggang detained in CCTV graft investigation

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A leading anchor with China Central Television has been detained for investigation amid a crackdown on suspected corruption at the state broadcaster, mainland media reported.

12 Jul 2014 - 7:27pm

Row erupts in Singapore over pulling of children’s books with gay themes

11 Jul 2014 - 10:17pm 2 comments

Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

12 Jul 2014 - 12:56pm 11 comments

Venezuela’s president Maduro set to host Xi Jinping for an upcoming 'historic' visit

12 Jul 2014 - 12:52pm

Overloading blamed as Hunan school minivan falls into pond killing 11, including 8 children

11 Jul 2014 - 11:15am 1 comment

Yang Gang, ex-top official of economic panel, faces graft prosecution

12 Jul 2014 - 2:39am

Asians hitting ‘bamboo ceiling’ in Australia, discrimination commissioner says

11 Jul 2014 - 9:48pm

Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

11 Jul 2014 - 10:07pm 1 comment

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In the past 100 years, China has marginalised its own intellectual and institutional frameworks developed over 2,000 years.

12 Jul 2014 - 4:16am 10 comments

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11 Jul 2014 1 comment
EDUCATION

Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

11 Jul 2014 2 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

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10 Jul 2014 1 comment
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First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
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9 Jul 2014 28 comments
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Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014 1 comment
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Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments
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Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 16 comments
RELIGION

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments
TAIWAN

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014
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Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014
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2 Jul 2014 5 comments
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Business

BANKING

Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

The Bank of China cash-transfer service at the centre of money laundering allegations could escalate the sabre-rattling between the mainland's liberal-minded bankers and conservative regulators.

12 Jul 2014 - 4:36am 1 comment More on Bank of China
LISTINGS

Alibaba expected to receive US approval for IPO despite federal commission warnings

Alibaba Group's proposal for what could be the largest initial stock offering in US history is sailing through Washington with few bumps.

12 Jul 2014 - 4:53am 1 comment More on Alibaba

How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

The Sandstorm ran into trouble when Ai Weiwei, who had agreed to play a cameo role, complained he never agreed to be promoted as the star or gave consent to use his image or name to promote the film.

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Australian truffles offer off season alternative

Selling Australian-grown Périgord truffles to French chefs may seem a foolhardy, even impossible goal, but that is exactly what The Truffle & Wine Co has successfully done.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

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9 Jul 2014

iPhone feature could be national security threat, says Chinese broadcaster CCTV

A feature in Apple's iPhone that tracks a user's location could be a national security threat, state media reported yesterday.

12 Jul 2014 - 5:01am 15 comments

Streaming is gaining ground, but optical discs aren't likely to disappear just yet

11 Jul 2014

US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

10 Jul 2014

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Return of the King: LeBron James goes home to Cleveland

"I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home” - LeBron James at the end of his essay on Sports Illustrated’s website  announcing he would leave the Miami heat and rejoin the Cavaliers.

12 Jul 2014 - 10:27am 1 comment

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