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PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight

President Xi Jinping will promote two People's Liberation Army generals closely associated with him in a move to deepen the anti-corruption drive and speed up reform in the world's largest fighting force.

Monday, 22 September, 2014, 7:22am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

One in five Hongkongers 'considering emigration' as pessimism hangs over city

On a scale of zero to 10, with 10 being extremely optimistic, the mean score of the respondents was 4.22, which pollsters said indicated a general atmosphere of pessimism.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:18am 16 comments More on Universal Suffrage

'Let's stand with them': Hong Kong students' boycott gets support from 400 academics, staff

"Don't let the striking students stand alone" - that was the appeal to the public in a petition signed by almost 400 university scholars and non-academic staff giving students their "staunchest support and protection".

22 Sep 2014 - 8:15am 22 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Three deaths reported as tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan


Tropical storm Fung-Wong pounded Taiwan with torrential rain and gales, claiming one life and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:35am

China seizes 88 fugitives in overseas 'fox hunt' for financial criminals

The lack of extradition treaties and law enforcement agreements with foreign countries are the major challenges mainland detectives face as the hunt for corruption suspects abroad gatheres pace, police and legal experts said.

22 Sep 2014 - 4:00am 2 comments More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Democracy is not a decoration, Xi Jinping says in speech to CPPCC

President Xi Jinping said 'democracy is not a decoration' as he delivered a speech to the government's political advisers.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:16am 3 comments More on Xi Jinping

Rise of the geeks: Hong Kong's young entrepreneurs plot a tech revolution

The atmosphere at this tech start-up pitch night feels like the geeks have finally become the coolest kids at the party.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:48am

'No regrets': Li Na signs off on tennis career before tearful Chinese journalists

Pioneering tennis star Li Na said today that she has “no regrets” about her decision to retire in an emotional news conference that saw one Chinese journalist break down in tears.

21 Sep 2014 - 10:20pm 4 comments

US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

The threat of climate change is driving China and the US - frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters - to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:45am More on Focus

Hong Kong tycoons descend on Beijing for Xi meeting

Tycoons arriving in Beijing to meet President Xi Jinping put on a united front against Occupy Central and called on Hongkongers to be more 'constructive' over political reform.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:49am 3 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Two dead and many injured in simultaneous explosions in China's Xinjiang


At least two people were killed and many more injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported.

22 Sep 2014 - 10:14am

Armed intruder at White House sparks Secret Service review

22 Sep 2014 - 8:39am 1 comment

G20 ministers and central bank governors push for 1.8pc growth spurt

22 Sep 2014 - 8:01am

Chinese designer Zhu charms Milan fashion world with plans for Krizia

22 Sep 2014 - 7:55am

Afghanistan poll rivals seal power-sharing deal

22 Sep 2014 - 5:09am

Dammed if they do…Pakistan's dykes are making flooding worse, not better, experts warn

22 Sep 2014 - 5:09am

White House intruder Omar Gonzalez 'a veteran needing help': family

22 Sep 2014 - 5:12am 1 comment

Repression comes in black where Islamic State rules

22 Sep 2014 - 5:12am

Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is willing to lead Russia

22 Sep 2014 - 5:12am

UK party leaders 'tricked' Scots out of independence, says Alex Salmond

22 Sep 2014 - 7:00am

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22 Sep 2014 - 8:49am 1 comment

Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

22 Sep 2014 - 8:52am

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Hong Kong's buildings should be generating electricity, not using it

Ian Brownlee

This week is World Green Building Week, and it is observed in Hong Kong. The past approach to sustainable building design has largely focused on making buildings more energy efficient and reducing their carbon footprint.

22 Sep 2014 - 4:17am 3 comments


US and China collaborating on clean energy projects


The threat of climate change is driving China and the US - frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters - to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:45am

Harry's View




Dammed if they do…Pakistan's dykes are making flooding worse, not better, experts warn

Pakistan relies on a multitude of dams and barrages to prevent Himalayan rivers from flooding and help meet its power needs, but a failure to prevent disaster four years running is making some experts question their utility.

22 Sep 2014 - 5:09am

China Insider


More strain on Beijing water supply; deaf crime boss jailed; Shenzhen metro sued over death

22 Sep 2014

Families win legal struggle to inherit frozen embryos under one-child policy

20 Sep 2014

Chopstick up boy’s nose; virtual romance; British woman becomes urban cop in Hunan; addict sells daughter, 3, for drugs; judge suspected of rape

19 Sep 2014

A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

21 Sep 2014 12 comments

Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

18 Sep 2014

Ex-Guangzhou vice mayor paid mistress HK$17 million in ‘break-up fees’

19 Sep 2014

Hunan police seize 90kg of heroin 'smuggled in from Myanmar'

18 Sep 2014

Chinese student attempts to 'rent' out his girlfriend to pay for an iPhone 6

19 Sep 2014 16 comments

Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

18 Sep 2014

Naked brother-in-law; secrets of news anchor; giant melon: CHINA DIGEST

18 Sep 2014

Chinese man who had sex with virgin told to pay 30,000 yuan after lying he was single

17 Sep 2014 4 comments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma rejects rumours he’s moving to Hong Kong

17 Sep 2014 3 comments

Chinese police force seeks new recruits with Hollywood-style action posters

17 Sep 2014 5 comments

Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

17 Sep 2014

Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

Hong Kong must remain an international city and not cut itself off as a cultural version of the Galapagos Islands, a prominent Japanese curator has said, as he prepares to work with young local artists.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:32am

Sistine Chapel Choir makes its Hong Kong debut but misses mainland

22 Sep 2014

How Monopoly came to dominate board games

21 Sep 2014

Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

Call it the law of unintended consequences or the butterfly effect - or perhaps just a delicious irony. Europe's fragile economy has led a number of its culinary talent to seek more attractive rewards on our shores, leading to a proliferation of new restaurants opening in the city.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:32pm

New club celebrates the wider world of whiskies

19 Sep 2014

Gelato champs churn out a taste of the good life

19 Sep 2014

Drivers set to take a back seat as the driverless car comes of age

An Acura RLX demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car last week - the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology.

21 Sep 2014 - 3:29am

At home, work and play, the robots are coming

21 Sep 2014

Add Siberians to the mix: European ancestry more tangled than thought

21 Sep 2014 1 comment




Who writes his scripts? Chelsea legend Frank Lampard shellshocked after scoring AGAINST Blues

Jose Mourinho declared the love story was over and a bemused Frank Lampard said he was lost for words after the former Chelsea midfielder came on as a substitute for Manchester City and scored against the club he had called his own for 13 years.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:27am



6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay


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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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