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President Xi Jinping meets Fidel Castro as Beijing aims to capitalise on Cuba ties

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President Xi Jinping visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Havana on Tuesday as he aims to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive.

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014, 11:15am

Five Husi bosses quizzed by police over 'rotten meat' scandal, as 1,250 tonnes of food seized

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Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns, Dicos and 7-Eleven, that have bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:21am 6 comments More on China Food Scandals

30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

A city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:09am

Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters 'will not remain silent'

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Uncertainty hung over the Indonesian presidential election after Joko Widodo was declared the winner of the closely-fought race, after his rival Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the contest.

23 Jul 2014 - 10:29am

World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:34am 2 comments

China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

China's involvement in Africa will face complications because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, Chinese think tank says.

23 Jul 2014 - 10:41am 3 comments

Alibaba says New York Times off base for linking buy-back deal to party elite

E-commerce giant said the background of investors mattered less to the company than the market, after The New York Times revealed political connections of some shareholders.

23 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China's Jerusalem. One million of the city's eight million legal residents are Christian. Huge crosses rise towards the sky on many of the city's more than 2,000 churches.

23 Jul 2014 - 9:55am 3 comments More on Focus

Typhoon Matmo heads for mainland China after battering Taiwan with 155km/h winds

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Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools, with at least one person killed and some damage reported.

23 Jul 2014 - 10:40am

China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

23 Jul 2014 - 9:57am 13 comments

Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

22 Jul 2014 - 11:02pm 2 comments

Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine in wake of MH17 disaster - to Syria

23 Jul 2014 - 1:27am 3 comments

I was fired for writing Hong Kong columns, Song Zhibiao, Guangzhou-based reporter, says

23 Jul 2014 - 4:35am 1 comment

China and India the key to massive Murdoch bid for Time Warner

23 Jul 2014 - 4:19am

Heavy toll of Gaza ground invasion tests resolve of Israeli public

22 Jul 2014 - 11:10pm

Cambodia's political deadlock over as Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy shake on a deal

22 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

National Guard to help stop illegal child migrants entering US, Texas governor says

22 Jul 2014 - 10:05pm

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MH17 downing underscores world's dilemma of how to deal with Putin

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I was in Kuala Lumpur last weekend, where flags flew at half mast for the victims of flight MH17 and the key terms in the media coverage seemed to be "outrage" and "damning".

23 Jul 2014 - 4:09am 3 comments

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President Xi Jinping meets Fidel Castro as Beijing aims to capitalise on Cuba ties

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President Xi Jinping visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Havana on Tuesday as he aims to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:15am

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

A decade after their creation, the jury is still out on Cyberport and Science Park, both huge projects underpinned by property development, writes Charley Lanyon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:14am 8 comments More on LIFE

Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

22 Jul 2014

Beatbox Battle 2014 Hong Kong's first beatboxing contest

22 Jul 2014

Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

Sitting on a plastic stool, head bowed over a bowl of noodles listening to people chat, laugh and smoke - you can't get a more down-to-earth Hong Kong experience than that.

21 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm More on LIFE

Napa's long Italian love affair rolls on

18 Jul 2014

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Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

 

23 Jul 2014 - 10:47am

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A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

A Legco stalwart and mentor to Sun Yat-sen, Sir Kai Ho Kai wielded huge influence in Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century. How did the man who put the 'Kai' into Kai Tak die penniless?

22 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 2 comments

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