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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, 12:24pm

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 and 7-Eleven, that bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:51am 13 comments More on China Food Scandals

Pro-Russia rebels may have shot down MH17 by mistake, says US official

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The MH17 jet may have been shot down by 'mistake' by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, US intelligence officials said, as Malaysia sent black boxes to Britain for analysis.

23 Jul 2014 - 12:16pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

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 - 12:24pm

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 - 11:47am 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

Mainland China braces for Typhoon Matmo after storm batters Taiwan with 155km/h winds

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China is braced for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as Typhoon Matmo churns northwest towards the heavily populated coast of Fujian.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:17pm

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 19 comments

Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

23 Jul 2014 - 9:55am 5 comments

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

23 Jul 2014 - 12:11pm 3 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

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23 Jul 2014 - 8:32am

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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 7 comments

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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

Carbone brings the hearty red-sauce dishes of Italian-American cuisine to Hong Kong

18 Jul 2014

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Queen Elizabeth’s champion horse, Estimate, fails dope test

A horse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:02pm

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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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