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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.

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014, 2:40am 2 comments

China food scandal spreads to Japan as Burger King, Starbucks admit using tainted supplier


A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks , Burger King and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan.

22 Jul 2014 - 4:25pm 1 comment

Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:16pm 6 comments

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 - 4:30am 1 comment More on Focus

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

A badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in an orchard last month was that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's South Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, police confirmed yesterday

22 Jul 2014 - 11:02pm 2 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

Mouldy bread sent to Typhoon Rammasun victims in Hainan


Mouldy bread was sent to victims of Typhoon Rammasun in Hainan province in the latest scandal involving mainland relief efforts.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:57pm

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 - 3:41am 1 comment

Train with remains of MH17 crash victims arrives in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived on Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:43pm 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic 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 - 2:43am

Thousands of tourists evacuated as Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

More than 5,000 tourists were evacuated from outlying islands as Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:18pm

Will Malaysia Airlines recover from disaster? Here are 5 companies which never did

22 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

22 Jul 2014 - 8:10pm 1 comment

Is Ling Jihua target of graft probe? Brother-in-law of the ex-Hu Jintao aide detained

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13am 1 comment

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

23 Jul 2014 - 1:42am

Flight from Shanghai to London forced to make emergency landing in Russia

22 Jul 2014 - 2:31pm

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 - 12:41pm 4 comments

Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

22 Jul 2014 - 4:45am 6 comments

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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 2 comments




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 - 3:41am 1 comment



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


Uncertainty hung over the Indonesian presidential election after Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared the winner of the closely-fought race, hours after his rival and former general Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the contest, condemning the poll as fraudulent.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:42am



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

A no-fly area declared in eastern Ukraine after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is a rare restriction shared with rogue states like North Korea, prompting some airlines to question whether rules for flights over war zones need tightening.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:27am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17



WH Group to raise US$2.3b in new fixed-price IPO deal

Sino-US pork producer WH Group has launched its stalled initial public offering of shares in a fixed-price deal that will raise about US$2.3 billion.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:33am

Confidence rising among Hong Kong's small and medium-sized firms

Confidence among Hong Kong's small and medium-sized enterprises is improving but investment sentiment has fallen for two consecutive quarters, a new survey for the Hong Kong Productivity Council shows.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:33am



Swire Properties sells Miami flats at top prices

Swire Properties has presold at record prices more than 40 per cent of the first residential tower at its large mixed-use project in Miami, Florida, as Chinese buyers lead a surge in foreign purchases of homes in the United States.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:40am More on Swire Properties

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



Douglas Costa says Shakhtar Donetsk players' lives are at risk

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa said he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champions did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

23 Jul 2014 - 12:32am

Rogers wins first Tour stage at his 10th attempt

Australian Michael Rogers finally earned his first stage victory in his 10th Tour de France on Tuesday.

The three-time world time-trial champion, riding for Tinkoff-Saxo, came home on his own at the end of a mammoth 237.5-km 16th stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:56pm

Absence of cricket giants India and Pakistan at Asian Games decried

22 Jul 2014

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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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