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Protesters defiant after High Court orders them to leave Mong Kok and Admiralty sites

Defiant protesters refused to budge from their occupied zones in Admiralty and Mong Kok yesterday despite court orders requiring them to leave.

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014, 3:53am 168 comments More on Occupy Central

Indian footballer dies after somersault celebration goes horribly wrong


A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told reporters on Monday.

20 Oct 2014 - 7:34pm

US hits back at claims that ‘external forces’ are backing Occupy Central


Those who accuse foreign countries of backing protests in Hong Kong are “distracting from the issues at hand”, the United States said as it hit back at claims that Washington is meddling in the city’s internal affairs.

20 Oct 2014 - 7:19pm 100 comments More on Occupy Central

Smog smothers Beijing as backlash grows over decision to stage marathon despite pollution

The capital was still shrouded in smog on Monday amid continuing controversy over the decision to stage the marathon despite the choking pollution.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:36pm

Fears over 'radicals' as protest violence increases, but sources say Beijing won't be embarrassed into action

Beijing will not seek a quick end to the political turmoil in Hong Kong to avoid possible embarrassment ahead of some important domestic and international events, sources say.

20 Oct 2014 - 1:11pm 135 comments More on Occupy Central

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests


Chinese authorities appear to have expanded a large Internet eavesdropping campaign this month to Apple services, targeting private users’ passwords, emails, photos and contacts, a censorship watchdog has said.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:07pm 2 comments More on Apple

Communist Party plenum faces challenges to legal reform

Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state media said yesterday ahead of a key Communist Party meeting that will focus on legal reforms.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:45am

Ken Tsang seeks court order to reveal names of alleged police assailants

An unarmed pro-democracy protester who was allegedly kicked and hit by police officers will ask for a court order requiring the disclosure of the officers’ names this week after police failed to respond to his written request.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:26pm More on Occupy Central

Lego Occupy Central display recreates protests in miniature detail


Occupy Central has been captured in minute detail in Admiralty where a protester has recreated scenes from the protests in a display made with Lego figures.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:25pm 4 comments More on Occupy Central

Mong Kok ‘on the verge of a riot’: police spokesman


Police said the situation in Mong Kok, where hundreds of protesters remain in the streets despite efforts to clear them, is “on the verge of a riot”.

20 Oct 2014 - 7:37pm 43 comments More on Occupy Central

Little impact seen from Party leadership's reform push as interest groups dig in

Changes announced at fourth plenum have failed to take root at local level, experts say after the leadership said it would cut government interference in the market and judiciary, and improve public services.

20 Oct 2014 - 11:13am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

How the elite 'fox hunt' police taskforce scours the world for fugitives who have fled overseas

20 Oct 2014 - 3:15pm

Hong Kong protests put huge dent in Asia luxury goods sales

20 Oct 2014 - 6:42pm 13 comments

Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

20 Oct 2014 - 6:19pm 21 comments

Japan’s Abe loses high-profile minister, media say another may follow

20 Oct 2014 - 6:35pm 4 comments

Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

20 Oct 2014 - 8:03pm 2 comments

US Osprey planes in tsunami drill despite Japanese protests

20 Oct 2014 - 5:10am

Taiwan tests submarine-launched Harpoon missiles supplied by the US: report

20 Oct 2014 - 6:48pm 1 comment

EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

20 Oct 2014 - 6:56pm 3 comments

US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

20 Oct 2014 - 6:44pm 5 comments

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Why influencing Occupy movement is not in America's best interest


When we think about the origins of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong, the US National Endowment for Democracy should be considered one of the originators of the student protests in the special administrative region.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:24am 11 comments


Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 54 comments

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High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

The High Court yesterday ordered pro-democracy protesters to leave main roads in Admiralty and Mong Kok immediately, as top officials and student leaders explored ways to make progress in talks on political reform, due to begin today.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:42am More on Occupy Central



China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am More on Ebola Virus



Shinzo Abe's 'womenomics' agenda stalls after two female ministers resign

To lose one member of your cabinet might be considered misfortune; to lose two in the same day counts as a major political miscalculation by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

21 Oct 2014 - 3:16am More on Shinzo Abe



'Spectacular success story' as Nigeria declared free of Ebola virus

The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus yesterday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am More on Ebola Virus



Qatari fund buys into Sogo store operator for HK$4.8b

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund is buying a 19.9 per cent stake in Sogo department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings for HK$4.78 billion, its third luxury department store investment in four years.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:39am

Standard Chartered tells thousands of UAE firms it's shutting their accounts

Standard Chartered said it would exit part of its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) business in the United Arab Emirates, leading to the closure of thousands of accounts there.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:39am More on Standard Chartered Bank



Shanghai named world's leading city for shopping centre construction

Eight of the 10 busiest cities for shopping centre construction around the world are in China, according to property firm CBRE, which warns that Shenyang and Wuxi are at high risk of suffering from oversupply.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:53am

Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show

Paintings of various styles, themes and colours form a patchwork-like carpet on the floor of Melissa Carlson's flat in Mid-Levels. For all their differences, the works have one thing in common - all had been censored or banned from public display in Myanmar.

20 Oct 2014 - 12:38pm

Photo artists from across Asia shed light on women's plight

20 Oct 2014

Ning Hao's comedy takes two buddies across changing mainland

20 Oct 2014

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

The wave of reality TV cooking shows dominating the schedules has served up a whole soup bowl full of clichés. There's the good cop, bad cop routine of judging chefs, either praising the contestants' commitment or scraping their "disgusting" or "inedible" efforts into the bin.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:52am

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Oktoberfest festivities in Hong Kong offer games and German food with the beer

16 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

Daniel Fessler, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles, believes he's uncovering a crude mental shortcut that may shed light on the confrontations and help explain why men resort to violence.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:44am

Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

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'Great chance' for squash at 2020 Olympics, says Tony Choi

Squash has a "great chance" to join the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, despite being rejected three times, said Hong Kong head coach Tony Choi Yuk-kwan.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:45pm


Forward steppe

Breakneck economic growth has spawned a generation of Mongolians who are learning to savour their country's successes and excesses. Words and pictures by Marika Dee.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Home tweet home

A small provincial town in Thailand is cashing in on Chinese demand for bird's nest, building multi-storey condos to accommodate its lucrative feathered friends. Luke Duggleby looks at the allure of the 'caviar of the East'.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm

Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

20 Oct 2014 5 comments

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