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Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

Coastal provinces and Taiwan raised their storm alerts and braced for the arrival of Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong, after the storm deluged parts of the Philippines, killing at least five people and displacing thousands of others.

Sunday, 21 September, 2014, 7:08am

Microsoft postpones release of Xbox One in mainland China

Microsoft, the US tech giant targeted in an anti-monopoly probe by Beijing, is delaying the release of its much-anticipated Xbox One game console on the mainland until the end of the year.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am More on Microsoft

Role of constitution in spotlight again as party's fourth plenum nears

Which reigns supreme - the Communist Party or China's constitution? The political elite have struggled for more than two decades to find an answer.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am More on Xi Jinping

No progress on Sino-Indian border dispute during Xi Jinping visit, analysts say

Beijing and New Delhi failed to make progress on resolving their decades-old border dispute during President Xi Jinping's visit to India last week, despite high public expectations in China of a breakthrough, analysts said.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am More on Xi Jinping

As China's economy matures, it trades speed for build quality on big projects

The delays keep piling up. China's first large passenger jet, the C919, will not make its maiden flight until next year. Third-generation nuclear reactors in Zhejiang, the first of their kind in the world, will need at least two more years to come on stream.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am

China and Japan edging closer to a Xi-Abe meeting at Apec summit

After almost two years of growing tensions, the leaders of China and Japan may finally meet each other. Both countries are quietly paving the way for a meeting on the sidelines of the Apec summit in Beijing in November.

21 Sep 2014 - 6:02am More on Sino-Japanese relations

Macau taxi drivers named and shamed on Facebook

Macau's growing taxi problem has given rise to a name-and-shame Facebook page with more than 2,000 members sharing their horror stories.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am More on Macau

Back-room Hong Kong bookies go global thanks to online betting

In the Mong Kok flower market, a florist studies his smartphone intently. To the casual passer-by he looks every inch the typical cash-savvy Hong Kong shopkeeper, but a closer look reveals that the man is in search of a cash prize.

21 Sep 2014 - 7:07am More on Focus

Alibaba surges past Facebook in storming stockmarket debut

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba surpassed Facebook by market capitalisation on its first day as a public company right from the minute it started trading and closed with a valuation of more than US$231 billion.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:28am More on Alibaba

Hong Kong regulators rule out blocking access to illegal gambling websites

Hong Kong has ruled out Singapore-style measures to stifle the multibillion-dollar online gambling business, amid growing fears internationally about its connections to organised crime.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:14am

Former leader Tung Chee-hwa plans 'think tank' for Hong Kong development

Update

Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa was inspired to set up a think tank to "promote the long-term development of Hong Kong" by the active role of such bodies in US politics.

21 Sep 2014 - 7:03am 24 comments

Global tax reform plan to crack down on tax avoidance is 'biggest in a century', OECD says

21 Sep 2014 - 3:34am

Google transparency report shows Hong Kong government requests for user data on the rise

21 Sep 2014 - 5:14am

Academic's free educational materials to battle racism

21 Sep 2014 - 5:14am

Japanese business leaders visit China to boost economic and political ties

21 Sep 2014 - 5:56am

'Ecstatic' New Zealand PM John Key declares election victory

21 Sep 2014 - 5:53am

Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

21 Sep 2014 - 6:18am

Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

21 Sep 2014 - 6:18am

Defiant Singaporeans watch banned political documentary in Malaysia

21 Sep 2014 - 6:02am

Why some Americans are strangely drawn to enter North Korea

21 Sep 2014 - 6:02am

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Investors give Alibaba a huge vote of confidence

21 Sep 2014 - 4:13am

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Investors give Alibaba a huge vote of confidence

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No company projects China's growth story quite like Alibaba. When investors finally got a chance to buy into it through the e-commerce giant's Wall Street debut on Friday, its shares closed at US$93.89 a share, up 38 per cent on the offer price of US$68.

21 Sep 2014 - 4:13am

Focus

Back-room Hong Kong bookies go global thanks to online betting

Bryan Harris

In the Mong Kok flower market, a florist studies his smartphone intently. To the casual passer-by he looks every inch the typical cash-savvy Hong Kong shopkeeper, but a closer look reveals that the man is in search of a cash prize.

21 Sep 2014 - 7:07am

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WEATHER

Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

Coastal provinces and Taiwan raised their storm alerts and braced for the arrival of Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong, after the storm deluged parts of the Philippines, killing at least five people and displacing thousands of others.

21 Sep 2014 - 7:08am

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NEW ZEALAND

'Ecstatic' New Zealand PM John Key declares election victory

Update

New Zealand's conservative Prime Minister John Key swept to a historic election victory yesterday, securing a third term as voters ignored campaign allegations of dirty tricks and mass spying.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:53am

China Insider

ONE-CHILD POLICY

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

20 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

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
ROAD SAFETY

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

19 Sep 2014 9 comments
CHINA DIGEST

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
Anti-corruption

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

19 Sep 2014
NARCOTICS

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

18 Sep 2014
GADGETS

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

19 Sep 2014 15 comments
BUREAUCRACY

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

18 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

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

18 Sep 2014
SEX

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

17 Sep 2014 4 comments
Alibaba

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

17 Sep 2014 3 comments
POLICE

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

17 Sep 2014 5 comments
IMMIGRATION

Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

17 Sep 2014
CRIME

Singer who left six lovers to die by erotic asphyxiation executed in Hunan

17 Sep 2014 4 comments

Business

IPO

Alibaba surges past Facebook in storming stockmarket debut

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba surpassed Facebook by market capitalisation on its first day as a public company right from the minute it started trading and closed with a valuation of more than US$231 billion.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:28am More on Alibaba
FINANCE

Global tax reform plan to crack down on tax avoidance is 'biggest in a century', OECD says

OECD chief Angel Gurria handed the G20 recommendations on the biggest changes to international tax rules in more than a century in a bid to tackle corporate tax strategies that are costing countries billions.

21 Sep 2014 - 3:34am More on G20

Property

IPO FOCUS

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties seen as safe bet in IPO, analysts say

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, seeking to raise up to US$6 billion in a Hong Kong share float that would be the city's largest this year, is seen as a safe play in a mainland property sector hit by concerns over a slowing economy.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:41am

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

16 Sep 2014

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15 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

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Sport

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Ozil inspires Arsenal in rout of Aston Villa

Arsenal responded to midweek criticism with a 3-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in the Premier League last night, inspired by record signing Mesut Ozil.

21 Sep 2014 - 1:40am

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12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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