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China warns Britain that ties are at risk if UK parliamentary inquiry continues

Update

The National People's Congress has written to British lawmakers telling them ties between the two nations are at risk unless they stay out of Hong Kong's affairs.

Tuesday, 2 September, 2014, 11:41pm 74 comments

Three Chinese inmates on the run after murdering prison guard

Three inmates escaped in a rare jailbreak in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province after killing a guard on Tuesday morning, Chinese state media reports.

2 Sep 2014 - 1:16pm

‘We do what we say’: Occupy Central set the record straight after Benny Tai interview

Update

Occupy Central leaders are still determined to blockade streets in the centre of Hong Kong as part of long-term civil disobedience campaign, one of group’s co-founders said on Tuesday – and more people are joining the pro-democracy movement.

2 Sep 2014 - 9:46pm 7 comments More on Occupy Central

Three China universities vow to strengthen ideological control over students, teachers

Three prestigious mainland universities have vowed to strengthen ideological control over students and teachers, according to statements in the latest issue of Qiushi, the Communist Party journal.

2 Sep 2014 - 7:33am 18 comments

Nanking Massacre textbooks rolled out in Jiangsu primary schools

Grade Five students in Jiangsu province became the first on the mainland to receive official textbooks detailing the Nanking Massacre.

2 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm 1 comment

Chinese airline failed to stop smoking on flight, passengers complain

A Chinese budget airline endangered lives when it failed to stop passengers from smoking on a flight, according to a group of disgruntled travellers who are now threatening to sue the carrier.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:41pm 2 comments

Taiwanese playboy Justin Lee handed 80-year prison term for rape

In a rare decision, Taiwan’s High Court on Tuesday sentenced socialite Justin Lee, heir to one of the island’s richest men, to 79 years and seven months in prison for raping and illegally making sex tapes of 20 women.

2 Sep 2014 - 6:07pm 4 comments

Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

By hammering out a zero-risk model for the 2017 chief executive election, Beijing ensured that the city's leader would be someone it deemed acceptable, which it sees as vital to national security.

2 Sep 2014 - 10:37am 6 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Philippines thwarts attack on Chinese embassy, arresting three plotters

Update

The Philippines said yesterday it might file terrorism charges against three anti-China activists who planned to set off small bombs and strafe the Chinese embassy with gunfire to protest at the government's supposedly soft stance towards Beijing.

2 Sep 2014 - 10:59pm

Hong Kong election rules could be here to stay, says top mainland official Li Fei

Beijing's conservative framework for Hong Kong's universal suffrage in 2017 could apply to elections beyond that year even if it is vetoed by local lawmakers, Li Fei said.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:08pm 41 comments More on Universal Suffrage

‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan

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One of the world’s most prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying they would fail to meet international standards for universal suffrage.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:10pm 93 comments More on Focus

Tianhe Chemicals hits back at analysts' claims of fraud

3 Sep 2014 - 12:32am 3 comments

Nude photos hack sparks FBI hunt as victim Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities

2 Sep 2014 - 5:34pm 4 comments

Microsoft CEO faces deadline in China's anti-monopoly probe

2 Sep 2014 - 9:05am

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen won't return crown unless pageant organisers apologise

2 Sep 2014 - 3:53pm

With eye on China, India and Japan bolster defence and business ties

2 Sep 2014 - 9:05am 1 comment

Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

2 Sep 2014 - 7:54am

Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

2 Sep 2014 - 9:15am 3 comments

'Disgruntled dad' stabs three pupils and teacher to death in Chinese school

2 Sep 2014 - 12:18pm 6 comments

Why Jack Ma becoming a dairy farmer is a big deal

2 Sep 2014 - 9:23am

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Leader

Action needed on red tides

2 Sep 2014 - 11:20am 4 comments

Due diligence by IPO sponsors paramount

2 Sep 2014 - 8:45am

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Insight

Faced with Beijing's political reform decision, pragmatism must guide legislators

Simon Young

One cannot but be left feeling shocked, disappointed and cheated by the National People's Congress Standing Committee's decision on universal suffrage.

2 Sep 2014 - 8:29am 15 comments

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OCCUPY CENTRAL

‘We do what we say’: Occupy Central set the record straight after Benny Tai interview

Update

Occupy Central leaders are still determined to blockade streets in the centre of Hong Kong as part of long-term civil disobedience campaign, one of group’s co-founders said on Tuesday – and more people are joining the pro-democracy movement.

2 Sep 2014 - 9:46pm 7 comments More on Occupy Central

China

TAIWAN

Taiwanese playboy Justin Lee handed 80-year prison term for rape

In a rare decision, Taiwan’s High Court on Tuesday sentenced socialite Justin Lee, heir to one of the island’s richest men, to 79 years and seven months in prison for raping and illegally making sex tapes of 20 women.

2 Sep 2014 - 6:07pm 4 comments

Asia

CRIME

Philippines thwarts attack on Chinese embassy, arresting three plotters

Update

The Philippines said yesterday it might file terrorism charges against three anti-China activists who planned to set off small bombs and strafe the Chinese embassy with gunfire to protest at the government's supposedly soft stance towards Beijing.

2 Sep 2014 - 10:59pm

China Insider

AVIATION

Chinese airline failed to stop smoking on flight, passengers complain

2 Sep 2014 2 comments
CORRUPTION

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

29 Aug 2014
GUN CONTROL

'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture

29 Aug 2014 36 comments
INTERNET

'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

29 Aug 2014 5 comments
SMARTPHONES

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

28 Aug 2014 2 comments
DEFENCE

US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

28 Aug 2014 45 comments
MARTIAL ARTS

Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

28 Aug 2014
ADVERTISING

An end to men selling sanitary pads? China’s celebrities may soon have to try products they endorse

27 Aug 2014 3 comments
NEW MEDIA

New political news website scolded by party propaganda officials for 'incorrect practices'

26 Aug 2014
SURVEILLANCE

China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

26 Aug 2014

Will the Chinese Communist Party become social media’s ‘most followed’?

26 Aug 2014 2 comments
GAMING

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014
JUSTICE

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

25 Aug 2014 1 comment
LABOUR

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014

Property

INVESTMENT OVERSEAS

Chinese shop for property abroad as domestic market cools

Chinese investors have shown keener interest in buying properties outside their home turf, where the property market has been suffering from a slowdown, plagued by high inventories and tight financing.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:01pm

Cheung Chau stars in documentary festival

For his first film Insects (2013), fledgling director Chui Chi-yin closely examined the lives of bugs on Cheung Chau. "I'm a city boy, so it was interesting observing insects," he says.

2 Sep 2014 - 2:21pm More on LIFE

Review: The Legend of the Condor Heroes

2 Sep 2014

Review: Tong King-sum

2 Sep 2014

More restaurants offer alfresco dining

Alfresco dining is gaining popularity among busy Hongkongers who want to unwind, writes Vicki Williams.

2 Sep 2014 - 10:41pm

Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal treats his cuisine like fashion

2 Sep 2014

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

28 Aug 2014

Weibo: Smartisan hammered, Qihoo hints of shakeup

It's rare that one issue dominates the blogosphere among the many tech executives who like to tweet about their companies on their microblog accounts. But the past week saw one such debate occur around a spat between 2 old friends in the smartphone space.

1 Sep 2014 - 2:44pm

World Wide Web dream are being lost in a maze of apps

31 Aug 2014 1 comment

Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

31 Aug 2014

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Sport

TENNIS

Bouchard's plight puts heat on Hong Kong's showcase tennis event

Hong Kong Open organisers are waiting anxiously to hear from Eugenie Bouchard on whether she will turn up for their inaugural event next week after the Canadian pin-up girl suffered badly in the heat during her fourth-round loss at the US Open.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:15pm

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