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Hong Kong's Occupy protest 'was an attempt at colour revolution': PLA general

General Sun Jianguo said the central government had shown firm support for the Hong Kong government in dealing with the protests. Photo: Reuters

The Occupy protests were "an orchestrated Hong Kong version of a colour revolution" and Beijing's response should serve as a warning to advocates for Taiwan's independence, according to a senior PLA general.

Tuesday, 3 March, 2015, 8:57am 24 comments More on Occupy Central

Fund that hasn’t picked a stock in 80 years beats 98pc of peers

Some of the fund's holdings stem from John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Photo: AP

Equity investors pursuing a buy-and-hold strategy might want to check out a fund that hasn’t made an original stock market bet in 80 years.

3 Mar 2015 - 8:17am

People's Liberation Army confirms graft investigations into 14 officials

Speculation is mounting that former CMC vice-chairman Guo Boxiong (left) will be targeted in graft investigations. Photo: AFP

The People's Liberation Army has announced official investigations into 14 senior military officials, including the son of Guo Boxiong, a former vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission.

3 Mar 2015 - 8:57am

Guessing game on who’s next to fall in China’s anti-graft drive is ‘meaningless’

Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference spokesman Lu  Xinhua speaks to the media at a press conference on Monday afternoon. Photo:  Simon Song

A senior Chinese official whose remarks last year about disgraced former security tsar Zhou Yongkang propelled him to fame, said yesterday there was "no point" in speculating which "big tiger" would fall next.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:46am More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Mainland Chinese passengers kicked off Dragonair flight after refusing to leave toilet

The Dragonair flight was delayed for more than two hours. Photo: SCMP

Two mainland Chinese passengers and an infant were removed from a Dragonair flight at Chek Lap Kok airport after refusing to leave the toilet and return to their seats, an airline spokesman said.

3 Mar 2015 - 7:50am 9 comments More on Chinese tourists

China's young entrepreneurs to drive its innovation economy

Sam Chen steers a "brain-controlled" Puzzlebox Orbit helicopter outside the Chaihuo maker space, a Shenzhen workshop for technology enthusiasts. Photo: Dickson Lee

About a dozen people sit around a large table, listening intently as engineer Ryan Liang explains the science behind his latest creation, a virtual reality headset. He passes it around, and anticipation builds as the face of each person who tries it lightens up. "Wow.

3 Mar 2015 - 2:46am

Shenzhen named as top 5 start-up hub, Hong Kong nowhere in sight

Shenzhen residents take part in morning exercises. The city has been named an 'emerging startup hub' by Inc magazine. Photo: Reuters

China's southern boomtown of Shenzhen could be the "Silicon Valley for hardware makers", according to a ranking of emerging start-up hubs around the world by well-re

2 Mar 2015 - 7:12pm 1 comment More on THE NEXT BIG THING

Communist Party official accuses crackdown critics of 'ulterior motives'

Communist official Zhao Hongzhu has hit out at critics of the  crackdown on graft by President Xi Jinping (above). Photo: AFP

A top Communist Party official has hit back at critics that claim President Xi Jinping has wielded his anti-graft campaign as a political weapon in a power war, accusing the opponents of having "ulterior motives" for their claims.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:14am 1 comment

China's pollution high on agenda for country's top political consultation body

Filthy shades of grey: daily shots during the 2013 NPC.Photo: Reuters

Members of the country's top political consultation body can breathe a sigh of relief - Beijing's air quality has been graded "good" for Tuesday's session of the annual Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:15am

Will the rest of China follow Shanghai's lead to ditch GDP targets?

Shanghai is doing away with official economic growth targets. Photo: AFP

Debate is rising about whether China should scrap annual gross domestic product goals following Shanghai mayor Yang Xiong's announcement that the city had ditched its official target for this year, making it the first provincial-level administration to abandon what is regarded as a Stalinist hang

3 Mar 2015 - 12:52am

Pacman has a plan for Floyd Mayweather, says trainer Freddie Roach

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Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, believes he has a plan to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jnr in their “Fight of the Century” in May, but he’s keeping his cards close to his chest.

3 Mar 2015 - 9:23am 3 comments More on Manny Pacquiao

Xi Jinping tells Prince William his dream is for China to be a footballing nation

Passionate football fan President Xi Jinping met Prince William this morning, and told him of his wish for closer efforts to improve Sino-British football development.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:23am 12 comments
The Yi Action Camera retails for around US$64. It is currently only available in China. Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi goes after GoPro with new action camera half the price of US rival's

2 Mar 2015 - 4:29pm
A video capture showing Chai Jing in front of a photo of Beijing, where is shrouded in haze.

Chinese celebrity’s air pollution video stirs online dust-up

2 Mar 2015 - 6:09pm 12 comments
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Technologies Consumer Business Group, introduces the firm's smartwatch. Photo: EPA

Huawei puts Apple on watch over wearable tech

3 Mar 2015 - 1:51am
Alibaba's Jack Ma is due to address university students in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Taiwan sets compliance deadline for Alibaba's Singapore offshoot

3 Mar 2015 - 1:20am
Beijing plans to cut natural gas prices for industrial users from next month. Photo: Reuters

China's natural gas price cut aimed at linking domestic market to overseas prices

2 Mar 2015 - 10:12pm
Education Minister Yuan Guiren (left) told senior Beijing university officials that foreign textbooks that 'spread Western values' should be banned.

Major Beijing universities still using foreign textbooks despite minister’s call for ban

2 Mar 2015 - 7:13pm 7 comments
The US Treasury building, which houses the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Photo: AFP

Chinese tech firms more confident in facing US national security review

2 Mar 2015 - 4:13pm
Armed police guard the scene of the accident yesterday in which nine people died and 23 others were injured when a car crashed into a group of people standing on an overpass to watch aircraft at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport. Photo: Reuters

Driver who killed nine people at Shenzhen airport 'panicked after hearing car horns'

2 Mar 2015 - 4:30pm 2 comments
President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders took part in last year's ceremony, which marked the 77th anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: AP

Limit media entertainment to avoid ‘ruining’ tone of Nanking massacre memorial day

2 Mar 2015 - 8:06pm
Comedian Zhao Benshan, who has denied being the subject of graft probe, will attend the year's CPPCC sessions as a delegate. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Comedian Zhou Benshan ‘putting the final touches’ on his delegate’s proposal

2 Mar 2015 - 7:06pm

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The People's Bank of China has just cut interest rates. Photo: Nick Edwards

Tax cut a boost to small firms as economic growth slows in China

3 Mar 2015 - 7:55am
Students cover their faces to avoid breathing in fumes in Causeway Bay as the city struggles with its pollution problem. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong must redouble efforts to rein in air pollution

3 Mar 2015 - 12:11am

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Insight

China needs real growth that only a shift away from investments can deliver

In the long run, China must reform to remove the bias for maximising investment. ANDY XIE

The People's Bank of China has just cut interest rates again. It may support the stock market for a few days, but it won't reverse the deflationary trend in the economy. It won't even have much of an impact on lending rates. Political power, not market force, drives China's credit system.

2 Mar 2015 - 6:13pm 3 comments

Focus

Hong Kong is a driving force, if we keep our eyes open, Victor Chu says

Victor Chu Lap-lik is a lawyer and a veteran venture capitalist. Photo: Jonathan Wong Enoch Yiu

On day 2 of a special series on ideas to take the city forward, we talk to banker Victor Chu Lap-lik.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:29am 1 comment

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China

Speculation is mounting that former CMC vice-chairman Guo Boxiong (left) will be targeted in graft investigations. Photo: AFP CORRUPTION

People's Liberation Army confirms graft investigations into 14 officials

The People's Liberation Army has announced official investigations into 14 senior military officials, including the son of Guo Boxiong, a former vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission.

3 Mar 2015 - 8:57am

Business

Some of the fund's holdings stem from John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Photo: AP FUND MANAGEMENT

Fund that hasn’t picked a stock in 80 years beats 98pc of peers

Equity investors pursuing a buy-and-hold strategy might want to check out a fund that hasn’t made an original stock market bet in 80 years.

3 Mar 2015 - 8:17am
COMMODITIES

China's natural gas price cut aimed at linking domestic market to overseas prices

Beijing's move to cut natural gas prices for industrial users from next month - mainland China's first ever cut for the clean-burning fuel - is a compromise between the interests of producers and users and a reiteration of its resolve to make domestic prices market-oriented by linking them to ove

2 Mar 2015 - 10:12pm

Property

Some major development sites have recently been acquired by small players with help from “big brothers” in China, says one expert. Photo: Nora Tam PROPERTY

Smaller Hong Kong developers go head to head with the major players

New

Most of Hong Kong's small and medium-sized developers were stuck on the sidelines of the city's property market four years ago.

2 Mar 2015 - 9:29am 2 comments
Sheeran on stage in Milan in January. Photo: Corbis

Ed Sheeran talks about his love for touring ahead of Hong Kong gig

With the passion that Ed Sheeran has for his music and the fervour he inspires in his fans, it's little wonder tickets for his world tour are difficult to come by.

3 Mar 2015 - 8:00am More on Hong Kong gigs

Beijing expats' favourite literary hangout The Bookworm goes into publishing

3 Mar 2015

Sara is a step forward for Charlene Choi's acting career

3 Mar 2015
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Technologies Consumer Business Group, introduces the firm's smartwatch. Photo: EPA

Huawei puts Apple on watch over wearable tech

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has unveiled its first smartwatch that is aimed at the higher end of the wearables market, a week before Apple is expected to host an event to present a rival device.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:51am

Xiaomi goes after GoPro with new action camera half the price of US rival's

2 Mar 2015

Google to launch its own 'virtual' mobile network

3 Mar 2015

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Sport

Philippines hero Manny Pacquiao (left) is already well into his training camp for the Floyd Mayweather fight. Photo: AFP BOXING

Pacman has a plan for Floyd Mayweather, says trainer Freddie Roach

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Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, believes he has a plan to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jnr in their “Fight of the Century” in May, but he’s keeping his cards close to his chest.

3 Mar 2015 - 9:23am 3 comments More on Manny Pacquiao

Magazines

Richard Leakey. Photos: May Tse; Corbis; The Leakey Foundation; AFP Wildlife conservation

Richard Leakey on a conservation crusade (just don't mention God)

A scion of the Leakey family – whose fossil discoveries helped reveal how humans evolved – Richard has also been hailed as a saviour of the African elephant. Sarah Lazarus wonders whether Brad Pitt will do justice to this charismatic Kenyan in a forthcoming biopic …

1 Mar 2015 - 6:05pm

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