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  • August 28, 2014
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Beijing’s plan for 2017 election will not change despite criticism, says NPC deputy


The national legislature will not change its controversial draft framework for Hong Kong’s political reform in the wake of criticism, a deputy to the body says.

Thursday, 28 August, 2014, 6:22pm 1 comment More on Universal Suffrage

Halting wrongful convictions is tough task for China, says top prosecutor

China’s top prosecutor Cao Jianming says preventing wrongful convictions is the biggest task facing China’s legal supervisory body.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:21pm

Patient violence sparks one-day walkout by hospital staff in Yunnan

More than 100 medical staff in China’s Yunnan province went on strike yesterday, protesting patients’ violence against them, state media reported.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:22pm 1 comment

Chinese ultra-high-speed submarine technology put into perspective

A technology that envelopes a submarine in a large bubble, allowing it to travel at supersonic speeds underwater has attracted tremendous interest around the world – and caused some controversy, too.

28 Aug 2014 - 7:25pm 1 comment

Leading lights of cinema condemn closure of Beijing Independent Film Festival

Heads of some of the world’s leading film festivals and organisations including the Berlinale, Rotterdam and New York condemned China for shutting down Beijing Independent Film Festival last Saturday.

28 Aug 2014 - 7:59pm

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

New data released by Chinese search engine Baidu reveals that the Android platform is dominant in China, while Apple’s iOS is only used by a small number of mobile users.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:13am 2 comments

Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces


A pilot project to set up wholly foreign-funded hospitals will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the tightly regulated health sector.

28 Aug 2014 - 10:27am 4 comments

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


A Chinese fighter jet’s interception of a US Navy sub-hunter aircraft was possibly triggered when the US plane dropped a sonar surveillance buoy into the South China Sea, state media said.

28 Aug 2014 - 11:19am 20 comments

China’s top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

China’s top judge says foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported today, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public discontent over many perceived miscarriages of justice.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:37pm

More than 7,200 vote in unofficial Macau referendum despite police crackdown


More than 7,200 people have voted by Thursday morning in an unofficial referendum organised by democracy activists on Macau’s upcoming chief executive election, amid a tough crackdown by the government from day one.

28 Aug 2014 - 1:40pm 1 comment More on Macau

Anti-corruption officers swoop on Jimmy Lai’s home; trading in Next Media shares halted


Anti-corruption officers swooped on the Kowloon home of media mogul Jimmy Lai early this morning, with the tycoon's lawyer arriving on the doorstep a short time later.

28 Aug 2014 - 6:51pm 60 comments More on Jimmy Lai

Cyber queue-jumper snapped up HK$100 Cathay tickets while 150,000 waited in line

28 Aug 2014 - 11:02am 20 comments

Search for missing MH370 shifts again after analysis of failed phone call

28 Aug 2014 - 7:57pm

Chinese farmer whose head was crushed will be fitted with 3D-printed skull

28 Aug 2014 - 6:55pm

Hong Kong retail sales slump by 3.1pc in July as consumers scrimp on luxury

28 Aug 2014 - 5:54pm 2 comments

Guide dog stabbed in Japan as it led owner to work

28 Aug 2014 - 3:52pm 6 comments

Gadget that stops the passenger in front from reclining their seat sees soaring sales

28 Aug 2014 - 9:55am 16 comments

China urges Japan to break from aggressive past after Shinzo Abe honours war criminals

28 Aug 2014 - 1:44pm 8 comments

Hongkongers left flat by ever-rising apartment prices, survey says

28 Aug 2014 - 8:43am 3 comments

IMF chief Christine Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

28 Aug 2014 - 4:37pm

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Testing times for Sino-US military relations

28 Aug 2014 - 11:26am 4 comments

Tighten dentistry school rules

28 Aug 2014 - 11:27am

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Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them


A recent 12-episode TVB drama titled Shades of Life included a story about a new mainland immigrant who faces ill treatment and discrimination in Hong Kong. On arrival, she was accused of smuggling milk powder.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am 8 comments

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Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message to a ceremony honouring "martyrs", including some convicted as war criminals after the second world war, news that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly ties with China.

28 Aug 2014 - 1:58pm 20 comments More on Shinzo Abe


Flight MH370

Search for missing MH370 shifts again after analysis of failed phone call

The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and black boxes are recovered, officials said on Thursday.

28 Aug 2014 - 7:57pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

China Insider


Battle of the geeks: China's first live tech debate clicks with 2.8 million viewers

28 Aug 2014

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

28 Aug 2014 2 comments

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

28 Aug 2014 20 comments

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

28 Aug 2014

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

27 Aug 2014 3 comments

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

26 Aug 2014

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

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

25 Aug 2014 1 comment

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

26 Aug 2014

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

26 Aug 2014 3 comments

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

21 Aug 2014



Chinese Estates profit down 42.5pc


Chinese Estates Holdings posted a 42.5 per cent fall in first-half core profit to HK$1 billion due to a sharp decline in property sales.

Net profit, including property revaluation gains, dropped 45.19 per cent to HK$2.45 billion.

28 Aug 2014 - 3:47pm

Hainan Airlines profit down 25.35pc


Hainan Airlines, China’s largest privately held airline, posted a 25.35 per cent decline in first-half net profit to 482.8 million yuan (HK$608.9 million) as unprecedented depreciation of the yuan cut deep into Chinese airlines’ earnings.

28 Aug 2014 - 5:33pm



Shui On Land buys remaining stake in Foshan development project

Shui On Land sold two hotels in Shanghai for 2.69 billion yuan (HK$3.38 billion) to hotel operator and landlord Great Eagle - a company controlled by Lo's brother Lo Ka-shui - to reduce debt as it reported a 24 per cent drop in first-half profit.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:32pm

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

Three years ago, on British television's University Challenge, contestants were asked to name a province in China beginning with "Y". They were unable to answer the question.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:49pm

Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

28 Aug 2014

Meat-free in Hong Kong: City's best vegetarian and raw-food restaurants revealed

28 Aug 2014

Converted Mini the wheel deal for budding DJs

Part of the showroom is given over to a darkened studio, in which stands a Mini Cooper S Cabrio. Around the walls is a rainbow of neon tubes teamed with an array of mirrors and speakers that all generate a sound and light show that would grace party spot Dragon-i.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:43pm

Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

28 Aug 2014

Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

24 Aug 2014 2 comments




Alexis Sanchez fires Arsenal into Champions League group stage

A goal by Chilean star Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal scrape into the Champions League group stages on Wednesday as they beat a plucky Turkish outfit Besiktas 1-0 in their play-off second leg clash for a 1-0 aggregate victory.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:37am

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