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Like Bank of China, Citic Bank also offers service branded 'money laundering' by CCTV

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State broadcaster CCTV has accused the Bank of China of offering a money laundering service to wealthy mainlanders and helping them to siphon cash out of the country.

Thursday, 10 July, 2014, 3:57pm 8 comments More on Bank of China

Hong Kong woman accused of abusing Indonesian maid Erwiana appears in court

There were no doppelgangers this time as Law Wan-tung, 44, attended a pre-trial hearing in a case that has garnered global attention.

10 Jul 2014 - 3:46pm

President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if Sino-US relations sour

President Xi Jinping has warned of disastrous consequences if China and the United States fail to contain their conflicts.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:04am 15 comments More on Xi Jinping

Malaysian lawmaker apologises for World Cup Hitler tweet

Bung Moktar Radinsorry for tweet praising Adolf Hitler following Germany’s World Cup win over Brazil, after Prime Minister Najib Razak rebuked him for his “unacceptable” statement.

10 Jul 2014 - 3:33pm 1 comment

Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

There's something for everyone in Macau. Here's three ways to get the best out of the city.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:54am

Guangdong ape men could be older than Peking Man: archaeologists

Tools discovered by archaeologists in Guangdong indicate that the apemen who used them could be earlier than Peking Man, one of the earliest human ancestors in China.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:42pm

How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

A Chinese concert has been cancelled at one of Europe’s most prestigious musical halls as China has vowed to crack down on the rampant  practice of performers travelling abroad on the government’s dime.  

10 Jul 2014 - 3:26pm

North Korea asks UN to help ban Seth Rogen comedy which 'sponsors terrorism'

North Korea has lodged a formal protest at the United Nations against a Hollywood film about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong-un and asked Washington to block the film’s release.

10 Jul 2014 - 1:40pm 2 comments

Beijing blasts Macau's planned Occupy-style referendum as 'invalid and unconstitutional'

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The mainland has dismissed as meaningless a proposed referendum on democracy in its southern gambling hub of Macau, following a similar exercise in Hong Kong.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:13pm

Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

Typhoon Neoguri reached the Japanese mainland bringing widespread flooding, ripping up trees and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as thousands were urged to seek shelter.

10 Jul 2014 - 3:50pm

China provided 89.3 billion yuan in foreign aid in three years up to 2012

10 Jul 2014 - 1:50pm 1 comment

Chinese journalists reminded they risk trial if they breach regulator's state-secrets ban

10 Jul 2014 - 1:39pm 1 comment

Police seek graphic photos of teen for use as evidence in sexting case

10 Jul 2014 - 1:23pm

‘Cool as a cucumber’ Texas father shoots dead 6 people, including 4 of his children

10 Jul 2014 - 1:47pm 2 comments

China moves to gives court judges more independence in bold reform move

10 Jul 2014 - 11:03am 3 comments

China's dissidents feel the 'chilling effect' as party's muzzling tactics prove effective

10 Jul 2014 - 12:13pm

Philanthropist Chen in threat to sue New York charity over 'fake' UN certificates bearing honours

10 Jul 2014 - 1:15pm 1 comment

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To get government moving again, both sides have to give

10 Jul 2014 - 9:24am 2 comments

More accountability needed for MTR

10 Jul 2014 - 9:02am 3 comments

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Insight

No place in liberal studies for ethnic stereotypes and overgeneralisations

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The need for multiculturalism, which can be defined as fair approaches to managing diversity and cultural understanding, has become urgent in Hong Kong.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:12am 2 comments

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OCCUPY CENTRAL

Questions raised over credibility of planned anti-Occupy signature campaign

Questions have been raised about the credibility of an anti-Occupy Central group’s plan to collect signatures of opposition to the pro-democracy movement, after the group’s spokesman admitted organisers have no measures in place to prevent repeat signatures – and will allow tourists and non-perma

10 Jul 2014 - 3:52pm 1 comment More on Occupy Central

China

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Timeline: Chinese state broadcaster CCTV's recent hits and misses

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China’s state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), has a long and storied history of investigative journalism, particularly with its annual March 15 Gala on Consumer Rights Day, which has been said to make companies “quake in fear” that they may be the ones targeted. 

10 Jul 2014 - 3:55pm

Asia

Myanmar journalists jailed 10 years, sentenced to hard labour over Chinese chemical weapons report

A court in central Myanmar handed harsh sentences to four journalists of the Unity Journal and the weekly newspaper's owner in what has been widely considered a landmark case in the Southeast Asian country undergoing political reforms. 

10 Jul 2014 - 4:53pm

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CULTURE

How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

10 Jul 2014
HISTORY

First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

9 Jul 2014 1 comment
CRIME

'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

9 Jul 2014 23 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014 1 comment
CENSORSHIP

Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments
FOREIGN RELATIONS

Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 14 comments
RELIGION

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments
TAIWAN

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014
CENSORSHIP

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014
ENVIRONMENT

Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

2 Jul 2014 5 comments
TAIWAN

Meet 'Square Head Bro', the Taiwanese man with the blockhead hairstyle

4 Jul 2014 1 comment
HEALTH

Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

2 Jul 2014 16 comments
EDUCATION

School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

1 Jul 2014
HUMAN RIGHTS

Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

1 Jul 2014 4 comments

Property

PROPERTY

Hong Kong-listed Lai Fung pays record price for Shanghai parcel

Shanghai sold a small residential parcel to Hong Kong-listed Lai Fung Holdings at a record price yesterday, bucking the nationwide trend of a cooling real estate market.

10 Jul 2014 - 6:48am

How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

The Sandstorm ran into trouble when Ai Weiwei, who had agreed to play a cameo role, complained he never agreed to be promoted as the star or gave consent to use his image or name to promote the film.

9 Jul 2014 - 8:23pm More on LIFE

Tai Po’s indie star in the making

7 Jul 2014

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7 Jul 2014

We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

Dining out in Macau need not be a costly affair. Here are eight restaurants that should satisfy your gastronomic cravings without breaking the bank.

9 Jul 2014 - 11:07pm

Premium vodka tasting in Hong Kong separates the wheat from the chaff

4 Jul 2014 2 comments

Re-introducing polugar, 'the father of vodka'

4 Jul 2014

US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

US military researchers have awarded US$40 million towards developing a new kind of brain implant that may help restore memories in wounded soldiers and civilians.

10 Jul 2014 - 6:09am

British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

9 Jul 2014

As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

9 Jul 2014

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