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  • August 20, 2014
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Chinese hackers targeted MH370 investigation a day after jet went missing: report


Chinese hackers have targeted Malaysian government departments involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, a Malaysian newspaper said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014, 1:23pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

China’s Global Times calls for sanctions after Australian tycoon’s anti-Chinese rant


State-run newspaper calls on China to cut all contact with an Australian mining tycoon who branded the Chinese government “bastards” who shoot their own people.

20 Aug 2014 - 1:40pm 1 comment

Malaysia foils Islamic State-inspired plot to bomb pubs, discos and Carlsberg brewery

Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by the hardline Islamic State jihadist group, a counter-terrorism official said yesterday.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:58am

US journalist's beheading is revenge for air strikes, say Islamic State

Militants posted a video purportedly showing beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on how the US acts in Iraq.

20 Aug 2014 - 12:42pm 3 comments

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm


An article in state media accusing one of China’s most popular authors of using ghostwriters and plagiarising Hollywood for the plot of his first film has sparked massive debate online.

20 Aug 2014 - 1:35pm 1 comment

At least 18 dead and 13 missing as huge landslide engulfs Japanese homes

At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, reports said on Wednesday.

20 Aug 2014 - 12:58pm

Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has found.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:11am 2 comments

'Fish listeners', Malaysia's mysterious culture, may be dying out

One hand clinging to his boat’s gunwale, Harun Muhammad submerges himself, eyes and ears wide open underwater as he “listens” for fish sounds emanating from the blue depths.

20 Aug 2014 - 10:37am

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee faces being 'detained for six months'

Detained movie stars Jaycee Chan and Ko Chen-tung are unlikely to face long jail terms or serious criminal charges, mainland lawyers say.

20 Aug 2014 - 8:54am 14 comments

Hang Seng Index hits 6-year high to close above 25,000 despite notes of caution

The Hang Seng Index rallied to close above 25,000 for the first time since May 2008 yesterday, even as a top government forecaster warned that economic growth in 2014 would probably fail to hit 3 per cent.

20 Aug 2014 - 7:26am 1 comment More on Hang Seng Index

Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, 'insults' to officials

20 Aug 2014 - 1:42pm

Chinese air traffic controllers fall asleep and force jet to delay landing

20 Aug 2014 - 9:22am 3 comments

China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

20 Aug 2014 - 9:12am

Nearly 1,000 sect members arrested in crackdown

20 Aug 2014 - 9:13am 2 comments

Taiwan-mainland affairs official sacked for ‘national security breach’

20 Aug 2014 - 4:59am

Police come under ‘heavy gunfire’ as racial unrest continues in Ferguson

20 Aug 2014 - 9:14am 4 comments

Two killed in Tibet after police open fire on protesters, rights groups say

20 Aug 2014 - 3:53am

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20 Aug 2014 - 9:40am

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20 Aug 2014 - 9:39am 4 comments

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Albert Yeung's court victory over Google shows need for law to adapt

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Entertainment tycoon Albert Yeung Sau-shing's court victory over Google earlier this month has raised fresh concerns about the use of libel laws to restrict the free flow of information on the internet.

20 Aug 2014 - 1:46am 1 comment



Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, 'insults' to officials


Chinese police have questioned a prominent human rights lawyer about meetings with the former US ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan, his lawyer said.

20 Aug 2014 - 1:42pm

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China’s Global Times calls for sanctions after Australian tycoon’s anti-Chinese rant

20 Aug 2014 1 comment

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

20 Aug 2014 1 comment

'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

19 Aug 2014 6 comments

'If I could, I'd go to China tomorrow': Pope makes fresh overtures to end 63-year impasse

19 Aug 2014 2 comments

Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to continue battering southern China

19 Aug 2014

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

19 Aug 2014 2 comments

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

19 Aug 2014 20 comments

Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

18 Aug 2014 1 comment
Ethnic tensions

Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

19 Aug 2014 2 comments

China catches up with fugitive chief of video sharing site

15 Aug 2014

Petitioner tells of abuse and torture in ‘black jail’

14 Aug 2014 1 comment

This is Beijing style: Nike hopes new hutong skateboard shoe can capture Chinese market

14 Aug 2014

Q&A: Strikes peak in China with new generation of interconnected blue-collar workers

14 Aug 2014

Robin Williams and the Chinese comedic brotherhood

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British regulator has no problems with high pay for top fund managers

Fund managers are entitled to be paid millions of pounds if they are delivering high returns for investors, Britain’s markets regulator said.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:40am

How to attract talent and capital

The taxes are high, the bureaucracy is complex and, if you believe half of what you read in the newspapers, the government is at best suffering from stalemate and at worst terminally corrupt and evil.

20 Aug 2014 - 11:00am 1 comment



Stronger Chinese developers advised to snap up cheaper and weaker peers

Mainland developers listed in Hong Kong have been given a rare chance to grow their market share by acquiring weaker rivals rather than organic expansion, taking advantage of the sector's low price-earnings ratios amid an industry downturn, deal advisers said.

20 Aug 2014 - 10:02am

Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

Fifty years on, Hong Kong Ballet Group is still inspiring young performers to achieve great things, writes Natasha Rogai.

19 Aug 2014 - 5:07pm More on LIFE

Nine years after inception, InDPanda chugs Along

18 Aug 2014

Review: Both Sides Now at Osage

19 Aug 2014

Celebrity chefs are beating a path to the city, but there's no guarantee of success

A fresh wave of celebrity chefs are looking to open restaurants in the city. But how will they succeed where others have failed, asks Gillian Rhys.

14 Aug 2014 - 3:44pm 4 comments More on LIFE

Pressed for success: detox the juicy way

14 Aug 2014 2 comments

The French Revolution: Why three top chefs are going it alone in Hong Kong

12 Aug 2014

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

Local portal House News closed in July, citing political persecution. But others have taken up the challenge of independent news gathering.

19 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm 1 comment

Robin Williams had the traits of a person likely to commit suicide

17 Aug 2014 2 comments

No truth at all in movie Lucy's capacity to thrill

17 Aug 2014 1 comment




Arsene Wenger blasts referee after goalless draw in Turkey

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger acknowledged that his side’s goalless draw with Besiktas in a Champions League play-off in Istanbul Tuesday was a fair result for a “difficult” game but blasted the performance of the referee.

20 Aug 2014 - 10:27am


A life sentence: Cambodia's acid-attack victims face an agonising future

Gruesomely disfigured, shunned by society and often penniless, victims deal with the harsh realities caused by a malicious attack, writes Tibor Krausz.

16 Aug 2014 - 11:32pm 1 comment

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