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Police step in to stop taxi drivers clearing Occupy barricades in Mong Kok

Update

Taxi drivers tore down barriers in Mong Kok on Wednesday but failed in an attempt to fully reopen Nathan Road to traffic after police intervened to bring their action to a halt.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014, 6:54pm 106 comments More on Occupy Central

More than 70 Hong Kong government websites ‘under attack from Anonymous hackers’

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Over 70 government websites have been targeted this month by cyberattacks believed to have been directed by hackers operating under the banner of Anonymous, a brand adopted by activists and hackers around the world.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:34pm

Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

The government and student leaders remain poles apart on how the city should elect its leader in 2017, after their televised meeting.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:33pm 276 comments More on Occupy Central

US to funnel travellers from Ebola-hit regions through five designated airports

The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travellers from three countries at the centre of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:44pm

Hong Kong university chiefs call for further talks between students and government

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The heads of Hong Kong’s biggest universities have called for further talks between student leaders and the government, as pro-democracy street protests continue for a fourth straight week.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:29pm 2 comments More on Occupy Central

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

Over 270,000 people in China have backed a suggestion to impose sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who voice support for pro-democracy protests in the city.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:30pm 12 comments More on Occupy Central

Facebook and Tsinghua University forge closer ties despite site's ban in China

Facebook and Tsinghua University are looking forward to closer cooperation in future, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the university’s president said in a meeting on Tuesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:17pm 2 comments

Photo of Bo Xilai in handcuffs wins 2nd place press award, sparks jokes

An image of disgraced former Communist Party princeling Bo Xilai in handcuffs has won second place at the China News Award, triggering discussion and jokes on social media.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:50pm

China economic growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

The mainland economy ran at its slowest pace in five years in the third quarter, and a further downturn in the sagging property sector has put the government's full-year growth target of 7.5 per cent at risk.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:32pm 2 comments

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

China casts long arm over Pacific by installing research buoys in 'large-scale' mission

China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in “key marine areas” of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:34pm 5 comments

WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

22 Oct 2014 - 5:49pm 2 comments

‘Yellow Umbrella’ video game tasks players with defending Occupy Central barricades

22 Oct 2014 - 6:42pm 2 comments

OCCUPY CENTRAL - THE DEBATE: Full coverage of student-government talks

22 Oct 2014 - 3:36pm 352 comments

China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

22 Oct 2014 - 3:24am 12 comments

Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

22 Oct 2014 - 8:24am 3 comments

Apple issues China iCloud security warning

22 Oct 2014 - 1:25pm

Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

22 Oct 2014 - 4:26am

Screening arriving air passengers for Ebola a waste of money, experts say

22 Oct 2014 - 7:05pm 1 comment

Ting Hsin food firm boss charged over tainted cooking oil

22 Oct 2014 - 3:21am

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Leader

End abuse of public housing

22 Oct 2014 - 10:04am 7 comments

Supermarkets must make prices fair

22 Oct 2014 - 10:05am 1 comment

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 81%
  • No: 19%
22 Oct 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 558

Insight

Political impasse is putting Hong Kong police under unfair pressure

STEVE VICKERS

Hong Kong is now in its fourth week of intense political and, to a lesser extent, civil disorder. This period is among the most significant in the city's recent history, bearing comparison only with the 2003 protests in terms of its political importance.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:32pm 4 comments

Focus

Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 56 comments

Harry's View

China

AEROSPACE

China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’

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China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said on Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to earth.

22 Oct 2014 - 7:32pm

Asia

CRIME

British man found dead in Bali; Indonesian wife 'admits' to hiring hitmen

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The body of a British man was found tied up in a ditch with his throat slashed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in what police said was a killing ordered by his own wife.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:24pm

China Insider

OCCUPY CENTRAL

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

22 Oct 2014 12 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

22 Oct 2014
AIR POLLUTION

Choked-up Beijing gets brief break from smog amid cold snap

21 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Teen invents cheap 3D printer; ‘drunks’ in police car that sped from scene

21 Oct 2014
ANIMAL CRUELTY

Maimed camel begging photos spark Chinese social media outrage

22 Oct 2014 3 comments
CYBER SECURITY

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests

22 Oct 2014 3 comments
Animals

Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo

21 Oct 2014 9 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

22 Oct 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

Nip and tuck for dancers; Wedding photos taken after 52 years

22 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Teenage love rivals brawl; driver hides 13 passengers in bus toilet

17 Oct 2014
MEDICINE

Cancer treatment developed in Guangzhou using natural virus shows promise

16 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Kindergartens warned over 'advanced' lessons; girl, 13, back home after romance plans dashed

22 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Honest client rights 1 million yuan bank bungle; Wealthy married woman claims bully boyfriend stole car and valuables

15 Oct 2014
Ethnic tensions

Pregnant police officer among eight killed in Xinjiang stabbing spree: reports

14 Oct 2014 2 comments

Property

FUNDRAISING

Property firm Crown aims to raise HK$230m in share placement

Crown International plans to raise HK$230.28 million from a placement of new shares at a 16 per cent discount to the stock’s average closing price over the past five trading days.

22 Oct 2014 - 7:17pm

China's outspoken transgender queen of modern dance talks about her tough road to the top

Jin Xing, China's best known proponent of modern dance, will be making her debut performance in Hong Kong on October 26. And it's about time, she says. "I have performed all over the world, but not in Hong Kong. I think it's ridiculous," Jin says.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:12am

Translators battle bad subtitles that lead to poor perception of Hong Kong films

21 Oct 2014 6 comments

Mahler 5 - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

21 Oct 2014

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

The wave of reality TV cooking shows dominating the schedules has served up a whole soup bowl full of clichés. There's the good cop, bad cop routine of judging chefs, either praising the contestants' commitment or scraping their "disgusting" or "inedible" efforts into the bin.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:52am

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Oktoberfest festivities in Hong Kong offer games and German food with the beer

16 Oct 2014

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

22 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

20 Oct 2014

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Sport

BASEBALL

San Francisco Giants bring Kansas City Royals back to earth in World Series opener

The San Francisco Giants brought Kansas City Royals’ perfect post-season to a shuddering end with an emphatic 7-1 win in the opening game of the World Series on Tuesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 12:54pm

Goals galore as Uefa Champions League enjoys record-breaking night

The Uefa Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza. Bayern Munich beat Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road, and Luiz Adriano scored five times to lead Shakhtar Donetsk to a 7-0 victory at Bate Borisov.

22 Oct 2014 - 9:45am More on Uefa Champions League 2014/15
SOCCER

We learnt a valuable lesson, says HKFA after HK$11 million setback

21 Oct 2014 1 comment

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Magazines

Forward steppe

Breakneck economic growth has spawned a generation of Mongolians who are learning to savour their country's successes and excesses. Words and pictures by Marika Dee.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Home tweet home

A small provincial town in Thailand is cashing in on Chinese demand for bird's nest, building multi-storey condos to accommodate its lucrative feathered friends. Luke Duggleby looks at the allure of the 'caviar of the East'.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm

Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

20 Oct 2014 5 comments

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