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Xi says China respects Mongolia's independence, but stresses joint development

President Xi Jinping said China respected the independence and integrity of Mongolia as he wrapped up a two-day trip to the resource-rich but sometimes suspicious neighbour.

Saturday, 23 August, 2014, 3:08pm 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

Chinese jet ‘flew within 10 metres of US plane’

A Chinese fighter jet flew perilously close to a US military aircraft this week in a “very dangerous” incident in international air space east of Hainan Island, the Pentagon said.

23 Aug 2014 - 7:09am 9 comments

Black bear smuggling from Russia to China increases

The illicit trade in black bears between northeastern China and Russia is a growing problem, a wildlife body warns, with demand for bear parts persisting despite efforts to stamp it out.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:36am 1 comment

Chinese internet censors target collective activities more than sensitive subjects, says Harvard report

Chinese censors are more worried about online discussion of protests and other "collective action events" than posts on senior leaders, government policies and other sensitive issues, research by Harvard University shows.

23 Aug 2014 - 9:54am

Ferguson a tipping point for rage after a slew of killings of unarmed blacks

There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:05am 3 comments

Malky Mackay race storm deepens - did he call Cardiff's Malaysian owner a 'chink'?

Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay allegedly called the club’s Malaysian owner Vincent Tan a “chink” in a text message, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Saturday.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:36pm

Beijing film festival shut down after organisers threatened with power cuts, surveillance

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Mainland authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day on Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, the organisers said.

23 Aug 2014 - 3:50pm 1 comment

Dad chose the wrong jihad: sons of Abu Bakar Bashir create own jihadist group

Jihadist spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir's influence over Southeast Asia's militants could be on the wane, after his sons denounced his allegiance to Islamic State, a group so brutal even al-Qaeda severed ties with them.

22 Aug 2014 - 11:47pm

Hiroshima landslide toll climbs to 46 as looming rains threaten rescue

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The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors.

23 Aug 2014 - 4:36pm

No easy fix in Gaza, Israeli ambassador tells China

It would be difficult for China to mediate in the Gaza conflict even though Beijing enjoys good relationships with both Israel and the Arab world, the Israeli ambassador to China has told the South China Morning Post.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:40am 6 comments

Interpol probes Hong Kong-based Japanese who fathered 16 surrogate babies

23 Aug 2014 - 1:09am

Illness that has killed at least 70 in Congo is not Ebola, says W.H.O.

22 Aug 2014 - 11:22pm

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

23 Aug 2014 - 2:12am 1 comment

In new tack, Japanese police target teens selling sex, not their customers

22 Aug 2014 - 11:47pm 1 comment

Kidney trafficking gang that ran underground hospital jailed by Beijing court

23 Aug 2014 - 2:38am 4 comments

Atlantic Ocean soaks up heat to slow global warming, scientists believe

23 Aug 2014 - 1:28am

Malaysia falls silent as remains of MH17 dead arrive in Kuala Lumpur

23 Aug 2014 - 1:06am

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Leader

Debate on a universal pension highlights need for tax reform

23 Aug 2014 - 6:43am 6 comments

Beijing's housing policy challenge

23 Aug 2014 - 6:47am 2 comments

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Insight

Chinese demand changing terms of global competition for seafood

Mark Godfrey

Anyone who visits supermarkets and restaurants in Beijing or Shanghai will have noticed the increased internationalisation of China's seafood tastes and supplies.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:38am

China

CENSORSHIP

Beijing film festival shut down after organisers threatened with power cuts, surveillance

New

Mainland authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day on Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, the organisers said.

23 Aug 2014 - 3:50pm 1 comment

Asia

NATURAL DISASTER

Hiroshima landslide toll climbs to 46 as looming rains threaten rescue

Update

The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors.

23 Aug 2014 - 4:36pm

China Insider

GAMING

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014
JUSTICE

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

23 Aug 2014 1 comment
LABOUR

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014
LEGAL

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

21 Aug 2014
GAMING

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

21 Aug 2014 3 comments
COURTS

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

21 Aug 2014
documentary

Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

20 Aug 2014
TRANSPORT

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 36 comments
sino-australian relations

China media blasts Australian critics as ‘prancing provocateurs’ after tycoon’s outburst

21 Aug 2014 7 comments
CULTURE

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

20 Aug 2014 1 comment
GAMING

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

19 Aug 2014 8 comments
RELIGION

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

19 Aug 2014 2 comments
WEATHER

Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to continue battering southern China

19 Aug 2014
NGO

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

19 Aug 2014 3 comments

Business

ACQUISITIONS

Fosun shrugs off debt concerns as it looks for more overseas acquisitions

Fosun International is determined to stay on the hunt for acquisitions, brushing off ratings agency concerns that debt-fuelled overseas investments are hurting the conglomerate's financial health.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:29am 1 comment More on Fosun Group
DEBT

Dim sum bond issuance set to drop 50pc in second half

Dim sum bond issuance could plunge about 50 per cent in the second half of the year from the first half as the cost of borrowing yuan in offshore markets surges relative to the price of raising onshore debt.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:06am

Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

Few people receive such constant praise for their work in two different art forms as Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:08am 1 comment

A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

21 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

19 Aug 2014

Guide to the city's online food courier services

Digital food couriers are taking off in the city with the arrival of several newcomers, promising takeaway diners access to a greater variety of menus and to-the-door delivery. Nan-Hie In puts them to the test.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm More on LIFE

The sweets at Papabubble are popular with adults as well as children

22 Aug 2014

Wine Opinion: Couple revive traditional cider making in Normandy

22 Aug 2014

Word of mouth: Language-recognition software takes off

Language processing software is set to do away with the need for computer keyboards, writes Jamie Carter.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:32am More on LIFE

London's love for skyscrapers reaches new heights

22 Aug 2014

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

19 Aug 2014 1 comment

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Sport

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Malky Mackay race storm deepens - did he call Cardiff's Malaysian owner a 'chink'?

Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay allegedly called the club’s Malaysian owner Vincent Tan a “chink” in a text message, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Saturday.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:36pm
YOUTH OLYMPICS

'Unusual partnership' strikes gold for HK at Youth Olympics

Hong Kong's Yoyo Ng Tsz-yau scooped Hong Kong's second gold medal on Friday playing alongside Malaysian Cheam June Wei in the mixed doubles badminton, a format which randomly pairs players from the pool of singles competitions.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:39pm
The Barclays

Adam Scott takes lead at The Barclays as Rory McIlroy puts himself in contention

23 Aug 2014

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