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Boy stowaway survives inside wheel well of US flight 11,500 metres above Pacific Ocean

A 16-year-old boy survived unharmed after stowing away in the wheel well of a jet aircraft during a flight across the Pacific Ocean, from California to Hawaii.

Monday, 21 April, 2014, 5:56pm 1 comment

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry

A war of words has erupted between a mainland movie director and American filmmaker Oliver Stone over the Oscar winner’s accusation that Chinese directors are failing to confront the damaging legacy of the country’s past.

21 Apr 2014 - 7:52pm 5 comments

Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing after tyre bursts

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early on Monday in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

21 Apr 2014 - 2:11pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Beijing urged to use market-driven tactics, not 'forced exodus', to ease crowding

Beijing needs to use attractive economic measures to lure people away from the crowded capital towards neighbouring provinces, a senior urban development official says.

21 Apr 2014 - 5:44pm

British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine

A passenger bus plunged into a ravine after leaving a Malaysian island resort, killing a British man and injuring 40 others, mostly foreign tourists, police said on Monday.

21 Apr 2014 - 6:14pm 3 comments

Chinese judges told 'cook your own meals at work' to avoid banquet bribes

'A chief judge of the court must learn to cook some dishes. This should be embedded in the [performance] evaluation system,' a Henan justice chief says.

21 Apr 2014 - 3:56pm

Liu Han corruption case highlights extensive and tangled web of bribery

The investigation into the dealings of tycoon Liu Han has revealed the intricate relationships between officials and businesspeople on the mainland.

21 Apr 2014 - 9:55am 1 comment

Ferry captain's actions 'tantamount to murder', says South Korea's president

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said today that the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized with 476 people on board was 'tantamount to  murder'.

21 Apr 2014 - 4:27pm 4 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

Territorial disputes to test Barack Obama during Asian swing

21 Apr 2014 - 1:41am 3 comments

Japan Prime Minister Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine, but skips visit

21 Apr 2014 - 7:59pm 2 comments

India mulls cancelling delegation to China over Arunachal Pradesh dispute

21 Apr 2014 - 5:17pm

Win Tin, Myanmar journalist and opposition leader, dies at 85

21 Apr 2014 - 6:17pm

Protests and infighting may sting Taiwan's Kuomintang party in elections, analysts say

21 Apr 2014 - 5:02pm

China Resources chiefs move to reassure staff after Song Lin sacking

21 Apr 2014 - 6:27am

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Editor's Pick

China can handle shadow banking threat

21 Apr 2014 - 3:11am

Today's Poll

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21 Apr 2014
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Insight

China is right to try to end its bubble addiction

ANDY XIE

China's economy is slowing. It is good news. It reflects that China's economy is finally ending its bubble addiction. Even better, the central government remains calm over the slowing news.

21 Apr 2014 - 5:46pm

Hong Kong

University urged to review low security guard salaries

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The University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is being urged to review the salaries of its campus security guards, after a union survey found they were paid just above Hong Kong’s statutory minimum wage.

21 Apr 2014 - 6:20pm

Asia

Yasukuni Shrine

Japan Prime Minister Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine, but skips visit

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe offered a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine on Monday, but reportedly plans to stay away during the spring festival, in an apparent compromise between not angering Asian neighbours and playing to his nationalist base.

21 Apr 2014 - 7:59pm 2 comments More on Yasukuni Shrine

World

UKRAINE

Ukraine peace deal falters as pro-Russian rebels show no sign of surrender

An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.

21 Apr 2014 - 7:45pm

Business

INVESTOR PROTECTION

Let SFC regulate investment-linked insurance policies

The Hong Kong government will finally push ahead with the long-awaited establishment of an Insurance Authority next year, but the reform has not gone far enough to solve the problem of investment-linked asssurance schemes (ILAS).

21 Apr 2014 - 11:41am 1 comment
INVESTOR PROTECTION

Scope seen for tighter regulation of insurance-linked investments

Regulation of the financial sector in Hong Kong does not properly protect retail investors and should be tightened, said a former lawmaker who oversaw the drafting of the relevant legislation more than a decade ago.

21 Apr 2014 - 12:28pm

Lyricist James Wong's legacy goes digital with the launch of website

There is no doubt quite a few pop fans envy Ng Chun-hung's job. As a sociologist studying popular culture in Hong Kong, Ng's research often puts him up close and personal with Canto-pop luminaries such as Sam Hui Koon-kit, a pioneering singer-songwriter who became the subject of a book by Ng.

21 Apr 2014 - 11:56am More on LIFE

Our superheroes, flaws and all

20 Apr 2014

Godfather proves a mixed blessing for director Coppola

20 Apr 2014

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

18 Apr 2014

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Fighting jet lag? Smartphone app takes mathematical approach to getting you back on your feet

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a free iPhone app that offers users lighting schedules that they say are mathematically proven to adjust you to new time zones as quickly as possible.

21 Apr 2014 - 7:03pm More on LIFE

Warning: Heartbleed bug is back and it's in reverse

21 Apr 2014 1 comment

Happy birthday Game Boy: Nintendo's trailblazing console turns 25

21 Apr 2014 1 comment

Magazines

  • Post Magazine: April 20

    20 Apr 2014

    The ditching of an airliner in New York in 2009 made world headlines but, the following year, two pilots demonstrated even greater airmanship on approach to Chek Lap Kok

  • Money: April 2014

    7 Apr 2014

    Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

  • 48 Hours: April 17

    17 Apr 2014

    Thriller instinct: Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are a winning combination

  • Post Magazine: April 13

    13 Apr 2014

    Tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

  • 48 Hours: April 10

    10 Apr 2014

    City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

  • Post Magazine: April 6

    6 Apr 2014

    True grit: from Hollywood to the horrors of a Phnom Penh rubbish dump

  • Style: April 2014

    4 Apr 2014

    Jason Wu shows us who's boss of the runway

  • 48 Hours: April 3

    3 Apr 2014

    An audience with comic actor Chapman To

  • Post Magazine: March 30

    30 Mar 2014

    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

  • Good Eating: March 2014

    Spring 2014

    The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants

  • Style: March 2014

    7 Mar 2014

    Tech-savvy brands stay one step ahead of the e-tail trend

  • Style: February 2014

    7 Feb 2014

    Couture cakes raise the bar for edible art

  • Good Eating: November 2013

    Winter 2013

    Top chefs taste success

  • Money: November 2013

    11 Nov 2013

    Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

Sport

SOCCER

Defeat by Everton wipes out Manchester United’s hopes of top-four finish

Manchester United manager David Moyes maintains there are positives for the club’s fans to cling to despite them being out of contention for the Champions League.

Last season’s champions suffered an 11th Premier League defeat of the season when they lost 2-0 at Everton on Sunday.

21 Apr 2014 - 9:44am

Magazines

EAT/DRINK

Package deals: film crew catering, Hong Kong style

As glamorous as the film industry can be, the catering is usually more grease than glitz, writes Andrew Sun.

19 Mar 2014 - 11:19pm

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