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China announces corruption probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang


China yesterday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, shattering the decades-old political taboo of not prosecuting the highest ranking Communist Party officials for corruption.

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014, 11:46pm 8 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

China confirms Microsoft under investigation for breach of antitrust regulations

Microsoft, the US technology giant, is under investigation in China for allegedly breaching antitrust regulations, the country’s market regulator confirmed on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:14pm More on Microsoft

Red alert for China flights as airports axe landings, restrict services during PLA exercises

Eight Chinese airports won't allow landings this afternoon due to PLA exercises in East China Sea, with capacity at Shanghai’s two airports cut by 75 per cent, mainland’s civilian air traffic authority warns.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm 6 comments

Shanghai court sets August trial date for GSK-linked investigators

The public trial of a foreign couple linked to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set for August 8, a Shanghai court said on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:56pm

Gambling kingpin and '14K triad member' Paul Phua under house arrest in Las Vegas

US federal immigration officials released Asian gambling kingpin from custody on Monday in latest twist to saga around alleged leading member of Hong Kong’s 14K triad.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:13pm

Zhou Yongkang: Once-feared oil chief and security tsar

For nearly a decade, the burly son of a poor family in rural Jiangsu was one of the most powerful men in China, but now he is just a detainee at the mercy of the party’s anti-graft agency.

29 Jul 2014 - 7:56pm More on Zhou Yongkang

Microsoft confirms China probe, reportedly over antitrust, after four offices visited

Mainland business authorities are investigating Microsoft, the US technology giant confirmed yesterday, with reports that the focus was on antitrust behaviour.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:31am 17 comments More on Microsoft

Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy


Student campaigners have reacted with mixed feelings after the success of a rare public protest against a proposed “elite” training school at China’s most prestigious university. 

29 Jul 2014 - 4:20pm 1 comment

Police shoot dead dozens of attackers during mob violence in Xinjiang


Police in Xinjiang shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the westerly Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, citing local police.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:54pm

Xi Jinping boosts clout with Zhou Yongkang takedown, but what next?


With Tuesday's announcement on the official investigation into former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated power in a way that eluded his predecessors.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:58pm 2 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

29 Jul 2014 - 5:35pm

China establishes office to pursue corrupt officials who flee the country

29 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm 1 comment

China’s top online cosmetics seller apologises for fake goods sold on its website

29 Jul 2014 - 4:44pm 1 comment

Hurried Chinese officials cut corners to rush out rectangular running track

29 Jul 2014 - 7:39pm 8 comments

Hacker takes control of hundreds of rooms in hi-tech 5-star Shenzhen hotel

29 Jul 2014 - 2:22pm 7 comments

Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

29 Jul 2014 - 5:55pm 2 comments

Xinjiang militants being trained in Syria and Iraq, says special Chinese envoy

29 Jul 2014 - 8:36am 1 comment

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Xi Jinping boosts clout with Zhou Yongkang takedown, but what next?


With Tuesday's announcement on the official investigation into former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated power in a way that eluded his predecessors.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:58pm 2 comments More on Zhou Yongkang



Globetrotting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to outdo Chinese diplomacy

If it's Monday, it must be Trinidad and Tobago. That's what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could have said as he woke up in Port of Spain, the Caribbean country's capital. By this time next week Abe will have visited 47 nations since taking office in 2012, after an itinerary encompassing six Latin American and Caribbean cities in nine days.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:32pm

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Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

China’s top online cosmetics seller apologises for fake goods sold on its website

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

29 Jul 2014

Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

29 Jul 2014

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

29 Jul 2014

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

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18 Jul 2014 3 comments

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment



Trend towards tinier flats seen as prices, rents rise

Developers are expected to produce more tiny flats in their future projects given the frenetic buying spree for shoe-box homes by young homebuyers and investors, industry observers said.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:03pm 1 comment

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

Hong Kong has always been an internationally minded city, and that fact is increasingly reflected not just in the way local musicians think, but also in the way they record.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:41am More on LIFE

Transformers movie highlights mainland product placement trend

29 Jul 2014

Review: Mozart's Requiem

29 Jul 2014

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 16 comments

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 2 comments More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

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Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014



'I'm ready to jump in deep end': Nash Rawiller joins riding greats in Hong Kong

Three-time Sydney champion Nash Rawiller will join the riding ranks for a four-month-stint in Hong Kong from September 21.

29 Jul 2014 - 3:40pm

Court approves sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer as Donald Sterling plans appeal


The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record US$2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband’s objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely close to a case of lingering racism in American sports.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:01am

Nicol David hopes her Commonwealth Games squash gold medal helps lift Malaysian spirits

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In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 6 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 7 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

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