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  • August 28, 2014
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Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces


A pilot project to set up wholly foreign-funded hospitals will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the tightly regulated health sector.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014, 11:44pm 1 comment

IMF chief Christine Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:35am

China's top judge says Zhou Yongkang probe proves nobody is above 'cage' of the law

China’s top judge has said the ruling Communist Party’s decision to investigate former senior leader Zhou Yongkang demonstrates clearly that no party member is above the law.

27 Aug 2014 - 2:58pm 1 comment More on Zhou Yongkang

China considers 'Martyrs' Day' to honour those who died for independence

China is considering a proposal to set September 30 as 'Martyrs’ Day' in an attempt to promote patriotism at a time when people’s belief in communism seems to be fading.

28 Aug 2014 - 3:37am 7 comments

US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media


A Chinese fighter jet’s interception of a US Navy sub-hunter aircraft was possibly triggered when the American plane dropped a sonar surveillance system into the South China Sea, according to state media.

27 Aug 2014 - 6:34pm 6 comments

China Resources Power president and Shanxi tycoon detained by authorities

The president of China Resources Power and a Shanxi tycoon, believed to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial coal investment, have been detained by authorities.

27 Aug 2014 - 10:01am 11 comments

Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

A Hong Kong couple convicted of torturing their Indonesian helper for two years with hot irons and bicycle chains have failed in a bid to appeal the verdict.

28 Aug 2014 - 3:26am More on Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

Midair clash over gadget that stops aircraft seats reclining spurs sales

A sneaky device that blocks aircraft seats from reclining has received a global boost after a scuffle between two passengers forced a flight in the US to make an unscheduled landing.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:58am 1 comment

Accused Japanese politician's lawyer goes on the offensive in meth trial


Two phone calls between a 70-year-old Japanese politician accused of carrying illegal drugs and a business associate who handed him the suitcase in which the drugs were found were part of the evidence presented by the politician’s lawyer on Wednesday in Guangzhou.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:56pm 2 comments

Beijing ‘mentally prepared’ for reaction in Hong Kong to political reform decisions


A senior Beijing official says the central government is 'mentally prepared' for the fallout from its decisions on Hong Kong’s political reform.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:30pm 11 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message to a ceremony honouring "martyrs", including some convicted as war criminals after the second world war, news that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly ties with China.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:21am 16 comments More on Shinzo Abe

Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

28 Aug 2014 - 2:46am

Knockout move: Manny Pacquiao sets up boxing academy in China

27 Aug 2014 - 3:04pm 2 comments

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

27 Aug 2014 - 8:31pm

South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

27 Aug 2014 - 10:06am 14 comments

It’s not fare! Cathay leaves thousands disappointed with HK$100 ticket promotion

27 Aug 2014 - 4:33pm 24 comments

Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters

27 Aug 2014 - 10:24am 36 comments

Chinese vet boss chosen to be city's education chief sparks 'suitability' debate

27 Aug 2014 - 3:02pm 2 comments

Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

27 Aug 2014 - 4:18pm

US closes door to Chinese investors hoping to emigrate as annual quota reached

27 Aug 2014 - 11:31am 7 comments

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Near-collision evidence of testing times for Sino-US military relations

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am

After water contamination blunder, tighten regulation of dentistry school

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am

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Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them


A recent 12-episode TVB drama titled Shades of Life included a story about a new mainland immigrant who faces ill treatment and discrimination in Hong Kong. On arrival, she was accused of smuggling milk powder.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am

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Pan-democrats vow to fight NPC draft plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll in 2017

The central government moved a step closer to a showdown with pan-democrats yesterday after the nation's top legislative body hammered out a tougher-than-expected framework for electing Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017.

28 Aug 2014 - 3:25am 4 comments



Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:56am



Core profit rises 10.5pc at Yuexiu Property


Guangzhou-based developer Yuexiu Property posted a 10.5 per cent year-on-year increase in first-half core earnings to 992 million yuan (HK$1.25 billion) and said it will strive to ensure continued sales growth for the full year.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:59pm

Mainland consumers more pessimistic this month

Consumer sentiment on the mainland became more pessimistic in August as confidence about personal finances and the employment outlook weakened, a survey found.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:18am

Healthy eating: vegetarian and raw food options

Have all those food scandals put you off eating meat? Fear not, vegetarian and raw cuisine has never been more exciting. Here are someold favourites and a few newcomers worth stepping out for.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:25am

Guide to the city's online food courier services

25 Aug 2014

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

22 Aug 2014

Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:56am

Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

24 Aug 2014 2 comments

Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe - a quest for nature of reality

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Guangzhou Evergrande bow out of AFC Champions League

Guangzhou Evergrande’s reign as Asian champions came to an end on Wednesday, with a 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers not enough to keep the Chinese Super League leaders alive in the 2014 edition of the AFC Champions League.

27 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm

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