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  • November 27, 2014
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Nathan Road cleared ... for now

About 6,000 police officers will be assigned to the cleared streets and nearby areas in Mong Kok until Sunday to prevent a reoccupation by protesters angered by removal tactics yesterday.

Thursday, 27 November, 2014, 8:01am 1 comment More on Occupy Central

US reluctant to extradite corrupt officials, Chinese foreign ministry claims

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:01am 30 comments

Xi Jinping claims to have old guard's backing for anti-graft campaign

President Xi Jinping said yesterday that his administration's anti-graft campaign had the "staunch backing" of retired party cadres, amid speculation that some former party leaders may not be prepared to fully support it.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:53am

Beijing store sparks racism row... by banning Chinese customers

A "No Chinese allowed" sign outside a clothing store in Beijing's embassy district raised eyebrows on the mainland's social media networks.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:49am 14 comments

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

The Beijing municipal government will discuss the feasibility of permanently banning vehicles from the roads on alternating days based on their number plates, after a relatively successful test drive earlier this month.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:29am More on Beijing air pollution

Senior aide to Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-che interviewed as witness over alleged wiretap

A scandal hanging over Taipei's mayoral elections intensified yesterday when the campaign policy director of independent candidate Dr Ko Wen-je was interviewed by prosecutors as a witness over an alleged wiretapping incident.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:59am

Kuomintang mayoral candidate Sean Lien plays 'sympathy card' after trailing in election polls

Seventy-two hours before the mayoral election in Taipei, Kuomintang candidate Sean Lien played the sympathy card to remind the voters in the party’s traditional stronghold of his brush with death four years ago on the eve of a council election.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:54am

France honours 'forgotten' Chinese labourers who helped war effort a century ago

France has paid tribute to an often forgotten corps of 140,000 Chinese labourers who dug trenches, worked in weapons factories and, for many, lost their lives helping France's effort in the first world war.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:52am More on Chinese workers in the first world war

Plane's passengers get out and push … in -52°

Air passengers in Siberia had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze.

27 Nov 2014 - 5:17am

Juncker unveils 300b euro plan to kick-start European economy

New European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled an eagerly awaited €315 billion (HK$3 trillion) investment plan to "kick-start" the economy, insisting it would show the world Europe was back in business after years of crisis.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:13am

Chinese tycoon Liu Yiqian breaks world auction record for HK$348.4m thangka

Shanghai billionaire Liu Yiqian paid HK$348.4 million for a Tibetan tapestry at a Christie's auction yesterday, 10 times what it sold for a little over a decade ago and breaking the auction record for a Chinese work of art he set in April.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:14am

India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

27 Nov 2014 - 8:05am

New Delhi's pollution levels go from world's worst to even worse

27 Nov 2014 - 5:12am 1 comment

Anti-whaling brigade guilty of 'eco-imperialism': Japan

27 Nov 2014 - 2:37am

'My conscience is clean': Ferguson policeman who shot unarmed teen says he'd do it again

27 Nov 2014 - 7:45am 20 comments

UN committee backs digital privacy despite qualms of the 'Five Eyes' nations

27 Nov 2014 - 3:52am

Obama to tighten restrictions on smog emissions

27 Nov 2014 - 3:52am

Ebola burial teams in Sierra Leone dump bodies in street

27 Nov 2014 - 3:52am

Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer

27 Nov 2014 - 3:52am

Oh fortune, fortune! French librarian stumbles upon rare Shakespeare work from the 17th century that is one of the world's most valuable books

27 Nov 2014 - 3:52am

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Drugs a natural target in Beijing's war against corruption

27 Nov 2014 - 8:26am 1 comment

Obama shows he's no luck duck after election defeats

27 Nov 2014 - 8:31am 1 comment

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'Democracy or nothing' is no choice for a better Hong Kong

Franklin Koo

When we were young, we were often taught to solve problems with only one clear and correct answer. However, while this method is a cost-efficient way of testing, real-life problems are never solved in such a fashion.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:04am 10 comments


How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

Cliff Buddle

Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:11am 12 comments

Harry's View

Hong Kong



US reluctant to extradite corrupt officials, Chinese foreign ministry claims

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:01am 30 comments



India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

Health campaigners have welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year.

27 Nov 2014 - 8:05am

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Drone sparks military alert; taxi driver saves suicidal woman - three times

27 Nov 2014

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

27 Nov 2014
TV drama

'Game of Thrones' comes to China as Tencent joins forces with HBO

26 Nov 2014

Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

26 Nov 2014

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

25 Nov 2014

'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 3 comments

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

24 Nov 2014

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments

Newlywed found dead in fishpond; Selfie poser stops trains in tracks

20 Nov 2014



Mainland holds key to Hong Kong growth story

Pessimism over a slide in Hong Kong's competitiveness is deepening in the business community, but some of its leading figures say the city can shore up its position by tapping opportunities created by mainland consumers and outward investment.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:39am 1 comment

Swift says 15 more countries now using yuan to settle over 10pc of trades with mainland, Hong Kong

Fifteen more countries are now using the yuan to settle more than 10 per cent of their trade and investment deals with mainland China and Hong Kong, bolstering the view that the currency is becoming more popular internationally.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:58am More on Yuan

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera returns

After all-conquering runs on stage and screen, The Phantom of the Operareturns as an arena show.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19pm

Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

26 Nov 2014

Going places: DJ Max Graham, the globetrotting mix master

26 Nov 2014

English wines' time to shine

Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle portrayed an Australian wine expert.

21 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Spirits more prominent at trade fair

21 Nov 2014

Top of the pots: where to get your fill of Hong Kong's best claypot rice

21 Nov 2014

Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed - a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am

Experiment finds most people are willing to pay to spare others pain

23 Nov 2014

Dealing with stress in your dad's DNA

23 Nov 2014



Hong Kong stars dominate showpiece meeting

Next month's Longines Hong Kong International Races will be bristling with stars - but the Jockey Club will be privately disappointed with how many of the names announced on Wednesday are local heroes despite an HK$11 million boost to stake money.

26 Nov 2014 - 10:01pm



Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

Portraying genius physicist Stephen Hawking proved the biggest challenge yet for rising star Eddie Redmayne.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:03pm

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