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Public anger as Beijing cuts subsidies for bus and subway tickets

China's state media sparked public anger today after it reported that the mainland government will increase Beijing's subway and bus fares next month as part of a drive to cut public transport price subsidies and ease the capital's congestion.

Thursday, 27 November, 2014, 6:51pm

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit on the head by ball

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:21pm 2 comments

Students threaten to target government buildings after night of clashes in Mong Kok

The Federation of Students has threatened to target government buildings in response to the police clearance of the Occupy camp in Mong Kok following violent clashes overnight.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:17pm 97 comments More on Occupy Central

E-cigarettes have 10 times more carcinogens, Japanese researchers say

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, scientists said, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:13pm 1 comment

Why was a Vancouver immigration consultant protesting against immigration?

Let me be clear from the outset. The five guys who staged a protest on a flyover outside Vancouver last week, waving a banner blaming immigration for traffic jams, were perfectly entitled to do so.

27 Nov 2014 - 5:07pm

Beijing auditors inspect management of national lotteries after transparency fears

Beijing has launched the first nationwide audit of the management of the mainland’s two official nationwide lottery funds, state media reports.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:56pm

'Build homes in Hong Kong's country parks to help the young', say tycoons

Several prominent businessmen say the solution to pro-democracy protesters' grievances is to build affordable housing in country parks.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:36pm 52 comments More on Occupy Central

Mapping Hong Kong's future beyond Occupy Central

Sixty days into the unprecedented pro-democracy sit-ins, the government's intransigence and the protesters' persistence have led to a stalemate.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:35pm 10 comments More on Occupy Central

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 - 5:20pm

'965,000 yuan spent on cinema tickets' sparks probe into China government department

A Chinese government department is under the spotlight for spending 965,000 yuan (HK$1.2 million) on cinema tickets in a single year.

27 Nov 2014 - 6:41pm

At least 11 dead in second deadly mine blast to hit China in two days

At least 11 people were killed on Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:18pm

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

27 Nov 2014 - 11:20am

US reluctant to extradite corrupt officials, Chinese foreign ministry claims

27 Nov 2014 - 4:22pm 43 comments

Police 'jet pack' solution more powerful than pepper spray or tear gas, says Post photographer hit by all three

27 Nov 2014 - 2:42pm 29 comments

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

27 Nov 2014 - 10:22am

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

27 Nov 2014 - 10:59am 25 comments

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

27 Nov 2014 - 7:30pm 1 comment

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

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

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

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

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

27 Nov 2014 - 10:20am

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Drugs a natural target in Beijing's war against corruption

27 Nov 2014 - 8:34am 1 comment

Obama shows he's no lame duck after election defeats

27 Nov 2014 - 2:53pm 6 comments

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Insight

Hong Kong must prepare itself for the age of the renminbi

ALEXA LAM

The launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect pilot programme is another important step in the renminbi's journey to internationalisation.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:09pm

Focus

Doctor Ko Wen-che takes on gun victim he saved in Taiwan vote drama

AFP

It is the most dramatic contest of Taiwan’s biggest ever local elections -- a high-flying surgeon takes on the man whose life he helped save after he was shot in the head on the campaign trail.

Emergency doctor Ko Wen-che led the team which operated on financier Sean Lien after Lien was attacked at a rally in November 2010.

Now they are rivals in the intense battle for the influential post of Taipei mayor, with voters going to the polls Saturday.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:31pm 1 comment

Harry's View

Asia

Thailand pushes back election to 2016 in delay to promised return to democracy

A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:39pm

World

AFGHANISTAN

Suicide blast hits British embassy vehicle in Kabul

A suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, killing at least two Afghan bystanders and injuring some passengers in the latest blast to hit the city.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:15pm

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

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

27 Nov 2014
AIR POLLUTION

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

27 Nov 2014 1 comment
TV drama

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

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

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

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

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

27 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

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

25 Nov 2014 3 comments
ART

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

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

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

27 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

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

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

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

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

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

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

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

20 Nov 2014 2 comments
CHINA DIGEST

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

20 Nov 2014

Business

CHINA

PBOC’s Hu says falling inflation biggest risk to China’s economy

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The People’s Bank of China sees falling prices as the biggest risk to the economy, which has been the primary reason behind the central bank’s interest rate cut move last Friday, Deputy Goveronor Hu Xiaolian told a financial forum.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:48pm
HONG KONG

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 - 9:12am 2 comments

Fine dining at Fanling Industrial Estate

Fanling Industrial Estate isn't the most obvious location for a fine dining restaurant, especially one that not only wants to offer its customers a menu with the expected emphasis on presentation and flavour, but also claims to serve healthy food.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:51pm

Dine-Art is the latest in a trend for art-oriented restaurants

27 Nov 2014

China loves red wine, but white may become more popular

27 Nov 2014

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Sport

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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit on the head by ball

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:21pm 2 comments
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Draw in Bulgaria a good result, insists Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he always believed his side’s Champions League fate would come down to the last match at home to FC Basel after an unimpressive display in Bulgaria left them needing to beat the Swiss to secure a place in the the last 16.

27 Nov 2014 - 9:45am More on Uefa Champions League 2014/15
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Now we need to make an impact, says Wenger as Arsenal reach knockout stage yet again

27 Nov 2014

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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.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:57pm

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