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China signs its biggest overseas contract with US$12b Nigeria railway deal

China has secured its biggest overseas engineering contract with a deal worth almost US$12 billion to build a railway in Nigeria.

Friday, 21 November, 2014, 4:25am 2 comments

Six nurses, one janitor knifed to death ‘by kitchen hand’ at Chinese army hospital


A kitchen hand suspected of knifing to death six nurses and a guard in a hospital dormitory in Hebei province has a history of mental illness.

20 Nov 2014 - 7:52pm 1 comment

Overwhelming majority of Hongkongers want Occupy protests to end: survey

Nearly 83 per cent of Hongkongers want the Occupy Central protests to stop, while more than two-thirds believe the government should clear the protest sites, a University of Hong Kong survey has found.

20 Nov 2014 - 8:50am 115 comments More on Occupy Central

Guangdong is the top target in China's nationwide drug crackdown

Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown.

20 Nov 2014 - 5:20pm 1 comment

Internet a key driver of economy, Vice-Premier Ma Kai tells global conference

The internet has become a significant player in the national economy, a senior leader told the inaugural World Internet Conference, being hosted by China's cyberspace regulator.

20 Nov 2014 - 3:39pm 9 comments

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

A Shanghai-based scholar, claiming China is being "bad-mouthed" by western nations, has vowed to form a special "rhetoric front" to advance the government's perspectives on China's rise.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:26am 4 comments

Quack doctor freed from prison, jailed after killing again

A quack doctor who believes water causes disease and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:49pm

NSA executives objected to programme before Edward Snowden’s disclosures

Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the NSA had been secretly collecting US telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections about the programme.

20 Nov 2014 - 11:17pm 2 comments More on Edward Snowden

Three arrested in Thailand after flashing Hunger Games salute at premiere


Three students were arrested at the opening of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay in Thailand after flashing a banned three-finger salute inspired by the film.

20 Nov 2014 - 5:39pm 3 comments

China court to reopen 1996 case of alleged wrongful execution of young man

A court in Inner Mongolia says it will reopen a 1996 murder case as early as next month after years of petitioning by parents of the convicted killer and activists.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:54pm 1 comment

China issues energy action plan to tackle smog by using less coal

The State Council fleshed out its plans for energy use yesterday, with a commitment to cap annual coal consumption at 4.2 billion tonnes in seven years. It was 3.61 billion tonnes last year.

20 Nov 2014 - 6:42pm 3 comments

How Beijing's new French school aims to beat the smog

20 Nov 2014 - 4:11am

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

20 Nov 2014 - 6:08pm 2 comments

Farewell to 'Apec blue' as smog returns to Beijing following summit

20 Nov 2014 - 12:14pm

Overloaded school bus was twice limit at time of crash that killed 12

20 Nov 2014 - 6:22pm 1 comment

Graft probe into senior official of Hebei province

20 Nov 2014 - 2:46pm

Sino-Australian ties at all-time high, says Xi

20 Nov 2014 - 8:48am

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

20 Nov 2014 - 4:56pm

Occupy condemns attack on Legco as pan-democrats claim protesters were 'misled'

20 Nov 2014 - 5:26pm 134 comments

Rumour of copyright vote may have led to storming of Legislative Council building

20 Nov 2014 - 6:09pm 22 comments

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China's global outlook on foreign affairs pays dividends

21 Nov 2014 - 5:18am 1 comment

Protest stunts at graduation ceremonies tarnish solemn events

21 Nov 2014 - 5:18am

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Cool heads and warm hearts needed for regional peace and prosperity


It seems ironic that while President Xi Jinping proposed an "Asia-Pacific dream" at the Apec summit, he also showed an unwilling and defiant face when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was going to shake his hand.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:08am 3 comments


Global economy at risk from Asian slowdown and European stagnation


A sharp slowdown in Asia and stagnation in Europe are putting the global economy at risk of a prolonged slump, marked by some of the worst economic conditions in decades.

19 Nov 2014 - 6:26pm

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Police in Japan arrest Chinese nationals in cybercrime crackdown

Japanese police have carried out a series of coordinated raids across the country, arresting at least two Chinese nationals on suspicion of illegally providing internet proxy services to cybercriminals based in China.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:14am



CIA chief John Brennan considers sweeping reorganisation

CIA director John Brennan is considering sweeping changes that could include breaking up the separate spying and analysis divisions that have been in place for decades, to create hybrid units focused on individual regions and threats to US security

21 Nov 2014 - 5:03am

China Insider


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 4 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

Communist Party should try imperial China's impeachment system to fight graft, says novelist

19 Nov 2014 1 comment

100,000 users ‘investigated’, 12 tonnes narcotics seized in China's war on drugs

19 Nov 2014 1 comment

Egg-size kidney stones; 'Miracle' baby born; Panda recovering after attack in reserve

19 Nov 2014

Keep calling each other ‘comrade’, Chinese Communist Party tells members after rule review

18 Nov 2014 5 comments

China blocks thousands more websites as ‘Great Firewall’ targets cloud services

18 Nov 2014 7 comments

Accused social media scandal monger Yang Xiuyu jailed for four years by Beijing court

18 Nov 2014

Mystery over Guangzhou University student's death; BMW owner flies into rage over 5 yuan parking charge

18 Nov 2014
Visa relaxation

US relaxation of visa scheme triggers fears over ‘brain drain’ from China

18 Nov 2014

Photos of ‘brave’ Beijing expat standing up to car in bike lane go viral

18 Nov 2014 18 comments

Chinese police destroy 400 tonnes of crystal meth precursors

17 Nov 2014 3 comments



Market forces to determine IPO values in new mainland reform

The mainland's securities regulator is set to unveil a framework for initial public offering reform soon that would allow market forces, rather than its review committee, decide the worth of the new shares.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:36am

Beijing's easing policy tested as factory output slows

Mainland economic growth in the next few months may test Beijing's commitment to its targeted easing policy, which has so far proved ineffective in spurring real demand, with a private survey pointing to fresh softness in the factory sector.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:36am More on Chinese Economy



Weaker luxury sales to force down shop rents in prime districts

Owners of street-level shops in prime shopping districts will feel the pain of slower luxury sales next year, with rents expected to decrease by up to double-digit percentages, according to international ratings agencies and property experts.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:23am 1 comment

Pearls of wisdom from Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell was in Hong Kong at an interesting time. Here to address a crowd at the Barclays Asia Forum, he had been fascinated by the view from his hotel room of umbrella movement tents.

20 Nov 2014 - 5:13pm

Li Xiaodong's prize-winning library brings tourism to Jiaojiehe village

20 Nov 2014

Horrible Bosses 2's Jason Bateman keeps a low profile

19 Nov 2014

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

As winter dishes appear on menus across the city, many Hongkongers look forward to the chance to tuck into warming claypot rice. Here are some of our favourites.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:56pm

‘Demon Chef’ broadens his horizons with TV series

18 Nov 2014

Shane Osborn's latest venture emphasises the food over the chef

13 Nov 2014

US technology breakthrough brings Spider-Man a step closer to reality

Aspiring superheroes may soon be able to climb like Spider-Man. Scientists working with the US military have developed a material that enables a human to scale a vertical glass wall.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:16am

Wi-fi Direct has no need for the internet

20 Nov 2014

WhatsApp and Open Whispers team up to encrypt messages

20 Nov 2014




Biggest payday on the cards for Pacman’s Clash in Cotai II

Eight-time world weight division champion Manny Pacquiao is on course to earn his biggest payday against unbeaten American Chris Algieri, according to promoter Bob Arum.

20 Nov 2014 - 7:54pm More on Manny Pacquiao

In sync the key for Hana's Goal and Rawiller

Rhythm is the key for Japanese-trained Hana's Goal in the Group Two Jockey Club Mile and it is as well for her jockey Nash Rawiller.

The Australian-owned mare and Rawiller have had less than smooth preparations leading into the Mile, with the jockey frustrated by suspensions.

20 Nov 2014 - 11:22pm

Top two seeds stunned at Hong Kong Open

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