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Kidney trafficking gang that ran underground hospital jailed by Beijing court

Fifteen people involved in the black-market organ trade - including doctors - have been sentenced to prison by a Beijing court for harvesting and selling 51 kidneys, the largest haul in recent mainland history.

Saturday, 23 August, 2014, 2:38am 4 comments

State firm boss in Guangzhou’s biggest graft trial tells court his crimes are ‘not serious’

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A low-ranking official accused in Guangzhou’s biggest-ever corruption case – involving some 400 million yuan (HK$503 million) – is now on trial.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:17pm 1 comment

China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

The PLA has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:10pm 25 comments

Fears Hiroshima landslide toll could double as more rain hampers search

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The death toll from landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said yesterday as fears of a fresh collapse temporarily halted the search for 47 people still missing.

22 Aug 2014 - 11:56pm

Malaysia falls silent as remains of MH17 dead arrive in Kuala Lumpur

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Black-clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence on Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:06am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

‘I’m thrilled to be alive’: US doctors recover from Ebola infection

Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit, showing the world he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:32pm

Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

Failure to comply with the Basic Law and the principle of patriots governing Hong Kong would amount to turning the city into an independent political entity, a top mainland official told lawmakers yesterday.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:40pm 63 comments

Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

Deng Xiaoping did not live to visit Hong Kong after its 1997 handover. But ahead of the 110th anniversary of his birth tomorrow, two of his daughters brought a fitting symbol to the city.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:30pm 14 comments

‘I only followed instructions’: Sacked Taiwan official denies charges of spying for Beijing

A former top Taiwanese negotiator on China policy has rejected allegations he was spying for mainland China, after he was forced to step down over suspicions of leaking secrets.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:15pm 2 comments

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

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A man who spent eight years on death row in China has gone into hiding after a landmark court decision cleared him of the murder of two children.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:12am 1 comment

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014 - 7:31pm 1 comment

SOE chiefs could be next target of anti-graft campaign

22 Aug 2014 - 9:06am 1 comment

Kiev accuses Russia of ‘invasion’ as aid trucks cross border into Ukraine

22 Aug 2014 - 9:48pm

President Xi Jinping's visit brings upgrade in ties with Mongolia

22 Aug 2014 - 6:02pm 3 comments

Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

22 Aug 2014 - 9:36am

Cult members 'unrepentant' as they face trial for Shandong McDonald's murder

22 Aug 2014 - 8:35am 6 comments

Thai junta leader appointed new prime minister by hand-picked parliament

22 Aug 2014 - 11:17am 3 comments

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Leader

Debate on a universal pension highlights need for tax reform

23 Aug 2014 - 2:41am

Beijing's housing policy challenge

23 Aug 2014 - 2:41am

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Insight

Chinese demand changing terms of global competition for seafood

Mark Godfrey

Anyone who visits supermarkets and restaurants in Beijing or Shanghai will have noticed the increased internationalisation of China's seafood tastes and supplies.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:38am

China

No easy fix in Gaza, Israeli ambassador tells China

It would be difficult for China to mediate in the Gaza conflict even though Beijing enjoys good relationships with both Israel and the Arab world, the Israeli ambassador to China has told the South China Morning Post.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:40am

Asia

NATURAL DISASTER

Fears Hiroshima landslide toll could double as more rain hampers search

Update

The death toll from landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said yesterday as fears of a fresh collapse temporarily halted the search for 47 people still missing.

22 Aug 2014 - 11:56pm

China Insider

GAMING

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014 1 comment
JUSTICE

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

23 Aug 2014 1 comment
LABOUR

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014
LEGAL

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

21 Aug 2014
GAMING

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

21 Aug 2014 3 comments
COURTS

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

21 Aug 2014
documentary

Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

20 Aug 2014
TRANSPORT

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 36 comments
sino-australian relations

China media blasts Australian critics as ‘prancing provocateurs’ after tycoon’s outburst

21 Aug 2014 7 comments
CULTURE

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

20 Aug 2014 1 comment
GAMING

'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

19 Aug 2014 8 comments
RELIGION

'If I could, I'd go to China tomorrow': Pope makes fresh overtures to end 63-year impasse

19 Aug 2014 2 comments
WEATHER

Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to continue battering southern China

19 Aug 2014
NGO

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

19 Aug 2014 3 comments

Business

ACQUISITIONS

Fosun shrugs off debt concerns as it looks for more overseas acquisitions

Fosun International is determined to stay on the hunt for acquisitions, brushing off ratings agency concerns that debt-fuelled overseas investments are hurting the conglomerate's financial health.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:29am 1 comment More on Fosun Group
DEBT

Dim sum bond issuance set to drop 50pc in second half

Dim sum bond issuance could plunge about 50 per cent in the second half of the year from the first half as the cost of borrowing yuan in offshore markets surges relative to the price of raising onshore debt.

23 Aug 2014 - 1:06am

Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

Few people receive such constant praise for their work in two different art forms as Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:08am

A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

21 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

19 Aug 2014

Guide to the city's online food courier services

Digital food couriers are taking off in the city with the arrival of several newcomers, promising takeaway diners access to a greater variety of menus and to-the-door delivery. Nan-Hie In puts them to the test.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm More on LIFE

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

22 Aug 2014

Wine Opinion: Couple revive traditional cider making in Normandy

22 Aug 2014

Word of mouth: Language-recognition software takes off

Language processing software is set to do away with the need for computer keyboards, writes Jamie Carter.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:32am More on LIFE

London's love for skyscrapers reaches new heights

22 Aug 2014

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

19 Aug 2014 1 comment

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Sport

YOUTH OLYMPICS

'Unusual partnership' strikes gold

Hong Kong's Yoyo Ng Tsz-yau scooped Hong Kong's second gold medal on Friday playing alongside Malaysian Cheam June Wei in the mixed doubles badminton, a format which randomly pairs players from the pool of singles competitions.

23 Aug 2014 - 12:43am

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