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China’s Vice-President Li Yuanchao to attend Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral

Vice-President Li Yuanchao. Photo: Reuters

Vice-President Li Yuanchao will represent China at the funeral of Singapore’s founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, on Sunday.

Friday, 27 March, 2015, 7:48pm More on Lee Kuan Yew

Germanwings co-pilot who crashed plane into Alps ‘was being treated for depression’

Police seized documents and other materials from Lubitz's family home. Photo: AP Update

The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed an Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps was still getting assistance from doctors after a bout of severe depression, German daily Bild reported today.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:54pm

Lee Kuan Yew’s one-time nemesis, ex-Malaysian PM, breaks silence to pay tribute

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahatir Mohamad expressed sadness at Lee Kuan Yew's passing. Photo: AFP

Former Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad today said he was “saddened” by the passing of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:51pm 2 comments More on Lee Kuan Yew

North Korea arrests two ‘South Korean spies’ who allegedly stole secrets, spread fake money

Alleged South Korean spies Kim Kuk-gi (left) and Choe Chun-gil were paraded to the media by North Korean authorities. Photos: Kyodo

North Korea said it had arrested two South Korean spies who allegedly operated from a base in the Chinese border city of Dandong.

27 Mar 2015 - 6:18pm More on North Korea

Massive blaze as three New York apartment blocks collapse in gas explosion

Firefighters begin to tear down the remains of the exploded and partial building collapse with their fire hoses in a residential and commercial mixed use multi-story structure in lower Manhattan, New York. Photo: EPA Update

Four apartment buildings in New York’s East Village neighbourhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion and three collapsed, injuring 19 people.

27 Mar 2015 - 8:16pm

Russia in no hurry to join new China-led Asian infrastructure bank

Even if Russia does not join the AIIB as a founding member, it can join later. Photo: AP

Russia remains conspicuously non-committed to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, following the 37 countries that have applied so far to be founding members of the financing body before the this Tuesday’s deadline set by Beijing.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:50pm

China ramps up global manhunt for corrupt officials with operation ‘Skynet’

Fugitive Repatriation and Asset Recovery Office of the Central Anti-graft Coordination Group meet to launch Operation Skynet. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China is ramping up its international manhunt of fugitive corrupt officials with a new multi-agency operation, codenamed Skynet, aimed at restricting their financial channels.

26 Mar 2015 - 11:49pm 6 comments More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Widodo invites Chinese firms to back infrastructure projects in Indonesia

Xi said he hoped the AIIB would help attract investment to Indonesia to build ports, high-speed rail lines and airports. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing and Jakarta agreed to develop a "maritime partnership" yesterday as the visiting Indonesian president said his country was firmly behind a new China-backed investment bank.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:54am

China's moon mission chief Ma Xingrui named party chief of high-tech hub Shenzhen

Ma Xingrui has been director of the China National Space Administration since 2013. Photo: SCMP Pictures

One of the country’s top scientists and the former chief commander of the nation’s lunar programme will become the party boss of Shenzhen, which is seeking to foster innovation.

27 Mar 2015 - 4:59am

Nasty surprise for seasoned chef as rancid meat ‘explodes in his face’

The rancid meat was purchased in Wellcome, Shau Kei Wan. Photo: Edmond So

A seasoned chef got a nasty surprise yesterday when he cut into a piece of prime pork only to discover a thumb-sized pus-filled cyst which exploded on his face.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:40pm 7 comments

Terrorists ‘recruited Uygur students at Guangzhou university’

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Uygur students in Guangzhou have been warned to stay away from “outsiders” after several were recruited by a suspected religious extremist and had gone missing since last year, various sources told the South China Morning Post.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:41pm 1 comment

Taiwan seeks involvement in Beijing-led Asian infrastructure bank

Chances of island's participation hinge on sensitive political issues, including its sovereignty and title, and the reaction of its pro-independence camp, analysts say.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:16pm
Representatives of SCMP Group, EY, Invest HK, and the HK Design Centre pose for a photo at the SCMP Game Changers event. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong slow to adopt home-grown technology, experts say

26 Mar 2015 - 7:23pm 1 comment
Prince Charles. Photo: EPA

Secret Prince Charles letters to be released after Supreme Court ruling

27 Mar 2015 - 3:15am 1 comment
Xi and Lee meet in Beijing in 2007. Lee Kuan Yew is one of the few men to have met all the modern-day leaders of China: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

Will China’s president attend Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral?

26 Mar 2015 - 6:04pm 6 comments
Caixin Media's editor-in-chief Hu Shuli. The news organisation said it  successfully sued another news website for copyright breaches two years ago. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Chinese news websites sued for ‘breach of copyright’

26 Mar 2015 - 11:57pm 1 comment
Adam Lindemann (right), founder and CEO of venture capital firm Mind Fund, speaks at the SCMP Game Changers event. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong investors more willing to take risks on start-ups and entrepreneurs

26 Mar 2015 - 7:01pm 1 comment
The beautiful game finally takes off in China as foreign clubs eye big profits

The beautiful game finally takes off in China as foreign clubs eye big profits

27 Mar 2015 - 9:18am
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants more professionalism among the country's journalists. Photo: AFP

Fears over India’s new media university based on China’s state-run institution

27 Mar 2015 - 4:58am
Dominic Allon, managing director of Google Hong Kong, speaks at the SCMP's Game Changers forum. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Google's Hong Kong head offers leadership tips at SCMP Game Changers event

26 Mar 2015 - 7:05pm
A man pedals past the ICBC bank branch in China. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s ICBC bank 2014 profits up 5 per cent, bad debt ratio climbs

26 Mar 2015 - 9:05pm
Serial entrepreneur and CEO of media company Outblaze Yat Siu addresses a panel at the inaugural SCMP Game Changers forum. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong's education system 'turning out bureaucrats' not entrepreneurs, expert warns

26 Mar 2015 - 7:09pm 1 comment

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Abe and Xi's infamous icy handshake. Photo: Reuters

Japanese apology is only a start

27 Mar 2015 - 1:00am 3 comments
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's best-remembered part may ultimately be as a role model for confronting women's abiding fear of cancer and radical treatment. Photo: Reuters

Angelina Jolie's fine work as a role model

27 Mar 2015 - 7:56am

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Cleaning up China's coal power

Our energy solutions should drive progress towards a rise in global living standards, strong economies, and a clean environment. GREG BOYCE

China's long march towards economic expansion has gone hand in hand with urbanisation, which is a powerful engine for sustained growth. In 1950, about 13 per cent of China's citizens lived in cities. By 2011, that share had grown to 50 per cent.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:25pm

Focus

The woman declared the world's best teacher cares nothing about test scores

Nancie Atwell, with former US president Bill Clinton and United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at her award ceremony. Photo: AP GDN

Nancie Atwell's school in the rural town of Edgecomb, in the US state of Maine, is no ordinary place of learning. Then again, Atwell is no ordinary teacher.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:10am

Harry's View

Hong Kong

Finance chief John Tsang signals Hong Kong's participation in the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Photo: Sam Tsang ECONOMY

Hong Kong actively seeking to join Asian infrastructure bank, says financial secretary

Hong Kong will actively seek to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to capture opportunities arising from the national “one-belt, one-road” policy, Financial Secretary John Tsang said. 

27 Mar 2015 - 9:05pm 1 comment
Mong Kok from overhead (click to launch photo gallery). Photo: Nero Chan

Hot shots: Hong Kong through the lenses of three very different photographers

Learn the tricks of the trade from drone photographer and videographer Nero Chan, sports photographer Lloyd Belcher and wildlife photographer Martin Williams.

26 Mar 2015 - 4:53pm More on Explore Hong Kong

Hong Kong gig was Zayn Malik’s last as he quits One Direction

26 Mar 2015

Hong Kong's artists can't just ride on Art Basel's coat-tails

26 Mar 2015
A Glow in the Dark cocktail at The Eaton. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Four cool places to mark Earth Hour in Hong Kong

Hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong are marking global Earth Hour in different ways.

27 Mar 2015 - 8:19pm

Where to eat in Sai Ying Pun for under HK$100

27 Mar 2015

Nasty surprise for seasoned chef as rancid meat ‘explodes in his face’

27 Mar 2015 7 comments
The Nubia Z9 Max claims to have a better camera 'than the iPhone 6'. Photo: Simon Song

ZTE aims for 'high-end' market with launch of Nubia Z9 Max smartphone

Chinese smartphone marker Nubia, which prides itself on the quality of its phone cameras, launched the Z9 Max this week with an aggressive claim: that it can shoot better photos than the iPhone 6.

27 Mar 2015 - 1:27pm More on The Next Big Thing

Breezing into the smartphone market: Gree, China’s top air-conditioner, announces new device

27 Mar 2015

Big Hero 6 in Hong Kong? Meet Han and Arthur, incredibly realistic caregiving robots

26 Mar 2015

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