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China's outward investment surges as growth pattern shows significant shift

China's outward direct investment (ODI) more than doubled year on year to US$12.62 billion last month, while foreign investment inflows slumped to a four-year low, marking a huge shift in the growth pattern of the world's second-largest economy.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 4:47am

Why Modi’s India is warming to China

President Xi Jinping should find the “handshake across the Himalayas” a lot warmer than usual when he starts his India trip today.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:16am 1 comment More on Xi Jinping

Typhoon Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong gets off lightly

Typhoon Kalmaegi slammed into southern China yesterday, causing floods and power failures and bringing regional air traffic to a standstill.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:20am

Consular services stretched as more Chinese travel and work abroad

Nearly 100 million mainland Chinese went abroad last year, 15 million more than in 2012. And more than 20,000 Chinese businesses have set up operations in about 200 countries.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in ‘China attack’ war games

Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed highway, in a scenario simulating a PLA attack that wiped out the island’s air force bases.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:03am 5 comments

Chinese tourist hub Sanya wants to reclaim land for new airport projects

Sanya is considering building a new airport by reclaiming land from the sea, to cope with the massive influx of tourists to the southern resort, according to a mainland media report.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:08am

Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:25am More on Focus

Uygur academic Ilham Tohti 'in quite good spirits' despite jail privations

An ethnic Uygur academic has been kept in shackles and refused warm clothing ahead of his trial in Xinjiang , his lawyer said, in a case that has drawn concern over judicial and human rights abuses.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:20am

China Mobile targets mass market with no iPhone 6 date in sight

China Mobile will focus on selling cheaper phones, with the world's largest carrier saying it didn't know when Apple's iPhone 6 would be available to its mainland customers.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:04am More on China Mobile

Occupy Central 'will be divided into groups in case of tear gas'

Occupy Central organisers will divide supporters into groups instead of keeping them in a single mass so they can be withdrawn more easily if police decide to use tear gas to stop their civil disobedience action.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:22am 1 comment More on Occupy Central

Refund extra passport costs, critical UK parliamentary report recommends

British travellers "left out of pocket" as a result of passport processing delays should be refunded and the agency in charge put back under the control of ministers, a report by British lawmakers has recommended.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:51am 1 comment

Sotheby's opens wine shop in Hong Kong, its second after New York

17 Sep 2014 - 4:35am

Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka seeking to boost trade and maritime ties

16 Sep 2014 - 5:54pm

Will China's 'big tigers' band together to fight Xi's graft probe?

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06am 1 comment

'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

17 Sep 2014 - 1:44am 1 comment

Switzerland flags 'safe passage' for Edward Snowden to spying inquiry

17 Sep 2014 - 3:43am

Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

17 Sep 2014 - 2:21am 4 comments

Top US Army General warns he may advise Obama to deploy troops against IS if air strikes fail

17 Sep 2014 - 6:09am

IWC gives indigenous Greenlanders go-ahead to kill hundreds of whales

17 Sep 2014 - 2:11am

Goldfish undergoes 'high-risk' brain surgery

17 Sep 2014 - 2:17am 4 comments

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Leader

China's rail diplomacy has huge potential for the nation and allies

17 Sep 2014 - 5:03am

Success against ozone depletion shows no threat is too big for a world united

17 Sep 2014 - 5:03am

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Insight

China's corrupt officials must be denied an overseas haven

GARY SANDS

In an ongoing crackdown on corruption, the Ministry of Public Security recently announced a policy to encourage reporting on "dual citizens" - people who obtain citizenship in another country yet still maintain their Chinese citizenship and benefits.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:24am

Focus

Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

Staff Reporters

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:25am

Harry's View

Hong Kong

COURTS

Walter Kwok treated executive Thomas Chan badly, Rafael Hui tells graft trial

Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, the former chairman of SHKP, treated an executive director badly even though he was the one who took a ransom to gangsters who kidnapped Kwok, the High Court heard yesterday.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:35am

Asia

FAMILIES

'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

Human rights activists in Japan have reacted angrily to a new pamphlet released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they claim is racist and stereotypical for depicting Caucasian fathers beating their children.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:44am 1 comment

Business

CHINA

China's outward investment surges as growth pattern shows significant shift

China's outward direct investment (ODI) more than doubled year on year to US$12.62 billion last month, while foreign investment inflows slumped to a four-year low, marking a huge shift in the growth pattern of the world's second-largest economy.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:47am
PRECIOUS METALS

Hong Kong secures nod for Qianhai metal vault

The mainland is speeding up liberalisation of its gold market, granting approval to the Hong Kong-based gold bourse to establish a HK$1 billion metals vault in Qianhai while moving forward the launch date of its Shanghai international gold market to tomorrow.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:39am

Property

SPECULATION

Investors return to the Hong Kong property market

The recent sales of new residential projects found up to 90 per cent of the buyers were investors. New projects with smaller flats in Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island and luxury flats at Kowloon Station are proving the most attractive to investors.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:30am

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

16 Sep 2014

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15 Sep 2014

Culinary incubators rent out professional kitchens

Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm

Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine is inspired by prog rock

11 Sep 2014

New TV series highlights Asian wines

11 Sep 2014

Apple makes it easy to remove U2's free album from iTunes

Apple has released a tool that lets people boot U2 off their iTunes after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the Irish rock band's automatically downloaded free album.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:32am More on Apple

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

16 Sep 2014 4 comments

Internet radio stations are taking off in Hong Kong

15 Sep 2014

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Sport

No surrender for battler Jamie Wong

Iron woman Jamie Wong Wan-yiu has issued her battle cry - "no surrender" - as Hong Kong's cycling team hope to again deliver medals in Incheon.

16 Sep 2014 - 10:11pm More on 2014 Asian Games - Incheon

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12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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