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McDonald's issues fresh apology but refuses to answer questions on rotten meat scandal

McDonald's issued another apology for its part in the rotten meat scandal, saying a "lack of clarity" had confused people. But it did not answer when asked if there had been a cover-up.

Monday, 28 July, 2014, 11:16am 20 comments

McDonald's food supplier OSI recalls all products from Shanghai plant

OSI Group, a meat supplier to McDonald’s, said it would recall all products made by its Shanghai plant.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:17am

China says Muslim extremists from Xinjiang may be fighting in Middle East

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Muslim extremists from Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to fight, China’s special envoy for the Middle East said.

28 Jul 2014 - 3:19pm

Anti-graft team shifts focus to Tibet in second round of sweeps

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Anti-graft authorities have begun their latest round of inspections in Tibet, with a focus on high-ranking cadres and those expecting promotions.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:03pm

'They kept telling us to stay put': Student survivors testify in South Korea ferry disaster homicide trial

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Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was sinking.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:42pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:03pm

Ban party cadres from using iPhones, entrepreneur says in light of security risk

Government employees should be banned from using iPhones, a web entrepreneur has suggested in a Global Times commentary.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:25pm 1 comment

Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

Reaching consensus on how to nominate candidates for the chief executive election in 2017 looks difficult even if public nomination is set aside.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:15pm 3 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Major flight delays expected in Shanghai due to bad weather

Shanghai’s two airports are expecting large-scale delays with a 36 per cent fall in air traffic capacity this afternoon, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority has warned.

28 Jul 2014 - 3:25pm

Visa glitch leaves US family stuck in Guangzhou with adopted babies

After a long, bureaucratic 18 months, Mike Norton had little reason to doubt that by this weekend he would finally welcome Joseph and Marianna, his new Chinese son and daughter, to their home the US.

28 Jul 2014 - 8:36am 1 comment

China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

28 Jul 2014 - 8:23am 1 comment

'I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK': passengers on planes that turned back before Penghu crash relive terror

28 Jul 2014 - 10:12am

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

28 Jul 2014 - 1:10pm

Genetically modified rice found for sale in Wuhan supermarket

28 Jul 2014 - 8:31am 1 comment

Chinese investment in US falls, but big deals in the pipeline

28 Jul 2014 - 8:39am

Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

28 Jul 2014 - 7:36am 11 comments

Athlete jumps at the chance to set new skipping record

28 Jul 2014 - 8:38am 1 comment

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Leader

Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

28 Jul 2014 - 8:58am 1 comment

Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

28 Jul 2014 - 9:14am 1 comment

Today's Poll

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28 Jul 2014
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Insight

Hong Kong needs a mayor to lead the city's reinvention

Paul Zimmerman

The exhausting distraction of constitutional and political arrangements continues to divert much energy from our senior leadership, and has done so ever since 1982.

28 Jul 2014 - 3:46pm

World

MIDDLE EAST

Gaza siege shaping up as deadliest Israeli conflict in a decade

Palestinian and Israeli casualties are mounting at a pace that could surpass any other Israeli conflict in nearly a decade, amid signs of a deepening military and political stalemate driven by diplomatic gridlock.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:30am

China Insider

LEGAL

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

24 Jul 2014
NATURE

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014
ENTERTAINMENT

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014
MUSIC

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments
VIDEO GAMING

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment
ENTERTAINMENT

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments
FOOD SAFETY

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments
sino-russian

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments
INTERNET

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment
TRANSPORT

Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

18 Jul 2014 16 comments
FOOD

No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014
WORLD CUP

Chinese soccer fans - mostly young and female - posted 2 billion World Cup messages on Weibo

16 Jul 2014

Business

LISTINGS

Hong Kong doesn’t need sequels to the GEM flop

A top government think tank has suggested that Hong Kong’s stock exchange follow London’s in introducing new boards for companies with different shareholding structures.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:20am More on HKEx
ECONOMIC POLICY

China has yet to walk the talk on economic reform

China’s economic statistics provoke a lot of debate. This is a bit odd, since Premier Li Keqiang seems to have previously settled the matter.

Not only did Li famously dismiss Chinese national income accounting as “man-made”, he demanded reform like “cutting a wrist”.

28 Jul 2014 - 12:15pm 1 comment More on Chinese Economy

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

From old old cinema seats to period clocks and well-thumbed maps, local collectors are turning their passion for vintage goods and curios into thriving businesses.

28 Jul 2014 - 1:10pm More on LIFE

Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

27 Jul 2014

London celebrates century of Chinese cinema

27 Jul 2014

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 15 comments

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

For the danger they posed, the lapses were appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease-control laboratories, which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world, cannot afford to screw up.

27 Jul 2014 - 3:47am

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014

Death is mercifully quick when a rocket hits an airliner mid-flight

27 Jul 2014 2 comments

Magazines

Sport

China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour de France.

Ji was a visible member of the peloton over the last three weeks, relishing his role as the “breakaway killer” for his Giant-Shimano team.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:12am

Magazines

In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 4 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 5 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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