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Beijing warns it will not tolerate 'foreign meddling' in city's election

The foreign ministry has issued a tough warning against foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs ahead of Sunday's decision by Beijing on the city's electoral reform.

Saturday, 30 August, 2014, 1:32am 1 comment More on Basic Law

Chinese ultra-high-speed submarine technology put into perspective

A technology that envelopes an underwater vessel in a large bubble, allowing it to travel at supersonic speeds underwater has attracted tremendous interest around the world - and caused some controversy, too.

29 Aug 2014 - 9:10am 9 comments

Chinese police seize US$6.5 million worth of cocaine in shipping container after US tip-off

Chinese police seize 70 kg of cocaine with a street value of US$6.5 million in shipping container in Shanghai after a tip-off by United States drug officials.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:45pm 1 comment

The Occupy Central debate: for or against?


Occupy Central is a civil disobedience movement which could see Hong Kong's financial district paralysed by protesters demanding democratic elections. To help explain the differing opinions and terms being used, we asked several of those involved — either for Occupy Central, or against it — a few questions.

29 Aug 2014 - 9:09pm 8 comments More on Occupy Central

Hundreds of rescuers hunt for survivors after landslide kills 15 in southwestern China

Rescuers are hunting for survivors after a mountain landslide kills at least 15 in China's Guizhou province

29 Aug 2014 - 6:19pm

Sunnylands II: Xi Jinping and Barack Obama to meet informally after Apec

President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Barack Obama after an Apec summit in China in November. The meeting may be held in an informal setting similar to the talks between the two at Sunnylands in California last year.

29 Aug 2014 - 9:37am 9 comments

Xi’s corruption probe keeps body in charge of personnel appointments busy

What is China’s busiest department in the anti-graft campaign launched by President Xi Jinping? The natural first guess would be the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Communist Party’s top corruption buster. 

29 Aug 2014 - 6:26pm More on Xi Jinping

After twin disasters, Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in revamp


Malaysia Airlines will shed 30 per cent of its staff, cut routes and replace its CEO to stave off bankruptcy after two of its airliners crashed. Stakes may also be sold to outside investors under the plans announced yesterday.

29 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Money safe after truck carrying 1 billion yuan rolls over on northeastern China highway


A truck carrying 1 billion yuan (HK$1.26 billion) of cash from the central bank rolled over after it blew a tire on a highway in Heilongjiang province yesterday, but no one was hurt and no money lost in the accident.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:00pm

Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government


Japan's government has requested a record defence budget and is also seeking a big increase in spending on diplomacy to counter the growing influence of China.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:34am

Taiwan actor Kai Ko Chen-tung apologises, swears off marijuana after 14-day detention


Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung was released early this morning in Beijing after a 14-day detention over drug offences.

29 Aug 2014 - 10:13pm 4 comments

Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

29 Aug 2014 - 11:56am 4 comments

‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

29 Aug 2014 - 9:05pm 16 comments

New week starts a month of expected bad traffic jams in Beijing

29 Aug 2014 - 2:11pm 2 comments

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

29 Aug 2014 - 8:23pm

Hong Kong tourists ‘among 56 injured’ after tour bus flips on mountain highway in Canada

29 Aug 2014 - 6:18pm 4 comments

ICAC raids media tycoon Jimmy Lai's home over donations to pan-democrats

29 Aug 2014 - 7:20am 103 comments

'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture

29 Aug 2014 - 11:36am 26 comments

'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

29 Aug 2014 - 4:12pm 3 comments

Commodities trading the latest move by Shanghai to talk up free trade zone

29 Aug 2014 - 11:10am

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Don't let row between watchdog and bureau obscure facts on cold calling

29 Aug 2014 - 4:54am 1 comment

Justice must be seen to be done on mainland

29 Aug 2014 - 4:54am

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Is the golden age over for multinationals in China?


Multinational corporations are in the spotlight these days. Recently, the Chinese government has accused a number of foreign companies of violating the antitrust law. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Microsoft, and some Japanese car parts companies have been among those charged.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:42am 3 comments



After twin disasters, Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in revamp


Malaysia Airlines will shed 30 per cent of its staff, cut routes and replace its CEO to stave off bankruptcy after two of its airliners crashed. Stakes may also be sold to outside investors under the plans announced yesterday.

29 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370



HKEx seeks views on dual-class share structure reform after Alibaba loss

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is seeking views on whether the city should change the listing rules to introduce the controversial dual-class share structure in a bid to compete with the US after losing the listing of Alibaba to New York and draw technology firms to list here.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:29am

China Construction Bank posts slower 9pc gain in first-half profit

China Construction Bank Corp, the mainland's second-largest lender by assets, raised net profit 9 per cent in the first half, a period marked by decelerating growth in the state banking sector.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:29am



Shui On Land buys remaining stake in Foshan development project

Shui On Land sold two hotels in Shanghai for 2.69 billion yuan (HK$3.38 billion) to hotel operator and landlord Great Eagle - a company controlled by Lo's brother Lo Ka-shui - to reduce debt as it reported a 24 per cent drop in first-half profit.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:32pm

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

Three years ago, on British television's University Challenge, contestants were asked to name a province in China beginning with "Y". They were unable to answer the question.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:49pm

Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

28 Aug 2014

Meat-free in Hong Kong: City's best vegetarian and raw-food restaurants revealed

28 Aug 2014

Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

It's not easy convincing a parent that playing video games can become a legitimate career. But e-sports, as it is called, is a growing global phenomenon, and a Hong Kong company is grooming local enthusiasts to compete on the world stage.

29 Aug 2014 - 3:01pm

'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

29 Aug 2014 3 comments

Converted Mini the wheel deal for budding DJs

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Nico Rosberg apologises for colliding with teammate Lewis Hamilton

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with teammate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said on Friday.

29 Aug 2014 - 10:45pm

Squash officials refuse to give up on their Olympic dream

Squash hasn't given up hope of being included at the 2020 Olympics with top official Heather Deayton encouraged by IOC president Thomas Bach's moves to add flexibility to the sports programme for the Tokyo Games.

29 Aug 2014 - 10:08pm

Nicol David turns on the style against Joey Chan

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