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Firefighters called to Mong Kok after suspected arson attack at Occupy protest zone

Update

Firefighters were called to Mong Kok tonight after a middle-aged man with a bag full of flammable substances attempted to set fire to a supply station run by Occupy protesters.

Thursday, 23 October, 2014, 1:52am 177 comments More on Occupy Central

China casts long arm over Pacific by installing research buoys in 'large-scale' mission

China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in “key marine areas” of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:34pm 9 comments

11 arrested over cyberattacks on 70 government websites

Eleven people have been arrested over cyberattacks on more than 70 government websites this month after hackers warned of retaliation for the use of tear gas on democracy protesters.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:29am 2 comments

Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

The government and student leaders remain poles apart on how the city should elect its leader in 2017, after their televised meeting.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:33pm 294 comments More on Occupy Central

US to funnel travellers from Ebola-hit regions through five designated airports

The United States has ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola by requiring travellers from three countries at the centre of the West African epidemic to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:28am More on Ebola Virus

Hong Kong university chiefs call for further talks between students and government

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The heads of Hong Kong’s biggest universities have called for further talks between student leaders and the government, as pro-democracy street protests continue for a fourth straight week.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:29pm 13 comments More on Occupy Central

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

Over 270,000 people in China have backed a suggestion to impose sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who voice support for pro-democracy protests in the city.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:30pm 19 comments More on Occupy Central

Facebook and Tsinghua University forge closer ties despite site's ban in China

Facebook and Tsinghua University are looking forward to closer cooperation in future, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the university’s president said in a meeting on Tuesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:17pm 2 comments

Photo of Bo Xilai in handcuffs wins 2nd place press award, sparks jokes

An image of disgraced former Communist Party princeling Bo Xilai in handcuffs has won second place at the China News Award, triggering discussion and jokes on social media.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:50pm

Canadian parliament under lockdown after soldier shot in suspected terror attack

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Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:08am 5 comments

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

China economic growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

22 Oct 2014 - 5:32pm 2 comments

WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

22 Oct 2014 - 5:49pm 2 comments

‘Yellow Umbrella’ video game tasks players with defending Occupy Central barricades

22 Oct 2014 - 6:42pm 2 comments

OCCUPY CENTRAL - THE DEBATE: Full coverage of student-government talks

22 Oct 2014 - 3:36pm 354 comments

China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

22 Oct 2014 - 3:24am 14 comments

Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

22 Oct 2014 - 8:24am 3 comments

Apple issues China iCloud security warning

22 Oct 2014 - 1:25pm

Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

22 Oct 2014 - 4:26am 1 comment

Screening arriving air passengers for Ebola a waste of money, experts say

22 Oct 2014 - 7:05pm 1 comment

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Leader

Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

23 Oct 2014 - 5:36am

Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

23 Oct 2014 - 5:36am

Today's Poll

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22 Oct 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 775

Insight

Political impasse is putting Hong Kong police under unfair pressure

STEVE VICKERS

Hong Kong is now in its fourth week of intense political and, to a lesser extent, civil disorder. This period is among the most significant in the city's recent history, bearing comparison only with the 2003 protests in terms of its political importance.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:24am 7 comments

Focus

Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 56 comments

Harry's View

Hong Kong

POLITICS

Government sources hint at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

The government yesterday increased pressure on Occupy protesters, warning that "hawks" favouring tough action to clear sit-in sites would gain the upper hand if the deadlock between officials and student leaders was not resolved soon.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:59am 6 comments More on Occupy Central

Asia

DIPLOMACY

Aquino says Philippines willing to help China seize illicit assets of fugitives

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested cooperation.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

World

CANADA

Canadian parliament under lockdown after soldier shot in suspected terror attack

Update

Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:08am 5 comments

Business

APEC

Apec finance ministers to encourage private investment on infrastructure

Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum pledged to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects as part of a plan to offset the economic impact of fragile consumer demand.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:45am
GROWTH

China's growth in 'reasonable range', Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli tells Apec

Mainland leaders expressed comfort with the slower economic growth and played down predictions of the economy emerging as the world's biggest this year.

23 Oct 2014 - 2:46am More on Chinese Economy

Property

TENDER

Shimao-led bid wins tender for hotel site in Tung Chung

A venture led by Shanghai-based Shimao Property Holdings outbid five Hong Kong developers to win the government tender for a hotel site in Tung Chung for HK$1.83 billion, in line with the range of analysts' estimates.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:06am More on Shimao Property Holdings

Where to go for entrecote in Hong Kong

Where to go for authentic French steak frites? Here's our guide.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:24pm

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

20 Oct 2014

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

22 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

20 Oct 2014

Magazines

Sport

Els feeling easy as he soothes aching back

The silky smooth drive from Ernie Els to inaugurate the 2014 Venetian Macau Open flew straight and hard, bringing a smile of relief to the face of the four-time major champion on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 10:11pm More on Venetian Macau Open 2014

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