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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.

Friday, 29 August, 2014, 5:07am

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

In the latest attempt to raise the profile of its Hong Kong-style free port, Shanghai has unveiled ambitious plans to create a clutch of international commodity trading platforms in its free-trade zone (FTZ).

29 Aug 2014 - 3:06am More on Shanghai Free-trade Zone

Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

Intensive military cooperation between China and Russia is set to raise the eyebrows of their wary neighbours. One of the developments being closely watched is the negotiations over the sale of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system.

29 Aug 2014 - 3:06am

China vows to act against intensified US military surveillance

The Defence Ministry has vowed to take action against military surveillance by the United States off China's coast as it rejected Washington's claim that a Chinese fighter jet recklessly intercepted a US Navy aircraft last week.

29 Aug 2014 - 5:08am

Spy case against senior Taiwanese official won't harm Beijing ties, Ma says

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou pledged yesterday that the island's relations with the mainland would not be harmed by allegations that a senior Taiwanese official had leaked secrets to Beijing.

29 Aug 2014 - 5:04am

Unofficial Macau referendum won't feature polling stations

Plans to set up physical polling stations for Macau's unofficial referendum on democracy this weekend have been scrapped after police forced the closure of all five voting spots last Sunday.

29 Aug 2014 - 3:33am 1 comment More on Macau

Stock exchange aims to ensure Occupy Central will not halt trading

The city's stock exchange and 450 brokerage houses have been working closely to ensure that retail investors will be able to trade on the local stock market if a planned protest by Occupy Central blocks streets in the central business district.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:54am More on Occupy Central

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 - 4:59am 4 comments

Leading lights of cinema condemn closure of Beijing Independent Film Festival

The heads of leading film festivals and organisations including the Berlinale, Rotterdam and New York condemned China for shutting down the Beijing Independent Film Festival last Saturday.

29 Aug 2014 - 2:30am

Hack attack on JPMorgan Chase, with fingers pointed at Russians

The FBI is investigating attacks on the computers of banking giant JPMorgan Chase and several other American banks, officials said.

28 Aug 2014 - 10:19pm

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

Anti-corruption officers swooped on the Kowloon home of media mogul Jimmy Lai early this morning, with the tycoon's lawyer arriving on the doorstep a short time later.

29 Aug 2014 - 7:04am 66 comments More on Jimmy Lai

Fresh analysis ‘refines’ search area for missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370

28 Aug 2014 - 11:23pm

Murder charges against former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva dismissed

28 Aug 2014 - 11:34pm

Stupid and nonsensical: Japanese right rages at ‘comfort women’ honour

28 Aug 2014 - 11:21pm

Uzi girl's shooting of instructor shows up lax gun laws and attitudes in US

29 Aug 2014 - 1:29am

Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

28 Aug 2014 - 11:03pm

Fear, confusion on route of Nicaragua canal as armed survey teams fan out

29 Aug 2014 - 5:06am

Video shows captured Syrian soldiers executed by Islamic State

29 Aug 2014 - 1:24am

Supercouple Jolie and Pitt finally tie the knot

29 Aug 2014 - 5:50am

Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, study finds

28 Aug 2014 - 10:17pm

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Leader

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

29 Aug 2014 - 4:54am

Justice must be seen to be done on mainland

29 Aug 2014 - 4:54am

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Insight

Is the golden age over for multinationals in China?

EDWARD TSE PAUL PAN

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

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SINO-US RELATIONS

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 - 5:07am

Asia

THAILAND

Murder charges against former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva dismissed

A Thai court yesterday dismissed murder charges against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody 2010 protest crackdown, prompting relatives of the victims to criticise the surprise decision as politically motivated.

28 Aug 2014 - 11:34pm

China Insider

INTERNET

Battle of the geeks: China's first live tech debate clicks with 2.5 million viewers

29 Aug 2014
SMARTPHONES

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

28 Aug 2014 2 comments
DEFENCE

US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

28 Aug 2014 36 comments
MARTIAL ARTS

Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

28 Aug 2014
ADVERTISING

An end to men selling sanitary pads? China’s celebrities may soon have to try products they endorse

27 Aug 2014 3 comments
NEW MEDIA

New political news website scolded by party propaganda officials for 'incorrect practices'

26 Aug 2014
SURVEILLANCE

China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

26 Aug 2014

Will the Chinese Communist Party become social media’s ‘most followed’?

26 Aug 2014 2 comments
GAMING

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

22 Aug 2014
JUSTICE

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

25 Aug 2014 1 comment
LABOUR

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014
LEGAL

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

26 Aug 2014
GAMING

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

26 Aug 2014 3 comments
COURTS

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

21 Aug 2014

Business

EARNINGS

ICBC profit up 7 per cent as bad loans held in check

Profit at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China rose 7 per cent in the first half from the same period last year, keeping bad loan growth at bay and generally meeting analyst expectations.

29 Aug 2014 - 5:14am
SHIPPING

Maersk, MSC file plan with US commission on proposed tie-up

A proposed alliance between the world's two largest container shipping lines has filed its plan with US authorities in a bid to clear the only regulatory hurdle on the way to a tie-up that could reshape the container trade landscape in the next decade.

29 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Property

INVESTMENT

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

Converted Mini the wheel deal for budding DJs

Part of the showroom is given over to a darkened studio, in which stands a Mini Cooper S Cabrio. Around the walls is a rainbow of neon tubes teamed with an array of mirrors and speakers that all generate a sound and light show that would grace party spot Dragon-i.

28 Aug 2014 - 2:43pm

Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

28 Aug 2014 1 comment

Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

24 Aug 2014 2 comments

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Sport

SOCCER

Liverpool and Real Madrid drawn in same Uefa Champions League group

Real Madrid will start their Champions League campaign against five-time winners Liverpool, FC Basel and Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad.

 

The 10-time champions were drawn into group B on Thursday.

 

29 Aug 2014 - 1:08am
SOCCER

Platini won't fight Blatter to run Fifa

Uefa president Michel Platini announced he would not challenge Sepp Blatter for the leadership of football's world body but made a new call for Blatter to stand down when his term ends.

29 Aug 2014 - 12:58am
SQUASH

Joey Chan faces Nicol David in perfect tune-up for Asian Games

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