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Shanxi Party chief to be sidelined as anti-graft campaign sweeps province

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The Communist Party secretary of Jilin province will replace Yuan Chunqing, the current party chief of resource-rich Shanxi, a province currently under an extensive anti-graft campaign.

Saturday, 30 August, 2014, 4:07pm 3 comments

Indian PM arrives in Japan seeking strategic deals to counter China's power

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday for a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter an increasingly assertive China.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:52pm 1 comment

Trapped Filipino peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels after tense stand-off

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Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels attacked UN peacekeepers on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said.

30 Aug 2014 - 8:21pm

EU debates more sanctions as Russia 'flattens' Ukrainian town

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European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine as the EU’s outgoing commission chief warned that the crisis could reach the “point of no return”.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:56pm

Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

President Xi Jinping has said China would spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for “information warfare” as the country embarked on military reform, state media said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:17pm 1 comment

African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

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Crowds celebrated in Liberia’s streets on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum to contain the spread of Ebola, as one health worker posted a promising recovery after receiving the experimental drug ZMapp.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:04pm 1 comment

Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

Myanmar’s first international beauty queen has absconded with her US$100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers said.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:35pm

Japanese wrestler-politician ready to rumble in North Korea - but will Kim Jong-un attend?

Flamboyant Japanese wrestler-turned-politician Kanji “Antonio” Inoki kicked off his brand of sports diplomacy in North Korea on Saturday ahead of an unusual two-day event featuring martial artists from around the world.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:37pm More on North Korea

Macau casino workers plan industrial action to push for higher pay

Casino dealers working in some of Macau’s most popular casinos are set to start industrial action today for the first time in the Chinese territory as discontent over salaries and working benefits spreads.

30 Aug 2014 - 7:40pm 1 comment

Politburo approves pay cuts for bosses at state-owned enterprises

Top executives at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will have their salaries cut and perks reduced, the central government announced yesterday.

30 Aug 2014 - 4:45am 5 comments

Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

Taiwan plans to spend NT$74.8 billion (HK$19.4 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against Beijing, a lawmaker and media said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014 - 7:17pm 1 comment

Former Yunnan party chief, Shanxi pair, latest to be probed for graft

30 Aug 2014 - 6:28am

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

30 Aug 2014 - 4:46pm 2 comments

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

30 Aug 2014 - 6:30am

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

29 Aug 2014 - 8:23pm

'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

29 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm

Scientists make genetic map of Ebola disease strain raging through Africa

29 Aug 2014 - 9:25pm

Leftist Deng Liqun breaks silence with praise for Xinjiang martyrs

30 Aug 2014 - 3:37am

Shamed actor Ko Chen-tung faces criminal probe when he returns to Taiwan

30 Aug 2014 - 6:26am 15 comments

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

30 Aug 2014 - 3:26am 6 comments

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Defeating deflation in EU and Japan key to global economic outlook

30 Aug 2014 - 6:35am

Town planners must put pedestrians first

30 Aug 2014 - 6:39am 2 comments

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Hong Kong

TERRORISM

Hong Kong 'no longer safe' from threat of global terrorism, expert warns

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As Britain raised its terror threat level to the second highest on a five-level system on Saturday, an international expert says Hong Kong faces a much greater threat of a terror attack due to the globalised nature of extremism.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:19pm 6 comments

China

DEFENCE

Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

President Xi Jinping has said China would spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for “information warfare” as the country embarked on military reform, state media said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:17pm 1 comment

Asia

DIPLOMACY

Indian PM arrives in Japan seeking strategic deals to counter China's power

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday for a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter an increasingly assertive China.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:52pm 1 comment

World

Ebola virus

African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

New

Crowds celebrated in Liberia’s streets on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum to contain the spread of Ebola, as one health worker posted a promising recovery after receiving the experimental drug ZMapp.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:04pm 1 comment

Business

REGULATION

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 2 comments
EARNINGS

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 - 4:58am 1 comment

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

Action thriller's pumped up in third coming

The muscle factor is even more pumped up as the Expendables franchise expands its roster in third edition, writes Kavita Daswani.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:13pm More on LIFE

First-time director makes a spirited debut with ghost film

30 Aug 2014

Indian film singer Yesudas to perform in Hong Kong

30 Aug 2014

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

Life less ordinary: gamers are eager to lead double lives again with The Sims 4

With 'The Sims 4' due soon Doretta Lau looks at the game that turns the everyday into addictive entertainment.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:13pm More on LIFE

Video game review: Counterspy, by Dynamighty

30 Aug 2014

Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

29 Aug 2014

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Sport

BADMINTON

Lee Chong Wei one game away from snatching maiden world title

Malaysian world number one Lee Chong Wei secured a third straight men's singles finals appearance at the world championships on Saturday while women's top seed Li Xuerui of China also advanced to the title match.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:45pm

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