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McDonald's plans to continue using scandal-hit meat supplier OSI in mainland China

McDonald’s China says it will carry on using scandal-hit meat supplier OSI Group on the mainland because “it is more risky to find another local supplier”.

Friday, 25 July, 2014, 2:32pm

'Totally burned out' wreckage of Air Algerie plane found after crash with 116 people on board


An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people that went missing en route from the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official confirmed on Thursday.

25 Jul 2014 - 9:28am 1 comment

South Korea’s president meets Tokyo governor in Seoul amid diplomatic rift

South Korean President Park Geun-hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician on Friday as she received visiting Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

25 Jul 2014 - 2:10pm

Why let doomed plane fly in storm? Relatives berate air chiefs over Taiwan crash

Bereaved relatives of passengers killed when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on Taiwan's resort island of Penghu have one question: who gave the go-ahead for it to take off in bad weather?

25 Jul 2014 - 9:30am 4 comments

PLA drills a factor in recent flight delays, China's aviation chief confirms

The mainland's civil aviation regulator confirmed yesterday that PLA military exercises and the weather have caused widespread delays at 12 busy airports in the east of the country.

25 Jul 2014 - 9:06am

Three children killed in MH17 tragedy grew up in Hong Kong


Three siblings on board the Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over the Ukraine grew up in Hong Kong and were much-loved students at the Australian International School.

25 Jul 2014 - 2:19pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Guangzhou locals seek 'Cantonese Day' to help preserve mother tongue

Supporters of the local dialect of Guangdong are campaigning to name July 25 "Cantonese Day", it being the anniversary of boisterous street rallies four years ago in support of the language.

25 Jul 2014 - 9:08am 5 comments

Second wave of planes carrying flight MH17 bodies from Ukraine arrives in the Netherlands

Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from MH17 disaster arrived in the Netherlands as Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:03pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

McDonald’s Hong Kong pulls chicken nuggets over supplies from rotten food plant


McDonald's Hong Kong last night suspended sales of chicken nuggets after admitting it had imported meat from the Shanghai food processing plant at the centre of a rotten food scandal.

25 Jul 2014 - 2:50pm 41 comments More on China Food Scandals

China executes Japanese man for smuggling amphetamines


Chinese authorities on Friday executed a Japanese man who had been sentenced to death in connection with smuggling a stimulant drug, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:59pm 2 comments

Stocks link with mainland takes Hong Kong market to three-year high

25 Jul 2014 - 12:59pm

One in 38 Hongkongers is a US dollar millionaire, wealth study reveals

25 Jul 2014 - 1:11pm 2 comments

Think tank urges Shinzo Abe to stay away from Yasukuni Shrine

24 Jul 2014 - 11:48pm 7 comments

Malaysia assures New Zealand it will send officer to face sex charges

25 Jul 2014 - 1:01pm

Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt for aiding the Muslim Brotherhood to appeal

25 Jul 2014 - 9:48am

They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

24 Jul 2014 - 11:48pm 1 comment

Couple who survived Taiwan air crash rescued schoolgirl from wreckage

25 Jul 2014 - 9:07am

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Widodo needs support of all Indonesians

25 Jul 2014 - 12:05pm 1 comment

Beijing must address the lack of civil air space

25 Jul 2014 - 9:25am

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Sino-Russian entente would move the world a step closer to 1914


Whereas the first two world wars broke out and were fought mainly in Europe, the third world war, if it is not avoided, will most probably erupt in the Asia-Pacific region.

25 Jul 2014 - 3:13am 3 comments


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PCCW senior executive accused of receiving $1.7m kickbacks


A senior executive at PCCW went on trial today over allegations he received HK$1.7 million in bribes for helping a technology company bid for contracts with the telecommunications giant.

25 Jul 2014 - 2:12pm

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

24 Jul 2014

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

24 Jul 2014

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

24 Jul 2014

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

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

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

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

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

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

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

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

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

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment

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

18 Jul 2014 16 comments

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

17 Jul 2014 1 comment

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014

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

16 Jul 2014

Steven Bishop, songwriter to the stars, is excited about his Hong Kong debut

Back in 1976, not many aspiring singer-songwriters recording their debut albums were lucky enough to have Eric Clapton turn up at the studio to contribute a couple of guitar solos.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:53pm

Tilda Swinton plays a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive

23 Jul 2014

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

22 Jul 2014 10 comments

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

Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

Ever since the invention of the MP3 file in 1993, the music industry has been in flux. From illegal file-sharing to YouTube, from downloads to streaming services, it continues to pioneer new ways to consume content, and new business models.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

25 Jul 2014

First look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and security

24 Jul 2014 1 comment




Bradley Wiggins turns his back on road racing to focus on Olympic track events

Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men’s team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games.

25 Jul 2014 - 11:34am

Laker Jeremy Lin not looking for ‘Linsanity’ repeat

Two years ago, Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA with his explosive play for the New York Knicks but he has no desire to recreate “Linsanity” in his new career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

25 Jul 2014 - 11:44am

Withdrawal of Mo Farah huge blow for Commonwealth Games

25 Jul 2014

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