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  • September 30, 2014
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LIVE: Thunder, rain fail to dampen spirits of Hong Kong democracy protesters


Good evening and welcome to day three of our live Occupy Central coverage. Crowds have been swelling in protest zones across Hong Kong, although a spell of rain and thunder threatened to thin their ranks.

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014, 10:39pm 35 comments More on Occupy Central

China warns foreign diplomats in Hong Kong to ‘stay away’ from Occupy Central


Diplomats in Hong Kong have spoken of their shock at receiving a letter from the Chinese foreign ministry instructing them to avoid the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have swept the city.

30 Sep 2014 - 10:01pm 19 comments More on Occupy Central

Top 10 highlights of Occupy Central so far

A look back at some of the highlights of events so far as Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests enters a third day.

30 Sep 2014 - 5:48pm More on Occupy Central

Mixed feelings for Occupy Central among Hong Kong’s recent mainland migrants


Many of Hong Kong’s recent migrants from the Chinese mainland are struggling with mixed feelings as they witness massive pro-democracy demonstrations sweep the city.

30 Sep 2014 - 7:53pm 1 comment More on Occupy Central

Occupy Central goes global: Solidarity protests planned for dozens of cities worldwide


Solidarity protests are planned in more than 30 cities around the world this week in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

30 Sep 2014 - 10:15pm 3 comments More on Occupy Central

What is Occupy Central? 10 key facts about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement


Why have thousands of demonstrators taken to the city's streets and what do they want? All the main questions about the protests answered here.

30 Sep 2014 - 8:10pm 1 comment More on Occupy Central

‘I did nothing wrong’, says speeding car driver after narrow miss with protesters

A car driver who allegedly sped through a crowd of Occupy Central demonstrators in Mong Kok late in the early hours of Tuesday morning has denied doing anything wrong.

30 Sep 2014 - 8:17pm 52 comments More on Occupy Central

Thailand proposes wristbands and party curfews to keep tourists safe


Tourism minister said identification wristbands would be distributed to tourists following the murder of two British backpackers.

30 Sep 2014 - 5:15pm

Media colleagues jump to senior journalist Shen Hao’s defence after televised confession


Commentators and members of the press have expressed sympathy for the former boss of one of China’s leading financial news outlets after he confessed to his involvement in an alleged news extortion scheme.

30 Sep 2014 - 7:21pm

OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY THREE: Full report of the day's events

Good afternoon and welcome to day three of our live Occupy Central coverage, Large crowds took to the streets last night, converging on sites in Hong Kong and Kowloon, causing more disruption this morning.

30 Sep 2014 - 10:50pm 137 comments More on Occupy Central

CY Leung digs in as he admits Occupy Central protests could last 'a long time'


Chief Executive Leung Chun-yinggave a strong indication he would not give in to protesters' demands that he resign as he admitted he expects Occupy Central to "last for quite a long period of time".

30 Sep 2014 - 5:07pm 78 comments More on Occupy Central

‘Stay united and resolute’: Hong Kong police chief issues rallying call to under-fire force

30 Sep 2014 - 6:03pm 13 comments

Infographic: How Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral became a global topic on Twitter

30 Sep 2014 - 12:48pm 3 comments

Umbrella Revolution: more designs on Hong Kong’s protest movement

30 Sep 2014 - 8:17pm 14 comments

OCCUPY CENTRAL - NIGHT TWO: Full report of all the night's events

30 Sep 2014 - 10:31am 96 comments

OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY TWO: Full report of the day's events

30 Sep 2014 - 8:54am 235 comments

Police adopt softly-softly approach after tear gas fails to move protesters

30 Sep 2014 - 4:06am 10 comments

Protesters clear the streets … and also the skies

30 Sep 2014 - 6:07pm 12 comments

We only started protesting after police fired tear gas, some say

30 Sep 2014 - 11:35am 2 comments

Joint US-Philippine exercises start near disputed South China Sea waters

30 Sep 2014 - 6:43am

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Protesters should be allowed space, but they must act within the law

30 Sep 2014 - 8:22am 5 comments

Fall of 'bond king' Bill Gross marks the end of an investment era

30 Sep 2014 - 5:23am 1 comment

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‘Against my fear, I see that you hope’

Denise Y. Ho

Denise Ho, assistant professor at Chinese University, writes an open letter to her Hong Kong students.

30 Sep 2014 - 7:45pm 1 comment


United they stand: Democracy protests bond Hongkongers from all walks of life


Politicians, democracy advocates, lawmakers, senior citizens and young students – all converged on the harbourfront in Admiralty to defend a site where the city’s political landscape could be reshaped forever.

29 Sep 2014 - 8:44am 2 comments

Harry's View


Hong Kong


Jury rules development chief Paul Chan and wife guilty of defamation

A seven-woman jury ruled that Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife Frieda Hui Po-ming had defamed two twin pupils and their father in a school cheating incident and ordered the couple to compensate HK$230,000 to the family, the High Court heard yesterday.

30 Sep 2014 - 9:03pm 5 comments



Fourth party plenum set for October 20-23

Write byline Name Name name.name@scmp.com Write body The Communist Party will hold its major meeting in Beijing from October 20 to 23, Xinhua reported, citing a Politburo meeting held early today.

30 Sep 2014 - 7:23pm

China Insider


Mixed feelings for Occupy Central among Hong Kong’s recent mainland migrants

30 Sep 2014 1 comment

Media colleagues jump to senior journalist Shen Hao’s defence after televised confession

30 Sep 2014

Woman turns to bank balance fraud to impress new boyfriend; unfinished government HQ goes under the hammer

29 Sep 2014

Photos of Chinese navy's new supply ship leaked online

29 Sep 2014

Record censorship of China's social media as references to Hong Kong protests blocked

29 Sep 2014 6 comments

Instagram appears blocked in China as photos of ‘occupied’ Hong Kong circulate

29 Sep 2014 5 comments

Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

29 Sep 2014

Mum gives chase to runaway daughter on train; University greets new students with condom gift pack

26 Sep 2014
soft power

Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan's ‘Doraemon’

26 Sep 2014 8 comments

Hunan city targets 'hometown clubs' to curb nepotism and favouritism

26 Sep 2014

Fresh university graduate named as Fujian city's new deputy mayor

25 Sep 2014 1 comment

300 yuan first-date steak test; Morgue appeals for help to identify 19 bodies

25 Sep 2014

Rare snow leopards caught on camera in Tibet reserve for the first time

26 Sep 2014 6 comments

Chinese writer Cao Baoyin detained by police after alternative school closure

25 Sep 2014 9 comments



China approves Apple’s iPhone 6 for sale


Apple’s iPhone 6 can now be sold in China, after the firm received a licence for the device to be used on the country’s wireless networks.

30 Sep 2014 - 11:43am 1 comment

China’s factory sector shows signs of steadying


China’s vast factory sector showed signs of steadying in September as export orders climbed, a private survey showed on Tuesday, easing fears of a hard landing but pointing to a still-sluggish economy facing considerable risks.

30 Sep 2014 - 12:28pm

Epic film about Xiao Hong tested both the director and leading lady

Laughter fills the air when Hong Kong cinema doyen Ann Hui On-wah talks about her latest film, The Golden Era.

29 Sep 2014 - 5:28pm

Mamma Mia!

29 Sep 2014


29 Sep 2014

Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

Consultant chef Rowley Leigh, who is working with Swire Group to set up new restaurant The Continental in Pacific Place, might have been a novelist if he had worked harder at it. Becoming an acclaimed chef almost seems like an afterthought.

26 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

Top French sommelier says keep wine and food pairings simple

26 Sep 2014

Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

23 Sep 2014

Short Science, September 28, 2014

Back in the early 1990s, something like 10 million people played a video game called Doom, in which a nameless hero fought his way through a Martian-type landscape, killing demons from hell.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:21am

Are smartphones a blessing or a curse? Scientific jury's still out

28 Sep 2014

Shaw Prize astronomers listen in on the symphony of stars

28 Sep 2014




Turnover still booming despite small fields early in new season

We aren't intimately aware of all the trick plays and secret trap doors connected to rules affecting how and when permit holders can bring their horses into Hong Kong, but one has to wonder if the cycling of the horse population is contributing to the small fields that have opened the season.

30 Sep 2014 - 10:47pm



6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay


Have you read our story on the Royal Castles Stay? http://bit.ly/1quDTAi

Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 


22 Sep 2014 - 9:11pm

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