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Search continues for missing 277 after South Korea ferry capsizes en route to Jeju

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South Korean coastguards and navy divers were working frantically under floodlights to find 277 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country’s worst maritime disaster in over 20 years

Thursday, 17 April, 2014, 4:23am 5 comments

Premier Li Keqiang rules out strong stimulus despite weaker growth

Premier Li Keqiang has resisted calls for a strong stimulus despite the mainland's economy expanding at its slowest pace since 2012.

17 Apr 2014 - 4:48am

PLA wants to set tone for military ties with US, analysts say

When US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China last week, he was given an unprecedented tour of the Liaoning aircraft carrier in a gesture of friendliness - but also received a blunt public warning over America's military presence in Asia.

17 Apr 2014 - 2:57am

Beijing to launch Taiwan charm offensive in wake of protests

Beijing is seeking to woo Taiwanese students by planning more cross-strait youth exchanges following a three-week student-led protest in Taiwan recently against a trade service pact with the mainland.

17 Apr 2014 - 3:28am

Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

A prototype of Japan's first domestically produced stealth fighter will get airborne before the end of the year, a significant development in Tokyo's efforts to improve its defence capabilities.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm 1 comment

Pro-Russian separatists defiant ahead of Geneva talks on Ukraine crisis

An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over its eastern regions floundered yesterday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks on the escalating crisis.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:39am 1 comment

China hits back at US reports criticising Beijing over MH370 search

China has angrily hit back at mainstream US media that accused Beijing of dragging its feet in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Tuesday called a Monday report in The New York Times an irresponsible and pointless provocation.

17 Apr 2014 - 3:28am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

UBS orders internal probe as banker is named in affair, graft allegations against state firm chairman

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The bank's legal and compliance department has looked into reports related to Helen Yang, also known as Yang Lijuan, an investment banker based in Hong Kong, two sources familiar with the matter told the South China Morning Post.

17 Apr 2014 - 3:24am 1 comment More on China Resources (Holdings)

Families of MH370 passengers walk out of glitch-ridden Malaysia Airlines video conference

17 Apr 2014 - 4:02am 5 comments

Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

17 Apr 2014 - 2:59am

Billionaire Nandan Nilekani tells Bangalore voters he can't be bought

16 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm

Could Boston bombings been prevented with an arrest?

16 Apr 2014 - 10:00pm

UN experts allege that Chinese arms on way to Mali peacekeepers went missing

16 Apr 2014 - 9:42pm 1 comment

Calgary police baffled at knife attack that leaves five students dead

17 Apr 2014 - 1:17am

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TRAVEL

Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

16 Apr 2014 - 10:51pm

Today's Poll

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  • No: 21%
16 Apr 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 319

Insight

Rumours of a Chinese crash are greatly exaggerated

Yu Yongding

The market is always in search of a story and investors, it seems, think they have found a new one this year in China. The country's growth slowdown and mounting financial risks have spurred a growing wave of pessimism, with economists worldwide warning of an impending crash.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:47am 2 comments

China

Flight MH370

China hits back at US reports criticising Beijing over MH370 search

China has angrily hit back at mainstream US media that accused Beijing of dragging its feet in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Tuesday called a Monday report in The New York Times an irresponsible and pointless provocation.

17 Apr 2014 - 3:28am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

World

UKRAINE

Pro-Russian separatists defiant ahead of Geneva talks on Ukraine crisis

An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over its eastern regions floundered yesterday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks on the escalating crisis.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:39am 1 comment

Business

CHINA

Premier Li Keqiang rules out strong stimulus despite weaker growth

Premier Li Keqiang has resisted calls for a strong stimulus despite the mainland's economy expanding at its slowest pace since 2012.

17 Apr 2014 - 4:48am
SHARES

Citic Pacific agrees to asset acquisition from parent

Citic Pacific has agreed to buy almost all of its parent's assets not already under the Beijing-backed steel-to-property Hong Kong-listed firm for 227 billion yuan (HK$284.8 billion), which would make it the second-largest listed conglomerate in Greater China after the Li Ka-shing-led Hutchison Whampoa.

17 Apr 2014 - 4:50am More on Citic Pacific

Property

'Through train' sparks fresh interest in FTZ property

Li Liang was overjoyed last week when he began to be swamped by inquiries about office rent and commercial property available for purchase in the free-trade zone (FTZ) in the Waigaoqiao area of Shanghai.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am More on Shanghai Free-trade Zone
REAL ESTATE

Investment slows on mainland as property cools

A cooling real estate market weighed down fixed-asset investment growth on the mainland to the slowest pace in over a decade, official data showed yesterday, boding ill for the world's second-largest economy in 2014 and adding to expectations of housing policy relaxation as early as the current quarter.

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am
OFFICE PROPERTY

‘Through train’ sparks fresh interest in offices in free-trade zone

16 Apr 2014

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Picking up the pieces

"Not many people know this but the area used to be treasure trove for the industry. It's significant both culturally and historically — not just for Hong Kong but Southeast Asia," says Rachel Cheung Wai-sze of the Unit Gallery in Kowloon. The area Cheung refers to is Wun Yiu ("The Bowl Kilns") in Tai Po and the industry is porcelain making. The period was 1368-1644.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:31pm

New theatre piece by Tang Shu-wing tackles life's big questions with Apple-like simplicity

16 Apr 2014

Hong Kong Dance Company treasures the mundane

16 Apr 2014

Hong Kong restaurants turning toward sustainable, organic fare

Local restaurants embrace sustainably produced, organic and, where possible, local ingredients, writes May Tse.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:39pm

Wine tasting: a bad year results in some good wines from Rocca di Montegrossi

16 Apr 2014

Bordeaux throws up surprises for 2013 vintage after a patchy growing season

11 Apr 2014

Who's telling truth about Tamiflu after latest study of trial data

Researchers who fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said last week that governments who stockpiled it were wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness was in doubt.

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

13 Apr 2014 1 comment

Butterfly species once threatened by climate change adapts to new habitat

13 Apr 2014

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South African star Variety Club to race in Group One Champions Mile

A thrilling renewal of the HK$12 million Group One Champions Mile is in prospect on May 4, with dual South African Horse Of The Year, Variety Club, one of the headline visitors along with one of the world's most influential new owners.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:17pm

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City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

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