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Anti-corruption officers swoop on Jimmy Lai's home; trading in Next Media shares halted

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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.

Thursday, 28 August, 2014, 12:49pm 27 comments More on Jimmy Lai

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

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A Chinese fighter jet’s interception of a US Navy sub-hunter aircraft was possibly triggered when the US plane dropped a sonar surveillance buoy into the South China Sea, state media said.

28 Aug 2014 - 11:19am 12 comments

China’s top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

China’s top judge says foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported today, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public discontent over many perceived miscarriages of justice.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:37pm

Guide dog stabbed in Japan as it led owner to work

Police are investigating the stabbing of a guide dog, in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, in Japan, during its owner’s morning commute to work, investigators said today.

The police have yet to determine the precise location of the attack in July by an unidentified assailant, they said.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:21pm 1 comment

Gadget that stops the passenger in front from reclining their seat sees soaring sales

A device that blocks aircraft seats from reclining has received a global boost after a scuffle between two passengers forced a flight in the US to land.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:55am 10 comments

China urges Japan to break from aggressive past after Shinzo Abe honours war criminals

China has called on Japan to break from its aggressive past and win the trust of its Asian neighbours, the day after news that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had honoured Japanese war criminals from the second world war as “martyrs”.

28 Aug 2014 - 11:38am 1 comment

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

New data released by Chinese search engine Baidu reveals that the Android platform is dominant in China, while Apple’s iOS is only used by a small number of mobile users.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:13am

Hongkongers left flat by ever-rising apartment prices, survey says

Nine in 10 Hongkongers believe apartment prices are too high and more than a third fear they will go even higher.

28 Aug 2014 - 8:43am 3 comments

IMF chief Christine Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm

Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces

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A pilot project to set up wholly foreign-funded hospitals will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the tightly regulated health sector.

28 Aug 2014 - 10:27am 4 comments

Cyber queue-jumper snapped up HK$100 Cathay tickets while 150,000 waited in line

A Hong Kong-based frequent flyer has revealed how he turned cyber-queue jumper to snap up a pair of cheap Cathay Pacific flights to New York, while thousands missed out.

28 Aug 2014 - 11:02am 18 comments More on Cathay Pacific

Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

28 Aug 2014 - 11:20am 2 comments

UN bid to boost air safety backed after downing of Malaysia Airlines flight

28 Aug 2014 - 12:39pm

‘Correct political decisions’ must be made to overcome disputes, Xi tells Vietnam envoy

28 Aug 2014 - 11:09am 2 comments

China considers 'Martyrs' Day' to honour those who died for independence

28 Aug 2014 - 4:40am 7 comments

Guangdong talks up role in ‘maritime Silk Road’ to boost trade with Asean

28 Aug 2014 - 7:20am

Accused Japanese politician's lawyer goes on the offensive in meth trial

28 Aug 2014 - 5:29am 2 comments

California adapting to rising tide of tourists from China - now 1.8m a year

28 Aug 2014 - 11:58am 2 comments

Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

28 Aug 2014 - 2:46am

Girl, 9, with Uzi kills instructor at US shooting range after losing control

28 Aug 2014 - 9:50am 6 comments

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Leader

Testing times for Sino-US military relations

28 Aug 2014 - 11:26am 3 comments

Tighten dentistry school rules

28 Aug 2014 - 11:27am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 50%
  • No: 50%
28 Aug 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 161

Insight

Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them

LINDA TO

A recent 12-episode TVB drama titled Shades of Life included a story about a new mainland immigrant who faces ill treatment and discrimination in Hong Kong. On arrival, she was accused of smuggling milk powder.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:01am 5 comments

Hong Kong

MACAU

More than 7,200 vote in unofficial Macau referendum despite police crackdown

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More than 7,200 people have voted by Thursday morning in an unofficial referendum organised by democracy activists on Macau’s upcoming chief executive election, amid a tough crackdown by the government from day one.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:40pm More on Macau

China

LEGAL REFORM

China’s top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

China’s top judge says foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported today, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public discontent over many perceived miscarriages of justice.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:37pm

Asia

JAPAN

Guide dog stabbed in Japan as it led owner to work

Police are investigating the stabbing of a guide dog, in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, in Japan, during its owner’s morning commute to work, investigators said today.

The police have yet to determine the precise location of the attack in July by an unidentified assailant, they said.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:21pm 1 comment

Business

PORTS

Port operator China Merchants sees first-half profit rise 11.1pc

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China Merchants Holdings (International), one of the world’s biggest port operators, reported first-half net profit attributable to shareholders up 11.1 per cent to HK$2.15 billion from the same period last year as the company started to realise gains on previously invested projects.

28 Aug 2014 - 1:00pm More on China Merchants Holdings
COMMENT

Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

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I am often asked “has Hong Kong changed since you have been here?” “Er … yes.” We all know the enormous changes that have occurred since the second world war as conflict, famine and depopulation were replaced by peace and stability.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:47pm

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

Meat-free in Hong Kong: City's best vegetarian and raw-food restaurants revealed

Have all those food scandals put you off eating meat? Fear not, vegetarian and raw cuisine has never been more exciting. Here are someold favourites and a few newcomers worth stepping out for.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:28pm

Guide to the city's online food courier services

25 Aug 2014

The sweets at Papabubble are popular with adults as well as children

22 Aug 2014

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

Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:03pm

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

24 Aug 2014 2 comments

Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe - a quest for nature of reality

24 Aug 2014

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Sport

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Alexis Sanchez fires Arsenal into Champions League group stage

A goal by Chilean star Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal scrape into the Champions League group stages on Wednesday as they beat a plucky Turkish outfit Besiktas 1-0 in their play-off second leg clash for a 1-0 aggregate victory.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:37am

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