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  • October 23, 2014
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Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

The government yesterday increased pressure on Occupy protesters, warning that "hawks" favouring tough action to clear sit-in sites would gain the upper hand if the deadlock continues.

Thursday, 23 October, 2014, 11:24am 175 comments More on Occupy Central

I don't support Hong Kong's Occupy protest, says Kenny G after stern words from Beijing

Best selling US jazz musician Kenny G has said he does not support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong despite photos of him attending a demonstration site in Admiralty.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:24pm 45 comments More on Occupy Central

'Canada will never be intimidated,' vows PM Harper after deadly attacks and parliament storming


Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.

23 Oct 2014 - 1:08pm 13 comments

China scraps 130,000 ‘leading groups’ in effort to streamline local government

China, in an effort to streamline bureaucracy, has scrapped over 130,000 of the many “leading groups” that operate at all levels of governments across the nation, state media reported on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014 - 2:36pm 1 comment

Mapping drone prompts PLA to scramble fighter jets, mobilise troops: official media

China on Thursday deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported.

23 Oct 2014 - 1:08pm

US media wowed after Mark Zuckerberg conducts Tsinghua University Q&A in Chinese


With a self-deprecating warning that 'my Chinese is very bad', Mark Zuckerberg launched into a Q&A in Putonghua.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:21pm 2 comments More on Facebook

Aquino says Philippines willing to help China seize illicit assets of fugitives

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested cooperation.

23 Oct 2014 - 8:16am 1 comment

China has biggest share of high-earning expats, HSBC survey reveals

Expatriates in Asia are most likely to earn more than a quarter of a million US dollars a year, an HSBC survey said, and even more so if they work in mainland China.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:20pm 1 comment

China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’

China will send a spacecraft close to the moon in the next few days to test technology for use on a more ambitious mission to the earth's nearest neighbour.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:38am

Chinese baby girl has 12 sewing needles removed from her body

An 11-month-old girl was rushed to Beijing by high-speed train after 12 sewing needles were taken out of her body at a provincial hospital – just one month after four other needles were found inside her.

23 Oct 2014 - 12:45pm 4 comments

Net closes on Ling Jihua, one-time top aide to ex-president Hu Jintao

Graft-busters on the mainland are closing the net around a powerful family headed by Ling Jihua, for long the right-hand man of former president Hu Jintao.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:31am 8 comments More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Apec finance ministers to encourage private investment on infrastructure

Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum pledged to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects as part of a plan to offset the economic impact of fragile consumer demand.

23 Oct 2014 - 7:06am 1 comment

Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

23 Oct 2014 - 3:27pm

Guangdong gives all-clear to 43 people monitored for Ebola

23 Oct 2014 - 11:18am 1 comment

Beef encounters: where to go for authentic steak frites in Hong Kong

23 Oct 2014 - 2:17pm

Japan's deputy PM pushes for meeting between Abe and Xi at Apec summit

23 Oct 2014 - 5:32am 3 comments

Jeffrey Fowle, American freed from detention in North Korea, has joyful family reunion

23 Oct 2014 - 6:02am

Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

23 Oct 2014 - 9:31am

No new offers on table for talks, and no end in sight to protests

23 Oct 2014 - 4:48am 9 comments

Malaysian minister confident MH370 will be found as second ship joins hunt

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am 4 comments

Suspects in Thai tourist beach murders retract confessions

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

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Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

23 Oct 2014 - 8:19am 13 comments

Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

23 Oct 2014 - 8:22am 1 comment

Today's Poll

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  • From a week to a month: 26%
  • Longer than a month: 67%
23 Oct 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 507


A less than representative nominating committee can still be made to serve Hong Kong

Peter Gordon

While it is still not certain that a substantive discussion will take place between the government and students on Hong Kong's electoral future, the outlines of that discussion, should it take place, have just become clearer.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:25pm 1 comment


Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 57 comments

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Australia enhances parliamentary security in wake of Canada terror attack

Australia increased security around Parliament House on Thursday and Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed solidarity with Ottawa after a gunman attempted to storm Canada’s legislature on Wednesday.

23 Oct 2014 - 12:00pm



Bull market in equities may not peak until 2018

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. This is one of my favourite investment mantras, tested over several market cycles – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:44am

Volatility crimps banks’ risk-taking, spikes expose cracks in markets

A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks’ ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose potential new cracks in the system.

23 Oct 2014 - 12:01pm

Beef encounters: where to go for authentic steak frites in Hong Kong

Want to know where you can grab a plate of the French speciality? Here's our guide.

23 Oct 2014 - 2:17pm

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

20 Oct 2014

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

22 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

20 Oct 2014




Kansas City Royals bounce back to level World Series with San Francisco Giants

Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a game one flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.

23 Oct 2014 - 12:30pm



Style Takes Paris PART III: Advocate and Provocateur


It takes more than a slogan T-shirt to make a statement on the runways of Paris. Be it theatrical staging or inspirations for the collections, the veterans of fashion houses know how to get the whole world talking.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:53am

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