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Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

Deng Xiaoping did not live to visit Hong Kong after its 1997 handover. But ahead of the 110th anniversary of his birth tomorrow, two of his daughters brought a fitting symbol to the city.

Friday, 22 August, 2014, 4:39am

China's second test of nuclear-armed hypersonic glider fails

The People's Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:30am

SOE chiefs could be next target of anti-graft campaign

State media have started to roll out articles lambasting the luxurious lives of senior executives at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) - an indication that President Xi Jinping will make them the next target of his anti-graft campaign.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:32am More on State-owned Enterprises

President Xi Jinping's visit brings upgrade in ties with Mongolia

President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, signed a joint declaration yesterday to upgrade the bilateral ties of the two countries to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:33am More on Xi Jinping

Cult members 'unrepentant' as they face trial for Shandong McDonald's murder

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Five members of a banned religious group went on trial yesterday for allegedly beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:22am 1 comment

Brother-in-law's public appearance provides twist to Ling Jihua investigation

The brother-in-law of Ling Jihua , once a senior aide to former president Hu Jintao, showed up at a meeting in Yuncheng, Shanxi, providing an interesting twist to the possibility that Ling is under investigation for corruption.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:30am

Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

When Xi Jinping took office two years ago, he began flexing the country's military muscles and asserting Chinese involvement in regional affairs. Many analysts wondered if he was breaking with Deng Xiaoping's admonition that China should not attract attention and "lie low".

22 Aug 2014 - 4:30am More on Focus

Facebook is city's top digital platform in survey commissioned by company

Facebook outranks popular messaging applications WhatsApp and WeChat as the most favoured digital platform in Hong Kong, according to a survey commissioned by the social network.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:00am

Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

Failure to comply with the Basic Law and the principle of patriots governing Hong Kong would amount to turning the city into an independent political entity, a top mainland official told lawmakers yesterday.

22 Aug 2014 - 3:19am 13 comments

Thai junta leader appointed new prime minister by hand-picked parliament

General Prayuth Chan-ocha appointed prime minister on Thursday by legislature he hand-picked, giving army chief veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence critics.

21 Aug 2014 - 11:37pm 2 comments

Indonesia's constitutional court backs Widodo as Prabowo Subianto's supporters stage protest

21 Aug 2014 - 11:17pm

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

22 Aug 2014 - 12:39am 1 comment

Manila to auction off 700 tonnes of smuggled garlic after prices soar

21 Aug 2014 - 11:17pm

US military tried to rescue journalist James Foley before Islamic State beheading

21 Aug 2014 - 10:01pm 1 comment

Fury over shooting of black US teen gives way to sense of injustice

21 Aug 2014 - 11:32pm

Many Asian tourists cancel trips to Africa over Ebola outbreak fears

22 Aug 2014 - 12:30am

Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

21 Aug 2014 - 9:45pm

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How will Xi Jinping measure up to the Deng Xiaoping yardstick?

David Lampton

Deng Xiaoping cast a long shadow. How can we understand his legacy in ways that inform our assessment of Xi Jinping, without reaching premature closure on Xi's still developing record?

22 Aug 2014 - 3:30am

China

DEFENCE

China's second test of nuclear-armed hypersonic glider fails

The People's Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems.

22 Aug 2014 - 4:30am

China Insider

LABOUR

Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

21 Aug 2014
LEGAL

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

21 Aug 2014
GAMING

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

21 Aug 2014 2 comments
COURTS

German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

21 Aug 2014
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Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

20 Aug 2014
TRANSPORT

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

20 Aug 2014 31 comments
sino-australian relations

China media blasts Australian critics as ‘prancing provocateurs’ after tycoon’s outburst

21 Aug 2014 7 comments
CULTURE

Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

20 Aug 2014 1 comment
GAMING

'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

19 Aug 2014 6 comments
RELIGION

'If I could, I'd go to China tomorrow': Pope makes fresh overtures to end 63-year impasse

19 Aug 2014 2 comments
WEATHER

Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to continue battering southern China

19 Aug 2014
NGO

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

19 Aug 2014 3 comments
DRUGS

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

19 Aug 2014 20 comments
EDUCATION

Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

18 Aug 2014 1 comment

Business

REGULATION

EU plans no retaliation over mainland car probes

The European Commission plans no retaliation over China's probe of carmakers that has slapped Europe's biggest marques with fines and demands for price cuts that industry watchers say smack more of protectionism than promoting competition.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:21am

Mainland factory sector growth hits 3-month low

The mainland's factory sector expanded at its slowest pace in three months as new orders and production moderated, a private survey showed, increasing the pressure for more policy easing given the slowdown in the economy.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:21am

Property

EARNINGS

Poly Property to step up sales drive to meet annual target

Poly Property Group said yesterday it would speed up sales in the second half to hit its full-year target of 28 billion yuan (HK$35.3 billion) and maintain a gross profit margin of 25 per cent.

22 Aug 2014 - 12:49am

Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

Few people receive such constant praise for their work in two different art forms as Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

21 Aug 2014 - 12:08am

A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

21 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Ballet Group continues to inspire

19 Aug 2014

Guide to the city's online food courier services

Digital food couriers are taking off in the city with the arrival of several newcomers, promising takeaway diners access to a greater variety of menus and to-the-door delivery. Nan-Hie In puts them to the test.

21 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm More on LIFE

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

22 Aug 2014

Wine Opinion: Couple revive traditional cider making in Normandy

22 Aug 2014

Word of mouth: Language-recognition software takes off

Language processing software is set to do away with the need for computer keyboards, writes Jamie Carter.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:32am More on LIFE

London's love for skyscrapers reaches new heights

22 Aug 2014

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

19 Aug 2014 1 comment

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Sport

SOCCER

Inaugural Hong Kong Premier League receives HK$1.2 million cash boost

The inaugural Hong Kong Premier League will put a hefty HK$1.2 million in prize money up for grabs by its nine teams, with the champions taking home almost half a million dollars, it was announced yesterday.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:49pm
RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

Referee Howard Webb will be remembered for his mistakes

Loathed a lot more than he was liked, the surprise retirement of England's most successful referee, Howard Webb, has thrown up some interesting social commentary about the perceived state of officiating among fans.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:45pm
YOUTH OLYMPICS

Fencers Ryan Choi and Albert Chien strike Asian team gold for Hong Kong

21 Aug 2014

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