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China to boost counterterrorism measures amid fears of attacks from returning IS fighters

Beijing is expected to step up counterterrorism measures, analysts say, amid fears that militants will return from Syria and Iraq to launch attacks in China.

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014, 9:42am 1 comment

China's Xi Jinping supports 'democracy'... but not in the Western sense

In a keynote speech Xi highlighted the need to underpin what he called China's 'consultative democracy' - or system of consultative conferences.

24 Sep 2014 - 9:20am 2 comments More on Xi Jinping

Chinese media commentary on Great Leap Forward death toll draws fierce online debate


A commentary on the Great Leap Forward has come under fire after it said studies which concluded tens of millions starved to death were 'schemes of Western hostile forces'.

24 Sep 2014 - 10:17am 13 comments

Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

A deadly outbreak of dengue fever in Guangdong has spiked alarmingly in the last week, with 1,200 cases alone reported in Guangzhou between Saturday and Monday.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:14am

Rafael Hui 'received secret HK$11million payment from Beijing'

In a sensational twist in the High Court yesterday, former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan revealed he received a secret HK$11 million payment "from Beijing" amid offers of help from top mainland official Liao Hui.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:46am

Macau will be a winner for years, US casino billionaire Steve Wynn wagers

Steve Wynn dismissed fears Macau's gaming industry is threatened by the mainland's crackdown on corruption and extravagance, saying he's bullish about the city's long-term prospects.

24 Sep 2014 - 9:07am More on Macau

Chinese and Indian troops dug in amid stand-off high in Himalayas

Hundreds of Indian and Chinese troops have dug into positions on a high Himalayan plateau, leading India's army chief to cancel an overseas trip to monitor the stand-off.

24 Sep 2014 - 4:33am 1 comment

Why Chineseness sometimes matters when reporting on Vancouver

Is it always necessary for a reporter to mention someone’s Chinese ethnicity, origins or cultural heritage? Or is it never necessary? If the answer is sometimes, then when and why?

24 Sep 2014 - 10:23am

North Korea tests Beijing with hijack of another Chinese fishing boat

North Korea detained a Chinese fishing boat and demanded a fine for its release, apparently the first such move in more than a year, risking further strains on ties between Pyongyang and its only major ally.

24 Sep 2014 - 3:28am More on North Korea

Distrust of Beijing hits post-handover high, as students step up action

Leung Chun-ying's security staff and police held a dozen "striking" students at bay yesterday after they rushed towards the chief executive as he left his office yesterday morning. Leung then beat a hasty retreat into the building.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:42am 71 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Ilham Tohti to appeal separatism conviction and jailing for life, lawyers say

Moderate Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti plans to appeal against his conviction for separatism and sentence of life imprisonment, his lawyers say.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:40am 1 comment

UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

24 Sep 2014 - 7:33am 1 comment

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to rock Madison Square Garden

24 Sep 2014 - 5:28am 1 comment

Spiked batons, neck-chains and shock shields: Report slams China's 'tools of torture' trade

24 Sep 2014 - 8:59am 16 comments

Philippine mall forced to remove T-shirts calling rape a 'snuggle with a struggle'

24 Sep 2014 - 3:27am

'Privacy-safe' search engine DuckDuckGo latest internet service to get blocked in China

24 Sep 2014 - 9:09am 7 comments

Don't mention the Bush war; Obama's dilemma as he tries to rally UN

24 Sep 2014 - 3:36am 2 comments

White House intruder had machete and ammunition in car, court told

24 Sep 2014 - 4:25am

Dramatic fall in global Scotch whisky sales, with China's austerity drive a factor

24 Sep 2014 - 4:17am

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24 Sep 2014 - 3:59am

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Whatever Beijing does, 'one country, two systems' must be preserved

24 Sep 2014 - 9:23am 3 comments

Beijing's crackdown on English teachers vital to protect pupils

24 Sep 2014 - 9:26am

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Reform, not monetary stimulus, is China's only choice to revive growth


China's economy continues on a downward trend. The main reason is the lack of significant reforms to implement the decision of the party Central Committee's third plenum.

24 Sep 2014 - 4:30am 1 comment


The return of 'Made in Hong Kong'? Companies hope to revive city as manufacturing hub

Denise Tsang

Tucked in a windowless, 100-square foot, air-conditioned room in an old industrial building in Chai Wan, three engineers are hunched over watches, trying to repair timepieces that sell for at least HK$30,000 each.

24 Sep 2014 - 9:29am

Harry's View


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Fatal end to cancer patient’s ‘hunger cure’; Multi-pronged plan to deal with school intruders

23 Sep 2014

Chinese media commentary on Great Leap Forward death toll draws fierce online debate

24 Sep 2014 13 comments

Rare ‘stone man syndrome’ turning Chinese teenager's body to bone

23 Sep 2014
Electric vehicles

Chinese Tesla owners complain of insurance hassle and long delays for repairs

23 Sep 2014 3 comments

'Privacy-safe' search engine DuckDuckGo latest internet service to get blocked in China

24 Sep 2014 7 comments

Spiked batons, neck-chains and shock shields: Report slams China's 'tools of torture' trade

24 Sep 2014 16 comments

Jinan air quality ranked poorest; rare disease turns muscle into bone

22 Sep 2014

One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

23 Sep 2014 14 comments

Outpouring of support greets Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse after rumours they're back together

23 Sep 2014 3 comments

Anti-graft scholar calls for closing of suicide ‘loophole’ used by corrupt officials

22 Sep 2014

More strain on Beijing water supply; deaf crime boss jailed; Shenzhen metro sued over death

22 Sep 2014

Families win legal struggle to inherit frozen embryos under one-child policy

22 Sep 2014

Chopstick up boy’s nose; virtual romance; British woman becomes urban cop in Hunan; addict sells daughter, 3, for drugs; judge suspected of rape

19 Sep 2014

A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

21 Sep 2014 14 comments


China consumer, jobs confidence plunge

Mainland consumer confidence is at its lowest in nearly three years, according to a new nationwide survey, with the outlook for jobs its worst since February 2009.

24 Sep 2014 - 10:20am

Curb your enthusiasm

The following things happened in the wake of Scotland’s decision to remain in the United Kingdom: share prices in London rose by less than 1 per cent, and the value of sterling against the dollar rose by 0.3 per cent and yields on government bonds rose.

24 Sep 2014 - 9:46am

Rockers Evocation do city proud in German battle of bands

Sporting a name that makes them sound more like a horror film than a band, proud Hongkongers Evocation recently rocked the international stage at Wacken Open Air in Germany.

22 Sep 2014 - 4:39pm

Picturesque Music - A Yuan Dynasty Painting Reinvented

22 Sep 2014

Czech Dances

23 Sep 2014

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

Call it the law of unintended consequences or the butterfly effect - or perhaps just a delicious irony. Europe's fragile economy has led a number of its culinary talent to seek more attractive rewards on our shores, leading to a proliferation of new restaurants opening in the city.

23 Sep 2014 - 11:13am

New club celebrates the wider world of whiskies

19 Sep 2014

Gelato champs churn out a taste of the good life

19 Sep 2014

Animation expert wants to create computer systems that can think and feel

A lifelike baby girl projected on the screen looks wonderingly, her large eyes focused on the man facing her. When he smiles, she does too, although it's not clear why she's imitating him.

23 Sep 2014 - 10:33am

Electronic gadgets are the new stars in luxury market

23 Sep 2014 1 comment

Drivers set to take a back seat as the driverless car comes of age

21 Sep 2014




China’s swimmers set gold standard

China proved they are still the Asian Games gold standard in the pool by scooping six swimming titles on Tuesday, while the first doping test of the 17th Asiad also came to light with a Tajikistan soccer player testing positive.

24 Sep 2014 - 10:17am

Europe to get Ryder Cup pep talk from Alex Ferguson – minus hair dryer

Alex Ferguson was on Tuesday unmasked as the man Europe captain Paul McGinley has asked to address his team on the eve of the Ryder Cup, but the former Manchester United manager will be leaving his hair dryer at home.

24 Sep 2014 - 10:53am

Sarah Lee confident of another victory

23 Sep 2014

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