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  • October 22, 2014
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Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

The government and student leaders remained poles apart on how the city should elect its leader in 2017, after their televised meeting yesterday failed to resolve the issue that triggered the Occupy Central mass sit-ins.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014, 7:38am 152 comments More on Occupy Central

OCCUPY CENTRAL - THE DEBATE: Full coverage of student-government talks


Carrie Lam said the government would consider submitting a report to Beijing reflecting public sentiment, while Alex Chow described the talks as 'vague'. 

22 Oct 2014 - 9:52am 337 comments More on Occupy Central

China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based human rights group said yesterday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

22 Oct 2014 - 3:24am 2 comments

Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:24am 1 comment

Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

Hebei province will idle more than 800 polluting factories for nearly two weeks to stop smog shrouding Beijing as world leaders visit the capital for next month's Apec summit.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:26am More on Beijing air pollution

Screening arriving air passengers for Ebola a waste of money, experts say

There is little chance of detecting someone infected with Ebola by screening passengers arriving at airports in Britain and the United States for the virus, a paper in the Lancet medical journal warned.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:19am 1 comment More on Ebola Virus

Ting Hsin food firm boss charged over tainted cooking oil

The head of a lard supplier in Taiwan was formally charged yesterday with deliberately selling adulterated cooking oil.

22 Oct 2014 - 3:21am

Tiananmen Square protests veteran Chen Ziming dies in Beijing

Chen Ziming, the veteran pro-democracy activist and one of the leading figures in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died, a close friend said.

22 Oct 2014 - 9:25am More on June 4th protests

Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp


Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, following a trial that has gripped South Africans and millions around the world.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:40am 3 comments More on Oscar Pistorius

China economic growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

The mainland economy ran at its slowest pace in five years in the third quarter, and a further downturn in the sagging property sector has put the government's full-year growth target of 7.5 per cent at risk.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:27am 1 comment

WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

The head of the World Health Organisation said the agency would be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak after an internal report detailed failures in containing the virus.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:19am More on Ebola Virus

Fortunes rise the fastest for Japan's millionaires among Asia-Pacific rich

22 Oct 2014 - 8:43am 1 comment

Shinzo Abe seeks to move on from cabinet scandals but foes scent blood

22 Oct 2014 - 8:54am 1 comment

Australia's former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who opened door to China, dies at 98

22 Oct 2014 - 5:05am 1 comment

After life of luxury, Pistorius will be one 7,000 inmates in Pretoria prison

22 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Criminal negligence suspected in Total oil giant CEO's Moscow crash death

22 Oct 2014 - 9:01am 5 comments

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

22 Oct 2014 - 9:25am

Canadian shot dead in fatal hit-and-run linked to terrorist ideology

22 Oct 2014 - 9:04am

New York launches design contest for overhaul of JFK and LaGuardia airports

22 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy weakens unborn babies' lungs

22 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

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22 Oct 2014 - 10:04am 5 comments

Supermarkets must make prices fair

22 Oct 2014 - 10:05am 1 comment

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Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope


Many of Hong Kong's young generation have been cleared off the streets in the Occupy Central movement. The future path they face is uncertain.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:20am 24 comments


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 56 comments

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Shinzo Abe seeks to move on from cabinet scandals but foes scent blood

Shinzo Abe's swift replacement of two scandal-hit cabinet ministers this week shows the Japanese prime minister wants to move on quickly, even as a newly energised opposition scents blood.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:54am 1 comment More on Shinzo Abe



Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp


Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, following a trial that has gripped South Africans and millions around the world.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:40am 3 comments More on Oscar Pistorius

China Insider


Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

22 Oct 2014

Choked-up Beijing gets brief break from smog amid cold snap

21 Oct 2014

Teen invents cheap 3D printer; ‘drunks’ in police car that sped from scene

21 Oct 2014

Maimed camel begging photos spark Chinese social media outrage

20 Oct 2014 3 comments

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests

22 Oct 2014 3 comments

Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo

21 Oct 2014 9 comments

Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

19 Oct 2014 1 comment

Nip and tuck for dancers; Wedding photos taken after 52 years

18 Oct 2014

Teenage love rivals brawl; driver hides 13 passengers in bus toilet

17 Oct 2014

Cancer treatment developed in Guangzhou using natural virus shows promise

16 Oct 2014

Kindergartens warned over 'advanced' lessons; girl, 13, back home after romance plans dashed

16 Oct 2014

Honest client rights 1 million yuan bank bungle; Wealthy married woman claims bully boyfriend stole car and valuables

15 Oct 2014
Ethnic tensions

Pregnant police officer among eight killed in Xinjiang stabbing spree: reports

14 Oct 2014 2 comments

YouTubers react to Occupy Central with summaries, spoofs and songs

14 Oct 2014



Luxury fashion brand Prada to simplify control structure

Prada, the Italian group that owns fashion luxury labels Prada and Miu Miu, will merge its controlling holding company with its owner to simplify the group’s control structure, it said on Wednesday morning.

22 Oct 2014 - 10:00am

China Everbright buys US-based maker of vehicle testing equipment

China Everbright Ltd, the environmental protection and alternative energy unit of China Everbright Group, is buying a US-based vehicle testing equipment manufacturer for US$9 million.

22 Oct 2014 - 9:59am



China property sales rise 41.5 per cent month-on-month in September

Mainland property sales showed early signs of stabilisation last month after the easing of policies, but deceleration in real estate investment, a key driver of the broader economy, is expected to continue until at least the first half of next year.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:07am

China's outspoken transgender queen of modern dance talks about her tough road to the top

Jin Xing, China's best known proponent of modern dance, will be making her debut performance in Hong Kong on October 26. And it's about time, she says. "I have performed all over the world, but not in Hong Kong. I think it's ridiculous," Jin says.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:12am

Translators battle bad subtitles that lead to poor perception of Hong Kong films

21 Oct 2014 5 comments

Mahler 5 - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

21 Oct 2014

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

The wave of reality TV cooking shows dominating the schedules has served up a whole soup bowl full of clichés. There's the good cop, bad cop routine of judging chefs, either praising the contestants' commitment or scraping their "disgusting" or "inedible" efforts into the bin.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:52am

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

Oktoberfest festivities in Hong Kong offer games and German food with the beer

16 Oct 2014

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

A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment that one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon".

22 Oct 2014 - 9:25am

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

20 Oct 2014

Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

20 Oct 2014 1 comment



Goals galore as Uefa Champions League enjoys record-breaking night

The Uefa Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza. Bayern Munich beat Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road, and Luiz Adriano scored five times to lead Shakhtar Donetsk to a 7-0 victory at Bate Borisov.

22 Oct 2014 - 9:45am More on Uefa Champions League 2014/15


Forward steppe

Breakneck economic growth has spawned a generation of Mongolians who are learning to savour their country's successes and excesses. Words and pictures by Marika Dee.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Home tweet home

A small provincial town in Thailand is cashing in on Chinese demand for bird's nest, building multi-storey condos to accommodate its lucrative feathered friends. Luke Duggleby looks at the allure of the 'caviar of the East'.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm

Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

20 Oct 2014 5 comments

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