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Obama reassures Japan over Diaoyu Islands, but warns against provoking China

US President Barack Obama yesterday treaded a diplomatic fine line as he reassured Japan that the US would come to its defence over territorial disputes with China, while also calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to escalate tensions.

Friday, 25 April, 2014, 9:32am 7 comments More on Diaoyu Islands

Canadian police agree to let Chinese drivers use mainland licences

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Canadian police have agreed to allow Chinese motorists to use their mainland drivers’ licences on roads in British Columbia, ending a row with the province’s government-run auto insurance authority.

25 Apr 2014 - 8:32am 5 comments

The next Canada? Rich mainland Chinese push New Zealand migration to 11-year high

An influx of deep-pocketed mainland Chinese has helped New Zealand reach its highest intake of immigrants in more than 10 years, official data shows. New Zealand's net migration surged to an 11-year high of 31,900 in the year to March, as 98,000 immigrants arrived and 66,100 left the country.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:26am 7 comments

Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

The mainland passed amendments to an environmental protection law imposing tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the code in 25 years.

25 Apr 2014 - 4:01am 1 comment

Experts warn that the global shipping industry is vulnerable to cyber-attack

The next hacker target appears likely to be the open seas and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 per cent of the goods moved around the planet.

24 Apr 2014 - 10:03pm

Russia orders new military exercises as Ukraine forces kill separatists in Slaviansk

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Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists’ military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would go in.

25 Apr 2014 - 9:50am 1 comment

Two more senior China Resources bosses held in wake of Song Lin graft probe

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Two senior executives at companies in the China Resources group were detained immediately after the state-run conglomerate's former chairman, Song Lin, was placed under investigation for corruption, sources familiar with the matter have revealed.

25 Apr 2014 - 8:49am 2 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Pyongyang ‘seals tunnel ahead of nuclear test’, say South Korean officials

North Korea has apparently sealed the tunnel to its nuclear test site, a significant sign that it may carry out its fourth nuclear test imminently, according to defence officials in Seoul.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:53am More on North Korea nuclear test

Rome braces for double canonisation as hundreds of thousands flock city

25 Apr 2014 - 12:00am

Mayor of Tokyo tries to ease ties in Beijing

25 Apr 2014 - 4:01am

Anti-porn watchdog to revoke Sina internet portal's licences over 'erotic' content

25 Apr 2014 - 3:16am 1 comment

Mitsui payment of compensation after ship seizure could prompt more suits

25 Apr 2014 - 3:32am 5 comments

Russia, China block UN sanctions on CAR’s former leader Francois Bozize

24 Apr 2014 - 10:00pm 1 comment

Marshall Islands sues nuclear-armed states, says they're not disarming

25 Apr 2014 - 1:00am

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LEADER

China must tackle soil pollution as a priority to safeguard food chain

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Insight

World is watching the outcome of Hong Kong's democracy fight

ANSON CHAN

When Martin Lee and I decided to undertake our recent trip to the United States and Canada in response to invitations from the Asia Society and the Asia Pacific Foundation, we knew to expect a barrage of criticism from the central government authorities and pro-Beijing forces in Hong Kong.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:52am 14 comments

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China

ENVIRONMENT

Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

The mainland passed amendments to an environmental protection law imposing tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the code in 25 years.

25 Apr 2014 - 4:01am 1 comment

Asia

DIPLOMACY

Obama reassures Japan over Diaoyu Islands, but warns against provoking China

US President Barack Obama yesterday treaded a diplomatic fine line as he reassured Japan that the US would come to its defence over territorial disputes with China, while also calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to escalate tensions.

25 Apr 2014 - 9:32am 7 comments More on Diaoyu Islands

World

MIGRATION

Canadian police agree to let Chinese drivers use mainland licences

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Canadian police have agreed to allow Chinese motorists to use their mainland drivers’ licences on roads in British Columbia, ending a row with the province’s government-run auto insurance authority.

25 Apr 2014 - 8:32am 5 comments

China Insider

MIGRATION

Canadian police agree to let Chinese drivers use mainland licences

25 Apr 2014 5 comments
INTERNET CRACKDOWN

Anti-porn watchdog to revoke Sina internet portal's licences over 'erotic' content

25 Apr 2014 1 comment
APPLE

Apple’s greater China revenues approach a record US$10 billion

24 Apr 2014
SOCIETY

Controversy over urinating toddler threatens to escalate as state media, angry netizens weigh in

25 Apr 2014 41 comments
CRIME

Hong Kong man caught with cash taped to his body in US$580,000 Shenzhen smuggling attempt

25 Apr 2014 1 comment
FINANCIAL REGULATION

Senior banking regulator who helped restructure China's trust sector dies

24 Apr 2014 1 comment
GAMING

Invaded by the PLA: New strategy game offers an alternate reality history of Hong Kong

22 Apr 2014 1 comment
TOURISM

Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street

23 Apr 2014 51 comments
DEFENCE

Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

22 Apr 2014
ARTS

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry

22 Apr 2014 26 comments
DIPLOMACY

India mulls cancelling delegation to China over Arunachal Pradesh dispute

21 Apr 2014
Chengguan

Chengguan officials seriously injured after assault by large crowd

24 Apr 2014 1 comment
ART

64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

17 Apr 2014 6 comments
CORRUPTION

Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

17 Apr 2014

Business

LISTINGS

China securities regulator encourages small firms to list in Shanghai

The mainland's securities regulator has tipped the balance in favour of the Shanghai Stock Exchange as the mainland's premier financial bourse, encouraging small firms to list shares on it in a move reinforcing the city's efforts to transform itself into a global financial centre.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:30am
TRADING

LME targets commodity alliance with mainland bourses

High-level talks are under way to deliver seamless access between mainland and international commodities markets, the chief executive of the London Metal Exchange told the South China Morning Post.

25 Apr 2014 - 12:45am More on LME

Property

QIANHAI

China Vanke plays catch-up at Qianhai office project

China Vanke will have to speed up construction if it plans to open the first office project in Qianhai on December 7 to mark the second anniversary of President Xi Jinping's visit to the special economic zone in Shenzhen.

25 Apr 2014 - 3:31am

Wine opinion: top vineyards in town to tempt our palates and empty our pockets

As wines from some producing countries are released onto the market, this time of year finds Hong Kong full of winemakers and their representatives eager to press the flesh and drum up business.

25 Apr 2014 - 9:58am More on LIFE

Chef Will Meyrick brings the flavours of Bali to Hong Kong

25 Apr 2014

Local craft brewery trend is booming as chefs look to pair brews with food

25 Apr 2014

Exhibition gives visitors a taste of Hong Kong through dynamic designs

Scenes flash by in seconds: one moment the Star Ferry speeds across a sunlit Victoria Harbour; the next, baristas at a Sheung Wan coffee shop are seen busily making brews, and then images of street vendors flash past.

25 Apr 2014 - 9:51am More on LIFE

Our guide to the best mobile gadgets on the go

25 Apr 2014

Google’s ‘time machine’ maps its way into the past

25 Apr 2014 2 comments

Magazines

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    Singer-actor Hins Cheung channels his inner madness for his stage role in Equus

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    The ditching of an airliner in New York in 2009 made world headlines but, the following year, two pilots demonstrated even greater airmanship on approach to Chek Lap Kok

  • 48 Hours: April 17

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    Thriller instinct: Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are a winning combination

  • Post Magazine: April 13

    13 Apr 2014

    Tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

  • 48 Hours: April 10

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    City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

  • Money: April 2014

    7 Apr 2014

    Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

  • Post Magazine: April 6

    6 Apr 2014

    True grit: from Hollywood to the horrors of a Phnom Penh rubbish dump

  • Style: April 2014

    4 Apr 2014

    Jason Wu shows us who's boss of the runway

  • Post Magazine: March 30

    30 Mar 2014

    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

  • Good Eating: March 2014

    Spring 2014

    The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants

  • Style: March 2014

    7 Mar 2014

    Tech-savvy brands stay one step ahead of the e-tail trend

  • Style: February 2014

    7 Feb 2014

    Couture cakes raise the bar for edible art

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    Winter 2013

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  • Money: November 2013

    11 Nov 2013

    Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

Sport

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Advantage Benfica and Sevilla after first legs of Europa League semis

Benfica and Sevilla grabbed vital first leg leads in their Europa League semi-final clashes on Thursday leaving Juventus and Valencia to try and claw back deficits next week.

25 Apr 2014 - 9:51am

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TRAVEL

My 48 hours in Bangkok

Linda Charoenlab walks us around her home city and picks out the places where the bright young things spend their time and money.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:35pm

Pilots reveal death-defying ordeal as engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok

When both of Flight CX780’s engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok, tragedy looked certain to its pilots, who hadn’t trained for such an emergency. However, outstanding airmanship led to a safe – if not smooth – landing for the 322 people on board. Now, for the first time, the unsung fliers talk publicly about their death-defying ordeal, Simon Parry reports.

21 Apr 2014 - 10:28am 13 comments
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