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  • October 30, 2014
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China explains reasons for silence over the fate of Zhou Yongkang

The decision on the fate of former security tsar Zhou Yongkang was not made during the party’s fourth plenum last week because he was no longer a state leader, Jiang Wei, head of the Office of the Central Leading Group for Judicial Reform, said.

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Chinese billionaires’ US$10m gift to Yale sparks online debate

A Chinese billionaire couple’s US$10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country’s internet users, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China.

30 Oct 2014 - 3:39pm 9 comments

Toronto schools reject tie-up with China’s Confucius Institute

Canada’s largest school district ended a planned partnership with China’s government-funded Confucius Institute on Wednesday, a move likely to irritate Beijing.

30 Oct 2014 - 12:45pm 39 comments

More than 100 corruption suspects seized abroad in China's 'Fox Hunt' campaign

More than 100 fugitives suspected of corruption who had fled overseas have now been caught, China announced on Wednesday – exactly 100 days since the launch of the crackdown dubbed “Fox Hunt 2014”.

The number of suspects held – 104 – already exceeds the total for last year.

30 Oct 2014 - 4:07pm 2 comments

Beijing eases state-owned monopoly on credit cards

Visa, Mastercard and other foreign credit card companies may gain greater access to the market in the mainland following Cabinet announcement

30 Oct 2014 - 1:33pm

Dramatic FBI video shows how agents tricked their way into Paul Phua's villa for gambling bust


Footage shows how the FBI tricked its way inside a luxury Las Vegas villa used by defendant Paul Phua as part of a major international gambling bust.

30 Oct 2014 - 2:33pm

US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a US environmental group.

30 Oct 2014 - 8:02am

United States offers rare praise to China over growing role in Afghanistan

Washington welcomes China’s growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan’s future stability, saying a forthcoming Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction shows Beijing's commitment to the region as Western troops pull out.

30 Oct 2014 - 2:16pm 2 comments

Defiant James Tien repeats call for CY Leung to quit following CPPCC expulsion


The Liberal Party's James Tien has insisted Chief Executive CY Leung should consider quitting - hours after the nation's top political advisory body expelled him for making just that demand.

30 Oct 2014 - 11:07am 227 comments

Cantonese restaurants recognised in latest Michelin guide to Hong Kong


Two local restaurants serving Cantonese-style fare are among three new recipients of coveted two-star recommendations in the latest Michelin guide to Hong Kong and Macau, released today.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:19pm 1 comment

11 arrested for tomb-raiding and selling women's corpses for 'ghost marriage' rituals

Police in eastern China have arrested 11 people for their alleged roles in digging up dead women’s bodies which were then sold into ritual “ghost marriages”.

30 Oct 2014 - 4:20pm 3 comments

FBI net closing on 'Edward Snowden-style' leaker of terror watch-lists

30 Oct 2014 - 8:18am 1 comment

100 cat calls in 10 hours: New York street harassment video goes viral

30 Oct 2014 - 10:22am

World Bank says Occupy protests fail to impact Hong Kong's business climate

30 Oct 2014 - 11:47am 39 comments

World Bank urges Beijing to phase out hard economic targets

30 Oct 2014 - 4:51am

Hello Kitty exhibition opens in Hong Kong as icon celebrates 40th birthday

30 Oct 2014 - 11:13am 2 comments

Mong Kok: 50 vibrant years in Hong Kong's crowded corner

30 Oct 2014 - 10:38am

Hong Kong has 'highest level' of Ebola prevention control at airport, says health secretary

30 Oct 2014 - 3:09am 6 comments

Singapore to deploy tethered surveillance balloon

30 Oct 2014 - 5:42am

Google to appeal against jurisdiction in tycoon's lawsuit

30 Oct 2014 - 9:29am 3 comments

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30 Oct 2014 - 8:38am 1 comment

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30 Oct 2014 - 10:14am 1 comment

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Hong Kong needs its leaders to lead, for once, or protests will continue


The campuses of Hong Kong's universities are peppered with faculty buildings that bear the names of their generous sponsors, mostly prosperous business tycoons and their heirs and successors.

30 Oct 2014 - 7:36pm 19 comments


The Occupy protests: a month that shook Hong Kong to its core

Gary Cheung

Hong Kong changed forever when, at 1.45am on September 28, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared the start of the civil-disobedience campaign.

28 Oct 2014 - 11:44am 53 comments

Harry's View


Beijing steps up traffic restrictions for Apec summit

Beijing will restrict non-local cars from entering the capital during the Apec summit, municipal traffic authorities have said.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:47pm



Parents of Mexico’s missing students meet president, voice dissatisfaction

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with the parents of 43 teachers-college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, who later said they were frustrated by the slow pace of the investigation.

30 Oct 2014 - 4:17pm

China Insider


Retrial may start for man wrongly executed for murder, rape

30 Oct 2014

11 arrested for tomb-raiding and selling women's corpses for 'ghost marriage' rituals

30 Oct 2014 3 comments

SAT scores delayed in China and South Korea amid fraud allegations

30 Oct 2014

Dad foils kidnappers; Wonder woman foils robber; Woman asks police to make her younger

30 Oct 2014

Emergency on smog-diverted Chinese plane as two airports refuse landing: report

29 Oct 2014 6 comments

New Chinese J-31 stealth fighter spotted in Zhuhai ahead of air show

30 Oct 2014 35 comments

Shanxi orders restoration of ancient official’s tomb to promote anti-corruption drive

29 Oct 2014

Maid thought expensive watches were trash; honesty pays at shop with no staff; boy runs away after iPhone refusal

29 Oct 2014

Chinese table tennis champion stripped of US$45,000 prize after 'shameful' celebration

28 Oct 2014 14 comments

Q&A on segregation in China’s privatised cities

30 Oct 2014

Ancient rock paintings found; Foshan man arrested for cattle stealing

28 Oct 2014 1 comment

China considers regulating smartphone apps: report

28 Oct 2014 1 comment

Chinese campus brothel that gave students discount for sex ‘run by university president’

28 Oct 2014 31 comments

Are these China’s latest military aircraft? Photos claim to reveal new generation of PLA jets

29 Oct 2014



Slow recovery the new trend

Mild policy support and slow recovery will become the new normal of the mainland's real estate market, with property investment - a key driver of the broader economy - probably trending down until the second half of next year, economists said.

30 Oct 2014 - 6:17am

Director Teddy Chen reaffirms his love of martial arts in his latest offering

Of the more than 20 students in a judo class in a Hong Kong public housing estate in the mid-1970s, few were more stunned than the young Teddy Chen Tak-sum to witness their teacher's public humiliation.

30 Oct 2014 - 12:16am

On the rebound: RubberBand's redemption songs

30 Oct 2014

Dot 2 Dot is a director's love letter to Hong Kong

28 Oct 2014

Life after the goose feud: brothers open new restaurants in wake of Yung Kee battle

The Kam family had been locked in a bitter feud after their father, Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing, and uncle, Ronald Kam Kwan-lai, fell out over how Yung Kee should be run.

28 Oct 2014 - 8:21pm 1 comment

Chefs take an adventurous approach to preparing truffles

23 Oct 2014 1 comment

Giovanni Greggio comes out of retirement to run Gradini in Central

23 Oct 2014

Building houses with 3D printing technology

Imagine if you could press "start" on a printer and watch your house take shape before your eyes. Well, it's happening already. From Shanghai to Amsterdam, from Los Angeles to London, the race is on to build the world's first commercially viable 3D-printed house.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:34pm 1 comment

Is cow's milk as good for us as we thought? Study suggests not

30 Oct 2014

Google explores early warning system for serious illnesses

30 Oct 2014




Golden girl Sarah Lee told to forget past success in Olympic build-up

Golden girl Sarah Lee Wai-sze has been told to forget her Asian Games glory and the honours she has collected over the past two years as she kicks off a new Olympic cycle next week.

30 Oct 2014 - 10:07pm


Hello Kitty exhibition opens in Hong Kong as icon celebrates 40th birthday

Is she a cat? A schoolgirl called Kitty White? Or a cultural phenomenon that some are still grappling to understand?

30 Oct 2014 - 11:13am 2 comments

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