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Little risk of Ebola sufferer flying into Hong Kong, but China is another story

The risk of an Ebola sufferer flying directly into Hong Kong is minimal, a study suggests, but the city could be at greater risk from an outbreak in mainland China.

Sunday, 26 October, 2014, 5:50am More on Ebola Virus

Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

A growing sense of desperation is fuelling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000.

26 Oct 2014 - 4:19am

Old photos and essays published to cement Xi Jinping's power

The photographs, taken over 20 years ago, show a farm visit, a factory tour and a dinner with members of an ethnic minority.

26 Oct 2014 - 6:03am More on Xi Jinping

Anti-smog measures used for Beijing Olympics revived ahead of Apec summit

Beijing will revive anti-pollution measures used for the 2008 Olympics for next month's Apec summit, ordering a 40 per cent cut in the output of contaminants in the capital.

26 Oct 2014 - 6:03am More on Beijing air pollution

A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by politics

Rancour and division after a month of political turmoil crystallised last night as thousands of pro- and anti-Occupy Central protesters gathered on opposite sides of Victoria Harbour.

26 Oct 2014 - 9:14am 21 comments More on Occupy Central

The Chinese in Britain: personal tales of a journey to a new land

Today, 400,000 ethnic Chinese call Britain home. But their 325-year history of labour contributions to the UK, from being 17th-century seamen to establishing London's now-famous Soho Chinatown, have often gone undocumented and unnoticed. Some of their stories are below ...

26 Oct 2014 - 9:35am

UK delegation probing Hong Kong's political reform may visit next month

A delegation of British lawmakers accused by Beijing of "meddling'' in Hong Kong affairs could arrive in the city as early as next month for a parliamentary inquiry.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:50am More on Occupy Central

Google executive makes historic 42,000-metre skydive from the edge of space


Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert in the US after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

26 Oct 2014 - 6:30am

China announces penalty points plan to curb abuse of internet

Mainland censors will track and penalise individual and group internet users for "illegal activity and dishonest behaviour" under a new centralised "credit" system.

26 Oct 2014 - 6:03am

Macau club draws flak for 'school massacre' Halloween party theme

It's not unusual for nightlife venues to push the boundaries of taste with gory Halloween theme nights - but Macau's biggest club has been accused of seriously crossing the line.

26 Oct 2014 - 6:03am 1 comment More on Macau

New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

A medical worker quarantined in the US state of New Jersey after returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed.

26 Oct 2014 - 7:05am More on Ebola Virus

Some cadres shrugging off anti-corruption campaign, graft-buster warns

Two years in and some corrupt cadres remain undeterred by the Communist Party's sweeping crackdown, according to the nation's top graft-buster.

26 Oct 2014 - 4:09am More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Doctors warn of lymphoma, a growing cancer that's little known in mainland China

26 Oct 2014 - 6:03am

Taiwanese instant noodle maker pulls products amid tainted-oil fears

26 Oct 2014 - 6:03am

Hindu radicals risk sectarian tension by pushing 'love jihad' conspiracy theory

26 Oct 2014 - 6:26am

Clashes break out near North Korea border over South activists' planned balloon launch

26 Oct 2014 - 6:15am

New Yorkers worried after doctor back from Africa found with Ebola fever

26 Oct 2014 - 7:21am

Student in deadly US school shooting spree had tweeted warnings earlier

26 Oct 2014 - 6:38am 2 comments

Emergency rule declared in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after bomb kills 30 troops

26 Oct 2014 - 7:55am

Protesters top one million at Rome anti-employment reform rally: organisers

26 Oct 2014 - 7:18am

New York axe attack on police was a terrorist act, commissioner says

26 Oct 2014 - 7:20am

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Church's gay debate can help bring about change in attitudes

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Prime minister at a time of tumult, Gough Whitlam made a difference

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am 1 comment

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Hong Kong must achieve democracy one step at a time

Regina Ip

As expected, the first ever dialogue between the government and students on Tuesday failed to deliver any dramatic breakthrough.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am 5 comments


Diplomats walk a fine line as Hong Kong protests grip world's attention

Lana Lam

As Hong Kong's unprecedented civil disobedience movement enters its fifth week, the city's diplomats find themselves in a unique, yet tricky, position.

26 Oct 2014 - 9:28am 1 comment

Harry's View


Japan to send mission to North Korea over abduction probe

A Japanese government delegation is set to make a four-day visit to North Korea from Monday to assess Pyongyang’s investigation into the fates of Japanese nationals it abducted decades ago.

26 Oct 2014 - 8:59am



US to recognise same-sex marriage in 6 more states

The federal government is recognising gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.

26 Oct 2014 - 9:18am

China Insider


Mum throws daughter to death at hospital; Fujian's hottest September since 1961

25 Oct 2014

Founder of China's best known vocational school embroiled in domestic abuse scandal

25 Oct 2014

120 arrested, 1,300 relics seized in Zhejiang's ‘biggest ever’ tomb-raiding case

24 Oct 2014

Police play dress-up to arrest cardiac patient; Kind-hearted cleaner hands in bag of cash; Clearer skies over Shijiazhuang

24 Oct 2014 1 comment

‘Worst driver in China’ hits nearby car 15 times while reversing out of parking space

24 Oct 2014 6 comments

Male prostitution ring busted; students punished for untidy dorm beds

23 Oct 2014

Chinese baby girl has 12 sewing needles removed from her body

23 Oct 2014 6 comments

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

23 Oct 2014 29 comments

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

22 Oct 2014 9 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 11 comments



China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

China and 20 other countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to create an Asian infrastructure bank that will help finance the region's US$800 billion annual needs.

25 Oct 2014 - 5:39am 5 comments

Sydney expected to get yuan clearing bank soon

Beijing is set to accelerate plans to boost the international use of yuan by concluding pacts with key regional trading partners Australia and Singapore.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:41am More on Yuan

Ashkenazy draws performance from the heart by Hong Kong Philharmonic

A quality audience and a biting performance of a poignant programme at the city's top academic institution ensured the occasion was a special one.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:50am

Get into the Halloween spirit

25 Oct 2014

Horror film genre's defining moment

25 Oct 2014

Chefs take an adventurous approach to preparing truffles

As the white truffle season follows the European summer black truffle season, and will in turn be followed by the Australian summer truffle, Hong Kong diners have become more than familiar with the pricey fungus. Often it comes to us shaved over pasta, or in scrambled eggs or an omelette.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:12pm 1 comment

Giovanni Greggio comes out of retirement to run Gradini in Central

23 Oct 2014

Beef encounters: where to go for authentic steak frites in Hong Kong

23 Oct 2014 3 comments

How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

Astronomer Dr Jason Pun Chun-shing of the University of Hong Kong's department of physics has been studying light pollution for nearly a decade. He says people often ask him if he is crazy.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

What insomniac fruit flies tell us about the importance of a good sleep

26 Oct 2014

Chinese researchers discover why so many writers are heavy smokers

26 Oct 2014



Allardyce revels in 'famous win' over City

West Ham United maintained their impressive start to the season when they beat champions Manchester City 2-1 at Upton Park on Saturday to consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League.

26 Oct 2014 - 12:34am More on English Premier league 2014/15

Smashing time for Serena in thriller at WTA Finals

World No 1 Serena Williams smashed a racquet and recovered from a set down as she overcame stubborn resistance from Caroline Wozniacki in a semi-final at the WTA Finals yesterday .

26 Oct 2014 - 12:55am

Scott Hend takes a two-shot lead going into final round of Macau Open

26 Oct 2014

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The Chinese in Britain: personal tales of a journey to a new land

Today, 400,000 ethnic Chinese call Britain home. But their 325-year history of labour contributions to the UK, from being 17th-century seamen to establishing London's now-famous Soho Chinatown, have often gone undocumented and unnoticed. Some of their stories are below ...

26 Oct 2014 - 9:35am

Henry Steiner: the king of graphic design

You've seen Henry Steiner's work. It stares at you from billboards, banks and other buildings - it's even lurking in your pocket. Sarah Lazarus meets the father of Hong Kong graphic design as he celebrates his company's 50th anniversary.

25 Oct 2014 - 11:11pm

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