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‘President Xi Jinping seeks his place in history – among the party greats’

Xi, who greatly admires Deng, wanted to become a leader in a similar vein, who could lead China into a new era of reform and growth, said sources including senior officials and "princelings".

Thursday, 31 July, 2014, 7:39am 4 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Fears raised of Ebola outbreak spreading to other countries

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to Europe grew yesterday, with the EU allocating extra spending and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

31 Jul 2014 - 1:33am

China scraps urban-rural distinction in 'hukou' household registration system

The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:40am

Biggest Chinese producer of bear bile seeks synthetic alternative

The nation's largest manufacturer of bear bile is looking at synthetic alternatives, a move welcomed by animal activists.

31 Jul 2014 - 8:02am 1 comment

Graft case against Zhou Yongkang sends message to those still in power, say analysts

By going after retired senior officials, President Xi Jinping has broken the Communist Party's unwritten tradition of not prosecuting a top leader once he has stepped down from power.

31 Jul 2014 - 8:24am More on Zhou Yongkang

Five killed, 150 trapped, as landslide sweeps through village in western India

A major landslide yesterday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least five people and leaving up to 150 feared trapped, officials said.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:01pm

‘Chinese hackers’ stole data on Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield

Three Israeli defence contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a US-based computer forensics expert said.

30 Jul 2014 - 9:50pm 1 comment

Snapchat in funding talks with Alibaba at US$10b value

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Snapchat Inc. is in talks with investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for a round of financing that may value the company at US$10 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:49am More on Alibaba

Detained sleuth Peter Humphrey insists his work in China was for public good

Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from prison.

31 Jul 2014 - 8:08am 3 comments More on GlaxoSmithKline

Four teens charged with murder after death of Chinese student at USC campus

Four US teens were charged on Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and spanner as he walked to his flat.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:24pm 8 comments

Parachutes for civilian plane passengers a possibility with development of world's lightest material

31 Jul 2014 - 6:07am 1 comment

Expired dough used in Nanjing branch of US-based restaurant Papa John's Pizza

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

Dongguan massage parlours reopen after sex trade crackdown

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to stand trial for separatism

31 Jul 2014 - 8:11am

Rotten meat scandal: company boss Sheldon Lavin battles to turn things round

31 Jul 2014 - 3:38am

Snowden too young to spend life dodging extradition, German minister says

30 Jul 2014 - 9:23pm 1 comment

More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

31 Jul 2014 - 4:26am

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Leader

Graft probe of Zhou Yongkang clears Xi Jinping's path to wider reform

31 Jul 2014 - 4:26am 1 comment

Steep management fees defeat purpose of providing affordable homes

31 Jul 2014 - 4:26am

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Insight

Property market corrections will benefit end users and real economy

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The zillion dollar question today is what will happen to China's real estate market. With price corrections spreading from Hangzhou to Beijing, there is little doubt that China is bracing itself for a market downturn.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:18am

China

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household registration

China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants

30 Jul 2014 1 comment
POLITICS

TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace

30 Jul 2014
EDUCATION

Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

29 Jul 2014 1 comment
E-COMMERCE

China’s top online cosmetics seller apologises for fake goods sold on its website

29 Jul 2014 1 comment
ENVIRONMENT

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

29 Jul 2014
HEALTH

Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

29 Jul 2014
LEGAL

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

29 Jul 2014
NATURE

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014
ENTERTAINMENT

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014
MUSIC

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments
VIDEO GAMING

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment
ENTERTAINMENT

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments
FOOD SAFETY

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's most out-there adventure yet

Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest, and weirdest, chapter in Marvel Studio's ever-expanding cinematic universe.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:41pm

Spiritualised will play their transcendental style of music in an acoustic form

30 Jul 2014

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

29 Jul 2014

Jamie Oliver's Italian opens in Hong Kong

As his first Hong Kong outpost is unveiled, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver talks food, family and franchising.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:38pm

First review: Jamie Oliver opens doors to Hong Kong restaurant Jamie’s Italian

30 Jul 2014 8 comments

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

25 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 3 comments More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

27 Jul 2014

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014

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Usain denies Bolt from the blue

Usain Bolt yesterday denied reports that he called the Glasgow Commonwealth Games “a bit s***”, ahead of his appearance in the 4x100 metres relay.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:40pm

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