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Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

The High Court yesterday ordered pro-democracy protesters to leave main roads in Admiralty and Mong Kok immediately, as top officials and student leaders explored ways to make progress in talks on political reform, due to begin today.

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014, 1:47pm 100 comments More on Occupy Central

From reef to biggest island in Spratlys, and China's not done yet at Fiery Cross

China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese scholars say, and the expansion is expected to continue.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:10am 9 comments

Hopes for further stimulus as China’s growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

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China’s economic growth decelerated in the third quarter to the lowest since early 2009, fuelling expectation that the government may have to offer additional stimulus measures to stabilise growth.

However, some analysts see signs that the economy is recovering.

21 Oct 2014 - 10:54am

China seeks help from Australia to track fugitives

China is seeking Australia's cooperation to track suspects wanted for corruption amid media reports police in Australia are about to apprehend Chinese fugitives and seize their assets.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:45am

China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am More on Ebola Virus

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

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Australia’s former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who established diplomatic ties with Beijing, died Tuesday, at the age of 98.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:55am

Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback yesterday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his drive to boost the role of women in society.

21 Oct 2014 - 3:16am 1 comment More on Shinzo Abe

Japanese man dumps 200kg of pornography in Osaka park

Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 sacks of films and magazines, which included around 500 VHS video tapes, from the back of a truck at a small park in the western Japanese city of Osaka.

21 Oct 2014 - 2:03pm

Standard Chartered tells thousands of UAE firms it's shutting their accounts

Standard Chartered said it would exit part of its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) business in the United Arab Emirates, leading to the closure of thousands of accounts there.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:37am More on Standard Chartered Bank

Al-Qaeda magazine calls for Xinjiang to be ‘recovered by the Islamic Caliphate’

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A new English-language magazine released by al-Qaeda describes China’s restive Xinjiang region as an “occupied Muslim land” to be “recovered [into] the shade of the Islamic Caliphate”.

21 Oct 2014 - 1:40pm 2 comments

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

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The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport after his private jet struck a snow plough on take-off.

21 Oct 2014 - 2:24pm 1 comment

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

21 Oct 2014 - 1:49pm

Pictured: the mystery foreign vessel that's stalking Swedish waters

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am 2 comments

Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12am 12 comments

'Spectacular success story' as Nigeria declared free of Ebola virus

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am

Building craze 'stops at officials'

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am

Xi, Mao and the dark art of ideology

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am 3 comments

Files 'closed' on catastrophes of past, top party historian Xie Chuntao says

21 Oct 2014 - 4:43am 5 comments

Singer James Blunt calls his biggest hit 'You're Beautiful' annoying

21 Oct 2014 - 3:46am

Algae marmalade, anyone? Future of food is on the table at Paris show

20 Oct 2014 - 9:47pm

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Sincerity is key if talks to end Occupy impasse are to succeed

21 Oct 2014 - 8:23am 3 comments

Put health before image in pollution battle

21 Oct 2014 - 8:26am 3 comments

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Why influencing Occupy movement is not in America's best interest

JUNFEI WU

When we think about the origins of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong, the US National Endowment for Democracy should be considered one of the originators of the student protests in the special administrative region.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:24am 40 comments

Focus

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 54 comments

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Hopes for further stimulus as China’s growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

New

China’s economic growth decelerated in the third quarter to the lowest since early 2009, fuelling expectation that the government may have to offer additional stimulus measures to stabilise growth.

However, some analysts see signs that the economy is recovering.

21 Oct 2014 - 10:54am
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Signs of stabilisation in China’s property market amid policy relaxation

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Residential property sales in China fell at a slower year-on-year pace in September for a second month on eased policies, but investment in the sector grew at the lowest rate in more than two years as debt-laden developers suspended construction to hold on to cash, according to the

21 Oct 2014 - 12:03pm

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 1 comment

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

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

Daniel Fessler, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles, believes he's uncovering a crude mental shortcut that may shed light on the confrontations and help explain why men resort to violence.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:44am

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

20 Oct 2014 1 comment

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Sport

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Kenyan sport rife with illegal performance-enhancers, report finds

Doping substances are commonly used across Kenyan sports, according to a government report, which found that steroids were given to players on Kenya’s rugby sevens team, footballers are taking stimulants, and stores are selling banned substances to some of the country’s world-beating runners.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:03am

Magazines

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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