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  • July 22, 2014
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'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

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Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety admitted today it was unsure whether meat from a Shanghai factory at the centre of a food safety scandal had been imported into the territory.

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 3:13pm

Is Ling Jihua target of graft probe? Brother-in-law of the ex-Hu Jintao aide detained

The detention of a relative of Ling Jihua, a former senior aide to ex-president Hu Jintao, has led to speculation the authorities may be building a case against Ling himself.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13am More on Ling Jihua

World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

The world experienced its hottest June last month since record-keeping began 134 years ago, as Chinese authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

22 Jul 2014 - 3:12pm

Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

Discovery of heavily decomposed corpse of Yoo Byung-eun brings end to manhunt for 73-year-old tycoon wanted in connection with ferry disaster that claimed 300 lives.

22 Jul 2014 - 1:05pm 1 comment More on South Korea ferry disaster

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

A Shandong farmer has capitalised on the popularity of Transformers by making life-sized models from old car parts that he sells for as much as 100,000 yuan (HK$125,630) each.

22 Jul 2014 - 12:41pm 2 comments

Flight from Shanghai to London forced to make emergency landing in Russia

A plane from Shanghai to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia on Monday after a technical issue was detected.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:31pm

Mouldy bread sent to Typhoon Rammasun victims in Hainan

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Mouldy bread was sent to victims of Typhoon Rammasun in Hainan province in the latest scandal involving mainland relief efforts.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:57pm

Bodies leave Ukraine war zone as truce called at MH17 crash site

A train carrying the remains of 280 people killed in the Malaysian plane disaster was finally allowed to leave a rebel-held region in eastern Ukraine as militants declared a truce around the crash site.

22 Jul 2014 - 1:54pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

5,000 tourists evacuated as Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

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More than 5,000 tourists were evacuated from outlying islands as Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

22 Jul 2014 - 1:26pm

Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows.

22 Jul 2014 - 8:31am 3 comments

Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

22 Jul 2014 - 4:45am 5 comments

Xi Jinping calls for closer ties with oil-rich Venezuela

22 Jul 2014 - 1:35pm 1 comment

Shijaiyah district bears full impact of Israel's deadly bombardment of Gaza

22 Jul 2014 - 10:27am 1 comment

Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

22 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

Authorities can choose the easy or hard road to change, says editor

22 Jul 2014 - 5:47am 1 comment

'My parents are watching from heaven': Son pays tribute to Hong Kong chef and mother killed on MH17

22 Jul 2014 - 10:41am

Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

22 Jul 2014 - 4:46am

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Make medical cover clear

22 Jul 2014 - 12:05pm 1 comment

China, neighbours must discuss disputes

22 Jul 2014 - 12:04pm 5 comments

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 81%
  • No: 19%
22 Jul 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 134

Insight

Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters

Joseph Wong

It is true that during the consultation period, the public focused on the method for electing the chief executive and did not have much to say regarding the 2016 Legco election.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:25am

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Asia

South Korea Ferry Disaster

Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

Discovery of heavily decomposed corpse of Yoo Byung-eun brings end to manhunt for 73-year-old tycoon wanted in connection with ferry disaster that claimed 300 lives.

22 Jul 2014 - 1:05pm 1 comment More on South Korea ferry disaster

China Insider

ENTERTAINMENT

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

22 Jul 2014 2 comments
FOOD SAFETY

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

22 Jul 2014 53 comments
sino-russian

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 2 comments
INTERNET

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment
TRANSPORT

Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

18 Jul 2014 16 comments
FOOD

No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014
WORLD CUP

Chinese soccer fans - mostly young and female - posted 2 billion World Cup messages on Weibo

16 Jul 2014
MARATHON

‘No more public peeing!’ Beijing Marathon organisers warn runners ahead of October event

16 Jul 2014
CIVIL RIGHTS

Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China

16 Jul 2014 1 comment
scholarism

Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism

16 Jul 2014 12 comments
FOOD

'Vampire drinks' banned by China’s food safety authority

16 Jul 2014
MEDIA

PR firm Edelman distances itself from detained Chinese TV anchor Rui Chenggang

16 Jul 2014 1 comment

Detention of CCTV 'superstar' anchor Rui Chenggang polarises opinion across China’s social media

15 Jul 2014 2 comments

Business

WORKING POOR

Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty

Tackling poverty is a very difficult problem.

First, there is the issue of the causes of low income, which boil down to one thing – low productivity.

This requires solutions that open up economic opportunities and enhance the capacity of the poor to become productive.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:22am
INVESTMENT ABROAD

Chinese firms set to invest in Mexico’s infrastructure push

As President Xi Jinping leaves Latin America for the second time in roughly 12 months with billions of dollars worth of freshly inked investment deals in hand, the groundwork he laid a year ago after a trip to Mexico is beginning to pay off.

22 Jul 2014 - 9:55am

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

A decade after their creation, the jury is still out on Cyberport and Science Park, both huge projects underpinned by property development, writes Charley Lanyon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:14am 2 comments More on LIFE

Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

22 Jul 2014

Beatbox Battle 2014 Hong Kong's first beatboxing contest

22 Jul 2014

Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

Sitting on a plastic stool, head bowed over a bowl of noodles listening to people chat, laugh and smoke - you can't get a more down-to-earth Hong Kong experience than that.

21 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm More on LIFE

Napa's long Italian love affair rolls on

18 Jul 2014

Carbone brings the hearty red-sauce dishes of Italian-American cuisine to Hong Kong

18 Jul 2014

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Sport

CYCLING

World prepares to hail Vincenzo Nibali, the 'flag-bearer’ against doping

Barring a disaster on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:03am
CRICKET

India's Dhoni lords it over demoralised England as Prior pulls out

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his side’s determination in forcing the collapse of England who faced new trouble on Tuesday when wicketkeeper Matt Prior withdrew for at least the rest of the season.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:37am
GOLF

Rory McIlroy targets Masters and grand slam after winning British Open

22 Jul 2014

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A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

A Legco stalwart and mentor to Sun Yat-sen, Sir Kai Ho Kai wielded huge influence in Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century. How did the man who put the 'Kai' into Kai Tak die penniless?

22 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 1 comment

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