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Obama reassures Japan over Diaoyu Islands, but warns against provoking China

US President Barack Obama yesterday treaded a diplomatic fine line as he reassured Japan that the US would come to its defence over territorial disputes with China, while also calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to escalate tensions.

Thursday, 24 April, 2014, 11:17pm More on Diaoyu Islands

Anti-porn watchdog to revoke Sina internet portal’s licences over 'erotic' content

China’s anti-pornography authorities say they plan to revoke licences owned by Sina.com, a massive portal run by internet giant Sina Corp, in what observers say is a surprisingly harsh move.

24 Apr 2014 - 9:21pm

The next Canada? Rich mainland Chinese push New Zealand migration to 11-year high

An influx of deep-pocketed mainland Chinese has helped New Zealand reach its highest intake of immigrants in more than 10 years, official data shows.

24 Apr 2014 - 8:08pm 4 comments

Hong Kong man caught with cash taped to his body in US$580,000 Shenzhen smuggling attempt

A Hong Kong man was arrested with stacks of cash strapped to his body on Wednesday as he was suspected of attempting to smuggle over half a million US dollars across the border into Shenzhen.

24 Apr 2014 - 6:12pm

Hong Kong ‘milkshake murderer’ Nancy Kissel loses final bid to appeal

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American housewife Nancy Kissel, dubbed the “milkshake murderer”, on Thursday lost her final bid to appeal against her conviction in Hong Kong for the 2003 murder of her banker husband.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:56pm

Beijing angered by Obama's stance on disputed Diaoyu Islands

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US President Barack Obama has angered Beijing by saying the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan, would be covered by the US-Japan security treaty.

24 Apr 2014 - 2:04pm 51 comments More on Diaoyu Islands

Two more senior China Resources bosses held in wake of Song Lin graft probe

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Two senior executives at companies in the China Resources group were detained immediately after the state-run conglomerate’s former chairman Song Lin was placed under investigation for corruption, sources familiar with the matter said.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:25pm More on China Resources (Holdings)

Grieving pupils return to classes at school hit hardest by South Korea ferry tragedy

Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes on Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead.

24 Apr 2014 - 4:58pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

China releases Japanese ship after US$28 million payment over 80-year-old contract claims

24 Apr 2014 - 4:46pm 4 comments

The Young Guns of China: Beijing steps up efforts to recruit a new generation of soldiers

24 Apr 2014 - 10:25pm

Russia orders new military exercises as Ukraine forces kill separatists in Slaviansk

24 Apr 2014 - 11:06pm

Apple’s greater China revenues approach a record US$10 billion

24 Apr 2014 - 7:57pm

Chinese state media weighs into ‘urinating toddler’ debate as story shared one million times on Weibo

24 Apr 2014 - 9:20pm 18 comments

Eight cool facts about the new 100-million-person Beijing megacity

24 Apr 2014 - 6:24pm 1 comment

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LEADER

Barack Obama must find the right balance on tour of Asia

24 Apr 2014 - 4:00am 1 comment

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China

CORRUPTION

Two more senior China Resources bosses held in wake of Song Lin graft probe

Update

Two senior executives at companies in the China Resources group were detained immediately after the state-run conglomerate’s former chairman Song Lin was placed under investigation for corruption, sources familiar with the matter said.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:25pm More on China Resources (Holdings)

Asia

DIPLOMACY

Obama reassures Japan over Diaoyu Islands, but warns against provoking China

US President Barack Obama yesterday treaded a diplomatic fine line as he reassured Japan that the US would come to its defence over territorial disputes with China, while also calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to escalate tensions.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:17pm More on Diaoyu Islands

China Insider

INTERNET CRACKDOWN

Anti-porn watchdog to revoke Sina internet portal’s licences over 'erotic' content

24 Apr 2014
APPLE

Apple’s greater China revenues approach a record US$10 billion

24 Apr 2014
TOURISM

Chinese state media weighs into ‘urinating toddler’ debate as story shared one million times on Weibo

24 Apr 2014 18 comments
SMUGGLING

Hong Kong man caught with cash taped to his body in US$580,000 Shenzhen smuggling attempt

24 Apr 2014
FINANCIAL REGULATION

Senior banking regulator who helped restructure China's trust sector dies

24 Apr 2014 1 comment
GAMING

Invaded by the PLA: New strategy game offers an alternate reality history of Hong Kong

22 Apr 2014 1 comment
TOURISM

Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street

23 Apr 2014 51 comments
DEFENCE

Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

22 Apr 2014
ARTS

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry

22 Apr 2014 26 comments
DIPLOMACY

India mulls cancelling delegation to China over Arunachal Pradesh dispute

21 Apr 2014
Chengguan

Chengguan officials seriously injured after assault by large crowd

24 Apr 2014 1 comment
ART

64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

17 Apr 2014 6 comments
CORRUPTION

Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

17 Apr 2014
Hu Yaobang

Online censorship rolled back on 25th anniversary of death of reformist leader

16 Apr 2014 3 comments

Business

BUSINESS

Beijing names outsider Fu Yuning chairman of China Resources after sacking of Song Lin

Fu Yuning, a 15-year veteran of state-owned ports-to-financial services conglomerate China Merchants Group, has been appointed chairman of China Resources Holdings (CRH), five days after former head Song Lin was put under a corruption probe.

24 Apr 2014 - 1:29am More on China Resources (Holdings)
INVESTMENT

Qianhai eyes Asean investors to boost trade zone numbers

Qianhai, the new economic zone in Shenzhen that is seeking to turn itself into a mini-Manhattan on the Pearl River Delta by 2020, plans to ask for central government permission to lower entry barriers to attract enterprises from Southeast Asia to invest in the zone.

24 Apr 2014 - 2:27am

Property

HOSPITALITY

Langham Hospitality to spend US$1.5b on hotel buying spree

Langham Hospitality Group will earmark US$1.5 billion to acquire 10 hotels, largely in the United States and Europe, where asset prices remain attractive, as part of its expansion drive to build up a portfolio of 500 hotels in 10 years.

23 Apr 2014 - 6:27am

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

18 Apr 2014

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

‘Wonder material’ graphene made in kitchen blender with detergent

Kids, do not try this at home: scientists have found that they can create high-quality sheets of super-strong graphene using a kitchen blender and ordinary dishwasher detergent.

24 Apr 2014 - 4:21am 1 comment

Fighting jet lag? Smartphone app takes mathematical approach to getting you back on your feet

21 Apr 2014

Warning: Heartbleed bug is back and it's in reverse

21 Apr 2014 1 comment

Magazines

  • 48 Hours: April 24

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    Singer-actor Hins Cheung channels his inner madness for his stage role in Equus

  • Post Magazine: April 20

    20 Apr 2014

    The ditching of an airliner in New York in 2009 made world headlines but, the following year, two pilots demonstrated even greater airmanship on approach to Chek Lap Kok

  • 48 Hours: April 17

    17 Apr 2014

    Thriller instinct: Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are a winning combination

  • Post Magazine: April 13

    13 Apr 2014

    Tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

  • 48 Hours: April 10

    10 Apr 2014

    City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

  • Money: April 2014

    7 Apr 2014

    Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

  • Post Magazine: April 6

    6 Apr 2014

    True grit: from Hollywood to the horrors of a Phnom Penh rubbish dump

  • Style: April 2014

    4 Apr 2014

    Jason Wu shows us who's boss of the runway

  • Post Magazine: March 30

    30 Mar 2014

    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

  • Good Eating: March 2014

    Spring 2014

    The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants

  • Style: March 2014

    7 Mar 2014

    Tech-savvy brands stay one step ahead of the e-tail trend

  • Style: February 2014

    7 Feb 2014

    Couture cakes raise the bar for edible art

  • Good Eating: November 2013

    Winter 2013

    Top chefs taste success

  • Money: November 2013

    11 Nov 2013

    Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

Sport

QE II Cup barrier draw yields no clear favourite

There may have been others playing "find the leader" after the barrier draw for Sunday's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin, but Uncoiled's trainer Yoshito Yahagi was not one of them.

24 Apr 2014 - 10:42pm

Magazines

TRAVEL

My 48 hours in Bangkok

Linda Charoenlab walks us around her home city and picks out the places where the bright young things spend their time and money.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:35pm

Pilots reveal death-defying ordeal as engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok

When both of Flight CX780’s engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok, tragedy looked certain to its pilots, who hadn’t trained for such an emergency. However, outstanding airmanship led to a safe – if not smooth – landing for the 322 people on board. Now, for the first time, the unsung fliers talk publicly about their death-defying ordeal, Simon Parry reports.

21 Apr 2014 - 10:28am 12 comments
TRAVEL

The final frontier: Ha Giang, Vietnam

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