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US reluctant to extradite corrupt officials, Chinese foreign ministry claims

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

Thursday, 27 November, 2014, 3:01am 26 comments

Beijing store sparks racism row... by banning Chinese customers

A "No Chinese allowed" sign outside a clothing store in Beijing's embassy district raised eyebrows on the mainland's social media networks.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:49am 14 comments

Singapore bans 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc amid outcry over abusive techniques

Singapore banned Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after more than 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimising “sexual assault and predation”.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:31pm 3 comments

Hongkongers who find news online more likely to support Occupy protests: survey

Hong Kong residents who primarily find their news online and regularly comment on the internet are far more likely to support the city’s pro-democracy protests, a new survey has found.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:22am 39 comments More on Occupy Central

China coal mine fire kills 24, injures 52

A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

26 Nov 2014 - 7:14pm 1 comment

'My conscience is clean': Ferguson policeman who shot unarmed teen says he'd do it again

The white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson, Missouri, has insisted he did his job, has a "clean conscience" and would do the same thing again.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:04am 18 comments

Chinese health experts optimistic over anti-smoking law

Public health experts are optimistic that the mainland's draft tobacco-control regulation has a good chance of curbing smoking if properly implemented.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:18am

Google sued by Hong Kong-based banker over extreme internet trolling

Google has agreed to a settlement with a Hong Kong-based businessman who sued the search engine firm over defamatory internet posts that were circulated across some 3,600 websites.

26 Nov 2014 - 3:18am

Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior Chinese climate negotiator says

Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said, reaffirming its position before a UN climate conference next month.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am 3 comments

LIVE: Stand-off ensues between protesters and police in Mong Kok

Update

Crowds of protesters are involved in stand-off with police in Mong Kok after officers earlier took control of the junction of Shantung Street and Sai Yeung Choi South Street.

27 Nov 2014 - 1:23am 203 comments More on Occupy Central

Police force arrests seven of its own over alleged beating of Occupy activist Ken Tsang

Seven police officers who allegedly beat Ken Tsang Kin-chiu have been arrested on charges of "assault occasioning actual bodily harm," police said in a statement this evening.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:09am More on Occupy Central

Fake Chinese military officials 'swindle 34 million yuan from construction firms'

26 Nov 2014 - 4:17am 7 comments

Ilham Tohti's seven students almost certain to receive jail terms, rights lawyer says

26 Nov 2014 - 8:22am 2 comments

Proposal for circuit courts 'a step forward for greater judicial independence' in China

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

Chinese domestic violence law to offer victims easier access to restraining orders

26 Nov 2014 - 11:20am

Chinese ships back on patrol in waters disputed with Japan

26 Nov 2014 - 7:21am 4 comments

PLA allows civilian firms to supply kit

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Build hostels for young while they save for costly housing deposits: think tank

26 Nov 2014 - 5:16pm 23 comments

Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

26 Nov 2014 - 4:31am 9 comments

Vietnam puts naval power on show in first-ever Philippines port call

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

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Drugs a natural target in Beijing's war against corruption

27 Nov 2014 - 4:19am

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27 Nov 2014 - 4:19am

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Insight

'Democracy or nothing' is no choice for a better Hong Kong

Franklin Koo

When we were young, we were often taught to solve problems with only one clear and correct answer. However, while this method is a cost-efficient way of testing, real-life problems are never solved in such a fashion.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:04am 7 comments

Focus

How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

Cliff Buddle

Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:11am 12 comments

Harry's View

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China

CORRUPTION

US reluctant to extradite corrupt officials, Chinese foreign ministry claims

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:01am 26 comments

Asia

TOBACCO

India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

Health campaigners have welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:44am

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Drone sparks military alert; taxi driver saves suicidal woman - three times

27 Nov 2014
AIR POLLUTION

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

27 Nov 2014
TV drama

'Game of Thrones' comes to China as Tencent joins forces with HBO

26 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

26 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

25 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 3 comments
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

24 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Newlywed found dead in fishpond; Selfie poser stops trains in tracks

20 Nov 2014

Business

EUROPE

Juncker unveils 300b euro plan to kick-start European economy

New European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled an eagerly awaited €315 billion (HK$3 trillion) investment plan to "kick-start" the economy, insisting it would show the world Europe was back in business after years of crisis.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:39am
HONG KONG

Mainland holds key to Hong Kong growth story

Pessimism over a slide in Hong Kong's competitiveness is deepening in the business community, but some of its leading figures say the city can shore up its position by tapping opportunities created by mainland consumers and outward investment.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:39am

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera returns

After all-conquering runs on stage and screen, The Phantom of the Operareturns as an arena show.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19pm

Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

26 Nov 2014

Going places: DJ Max Graham, the globetrotting mix master

26 Nov 2014

English wines' time to shine

Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle portrayed an Australian wine expert.

21 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Spirits more prominent at trade fair

21 Nov 2014

Top of the pots: where to get your fill of Hong Kong's best claypot rice

21 Nov 2014

Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed - a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

26 Nov 2014 - 4:32am

Experiment finds most people are willing to pay to spare others pain

23 Nov 2014

Dealing with stress in your dad's DNA

23 Nov 2014

Magazines

Sport

Hong Kong stars dominate showpiece meeting

Next month's Longines Hong Kong International Races will be bristling with stars - but the Jockey Club will be privately disappointed with how many of the names announced on Wednesday are local heroes despite an HK$11 million boost to stake money.

26 Nov 2014 - 10:01pm

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FILM

Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

Portraying genius physicist Stephen Hawking proved the biggest challenge yet for rising star Eddie Redmayne.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:03pm

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