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Leading broadcaster Rui Chenggang detained in CCTV graft investigation

A leading anchor with China Central Television was taken away for investigation on Friday, mainland media reported. Rui Chenggang's sudden departure left an empty seat beside his co-host when his show aired that night.

Sunday, 13 July, 2014, 4:00am More on CCTV

Taiwan's opposition DPP may put independence stance on hold

Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party may agree to put its pro-independence stance on hold, paving the way for possible talks with Beijing. The decision could remove a key challenge for the DPP in the run-up to the presidential election in 2016.

13 Jul 2014 - 6:40am

Mistrust between China and US is getting worse, analysts say

China and the United States are finding it harder to accommodate each other, many observers believe, despite both nations putting a positive spin on the outcome of annual high-level talks.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:53am

Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

The latest round of PLA promotions shows President Xi Jinping is moving ahead with overhaul of the army's leadership, analysts say. Xi promoted four lieutenant generals to the rank of general on Friday.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:53am More on Xi Jinping

Apple rebuts CCTV claim that the iPhone's location data could threaten national security

Apple has rebutted a report by state media which claimed a feature in the iPhone that tracks a user's location could be a national security threat. The technology giant said it did not track the locations of iPhone users and that it did not work with any government agency.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:53am More on Apple

Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant was an aftershock of the quake that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami along the country's northeast coast, and warned of more to come.

13 Jul 2014 - 4:10am More on Fukushima nuclear disaster

Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

US President Barack Obama recently singled out Myanmar as a foreign policy victory - a country that had emerged from decades of military rule and turned toward the West, thanks in part to American diplomacy.

13 Jul 2014 - 6:06am More on Focus

Hong Kong teenager wins Google doodle contest with green design

A doodle by a Hong Kong teenager will potentially be seen by millions. Aspiring designer Wong Chiu-yung is the first Hongkonger to have a design featured on Google's Hong Kong home page.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:21am More on Google

US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

The United States wants China and rival countries to voluntarily halt actions aggravating territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:53am

Negotiations with Libyan put on CIA torture flight in Hong Kong 'stalled'

Negotiations between the government and the victims - including four young children - of a secret CIA rendition flight from Chek Lap Kok have come to a standstill, more than two years after lawyers first alerted justice officials to the case.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:21am

Illegal betting up hugely for World Cup, with police predicting final spike

13 Jul 2014 - 5:21am

Bus carrying Chinese tourists flips in Wyoming national park, injuring 8

13 Jul 2014 - 6:21am 1 comment

Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

13 Jul 2014 - 6:06am

Scholars look to reunification with Korean dictionary

13 Jul 2014 - 6:06am

Criminal drones, corporate armies: Think tank looks to security's future

13 Jul 2014 - 6:32am

Germany checking for more CIA moles in its intelligence agency

13 Jul 2014 - 6:32am

No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$b - stock regulators pull plug on social networking firm

13 Jul 2014 - 6:32am

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13 Jul 2014 - 6:14am

Measles threat to migrant workers

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Drone invasion needs regulation

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Criminal drones, corporate armies: Think tank looks to security's future

Large multinational corporations could develop their own highly capable security forces. Criminals and terrorists will have access to increasingly cheap unmanned drones and space satellites. Sophisticated environmental warfare will spread plant and human diseases through insects.

13 Jul 2014 - 6:32am

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These charts show how China's Weibo has gone mad for the World Cup

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

11 Jul 2014 2 comments

Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

10 Jul 2014 1 comment

How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

10 Jul 2014 1 comment

First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

10 Jul 2014 1 comment

'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

9 Jul 2014 28 comments

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014 1 comment

Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments

Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 16 comments

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014

Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

2 Jul 2014 5 comments

Meet 'Square Head Bro', the Taiwanese man with the blockhead hairstyle

4 Jul 2014 1 comment



No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$b - stock regulators pull plug on social networking firm

Financial regulators in the US suspended trading in a social-networking company with no assets, no revenues and one employee, whose value on the stock market soared to US$6 billion in a matter of weeks.

13 Jul 2014 - 6:32am

Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

The Bank of China cash-transfer service at the centre of money laundering allegations could escalate the sabre-rattling between the mainland's liberal-minded bankers and conservative regulators.

12 Jul 2014 - 4:36am 3 comments More on Bank of China

Cop turns exorcist in horror movie

Director Scott Derrickson describes his film, Deliver Us from Evil, as " Serpico meets The Exorcist".

12 Jul 2014 - 8:37pm More on LIFE

Thin line between apes and humans

12 Jul 2014

Artist Wilson Shieh brushes up on political activism

12 Jul 2014

Australian truffles offer off season alternative

Selling Australian-grown Périgord truffles to French chefs may seem a foolhardy, even impossible goal, but that is exactly what The Truffle & Wine Co has successfully done.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

9 Jul 2014

Google founders see a brave new world of data-driven health care

When Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare frank and open chat with the veteran technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, they admitted, among other things, that Google was interested in health care but scared of its intense regulation.

13 Jul 2014 - 3:10am More on Google

Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

13 Jul 2014

Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

13 Jul 2014




One step from immortality

Argentina's Lionel Messi will never have a better opportunity to prove he is one of the greatest players of all time than in this World Cup final against Germany.

13 Jul 2014 - 1:13am More on World Cup 2014
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Germany out to shatter Messi's dream

A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi's dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina on Sunday as the month-long football carnival hits a climax at the Maracana Stadium.

13 Jul 2014 - 1:19am

Heartbreak for hosts Brazil is visiting fans' opportunity

13 Jul 2014

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Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam

Haunted by their past, veterans of the Vietnam war are returning to former battlefields to make peace with the ghosts of the conflict and help those who are still picking up the pieces, writes Eric San Juan.

12 Jul 2014 - 11:21pm

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