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China pledges an extra HK$630m to fight Ebola

China has pledged 500 million yuan (HK$630 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle the Ebola epidemic - its largest round of aid yet to help contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Saturday, 25 October, 2014, 3:57am More on Ebola Virus

You're tearing us apart, Tung tells protesters

The Occupy Central movement could hurt Hong Kong's economy severely, tear the community apart and undermine the rule of law if the street protests continue, the city's first chief executive after its return to China has warned.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:44am 7 comments More on Occupy Central

Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

With less than two weeks until world leaders arrive for the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation summit, Beijing has stepped up pollution monitoring as it tries to lift the veil of smog choking the capital.

25 Oct 2014 - 2:59am 2 comments More on Beijing air pollution

Top Chinese envoy heading back to Vietnam ahead of South China Sea talks

China's top diplomat will visit Vietnam next week as part of efforts to ease tension over maritime disputes in the South China Sea ahead of talks on a code of conduct for the waters.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:48am

US rules out apologising to Pyongyang to secure release of prisoners

US Secretary of State John Kerry has ruled out an apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:45am More on North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin says US is trying to 'remake the whole world'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the US accusing the country of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:44am

Passport delay seen as trigger for attack on Canadian parliament

Canadian authorities try to piece together the motivation for a Muslim drug addict to launch an attack on the nation's parliament in Ottawa.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:49am

EU nations set new climate change target, with compromises

European Union leaders have struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions by 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning compromises have undermined the battle against climate change.

25 Oct 2014 - 5:25am

Japanese police arrest Chinese trio that stockpiled 40,000 nappies

Three Chinese nationals have been taken into custody in Japan for allegedly violating the terms of their visas by buying hundreds of packs of disposable nappies.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:51am

Taiwan mayoral challengers take fight for votes to KMT strongholds

The Kuomintang is fighting a tough campaign for local elections in Taiwan next month in a vote seen as the prelude to the 2016 presidential poll.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

China and 20 other countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to create an Asian infrastructure bank that will help finance the region's US$800 billion annual needs.

25 Oct 2014 - 5:39am

Iraqi forces 'months away' from major offensive against Islamic State

Iraqi forces are months away from waging a sustained ground offensive against Islamic State - and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, US military officials have revealed.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:41am

How rural spending programmes became the growth area for graft

25 Oct 2014 - 3:48am

More problems hit Japanese minister still smarting from S&M scandal

25 Oct 2014 - 5:11am

British woman dies at uncertified Thai cosmetic clinic

25 Oct 2014 - 3:51am

Scammers cash in on fake Ebola cures

25 Oct 2014 - 5:05am

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff winning the internet election battle

25 Oct 2014 - 4:22am

Nobel prize winner tops his own idea with newer, better microscope

25 Oct 2014 - 4:44am

David Cameron livid at €2b surprise bill from Brussels

25 Oct 2014 - 5:27am

Canada killings followed advice from al-Qaeda and Islamic State jihadist guidebook

25 Oct 2014 - 4:22am

Facebook’s new Rooms app allows users to be anyone they wish to be

25 Oct 2014 - 4:25am

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Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

Surya Deva

Since assuming office in July 2012, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hardly taken a wrong step in triggering a governance crisis in Hong Kong.

25 Oct 2014 - 2:34am 11 comments


Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

Andrea Chen

That there was no announcement of the fate of disgraced Zhou Yongkang or of personnel changes in the army leadership in the communiqué issued at the end of the Communist Party's fourth plenum indicates wide divisions within the party persist.

24 Oct 2014 - 6:01am 3 comments

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Anti-Occupy Central mob storms Mong Kok protest site

Chaos continued to reign in Mong Kok yesterday as an angry anti-Occupy Central mob stormed the protest site, dismantling barricades and attacking protesters, among them a prominent pro-democracy activist.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:52am 9 comments More on Occupy Central



US rules out apologising to Pyongyang to secure release of prisoners

US Secretary of State John Kerry has ruled out an apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:45am More on North Korea

China Insider


Mum throws daughter to death at hospital; Fujian's hottest September since 1961

25 Oct 2014

Founder of China's best known vocational school embroiled in domestic abuse scandal

25 Oct 2014

120 arrested, 1,300 relics seized in Zhejiang's ‘biggest ever’ tomb-raiding case

24 Oct 2014

Police play dress-up to arrest cardiac patient; Kind-hearted cleaner hands in bag of cash; Clearer skies over Shijiazhuang

24 Oct 2014 1 comment

‘Worst driver in China’ hits nearby car 15 times while reversing out of parking space

24 Oct 2014 5 comments

Male prostitution ring busted; students punished for untidy dorm beds

23 Oct 2014

Chinese baby girl has 12 sewing needles removed from her body

23 Oct 2014 6 comments

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

23 Oct 2014 29 comments

Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

22 Oct 2014

Choked-up Beijing gets brief break from smog amid cold snap

21 Oct 2014

Teen invents cheap 3D printer; ‘drunks’ in police car that sped from scene

21 Oct 2014

Maimed camel begging photos spark Chinese social media outrage

22 Oct 2014 8 comments

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests

22 Oct 2014 3 comments

Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo

21 Oct 2014 10 comments



China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

China and 20 other countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to create an Asian infrastructure bank that will help finance the region's US$800 billion annual needs.

25 Oct 2014 - 5:39am

Sydney expected to get yuan clearing bank soon

Beijing is set to accelerate plans to boost the international use of yuan by concluding pacts with key regional trading partners Australia and Singapore.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:41am More on Yuan



Official forecast of 74,000 new homes in Hong Kong hailed as a record

Official projections of 74,000 new homes for sale over the next three to four years mark a record for new supply, a leading property agency says.

25 Oct 2014 - 5:10am

Vladimir Ashkenazy's 'special gift to Hong Kong'

A world-class conductor has waived his undisclosed but substantial performance fee for two free concerts "as a special gift to Hong Kong".

24 Oct 2014 - 12:06pm 8 comments

Full-time comedy club gives up-and-comers a chance to test their skills

24 Oct 2014

Peter Chan's film Dearest is based on a true story of child abduction

23 Oct 2014

Chefs take an adventurous approach to preparing truffles

As the white truffle season follows the European summer black truffle season, and will in turn be followed by the Australian summer truffle, Hong Kong diners have become more than familiar with the pricey fungus. Often it comes to us shaved over pasta, or in scrambled eggs or an omelette.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:12pm 1 comment

Giovanni Greggio comes out of retirement to run Gradini in Central

23 Oct 2014

Beef encounters: where to go for authentic steak frites in Hong Kong

23 Oct 2014 2 comments

Why Google Glass is turning consumers off

It's surely one of the most discussed products of the year, but does anyone want to buy Google Glass? Wearable devices are this year's hottest products, with discussion about the search engine's smart glasses far ahead of anything else, but sightings of Glass wearers are rare.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:54pm

Cars the next driver in Apple vs Google

24 Oct 2014

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

22 Oct 2014 1 comment




Blocking of junior athletes under fire from former Hong Kong triathlete

The Hong Kong Triathlon Association, fighting to retain elite status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, has been accused of neglecting four leading junior athletes after they were barred from competing in the Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup at Disneyland this weekend.

25 Oct 2014 - 12:27am More on Hong Kong Sports Institute

Hend and Groom share Macau Open lead at halfway mark

"Catch me if you can" was the unspoken challenge from defending champion Scott Hend as he ruled the roost at lunchtime and Adam Groom responded to take a share of the lead at the halfway mark of the US$900,000 Venetian Macau Open on Friday.

24 Oct 2014 - 11:28pm More on Venetian Macau Open 2014

Gold-Fun's wide gate puts Whyte in tactical battle

24 Oct 2014

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