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Speedboat capsizes off Macau, 14 mainland Chinese illegal immigrants missing

The speedboat capsized before dawn. Photo: Macau Government Information Bureau Breaking

A speedboat used to transport illegal immigrants from mainland China capsized off Macau on Friday, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.

Friday, 27 February, 2015, 12:02pm

China narrows terrorism definition by deleting ‘thought’ from list of crimes

Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station after last May's bomb and knife attack in Xinjiang, which left three people dead. Photo: Reuters

Beijing has narrowed the controversial definition of "terrorism" in the revised draft of its counterterrorism law by removing a reference to "thought" as a crime.

27 Feb 2015 - 8:15am 5 comments

China building ‘amazing submarines’ ... although not as good as ours, says US admiral

Members of the China People's Liberation Army march beside a navy submarine during a ceremony. Photo: Robert Ng

China now has more diesel- and nuclear-powered vessels than the US, although their quality is inferior, a top US Navy admiral tells American lawmakers

26 Feb 2015 - 4:27pm 9 comments

China gets approval to build Argentina satellite tracking station for moon missions

Argentina successfully launched a geostationary communications satellite that was built at home with local technology, a first for Latin America. The ARSAT-1, the product of seven years of work by a team of 400 specialists, launched from the launch pad at the ESA base in Kourou, French Guiana in October, 2014. Photo: ARSAT

Argentina's Congress has approved the installation of a Chinese satellite tracking station in the South American country's Patagonia region.

27 Feb 2015 - 3:20am 1 comment

Mainland Chinese, Hongkongers lead way in Forbes powerful women in Asia list

Pansy Ho Chiu-king, the managing director of Shun Tak Holdings, made the Forbes list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia. Photo: Nora Tam

Women from the mainland and Hong Kong again dominated the annual Forbes list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia, with 14 top female decision-makers making the grade this year.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:42am

Apple Watch to debut on March 9, with China in the company's sights

In September, Apple unveiled three watch collections - the basic model, the Sport model and the Edition model. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple is due to enter China's hugely lucrative luxury watch market with the launch of the Apple Watch, which will debut at an event on March 9, the company announced this week. 

27 Feb 2015 - 12:27pm More on THE NEXT BIG THING

Li Ka-shing’s Tom Group bares plans for ambitious internet finance venture in China

The Li Ka-shing controlled Tom Group runs an e-commerce joint venture on the mainland called Ule with China Post. Photos: Felix Wong, Reuters

Tom Group, the media conglomerate controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, plans to step up the expansion of its e-commerce joint venture in mainland China.

26 Feb 2015 - 1:49pm More on THE NEXT BIG THING

Rise of China's middle class will not challenge Communist Party: state media

Xi Jinping's political theory is called the 'four comprehensives'. Photo: Xinhua

The rise of China's middle class posed no challenge to the authority of the Communist Party, state media said yesterday.

27 Feb 2015 - 3:32am 3 comments

Fears case against obstetrician whose patient died after delivery will set China precedent

Fears case against obstetrician whose patient died after delivery will set China precedent

A Fujian obstetrician whose patient died hours after giving birth will stand trial for criminal negligence, raising concern among doctors that they could face charges for failing to achieve ideal results despite their best efforts.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:49am 1 comment

China bans ivory imports for a year ahead of Prince William's visit

Workers destroy illegal ivory in Dongguan, southern Guangdong province. Ivory imports have been banned on the mainland for a year. Photo: AP

The mainland is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for the material is threatening the existence of African elephants.

27 Feb 2015 - 11:35am 2 comments

Hong Kong employer who abused Indonesian maid Erwiana jailed for six years

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The former abusive employer of Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was sentenced to six years in prison and fined HK$15,000 at the District Court this morning.

27 Feb 2015 - 12:49pm 16 comments More on Erwiana Sulistyaningsih

Rogue trader Nick Leeson: There will be more financial scandals while people go unpunished

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But, unlike the UK and USA, Leeson believes both Hong Kong and Singapore are better placed than other markets to avoid such wrongdoing.

27 Feb 2015 - 12:41pm
US Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler gestures near the end of a hearing for the vote on net neutrality on Thursday. Photo: AP

Landmark US rules enforce ‘net neutrality', banning preferential treatment for websites

27 Feb 2015 - 10:45am
Jimmy Savile may have abused people in 41 hospitals. Photo: AFP

Jimmy Savile 'given the run' of hospital where he abused 60 patients, says report

27 Feb 2015 - 10:51am
A woman speaks on her iPhone in Beijing. China has removed Apple from its list of approved state procurement vendors. Photo: EPA

WTO rules make it difficult for Cisco and Apple to challenge Chinese government 'black list'

27 Feb 2015 - 12:10pm
The Washington Post also identified the Islamic State militant as Emwazi, seen here before an execution video. Photo: SCMP Pictures

‘Jihadi John’ from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

26 Feb 2015 - 10:40pm 1 comment
Chinese officials who lie on resumes and personal records targeted in new audit

Chinese officials who lie on resumes and personal records targeted in new audit

26 Feb 2015 - 5:01pm
Police raid a cannabis factory in east London.Photo: SCMP Pictures

Vietnamese children forced into slave labour in UK's clandestine cannabis plantations

27 Feb 2015 - 10:53am
Premier Li Keqing visits the Guangdong free trade area in Nansha in Guangdong in January. Photo: Xinhua

Delay to planned launch of Fujian free-trade zone

27 Feb 2015 - 2:06am
The amendment is aimed at encouraging research institutes to develop theoretical breakthroughs into viable commercial projects. Photo: Xinhua

China encourages state scientists to profit from breakthroughs with proposed law change

26 Feb 2015 - 11:04pm
The tiger cub fell to its death from the roof of an 11-storey building  in China where it had been kept by a businessman. Photo SCMP Pictures

Rare tiger cub kept in cage plunges 11 floors to its death after being frightened by Lunar New Year fireworks

26 Feb 2015 - 3:50pm 2 comments
The line to receive red packets from Tencent CEO Pony Ma stretched around the company's HQ several times. Photo: Weibo

Queue stretches around building as Tencent boss hands out Lunar New Year bonuses personally

26 Feb 2015 - 6:02pm 2 comments

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Currently, buildings account for 90 per cent of total electricity consumption in Hong Kong and contribute more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Reducing consumption of energy is a task for all Hongkongers

27 Feb 2015 - 10:31am 2 comments
Philippine President Benigno Aquino arrives during the 29th anniversary celebration of the revolt known as People Power revolution at the People's Power Monument in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippine President Benigno Aquino walking a tightrope

27 Feb 2015 - 9:07am 2 comments

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Asean's peace and prosperity through the golden years

 Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam all need higher levels of spending on infrastructure to continue growing. Photo: AFP Andrew Sheng

There are two ways to see whether something is going to do well or badly - a top-down view or a bottom-up view. Over the past year, I have travelled through Indochina, visiting eight of the 10 Asean member states, to get a first-hand view from the ground up.

27 Feb 2015 - 12:47pm

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John Tsang's budget giveaways fuelled by government's huge surplus

The budget included handouts for welfare recipients as well as the middle class and small businesses. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Denise Tsang

The government's more generous than expected budget sweeteners have cheered the middle class, the poor, small businesses and even property developers.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:55am

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First lesbian kiss on Korean TV drama sparks debate

An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply conservative roots.

27 Feb 2015 - 12:20pm

Business

The first train carrying containers pulls out of a logistics terminal jointly built by China and Kazakhstan in Lianyungang City, east China's Jiangsu Province. Photo: Xinhua

China to sign New Silk Road investment deals next month, state media report

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China will sign a series of flagship agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing’s plan to revive economic development along the ancient Silk Road, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:36am
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Chinese developer Country Garden plans to raise US$900m in five-year bond

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Chinese property developer Country Garden plans to raise US$900 million in a five-year bond that marks its fifth fundraising deal in the past year.

27 Feb 2015 - 11:59am

Property

The volume of sales of luxury apartments in Shanghai worth more than 10 million yuan fell 34 per cent last year to 2,246 units from 2013. Photo: AFP RESIDENTIAL

Chinese developers to raise luxury home prices in prime cities

Some Chinese developers are planning to raise prices for new luxury projects in prime areas this year, in a rare sign of improving sentiment in a market that saw new home prices fall for the last eight months of 2014.

24 Feb 2015 - 6:22pm More on China Property
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Greenland to diversify into internet finance

Greenland Hong Kong, the Hong Kong-listed unit of the mainland’s largest developer by sales, announced it would diversify into internet finance this year, hoping to capitalise on the cyber world to offer financial services to cash-strapped mainland developers.

11 Feb 2015 - 6:11am More on China Property
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Golden Wheel Tiandi on a roll with metro projects

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First lesbian kiss on Korean TV drama sparks debate

An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply conservative roots.

27 Feb 2015 - 12:20pm

Benedict Cumberbatch on Alan Turing's legacy and the challenge it presented for The Imitation Game crew

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Exhibition: street photographer Sarah Choi's first solo show opens

27 Feb 2015
Former model Helena Rizzo of Mani restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was named top female chef in the world by Restaurant magazine.

Ex-models take on new careers in the kitchen

Food and models are not an obvious pairing. Yet increasingly they are moving from catwalk to kitchen - among them Hong Kong's Amanda Strang, supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss, and Helena Rizzo, named world's best woman chef.

27 Feb 2015 - 10:13am

Hong Kong hawkers find finance chief’s food truck plan unappetising

26 Feb 2015 15 comments

Restaurant review: New-look Pawn wins with starters

26 Feb 2015
In September, Apple unveiled three watch collections - the basic model, the Sport model and the Edition model. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple Watch to debut on March 9, with China in the company's sights

Apple is due to enter China's hugely lucrative luxury watch market with the launch of the Apple Watch, which will debut at an event on March 9, the company announced this week. 

27 Feb 2015 - 12:27pm More on THE NEXT BIG THING

WTO rules make it difficult for Cisco and Apple to challenge Chinese government 'black list'

27 Feb 2015

Fake phishing 'quizzes' help companies beat online intruders

27 Feb 2015

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Sport

Dongfeng Race Team (right) begin their 5,264 nautical mile trip from Sanya in Hainan, China, to Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: AFP SAILING

Dongfeng holds slim lead nearing finish of Volvo Ocean Race fourth leg

Chinese pace-setters Dongfeng Race Team clung to a slim lead yesterday as the Volvo Ocean Race's fourth leg looked set for a grandstand finish.

27 Feb 2015 - 11:39am
SOCCER

Liverpool lead British exodus in Europa League

 

Liverpool’s Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday on a woeful night for British clubs.

27 Feb 2015 - 10:07am
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