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  • October 23, 2014
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Net closes on Ling Jihua, one-time top aide to ex-president Hu Jintao

Graft-busters on the mainland are closing the net around a powerful family headed by Ling Jihua, for long the right-hand man of former president Hu Jintao.

Thursday, 23 October, 2014, 10:31am 6 comments More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

The government yesterday increased pressure on Occupy protesters, warning that "hawks" favouring tough action to clear sit-in sites would gain the upper hand if the deadlock continues.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:00am 60 comments More on Occupy Central

Aquino says Philippines willing to help China seize illicit assets of fugitives

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested cooperation.

23 Oct 2014 - 8:16am 1 comment

China has biggest share of high-earning expats, HSBC survey reveals

Expatriates in Asia are most likely to earn over a quarter of a million US dollars a year, an HSBC survey said, and even more so if they work in mainland China.

23 Oct 2014 - 8:07am 1 comment

China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’

China will send a spacecraft close to the moon in the next few days to test technology for use on a more ambitious mission to the earth's nearest neighbour.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:38am

Guangdong gives all-clear 43 people monitored for Ebola

Guangdong has given the all-clear to 43 people under observation for Ebola amid growing efforts by mainland health authorities to prevent an outbreak.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:31am More on Ebola Virus

Japan's deputy PM pushes for meeting between Abe and Xi at Apec summit

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso held an informal meeting with Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli yesterday, telling him the first official meeting between their top leaders should be held next month to mend relations.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:32am 2 comments

Jeffrey Fowle, American freed from detention in North Korea, has joyful family reunion

An American detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to an emotional homecoming amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:02am More on North Korea

Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

The so-called "U visa", which the US grants undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime and who help try to catch the perpetrators, allows the recipient to live and work in the US for four years.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:31am

No new offers on table for talks, and no end in sight to protests

Officials are pessimistic about prospects for narrowing their differences with student protest leaders, saying they gave all they could in Tuesday's meeting.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:48am 2 comments More on Occupy Central

Apec finance ministers to encourage private investment on infrastructure

Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum pledged to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects as part of a plan to offset the economic impact of fragile consumer demand.

23 Oct 2014 - 7:06am 1 comment

'Canada will never be intimidated,' vows PM Harper after deadly attacks and parliament storming


Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:18am 14 comments

Malaysian minister confident MH370 will be found as second ship joins hunt

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am 3 comments

Suspects in Thai tourist beach murders retract confessions

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

US marine murder suspect moved to Philippines military headquarters

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am 1 comment

US to funnel travellers from Ebola-hit regions through five designated airports

23 Oct 2014 - 8:10am

Sweden threatens force to bring suspected Russian sub to surface

23 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Judge who sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison a trailblazer herself

23 Oct 2014 - 4:31am

Death of Total oil chief shows high-pressure world of top executives

23 Oct 2014 - 5:12am 1 comment

Washington Post's legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies

23 Oct 2014 - 4:46am

Indonesian wife 'admits' ordering death of British husband, Robert Ellis

23 Oct 2014 - 3:42am

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Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

23 Oct 2014 - 8:19am 4 comments

Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

23 Oct 2014 - 8:22am

Today's Poll

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  • From a week to a month: 25%
  • Longer than a month: 69%
23 Oct 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 252


Political impasse is putting Hong Kong police under unfair pressure


Hong Kong is now in its fourth week of intense political and, to a lesser extent, civil disorder. This period is among the most significant in the city's recent history, bearing comparison only with the 2003 protests in terms of its political importance.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:24am 9 comments


Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

Joyce Ng

Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site.

20 Oct 2014 - 4:36pm 56 comments

Harry's View



Aquino says Philippines willing to help China seize illicit assets of fugitives

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested cooperation.

23 Oct 2014 - 8:16am 1 comment



Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements in fight against Islamic State for embattled Kobane

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed on Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of Islamic State (IS).

23 Oct 2014 - 10:53am



Bull market in equities may not peak until 2018

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. This is one of my favourite investment mantras, tested over several market cycles – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:44am

IBM hollowed out by ‘financial engineering’

IBM’s woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, companies are run.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:53am



Shimao-led bid wins tender for hotel site in Tung Chung

A venture led by Shanghai-based Shimao Property Holdings outbid five Hong Kong developers to win the government tender for a hotel site in Tung Chung for HK$1.83 billion, in line with the range of analysts' estimates.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:06am More on Shimao Property Holdings

Where to go for entrecote in Hong Kong

Where to go for authentic French steak frites? Here's our guide.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:24pm

Social media-based competition hopes to inspire amateur bakers

20 Oct 2014

Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

20 Oct 2014

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

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment More on Apple

Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

22 Oct 2014

Men and violence - how they size up one another and why numbers count

20 Oct 2014



Brendan Rodgers fumes at Mario Balotelli as Real Madrid humble Liverpool in Uefa Champions League

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he will take action against Mario Balotelli after he swapped shirts with Real Madrid’s Pepe at half-time of Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League defeat against the holders at Anfield.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:13am More on Uefa Champions League 2014/15



Style Takes Paris PART III: Advocate and Provocateur


It takes more than a slogan T-shirt to make a statement on the runways of Paris. Be it theatrical staging or inspirations for the collections, the veterans of fashion houses know how to get the whole world talking.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:53am

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