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The boycott begins: thousands of students stage classroom walkout over Beijing’s electoral reform plan

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Thousands of university students from across Hong Kong formed a sea of white as they arrived in Chinese University to join the week-long class boycott for democracy which began at 2pm.

Monday, 22 September, 2014, 9:04pm 48 comments More on Universal Suffrage

'Kill them in their bedrooms': Islamic State calls for attacks in US, Canada and Europe

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An Islamic State spokesman has called on Muslims around the world to rise up and kill civilians in countries that belong to the US-led coalition against the militant group.

22 Sep 2014 - 5:03pm 3 comments

3 in 10 Chinese citizens do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

As many as three in 10 of China’s 1.3 billion population are unable to communicate in Putonghua, China’s Education Ministry has said during an annual event to promote the official language.

22 Sep 2014 - 4:54pm

Hong Kong tycoons descend on Beijing for Xi meeting

Tycoons arriving in Beijing to meet President Xi Jinping put on a united front against Occupy Central and called on Hongkongers to be more 'constructive' over political reform.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:34pm 19 comments More on Universal Suffrage

One in five Hongkongers 'considering emigration' as pessimism hangs over city

On a scale of zero to 10, with 10 being extremely optimistic, the mean score of the respondents was 4.22, which pollsters said indicated a general atmosphere of pessimism.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:18am 71 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Fresh attacks kill 2 in Xinjiang as Beijing releases guidelines on prosecuting terrorism

Update

At least two people were killed and many more injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:36pm 7 comments

Hu do you think you are? PLA slams uni boss for limousine display imitating former leader

The president of a mainland private vocational university has been criticised by the PLA for riding in a limousine like a top official while inspecting army cadets.

22 Sep 2014 - 5:19pm

Anti-graft scholar calls for closing of suicide ‘loophole’ used by corrupt officials

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An anti-corruption expert at China’s top school for party cadres has called for corrupt officials to be prevented from “escaping justice” by killing themselves.

22 Sep 2014 - 2:37pm More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

The road to hell: major new highway caves in 14 times in six months

A major highway that opened in Henan province in April has caved in 14 times, causing a headache for drivers who have been warned to be on the alert for sudden collapses.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:47pm 1 comment

China's 'rotten meat' scandal firm sacks 340 people at Shanghai plant

A US meat supplier said on Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and other major restaurant chains.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:57pm More on China Food Scandals

PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight

President Xi Jinping will promote two People's Liberation Army generals closely associated with him in a move to deepen the anti-corruption drive and speed up reform in the world's largest fighting force.

22 Sep 2014 - 7:22am 9 comments More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Hong Kong students prepare to kick off classroom boycott; hundreds of academics supportive

22 Sep 2014 - 7:30pm 59 comments

Tibetan student burns to death in first self-immolation since April

22 Sep 2014 - 11:25am 1 comment

Second batch of nude Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian pictures leaked after hack attack

22 Sep 2014 - 12:37pm 3 comments

Nasa’s MAVEN spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

22 Sep 2014 - 3:56pm 1 comment

Three deaths reported as tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan

22 Sep 2014 - 8:35am

China seizes 88 fugitives in overseas 'fox hunt' for financial criminals

22 Sep 2014 - 4:00am 2 comments

92 dead bodies found during Sierra Leone's Ebola shutdown

22 Sep 2014 - 6:15am

Democracy is not a decoration, Xi Jinping says in speech to CPPCC

22 Sep 2014 - 9:16am 16 comments

Rise of the geeks: Hong Kong's young entrepreneurs plot a tech revolution

22 Sep 2014 - 7:28pm 1 comment

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Leader

China and India moving closer

22 Sep 2014 - 8:49am 1 comment

Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

22 Sep 2014 - 12:02pm 2 comments

Today's Poll

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  • No: 52%
22 Sep 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 373

Insight

Hong Kong's buildings should be generating electricity, not using it

Ian Brownlee

This week is World Green Building Week, and it is observed in Hong Kong. The past approach to sustainable building design has largely focused on making buildings more energy efficient and reducing their carbon footprint.

22 Sep 2014 - 4:17am 8 comments

Focus

US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

Bloomberg

The threat of climate change is driving China and the US - frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters - to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:45am

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Asia

AUSTRALIA

Australia's ex-PM Howard ‘embarrassed’ by Iraq war dossier on weapons of mass destruction

Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to justify sending troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.

22 Sep 2014 - 7:59pm 4 comments

World

ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

World in an 'era of crises': Ban Ki-moon downbeat ahead of UN summit

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, summed up the mood of foreboding hanging over the UN headquarters as it prepares to welcome more than 140 heads of state for the annual UN General Assembly this week. The world, he said, was "living in an era of unprecedented level of crises".

22 Sep 2014 - 9:25pm

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Jinan air quality ranked poorest; rare disease turns muscle into bone

22 Sep 2014
EDUCATION

3 in 10 Chinese citizens do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

22 Sep 2014
ENTERTAINMENT

Outpouring of online support greets Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse after gossip suggests they are back together

22 Sep 2014
SUICIDE

Anti-graft scholar calls for closing of suicide ‘loophole’ used by corrupt officials

22 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

More strain on Beijing water supply; deaf crime boss jailed; Shenzhen metro sued over death

22 Sep 2014
ONE-CHILD POLICY

Families win legal struggle to inherit frozen embryos under one-child policy

22 Sep 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Chopstick up boy’s nose; virtual romance; British woman becomes urban cop in Hunan; addict sells daughter, 3, for drugs; judge suspected of rape

19 Sep 2014
ROAD SAFETY

A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

21 Sep 2014 13 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

18 Sep 2014
Anti-corruption

Ex-Guangzhou vice mayor paid mistress HK$17 million in ‘break-up fees’

19 Sep 2014
NARCOTICS

Hunan police seize 90kg of heroin 'smuggled in from Myanmar'

18 Sep 2014
GADGETS

Chinese student attempts to 'rent' out his girlfriend to pay for an iPhone 6

19 Sep 2014 16 comments
BUREAUCRACY

Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

18 Sep 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

Naked brother-in-law; secrets of news anchor; giant melon: CHINA DIGEST

18 Sep 2014

Business

EQUITIES

China Resources Power drops after president’s departure amid graft probe

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Shares in China Resources Power dropped as much as 5.5 per cent after it was announced that the temporary suspension of president Wang Yujun, under criminal detention on corruption allegations, had been made permanent.

22 Sep 2014 - 1:29pm More on China Resources Power
TECHNOLOGY

Thank the rich for driving technology trends that will benefit us

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Clayton Christensen created a revolution in business thinking when he argued, in his book The Innovator’s Dilemma, that markets are often disrupted not because better stuff gets invented, but because cheaper “good enough” imitations take over.

22 Sep 2014 - 1:10pm 1 comment

Rockers Evocation do city proud in German battle of bands

Sporting a name that makes them sound more like a horror film than a band, proud Hongkongers Evocation recently rocked the international stage at Wacken Open Air in Germany.

22 Sep 2014 - 4:39pm

Picturesque Music - A Yuan Dynasty Painting Reinvented

22 Sep 2014

Czech Dances

22 Sep 2014

Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

Call it the law of unintended consequences or the butterfly effect - or perhaps just a delicious irony. Europe's fragile economy has led a number of its culinary talent to seek more attractive rewards on our shores, leading to a proliferation of new restaurants opening in the city.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:32pm

New club celebrates the wider world of whiskies

19 Sep 2014

Gelato champs churn out a taste of the good life

19 Sep 2014

Drivers set to take a back seat as the driverless car comes of age

An Acura RLX demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car last week - the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology.

21 Sep 2014 - 3:29am

At home, work and play, the robots are coming

21 Sep 2014

Add Siberians to the mix: European ancestry more tangled than thought

21 Sep 2014 1 comment

Magazines

Sport

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Who writes his scripts? Chelsea legend Frank Lampard shellshocked after scoring AGAINST Blues

Jose Mourinho declared the love story was over and a bemused Frank Lampard said he was lost for words after the former Chelsea midfielder came on as a substitute for Manchester City and scored against the club he had called his own for 13 years.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:27am

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FASHION

6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay

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Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 

 

22 Sep 2014 - 9:11pm

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