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China announces corruption probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang


Beijing yesterday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, shattering the decades-old political taboo of not prosecuting the highest ranking Communist Party officials for corruption.

Wednesday, 30 July, 2014, 12:32pm 18 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Dozens of axe-wielding attackers shot dead by police during attacks in Xinjiang

Dozens of people, ethnic Han and Uygur, were killed or injured in at least one terror attack in the restive Xinjiang region early on Monday, state media reported late last night.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:59am 14 comments

Macau gambling kingpin facing charges in the US was an envoy for San Marino

Asian gambling kingpin Paul Phua Wei-seng was San Marino's ambassador to Montenegro for more than three years until the tiny city state revoked his diplomatic status shortly after his arrest in Las Vegas.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:17am

Sasa vs Stanley Park: Can Vancouver stay true to itself as Chinese tourism booms?

How should Vancouver meet the challenge and opportunity presented by soaring numbers of mainland Chinese tourists?

30 Jul 2014 - 8:41am

Canada blames Chinese hackers for attack on National Research Council

Canada yesterday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

30 Jul 2014 - 1:36am

PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic lights up Hong Kong Stadium - but organisers fail to break even


Paris Saint-Germain superstar nets hat-trick against Hong Kong champions, but Kitchee boss say 17,000 crowd will leave organisers out of pocket.

30 Jul 2014 - 12:42pm 2 comments

Globetrotting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to outdo Chinese diplomacy

By this time next week Shinzo Abe will have visited 47 nations since taking office in 2012, after an itinerary encompassing six Latin American and Caribbean cities in nine days.

30 Jul 2014 - 9:30am 2 comments

Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

Unsettling questions face health workers in the challenge to prevent the spread of one of the deadliest diseases known to man as it grips West Africa.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:49am

Xi Jinping strengthens his grip with Zhou Yongkang takedown... but what next?


With the launch of the formal investigation into former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, President Xi Jinping has consolidated power in a way that eluded his predecessors.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:56am 4 comments More on Focus

Zhou Yongkang's son made fortune through father's connections, not business acumen

The photo in the corporate records of a Beijing energy investment firm shows Zhou Bin looking solemn and not unlike his father, former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

30 Jul 2014 - 9:09am 1 comment More on Zhou Yongkang

Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

30 Jul 2014 - 8:32am 1 comment

The rise and fall of Zhou Yongkang: From rural Jiangsu to the corridors of power

30 Jul 2014 - 9:10am

China confirms Microsoft under investigation for breach of antitrust regulations

29 Jul 2014 - 10:14pm

Israel hits Gaza power plant and destroys home of Hamas leader

30 Jul 2014 - 11:36am

US accuses Russia of violating nuclear treaty with mid-range missile tests

30 Jul 2014 - 9:31am

Targeted measures to spur growth

30 Jul 2014 - 5:21am

PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

30 Jul 2014 - 7:55am 1 comment

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Propaganda obscuring truth about fate of MH17

30 Jul 2014 - 10:29am 3 comments

BRICS can be alternative lender

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Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy


Few places in the world are so confident and so well positioned for the future as to be able to seriously consider deliberately damaging nearly 5 per cent of the economy.

30 Jul 2014 - 4:41am 6 comments

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Will Hong Kong accept universal suffrage in 2017, in hope of increased democracy later?


Government officials hope to use the weight of public opinion and the prospect of a more democratic electoral system in future to press moderate pan-democrats to accept a model for the 2017 chief executive election that does not guarantee a real choice between candidates.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:50am 1 comment More on Universal Suffrage


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Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

China’s top online cosmetics seller apologises for fake goods sold on its website

29 Jul 2014 1 comment

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

29 Jul 2014

Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

29 Jul 2014

Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

29 Jul 2014

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

24 Jul 2014

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments

Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments

Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment

Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

22 Jul 2014 58 comments

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment

The Chung Brothers and Bossa Negra try to change it up in the local music scene

Hong Kong has always been an internationally minded city, and that fact is increasingly reflected not just in the way local musicians think, but also in the way they record.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:41am More on LIFE

Transformers movie highlights mainland product placement trend

29 Jul 2014

Review: Mozart's Requiem

29 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm 2 comments More on LIFE

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

27 Jul 2014

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014



In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's culinary customs not only denote class and region, but symbolise faith, dictate who you marry and can be a barrier to social mobility.

27 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm 6 comments

When an investment fund goes bad

Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their nest eggs imploded last year. Benjamin Robertson looks into the murky world of LM Investment Management and what its collapse should signal to the investing public.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:05am 8 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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