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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, 1:51pm 22 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace


A timeline of recent corruption probes shows the extent of an corruption investigation into the entourage of China's former security tsar Zhou Yongkang. 

30 Jul 2014 - 2:43pm More on Zhou Yongkang

US charges four teenagers with murder of Chinese student beaten with baseball bat


Four US teens were charged on Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and spanner as he walked to his flat.

30 Jul 2014 - 1:49pm 1 comment

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

Paris Saint-Germain light up Hong Kong Stadium - but organisers fail to break even


Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets hat-trick against Hong Kong champions, but Kitchee boss says 17,000 crowd will leave organisers out of pocket.

30 Jul 2014 - 2:40pm 4 comments

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

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 2 comments More on Zhou Yongkang

Globetrotting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to outdo Chinese diplomacy

30 Jul 2014 - 2:18pm 2 comments

Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

30 Jul 2014 - 10:49am

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

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Propaganda obscuring truth about fate of MH17

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BRICS can be alternative lender

30 Jul 2014 - 10:41am

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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 8 comments


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 9 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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