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Bank of China accused of money laundering for would-be Chinese emigrants: CCTV

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State broadcaster CCTV yesterday accused the Bank of China of offering a money laundering service to wealthy mainlanders and helping them to siphon cash out of the country.

Thursday, 10 July, 2014, 7:31am 4 comments More on Bank of China

Move to more independent courts

China's top court has unveiled a roadmap for its five-year reform plan to boost judicial independence, giving judges more authority in rulings by unleashing them from interference by local governments.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:39am 1 comment

Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

There's something for everyone in Macau. Here's three ways to get the best out of the city.

10 Jul 2014 - 9:28am

Outspoken writer released after turning himself in over Tiananmen anniversary event

Novelist Hao Qun was released last night after being summoned by Beijing police over his statement of surrender for planning to attend a Tiananmen Square crackdown commemoration.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:18am More on Tiananmen Square crackdown

Philanthropist Chen in threat to sue New York charity over 'fake' UN certificates bearing honours

A row between the controversial Chinese philanthropist Chen Guangbiao and a New York-based NGO over a supposedly "fake" United Nations certificate of honours escalated yesterday.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:05am

Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

The head of the WHO  has urged the government to strengthen tobacco control to save huge numbers of lives and to ensure the country has a healthy workforce to continue its development.

10 Jul 2014 - 8:29am 2 comments

Sino-US relations in the balance as tensions rise in East Asia

Hundreds of rocky islands, sandbanks and reefs lie scattered across Asia's eastern waters, unimportant looking to the naked eye but significant enough to spark a worrying deterioration in US-China relations.

10 Jul 2014 - 8:30am 1 comment More on Focus

Constitutional battle looms as both poll rivals claim victory in Indonesia

Both candidates claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election, suggesting there could be a drawn-out constitutional battle to decide who will next lead the world's third-largest democracy.

10 Jul 2014 - 5:39am

SWAT team surrounds Texas gunman suspected of killing at least 6, including children

Breaking

A gunman killed at least six people, most of them children, during a domestic dispute in Texas on Wednesday that has triggered a tense ongoing standoff with authorities.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:41am

President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if Sino-US relations sour

President Xi Jinping has warned of disastrous consequences if China and the United States fail to contain their conflicts.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:04am 6 comments More on Xi Jinping

North Korea takes case against Seth Rogen film to UN

10 Jul 2014 - 10:16am

Islamic State insurgents seized nuclear materials, Iraq warns the UN

10 Jul 2014 - 9:48am

Justin Bieber gets two years’ probation for vandalism over LA egg-throwing incident

10 Jul 2014 - 9:33am

Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten to lead Vatican media reform

10 Jul 2014 - 3:58am 4 comments

China's teens lead world for financial know-how

10 Jul 2014 - 4:52am 2 comments

Germany investigates second US spy case a week after initial arrest

10 Jul 2014 - 5:00am 1 comment

Divisions and smears mark Indonesia’s most polarised presidential elections

10 Jul 2014 - 2:50am

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Leader

To get government moving again, both sides have to give

10 Jul 2014 - 9:24am

More accountability needed for MTR

10 Jul 2014 - 9:02am 3 comments

Today's Poll

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10 Jul 2014
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Insight

No place in liberal studies for ethnic stereotypes and overgeneralisations

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The need for multiculturalism, which can be defined as fair approaches to managing diversity and cultural understanding, has become urgent in Hong Kong.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:12am 2 comments

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Hong Kong

Carrie Lam's 'mystery' meeting with police to discuss Occupy Central, 2017 election

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Today’s “urgent” top-level meeting between Hong Kong’s government number two, frontline police and disciplined service unions will include discussions over Occupy Central, pay, and retirement, sources have told the South China Morning Post.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:40am

World

UNITED STATES

Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the US border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior administration officials said on Wednesday as President Barack Obama visited Texas and urged Congress to move swiftly to approve an emergency

10 Jul 2014 - 10:13am

China Insider

HISTORY

First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

9 Jul 2014 1 comment
CRIME

'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

9 Jul 2014 22 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014
CENSORSHIP

Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments
FOREIGN RELATIONS

Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 14 comments
RELIGION

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments
TAIWAN

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014
CENSORSHIP

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014
ENVIRONMENT

Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

2 Jul 2014 5 comments
TAIWAN

Meet 'Square Head Bro', the Taiwanese man with the blockhead hairstyle

4 Jul 2014 1 comment
HEALTH

Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

2 Jul 2014 16 comments
EDUCATION

School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

1 Jul 2014
HUMAN RIGHTS

Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

1 Jul 2014 4 comments
MULTIMEDIA

July 1: a short history of Hong Kong's march for democracy

1 Jul 2014 4 comments

Property

PROPERTY

Hong Kong-listed Lai Fung pays record price for Shanghai parcel

Shanghai sold a small residential parcel to Hong Kong-listed Lai Fung Holdings at a record price yesterday, bucking the nationwide trend of a cooling real estate market.

10 Jul 2014 - 6:48am

How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

The Sandstorm ran into trouble when Ai Weiwei, who had agreed to play a cameo role, complained he never agreed to be promoted as the star or gave consent to use his image or name to promote the film.

9 Jul 2014 - 8:23pm More on LIFE

Tai Po’s indie star in the making

7 Jul 2014

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7 Jul 2014

We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

Dining out in Macau need not be a costly affair. Here are eight restaurants that should satisfy your gastronomic cravings without breaking the bank.

9 Jul 2014 - 11:07pm

Premium vodka tasting in Hong Kong separates the wheat from the chaff

4 Jul 2014 2 comments

Re-introducing polugar, 'the father of vodka'

4 Jul 2014

US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

US military researchers have awarded US$40 million towards developing a new kind of brain implant that may help restore memories in wounded soldiers and civilians.

10 Jul 2014 - 6:09am

British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

9 Jul 2014

As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

9 Jul 2014

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