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Microsoft confirms China probe over possible antitrust after four offices visited

Mainland business authorities are investigating Microsoft, the US technology giant confirmed yesterday, with reports that the focus was on antitrust behaviour.

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014, 3:01am 10 comments More on Microsoft

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’: UN

Update

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the UN said as the death toll from fighting in eastern Ukraine claimed more than 1,100 lives.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:51pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Visa glitch leaves US family stuck in Guangzhou with adopted babies

After a long, bureaucratic 18 months, Mike Norton had little reason to doubt that by this weekend he would finally welcome Joseph and Marianna, his new Chinese son and daughter, to their home the US.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:51pm 15 comments

McDonald's food supplier OSI recalls all products from Shanghai plant

OSI Group, a meat supplier to McDonald’s, said it would recall all products made by its Shanghai plant.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm 2 comments

McDonald's issues fresh apology but refuses to answer questions on rotten meat scandal

McDonald's issued another apology for its part in the rotten meat scandal, saying a "lack of clarity" had confused people. But it did not answer when asked if there had been a cover-up.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:29pm 24 comments

Xinjiang militants training in Syria and Iraq, says special Chinese envoy

Deteriorating security in Syria and Iraq poses a severe risk to China, with the two countries becoming a training ground for "terrorists" from Xinjiang, a senior Chinese diplomat said.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:06am

Anti-graft team shifts focus to Tibet in second round of sweeps

Anti-graft authorities have begun their latest round of inspections in Tibet, with a focus on high-ranking cadres and those expecting promotions.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:17pm

‘They kept telling us to stay put’: survivors testify at South Korea ferry disaster trial

Update

Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was sinking.

28 Jul 2014 - 6:12pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

Apology at food scandal firm

A United States-based meat supplier whose Shanghai subsidiary is at the centre of a food safety scandal has promised sweeping changes to its management structure.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:08am More on China Food Scandals

Shanghai, Hangzhou airports back to normal as weather clears up

Update

The yellow alert for flight delays at airports in Shanghai and Hangzhou has been lifted as weather in the region cleared up, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority said in an update on its website.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:12pm

‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

28 Jul 2014 - 2:03pm

Ban party cadres from using iPhones, entrepreneur says in light of security risk

28 Jul 2014 - 2:25pm 1 comment

Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

28 Jul 2014 - 6:03pm 5 comments

China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

28 Jul 2014 - 7:25pm 1 comment

‘I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK’: passengers on planes that turned back before Penghu crash relive terror

28 Jul 2014 - 7:02pm

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

28 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm

Genetically modified rice found for sale in Wuhan supermarket

28 Jul 2014 - 8:31am 1 comment

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Leader

Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

28 Jul 2014 - 8:58am 1 comment

Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

28 Jul 2014 - 9:14am 2 comments

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Insight

Business community must play active role in democratic development

THOMAS YASUDA

Thomas Yasuda says its time for Hong Kong's business community to set aside self-interest and political detachment, and to support the public by standing up for democracy.

29 Jul 2014 - 2:05am

Hong Kong

POLITICS

Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai political protests

The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the city's economy.

29 Jul 2014 - 3:38am More on Occupy Central

China Insider

HEALTH

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

28 Jul 2014
LEGAL

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

24 Jul 2014
NATURE

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

24 Jul 2014
ENTERTAINMENT

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

24 Jul 2014
MUSIC

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

24 Jul 2014 4 comments
TECHNOLOGY

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

23 Jul 2014 2 comments
VIDEO GAMING

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

24 Jul 2014 1 comment
ENTERTAINMENT

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

22 Jul 2014 4 comments
FOOD SAFETY

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

22 Jul 2014 58 comments
sino-russian

Russians love their Chinese neighbours, Gallup poll shows

18 Jul 2014 3 comments
INTERNET

China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment
TRANSPORT

Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

18 Jul 2014 16 comments
FOOD

No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014

Business

FINANCE

Every penny of HK$3 trillion Exchange Fund needed for ‘crises’, says HKMA chief

The head of Hong Kong's de facto central bank has rejected calls from some lawmakers to use part of the city's HK$3 trillion Exchange Fund to pay for infrastructure projects or welfare.

29 Jul 2014 - 2:55am
CURRENCIES

Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

A cross-border payment system linking the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Bank of Thailand will bolster regional financial stability and trim risks by allowing Asian players to settle transactions without having to wait hours for the United States market to open.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:19am

Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

From old old cinema seats to period clocks and well-thumbed maps, local collectors are turning their passion for vintage goods and curios into thriving businesses.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm More on LIFE

Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

27 Jul 2014

London celebrates century of Chinese cinema

27 Jul 2014

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 16 comments

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

For the danger they posed, the lapses were appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease-control laboratories, which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world, cannot afford to screw up.

27 Jul 2014 - 3:47am

Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

27 Jul 2014

Death is mercifully quick when a rocket hits an airliner mid-flight

27 Jul 2014 3 comments

Magazines

Sport

SOCCER

Lam Ka-wai hopes to conjure moment against PSG

Midfield powerhouse Lam Ka-wai is determined to produce another moment of magic when he leads Kitchee against Paris Saint-Germain in the "Meeting of Champions" at Hong Kong Stadium tonight.

29 Jul 2014 - 12:27am

Magazines

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 5 comments

Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

27 Jul 2014

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