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LIVE: Beijing officials explain controversial NPC decision on 2017 reform


Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei is this morning making a speech to explain Beijing’s decision on the 2017 election of the chief executive.

Monday, 1 September, 2014, 2:19pm 27 comments More on Occupy Central

At least three primary pupils stabbed to death at school in China

A knife-wielding man stabbed eight children and a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school Monday, leaving at least  three of them dead, reports said, in the country’s latest attack against youngsters.

1 Sep 2014 - 3:15pm

Hong Kong's 'era of disobedience' has begun, says Occupy leader as protesters join forces

Thousands of people joined leaders of Occupy Central and other civic groups in Tamar Park last night, vowing to start protests against Beijing's decision to tightly control elections in Hong Kong.

1 Sep 2014 - 9:15am 13 comments More on Occupy Central

Ebola virus drug approved on mainland for emergency use only


China’s first drug against Ebola virus disease (EVD) has obtained manufacturing approval for emergency use, a military newspaper reports.

1 Sep 2014 - 1:42pm

Macau's Fernando Chui re-elected chief executive in unopposed poll

Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on was re-elected uncontested as Macau's chief executive in a choreographed exercise that prompted thousands of residents to demand universal suffrage.

1 Sep 2014 - 8:53am 11 comments More on Macau

Next-generation Rainbow drone ready for PLA delivery

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) would soon take delivery of a new generation of the country's aerial drone, state media reported.

1 Sep 2014 - 5:14am 10 comments

US graduate schools see fewer Chinese applicants than just a few years ago

For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the United States have been a boon for American universities and local economies. But it looks like the influx could be slowing.

1 Sep 2014 - 8:56am 1 comment

Smartphone app that measures air pollution being developed

App developers worldwide are working on technology that will inform users which streets have high levels of air pollution so they can avoid them.

1 Sep 2014 - 12:57pm

Jilin governor Bayanqolu named party chief in anti-corruption reshuffle

The Communist Party promoted Jilin Governor Bayanqolu to be the province's new party chief, Xinhua reported. Bayanqolu, an ethnic Mongolian, will take over from Wang Rulin.

1 Sep 2014 - 6:27am

Take it or leave it, NPC tells city as it endorses framework for 2017 poll

The nation's top legislature endorsed a tougher-than-expected framework for Hong Kong's first "one man, one vote" chief executive election in 2017 - sparking condemnation from pan-democrats.

1 Sep 2014 - 12:45pm 60 comments More on Universal Suffrage

Bitter divide over Beijing's blueprint for Hong Kong's electoral reform

Some observers see little room to make the nominating committee that will choose two or three candidates for chief executive in 2017 more democratic than the election committee it replaces.

1 Sep 2014 - 9:08am 1 comment More on Universal Suffrage

China changes Budget Law to relax rules on local government bond sales

1 Sep 2014 - 5:14am

40 Filipino peacekeepers perform 'greatest escape' in Golan Heights

1 Sep 2014 - 8:23am

Pakistan government seeks talks as clashes with opposition supporters leave hundreds injured

1 Sep 2014 - 4:23am

Iceland lowers aviation warning as Bardarbunga volcano's eruption fails to create ash

1 Sep 2014 - 12:00pm

'This eye shadow was tested on rabbits': call for mandatory labelling on cosmetics

1 Sep 2014 - 5:55am 1 comment

Veronica Shiu wins Miss Hong Kong title (thanks to 'one man, one vote' system)

1 Sep 2014 - 9:12am 5 comments

SAT test accused of trying to impose American values on Chinese students

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am 8 comments

Modi and Abe tour Kyoto with China's rise on Indian, Japanese PMs' agenda

1 Sep 2014 - 4:23am 1 comment

The house doesn't always win in Atlantic City as two casinos close

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

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Imperfect electoral model is still a step forward

1 Sep 2014 - 9:53am 15 comments

Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

1 Sep 2014 - 8:31am

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In search of this generation's Lion Rock spirit


Of the seven students from Hong Kong who graduated from Brown University, my alma mater, in May, only one will be returning to the city for full-time employment after this summer. For the most part, the rest will either be in New York or San Francisco.

1 Sep 2014 - 3:40am 2 comments




On the mainland, hope springs maternal


Pregnant mothers seeking C-sections filled hospitals in Guangdong last weekend because of the policy that August 31 is the cut-off date for children enrolling in mainland primary schools, Nanfang Daily reported on Monday.

1 Sep 2014 - 3:13pm



China factory PMI slips for first time in 6 months


Growth in Chinese manufacturing activity slowed in August, an official survey showed on Monday, losing momentum for the first time in six months after having hit its highest level in more than two years.

1 Sep 2014 - 10:44am

Slump in China home prices continues


Home prices in most of the 100 biggest cities in China fell for a fourth month in August but at a slower pace as some cities eased mortgage rules and relaxed the curbs on home buying.

1 Sep 2014 - 11:22am



Leading developers back in the hunt for more land

Flush with funds after a spurt in sales, many leading developers have again started to shop for land as confidence returns on signs that the housing market is stabilising.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:10am 1 comment

Action thriller's pumped up in third coming

The muscle factor is even more pumped up as the Expendables franchise expands its roster in third edition, writes Kavita Daswani.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:13pm More on LIFE

First-time director makes a spirited debut with ghost film

30 Aug 2014

Indian film singer Yesudas to perform in Hong Kong

30 Aug 2014

Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

Three years ago, on British television's University Challenge, contestants were asked to name a province in China beginning with "Y". They were unable to answer the question.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:49pm

Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

28 Aug 2014

Meat-free in Hong Kong: City's best vegetarian and raw-food restaurants revealed

1 Sep 2014

Weibo: Smartisan hammered, Qihoo hints of shakeup

It's rare that one issue dominates the blogosphere among the many tech executives who like to tweet about their companies on their microblog accounts. But the past week saw one such debate occur around a spat between 2 old friends in the smartphone space.

1 Sep 2014 - 2:44pm

World Wide Web dream are being lost in a maze of apps

31 Aug 2014 1 comment

Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

31 Aug 2014



US Open

Peng Shuai reaches first grand slam quarter-final

China’s Peng Shuai reached the first grand slam singles quarter-final of her career, toppling 14th-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the US Open last eight.

1 Sep 2014 - 12:48pm


Coming home: John Rocha plans to spend time in Hong Kong after retiring from fashion circuit

In the four decades since he left Hong Kong, John Rocha has seen his share of ups and downs. Having announced his retirement from the fashion circuit, the Dublin-based designer is going out on a high note, writes Francesca Fearon.

31 Aug 2014 - 9:37am

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