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Shanxi Party chief to be sidelined as anti-graft campaign sweeps province

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The Communist Party secretary of Jilin province will replace Yuan Chunqing, the current party chief of resource-rich Shanxi, a province currently under an extensive anti-graft campaign.

Saturday, 30 August, 2014, 4:07pm 2 comments

Trapped Filipino peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels after tense stand-off

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Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels attacked UN peacekeepers on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said.

30 Aug 2014 - 8:21pm

China sure to be high on agenda of Indian leader's talks in Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Japan today for a five-day visit that analysts believe could usher in a new relationship, spurred by the actions of China in recent years.

29 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm 2 comments

EU, Ukraine debate sanctions against Russia amid euro bloc's leadership shuffle

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European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine as the EU’s outgoing commission chief warned that the crisis could reach the “point of no return”.

30 Aug 2014 - 8:24pm

Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

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President Xi Jinping has said China would spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for “information warfare” as the country embarked on military reform, state media said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:30pm

Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

Myanmar’s first international beauty queen has absconded with her US$100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers said.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:35pm

Macau casino workers plan industrial action to push for higher pay

Casino dealers working in some of Macau’s most popular casinos are set to start industrial action today for the first time in the Chinese territory as discontent over salaries and working benefits spreads.

30 Aug 2014 - 7:40pm 1 comment

Former Yunnan party chief, Shanxi pair, latest to be probed for graft

A former party chief of Yunnan province and two high-ranking Shanxi officials are under investigation for corruption - the latest targets of an anti-graft campaign launched by President Xi Jinping.

30 Aug 2014 - 6:28am

After twin disasters, Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in revamp

Malaysia Airlines will shed 30 per cent of its staff, cut routes and replace its CEO to stave off bankruptcy after two of its airliners crashed. Stakes may also be sold to outside investors under the plans announced yesterday.

30 Aug 2014 - 4:46pm 2 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Politburo approves pay cuts for bosses at state-owned enterprises

Top executives at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will have their salaries cut and perks reduced, the central government announced yesterday.

30 Aug 2014 - 4:45am 5 comments

Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

Taiwan plans to spend NT$74.8 billion (HK$19.4 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against Beijing, a lawmaker and media said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014 - 7:17pm 1 comment

Xi’s corruption probe keeps body in charge of personnel appointments busy

30 Aug 2014 - 6:30am

Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

29 Aug 2014 - 8:23pm

'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

29 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm

Scientists make genetic map of Ebola disease strain raging through Africa

29 Aug 2014 - 9:25pm

Leftist Deng Liqun breaks silence with praise for Xinjiang martyrs

30 Aug 2014 - 3:37am

Shamed actor Ko Chen-tung faces criminal probe when he returns to Taiwan

30 Aug 2014 - 6:26am 15 comments

Hong Kong tourists ‘among 56 injured’ after tour bus flips on mountain highway in Canada

30 Aug 2014 - 3:26am 6 comments

Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government

30 Aug 2014 - 4:34pm 1 comment

Apple whets appetite for new product with invites to California launch event

29 Aug 2014 - 11:20pm

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Defeating deflation in EU and Japan key to global economic outlook

30 Aug 2014 - 6:35am

Town planners must put pedestrians first

30 Aug 2014 - 6:39am 2 comments

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Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

STEVEN YEO

History and geography, along with growing affluence and geopolitical significance, are combining to make the Asian market one of vast social, economic and political diversity.

30 Aug 2014 - 2:23am

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Hong Kong 'no longer safe' from threat of global terrorism, expert warns

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As Britain raised its terror threat level to the second highest on a five-level system on Saturday, an international expert says Hong Kong faces a much greater threat of a terror attack due to the globalised nature of extremism.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:19pm

China

DEFENCE

Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

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President Xi Jinping has said China would spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for “information warfare” as the country embarked on military reform, state media said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:30pm

World

EUROPEAN UNION

EU, Ukraine debate sanctions against Russia amid euro bloc's leadership shuffle

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European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine as the EU’s outgoing commission chief warned that the crisis could reach the “point of no return”.

30 Aug 2014 - 8:24pm

Business

REGULATION

HKEx seeks views on dual-class share structure reform after Alibaba loss

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is seeking views on whether the city should change the listing rules to introduce the controversial dual-class share structure in a bid to compete with the US after losing the listing of Alibaba to New York and draw technology firms to list here.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:29am 2 comments
EARNINGS

China Construction Bank posts slower 9pc gain in first-half profit

China Construction Bank Corp, the mainland's second-largest lender by assets, raised net profit 9 per cent in the first half, a period marked by decelerating growth in the state banking sector.

30 Aug 2014 - 4:58am 1 comment

Property

INVESTMENT

Shui On Land buys remaining stake in Foshan development project

Shui On Land sold two hotels in Shanghai for 2.69 billion yuan (HK$3.38 billion) to hotel operator and landlord Great Eagle - a company controlled by Lo's brother Lo Ka-shui - to reduce debt as it reported a 24 per cent drop in first-half profit.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:32pm

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

28 Aug 2014

Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

It's not easy convincing a parent that playing video games can become a legitimate career. But e-sports, as it is called, is a growing global phenomenon, and a Hong Kong company is grooming local enthusiasts to compete on the world stage.

29 Aug 2014 - 3:01pm

'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

29 Aug 2014 4 comments

Converted Mini the wheel deal for budding DJs

28 Aug 2014

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Sport

RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

Incongruous punishments force NFL to get serious about domestic violence

When you are a corporate behemoth you inherently reek of hypocrisy. The sheer vastness of your enterprise dictates it. You may say all the right things but what you do defines you much more than what you say. In that regard the NFL is no different.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:26pm
LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

Youth Olympians should inspire HK officials to bid for Asian Games

The Youth Olympics in Nanjing was not just about ushering in the next generation of athletes but also the next generation of officials who will carry the torch for Hong Kong in world sport.

30 Aug 2014 - 9:26pm
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