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China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

At least 12 airports in mainland cities, including Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuhan, are expecting wide-scale delays over the coming three weeks, the China Central Television (CCTV) reported today.

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 10:49pm

China food scandal spreads to Japan as Burger King, Starbucks admit using tainted supplier

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A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks , Burger King and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan.

22 Jul 2014 - 4:25pm 1 comment

Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:16pm 4 comments

Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China's Jerusalem. One million of the city's eight million legal residents are Christian. Huge crosses rise towards the sky on many of the city's more than 2,000 churches.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:25pm More on Focus

Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

A badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in an orchard last month was that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's South Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, police confirmed yesterday

22 Jul 2014 - 11:02pm 2 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

Mouldy bread sent to Typhoon Rammasun victims in Hainan

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Mouldy bread was sent to victims of Typhoon Rammasun in Hainan province in the latest scandal involving mainland relief efforts.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:57pm

World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

The world experienced its hottest June last month since record-keeping began 134 years ago, as Chinese authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:23pm 1 comment

Train with remains of MH17 crash victims arrives in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived on Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:43pm 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic plague

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said on Tuesday.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:17pm

Thousands of tourists evacuated as Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

More than 5,000 tourists were evacuated from outlying islands as Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:18pm

Will Malaysia Airlines recover from disaster? Here are 5 companies which never did

22 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

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

22 Jul 2014 - 8:10pm 1 comment

Is Ling Jihua target of graft probe? Brother-in-law of the ex-Hu Jintao aide detained

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13am 1 comment

Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters "will not remain silent"

22 Jul 2014 - 11:58pm

Flight from Shanghai to London forced to make emergency landing in Russia

22 Jul 2014 - 2:31pm

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

22 Jul 2014 - 12:41pm 3 comments

Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

22 Jul 2014 - 4:45am 6 comments

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22 Jul 2014 - 12:05pm 1 comment

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22 Jul 2014 - 12:04pm 5 comments

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22 Jul 2014
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Insight

Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters

Joseph Wong

It is true that during the consultation period, the public focused on the method for electing the chief executive and did not have much to say regarding the 2016 Legco election.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:25am

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Apple Daily head Jimmy Lai donated millions to pan-democrats, leaked files show

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Hundreds of records detailing tens of millions of dollars in donations to pan-democrats made by the founder of Apple Daily have been leaked to the media, a move the camp slammed as a "smear campaign".

22 Jul 2014 - 11:48pm 23 comments

Asia

INDONESIA

Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters "will not remain silent"

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Uncertainty hung over the Indonesian presidential election after Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared the winner of the closely-fought race, hours after his rival and former general Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the contest, condemning the poll as fraudulent.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:58pm

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Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine after MH17 disaster - to Syria

A no-fly area declared in eastern Ukraine after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is a rare restriction shared with rogue states like North Korea, prompting some airlines to question whether rules for flights over war zones need tightening.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:34pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Business

THE VIEW

Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty in Hong Kong

Tackling poverty is a very difficult problem. First, there is the issue of the causes of low income, which boil down to one thing - low productivity.

This requires solutions that open up economic opportunities and enhance the capacity of the poor to become productive.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:17am 1 comment
INVESTMENT

Chinese firms set to invest in Mexico's infrastructure push

As President Xi Jinping leaves Latin America for the second time in almost 12 months with billions of dollars worth of freshly signed investment deals in hand, the groundwork he laid a year ago after a trip to Mexico is beginning to pay off.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:03am

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

A decade after their creation, the jury is still out on Cyberport and Science Park, both huge projects underpinned by property development, writes Charley Lanyon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:14am 8 comments More on LIFE

Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

22 Jul 2014

Beatbox Battle 2014 Hong Kong's first beatboxing contest

22 Jul 2014

Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

Sitting on a plastic stool, head bowed over a bowl of noodles listening to people chat, laugh and smoke - you can't get a more down-to-earth Hong Kong experience than that.

21 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm More on LIFE

Napa's long Italian love affair rolls on

18 Jul 2014

Carbone brings the hearty red-sauce dishes of Italian-American cuisine to Hong Kong

18 Jul 2014

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Douglas Costa says Shakhtar Donetsk players' lives are at risk

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa said he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champions did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

23 Jul 2014 - 12:32am
CYCLING

Rogers wins first Tour stage at his 10th attempt

Australian Michael Rogers finally earned his first stage victory in his 10th Tour de France on Tuesday.

The three-time world time-trial champion, riding for Tinkoff-Saxo, came home on his own at the end of a mammoth 237.5-km 16th stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:56pm

Absence of cricket giants India and Pakistan at Asian Games decried

22 Jul 2014

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A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

A Legco stalwart and mentor to Sun Yat-sen, Sir Kai Ho Kai wielded huge influence in Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century. How did the man who put the 'Kai' into Kai Tak die penniless?

22 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 2 comments

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