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Anti-corruption officers swooped on the Kowloon home of media mogul Jimmy Lai early this morning, with the tycoon's lawyer arriving on the doorstep a short time later.

29 Aug 2014 - 7:20am

The political reform proposal hammered out in Beijing looks all but certain to be vetoed as four key pan-democrats promised to vote "No" if it is put to the Legislative Council in its current form...

29 Aug 2014 - 10:10am

President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Barack Obama after an Apec summit in China in November. The meeting may be held in an informal setting similar to the talks between the two at Sunnylands...

29 Aug 2014 - 9:37am

In the latest attempt to raise the profile of its Hong Kong-style free port, Shanghai has unveiled ambitious plans to create a clutch of international commodity trading platforms in its free-trade...

29 Aug 2014 - 11:10am

Today's poll

  • Yes: 25%
  • No: 75%
29 Aug 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 381

Hong Kong

High property prices and inadequate infrastructure were more serious threats to Hong Kong's competitiveness than Occupy Central, speakers at the SCMP's Redefining Hong Kong debate said yesterday...

Updated 30 Aug 2014 - 3:16am

The foreign ministry has issued a tough warning against foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs ahead of Sunday's decision by Beijing on the city's electoral reform.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:32am

Occupy Central is a civil disobedience movement which could see Hong Kong's financial district paralysed by protesters demanding democratic elections. To help explain the differing opinions and...

29 Aug 2014 - 9:09pm

How the police cracked down on China’s largest independent film festival - and what it could mean for creative industries in Hong Kong. 

29 Aug 2014 - 9:05pm

A top official at the equality watchdog who helped members of his church to oppose reform of anti-discrimination laws has damaged the credibility of the body, its chairman said. 

29 Aug 2014 - 10:10pm

Hong Kong tourists may be among 56 people who were injured, several critically, when their tour bus hit a road divider and flipped over on a mountain highway in Canada.

Updated 30 Aug 2014 - 3:26am


Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung will face a criminal investigation when he returns to the island, after serving 14 days in detention in Beijing for drug offences, according to Taiwan prosecutors.

Updated 30 Aug 2014 - 3:26am

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

Updated 30 Aug 2014 - 3:35am

The busiest Communist Party department during President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign has obviously been its top corruption buster, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

Updated 30 Aug 2014 - 3:30am

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 - 3:35am

Veteran leftist Deng Liqun has made a rare return to the limelight by writing a letter to commemorate five Xinjiang martyrs who aided the communists in the region 65 years ago.

30 Aug 2014 - 3:37am

Beijing’s traffic authorities have warned that the capital will encounter this year’s worst traffic jams starting next week and running through the month of September

29 Aug 2014 - 2:11pm


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...

29 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm


Russian forces are engaged in direct military operations inside Ukraine in a blatant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said...

29 Aug 2014 - 10:00pm


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