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Hong Kong's HK$71.5b express rail debacle down to poor supervision and execution: experts

The Highways Department and railway powerhouse the MTR Corporation have respectively failed in their roles to supervise and execute a HK$71.5 billion high-speed link to Guangzhou that is now...

31 Jan 2015 - 1:44am
No H3N2 flu vaccine available until April as Hong Kong death toll jumps to 81

A vaccine to protect against a deadly influenza strain which has now claimed 81 lives in Hong Kong will not be available until after the winter flu peak is expected to have died down.

31 Jan 2015 - 9:42am
No H3N2 flu vaccine available until April as Hong Kong death toll jumps to 81

Mainland education authorities have pledged to redouble efforts to limit the use of foreign textbooks in universities to stem infiltration of "Western values".

31 Jan 2015 - 12:48am
Mainland regulators, Alibaba tone down their spat over 'fake goods' accusations

The spat between Alibaba Group Holding and mainland regulators took on a more conciliatory tone with chairman Jack Ma promising to combat fake products.

Updated 31 Jan 2015 - 12:36pm

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Hong Kong

'It's like a Hangover movie': Hong Kong businessman charged for drunk, naked break-in at US home

A Hong Kong businessman has been charged with breaking into a US home after getting drunk at a wedding and causing extensive damage, in a case the judge says "read like a Hangover movie".

31 Jan 2015 - 12:26pm
Hong Kong parents vying to secure primary school places for their children face stiff competition

This annual ritual is a big gamble for many parents because although they all want their children to get into “elite schools”, their children will be allocated based on certain factors.

31 Jan 2015 - 11:03am
Hong Kong parents vying to secure primary school places for their children face stiff competition

A vaccine to protect against a deadly influenza strain which has now claimed 81 lives in Hong Kong will not be available until after the winter flu peak is expected to have died down.

31 Jan 2015 - 9:42am
Hong Kong parents vying to secure primary school places for their children face stiff competition

The Highways Department and railway powerhouse the MTR Corporation have respectively failed in their roles to supervise and execute a HK$71.5 billion high-speed link to Guangzhou that is now...

31 Jan 2015 - 1:44am
Hong Kong parents vying to secure primary school places for their children face stiff competition

About 2,000 police officers will fan out between Causeway Bay and Central tomorrow to monitor the city's first mass rally since the Occupy sit-ins, according to a police source.

31 Jan 2015 - 4:44am
Hong Kong parents vying to secure primary school places for their children face stiff competition

A Hong Kong magistrate condemned a blatant display of "opportunistic crime" as he slapped a five-month jail term on a man who stole HK$161,500 after cash spilled from a security van in Wan Chai...

31 Jan 2015 - 2:37am

China

France tries to ease China's fears over waning euro

President Xi Jinping called on France and China to "preserve the peaceful post-war world order", as Beijing plans to stage a massive military parade later this year to mark the 70th anniversary of...

31 Jan 2015 - 4:53am
Chinese universities ordered to ban textbooks that promote Western values

Mainland education authorities have pledged to redouble efforts to limit the use of foreign textbooks in universities to stem infiltration of "Western values".

31 Jan 2015 - 12:48am
Chinese universities ordered to ban textbooks that promote Western values

Wuhan police post online eight photos of their own “opulent dinner” to defend the basic rights of public servants, following a mainland newspaper’s expose of banquet that led to the suspension of...

30 Jan 2015 - 11:30pm
Chinese universities ordered to ban textbooks that promote Western values

Sichuan has vowed to erase the legacy of disgraced former security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who was the provincial party secretary more than a decade ago, Xinhua reports.

31 Jan 2015 - 5:00am
Chinese universities ordered to ban textbooks that promote Western values

A shortage of funding is jeopardising efforts to preserve historical villages on the mainland that are in danger of rotting away, Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily reported.

Many...

31 Jan 2015 - 12:43am
Chinese universities ordered to ban textbooks that promote Western values

The spat between Alibaba Group Holding and mainland regulators took on a more conciliatory tone with chairman Jack Ma promising to combat fake products.

Updated 31 Jan 2015 - 12:36pm

Asia

Volunteers take on human trafficking gangs in Thai south

Bullet-proof vest, shotgun, sunglasses: Kompat Sompaorat could be mistaken for a member of a SWAT team.

31 Jan 2015 - 5:07am

World

Just days after shaking European economic policy to its core by winning Greek elections, the radical leftist party Syriza is challenging a fundamental tenet of the continent's foreign policy by...

31 Jan 2015 - 5:28am

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