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Housing shortfall fears as 15 residential sites in land sale programme yet to be rezoned

More than half of the 29 residential sites in Hong Kong's land sale programme have yet to complete the rezoning process, raising concerns about whether the city can meet the annual private housing...

27 Feb 2015 - 7:51am
China narrows terrorism definition by deleting ‘thought’ from list of crimes

Beijing has narrowed the controversial definition of "terrorism" in the revised draft of its counterterrorism law by removing a reference to "thought" as a crime.

27 Feb 2015 - 8:15am
China narrows terrorism definition by deleting ‘thought’ from list of crimes

Beijing’s framework for political reform in Hong Kong was far more restrictive than had been expected but was the best step forward to universal suffrage, the British Foreign Office said in a...

27 Feb 2015 - 9:56am

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Erwiana’s former boss jailed for six years as judge calls her behaviour ‘contemptible’

The abusive former employer of Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was sentenced to six years in prison and fined HK$15,000 at the District Court this morning.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:58pm
New property cooling measures will see higher down payments for Hong Kong buyers

Norman Chan Tak-Lam today announced measures to cool Hong Kong's property market after the city's house prices had reached what he called an historical high.

27 Feb 2015 - 5:58pm
New property cooling measures will see higher down payments for Hong Kong buyers

A Hong Kong flat used to store the dismembered bodies of an elderly couple would have been a terrifying scene to a normal person, the Court of First Instance heard this morning.

27 Feb 2015 - 5:07pm
New property cooling measures will see higher down payments for Hong Kong buyers

Rural leaders will meet police to discuss security measures ahead of Sunday’s protest against parallel trading in Yuen Long as 500 officers were expected to be deployed in an effort to stop...

27 Feb 2015 - 3:41pm
New property cooling measures will see higher down payments for Hong Kong buyers

But, unlike the UK and USA, Leeson believes both Hong Kong and Singapore are better placed than other markets to avoid such wrongdoing.

27 Feb 2015 - 2:52pm
New property cooling measures will see higher down payments for Hong Kong buyers

At least ten people are believed to be missing after a speedboat allegedly used to transport illegal immigrants from mainland China capsized off Macau on Friday.

Updated 27 Feb 2015 - 10:47pm

China

Taiwan prison warden ‘lied about heroic offer to be hostage’ in deadly siege

Chen Shih-chih became a hostage by accident – bumping into armed inmates at Kaohsiung Prison on February 11 as he belatedly ran to the scene 30 minutes after siege began

27 Feb 2015 - 7:48pm
Beijing commits to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka amid fears over port deal

Beijing is committed to launching maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka amid concerns over the cancellation of a port development project in Colombo led by a Chinese company.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:17pm
Beijing commits to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka amid fears over port deal

China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its “aggressive” effort to exert sovereignty, the US intelligence chief...

27 Feb 2015 - 7:55pm
Beijing commits to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka amid fears over port deal

More than 200 million rural households around the nation will be interviewed as part of efforts to prepare an accurate record of farming rights

27 Feb 2015 - 7:13pm
Beijing commits to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka amid fears over port deal

The move, which appears to confirm Xie Zhenhua has retired, means it is unclear who will lead the Chinese team at crucial climate talks in Paris at the end of the year

27 Feb 2015 - 6:30pm
Beijing commits to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka amid fears over port deal

A half-naked "mentally ill" young woman was rescued by internet activists after being locked in a room for five years by her Chinese family after a dispute with her mother.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:21pm

Asia

Protests in Dhaka after US-Bangladeshi blogger killed in machete attack

Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority...

27 Feb 2015 - 8:50pm

World

The parliament in Germany, Europe’s largest economy and effective paymaster, on Friday overwhelmingly backed a four-month extension of Greece’s bailout programme by international creditors.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:39pm

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