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  • Sep 1, 2014
  • Updated: 6:53pm

The nation's top legislature endorsed a tougher-than-expected framework for Hong Kong's first "one man, one vote" chief executive election in 2017 - sparking condemnation from pan-democrats.

1 Sep 2014 - 12:45pm

Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on was re-elected uncontested as Macau's chief executive in a choreographed exercise that prompted thousands of residents to demand universal suffrage.

1 Sep 2014 - 8:53am

Private doctors are unhappy with a scheme that subsidises some public-hospital patients for treatment at private clinics in an effort to ease demand in the understaffed public sector.

1 Sep 2014 - 7:57am

The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became contaminated with bacteria were...

1 Sep 2014 - 7:39am

Today's poll

  • Yes: 36%
  • No: 64%
31 Aug 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 896

Hong Kong

One of the world’s most prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying they would fail to meet international standards for universal...

Updated 1 Sep 2014 - 6:53pm

The Chairman of the Basic Law Committee, Li Fei, arrived at his Wan Chai hotel late last night to a chorus of jeers from hundreds of protesters.

1 Sep 2014 - 5:38pm

Police on Monday used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed past security staff at a venue where a senior mainland official was explaining Beijing’s decision to impose tough...

1 Sep 2014 - 5:19pm

Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei is this morning making a speech to explain Beijing’s decision on the 2017 election of the chief executive.

1 Sep 2014 - 3:29pm

A former civil servant has been convicted of pouring scalding hot water over a Bangladeshi maid who suffered burns on her chest.

1 Sep 2014 - 5:04pm

The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became contaminated with bacteria were...

1 Sep 2014 - 7:39am

China

Three prestigious mainland universities have vowed to strengthen ideological control over students and teachers, according to statements in the latest issue of Quishi, a magazine of the Central...

1 Sep 2014 - 4:35pm

Pregnant mothers seeking C-sections filled hospitals in Guangdong last weekend as the August 31 cut-off date for children enrolling in mainland primary schools neared, Nanfang Daily reported on...

1 Sep 2014 - 3:27pm

A knife-wielding man stabbed eight children and a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school Monday, leaving at least  three of them dead, reports said, in the country’s latest attack...

1 Sep 2014 - 3:15pm

Thirteen suspects who smuggled nearly 500 Chinese nationals out of the country would be prosecuted soon, state media quoted police in southern Guangdong province as saying.

1 Sep 2014 - 1:55pm

Five Kazakh fighter jets made emergency landings at an airport in the northwestern Ningxia Hui autonomous region during the weekend after the crew of one of the planes, an Sukhoi Su-27, reported...

1 Sep 2014 - 1:40pm

China’s first drug against Ebola virus disease (EVD) has obtained manufacturing approval for emergency use, a military newspaper reports.

1 Sep 2014 - 1:42pm

Asia

Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel...

Updated 1 Sep 2014 - 6:12pm

World

Ukraine’s military said on Monday its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “...

Updated 1 Sep 2014 - 6:40pm

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