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  • April 6, 2013
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Chicken samples in Shanghai were revealed last night to be infected with the H7N9 virus. It prompted the agriculture ministry to increase checks for the deadly strain of bird flu as the city...

08:57AM

Tests in Hong Kong on the first suspected case of the H7N9 bird flu virus proved negative on Friday night. The Hospital Authority said that a seven-year-old girl who travelled to Shanghai at the...

02:08AM

North Korea on Friday warned foreign embassies in Pyongyang that it was unable to guarantee their safety after April 10 and they should consider evacuating their missions amid soaring nuclear...

02:19AM

More than 30 people were injured when a passenger ferry collided with a barge as it approached Cheung Chau last night. At least three passengers on the New World First Ferry vessel sailing from...

03:39AM

Many of China's top economists are livid at what they view as an effective currency devaluation by Japan and are calling on the People's Bank of China to retaliate by weakening the yuan to defend...

05:47AM

The government will step up surveillance of travellers and poultry in the face of a worsening outbreak of the fatal H7N9 bird flu virus on the mainland. Authorities will intensify the monitoring...

03:59AM

Americans and Germans, the top spenders on overseas travel for years, were overtaken by mainlanders last year, according to a United Nations report released in Madrid on Thursday.

04:06AM

Wu Demao was bewildered when he heard that his son-in-law, Wu Liangliang, who died on March 10 at Shanghai No 5 People's Hospital, was a victim of H7N9 bird flu.

05:33AM

The Chinese populations of Vancouver and Toronto are set to double by 2031, helping push whites below 50 per cent of the population in both cities, says a report for Canada's immigration...

03:27AM

Coming up in SCMP

April
6
  • Hong Kong girl who travelled to Shanghai has avian flu-like symptoms, in isolation
  • Leaked British Virgin Islands accounts data can help Xi Jinping fight corruption in China, say analysts
  • Former chief secretary Anson Chan sounds conciliatory, pragmatic note on universal suffrage debate

 

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More than 30 people were injured when a passenger ferry collided with a barge as it approached Cheung Chau last night. At least three passengers on the New World First Ferry vessel sailing from...

03:39AM

The government will step up surveillance of travellers and poultry in the face of a worsening outbreak of the fatal H7N9 bird flu virus on the mainland. Authorities will intensify the monitoring...

03:59AM

Tests in Hong Kong on the first suspected case of the H7N9 bird flu virus proved negative on Friday night. The Hospital Authority said that a seven-year-old girl who travelled to Shanghai at the...

02:08AM

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang has weighed in on the universal suffrage issue, taking a conciliatory and pragmatic tone in the heated debate. It was not unreasonable for Beijing to...

03:46AM

China

A second Chinese city culled birds on Saturday to prevent the spread of H7N9 avian influenza, which has killed six people in the country, as Shanghai’s live poultry markets remained shut.

Updated 16:40PM

Shanghai’s live poultry markets were shut on Saturday after authorities banned trading in birds to prevent the spread of H7N9 bird flu, which has killed six people in China.

11:56AM

Wu Demao was bewildered when he heard that his son-in-law, Wu Liangliang, who died on March 10 at Shanghai No 5 People's Hospital, was a victim of H7N9 bird flu.

05:33AM

Huang Dekuan, Anhui University's president for a decade before becoming its Communist Party secretary three years ago, is probably more qualified than anyone to comment on the state of higher...

03:34AM

Asia

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia on Saturday, causing residents to run outside in panic, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, an...

Updated 16:08PM

World

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that the fall of his regime would destabilise the region “for many years”, as US President Barack Obama announced talks with Middle East allies over the...

Updated 16:07PM

World powers and Iran started the second day of nuclear talks on Saturday with little hope of striking a quick deal in the long-standing dispute that threatens to erupt into war.

02:55PM

The Chinese populations of Vancouver and Toronto are set to double by 2031, helping push whites below 50 per cent of the population in both cities, says a report for Canada's immigration...

03:27AM

Business

Hong Kong stocks sank to their lowest level since last November yesterday as international investors pulled money out of the local market amid a bird flu scare on the mainland and put it instead...

05:39AM

The mystery lender behind a Thai billionaire’s US$9.4 billion (HK$72.97 billion) purchase of a stake in China’s No 2 insurer was UBS, which offered a last minute and complex financing package...

03:02AM

Many of China's top economists are livid at what they view as an effective currency devaluation by Japan and are calling on the People's Bank of China to retaliate by weakening the yuan to defend...

05:47AM

Prada remains confident about its prospects this year, despite fears of poor consumer demand in Asia because of the weakening yen and Beijing's clampdown on lavish gift-giving.

04:46AM

Arnault Castel, the founder and owner of fashion and lifestyle boutique Kapok, is among the many French entrepreneurs who bet on the Asian growth story when he set up his business in the city...

04:47AM

Lifestyle

When the Beijing Municipal Government invited bids to build the best Olympic swimming venue ever for the 2008 Games, the brief to architects was simple: give us a centre that meets the Olympic...

10:49AM

ith a new atelier in Beijing, the fashion house Jay Ahr champions Chinese crafts through Western design.

The label’s Belgian-born designer, Jonathan Riss, is known for his beautiful forms...

04:10PM

As fish stocks in the oceans continue to decline, aquaculture is supplying an increasing proportion of the seafood we consume.

Chefs and gourmets, of course, prefer fish caught in the wild...

10:49AM

No motorbike brand epitomises the freedom of the open road quite like Harley-Davidson, whose motto is "live to ride, ride to live".

10:49AM

It's a cliché, sure, but I was not going to spend a weekend in Venice without seeking out the perfect bellini.

10:49AM

"Florals for spring - groundbreaking," drawled Miranda Priestly in mock disbelief at the suggestion of a seasonal cliché in The Devil Wears Prada.

10:50AM

Images of China’s capital city engulfed in a thick, yellow-gray blanket of smog and dust since late last year have shocked the world.

09:51AM

Sport

With an assuring nod of the head, Zou Shiming declared himself fit and ready to launch his professional career in tonight's Fists of Gold. The two-time Olympic gold medallist begins a historic...

05:24AM

One of three football officials facing match-fixing-related charges was taken to hospital with an undisclosed illness, as the other two appeared in a Singapore court yesterday and entered no pleas...

05:24AM

A loss to rivals Oklahoma City cost the Spurs control of the race for home-court advantage in the Western Conference play-offs. However, that's hardly the chief concern for San Antonio with the...

05:24AM

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Property

Two residential sites up for tender have had mixed response, with the bigger plot in Tseung Kwan O attracting strong interest but the other in Tuen Mun gathering just three bids.

04:36AM

Sun Hung Kai Properties has started a soft launch of its Riva development in Yuen Long that offers about 780 units, with 25 blocks of low-density luxury apartments and 48 riverside garden houses...

05:53AM

Rents for luxury homes in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou grew faster last year than those in Hong Kong, where demand was affected by cuts in allowances for expatriate staff in the financial...

04:03AM

Technology

Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to the

10:05AM

New tools Dr Ng Tze-chuen has designed have been accepted and more are being considered for the ExoMars rover mission scheduled for 2018, a joint project of the European Space Agency and Russia's...

10:21AM

Chameleons took to the waves to migrate from Africa to Madagascar about 65 million years ago, said a study published last week that seeks to resolve a roiling biological debate.

01:06AM

Debates

Housing was the dominant theme of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address last month. His plans include rezoning green-belt land, reclamation outside Victoria Harbour and stepping...

04:58AM

Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address lasted for more than two hours and covered everything from housing supply to help for the disabled. But the chief executive has faced a growing wave of...

06:51AM

The appearance of colonial-era flags at recent demonstrations in the city has infuriated mainland commentators and former top officials.

05:24AM

Blogs

Video

  • Hong Kong Life of a dock workhorse The strike by the dockworkers at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal enters its second week with no signs of easing. In this video, one of the strikers - who has worked on the dock for over 20 years -...
  • Hong Kong Dog's car chase video goes viral A dog has found fame overnight after it was caught on video running after a car in Tuen Mun for about two kilometres in what appeared to be an attempt not to be left behind by its owner.
  • Lifestyle Beijing opens 'plane supermarket' to public Gleaming new helicopters and small planes worth millions of dollars are on show at Beijing's first "aircraft supermarket".
  • China Expert warns bird flu could spread quickly The new strain of bird flu will spread across and beyond China unless the poultry source is identified and interventions taken quickly, a microbiologist warns.
  • Life of a dock workhorse
  • Dog's car chase video goes viral
  • Beijing opens 'plane supermarket' to public
  • Expert warns bird flu could spread quickly

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