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Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that Asia faced “new challenges” to its stability and warned no one could be allowed to throw the region into chaos as tensions mounted over North Korea...

03:07PM

“Normally, diseases are likely to break out in poor areas. Why is it the other way around in China?” a Global Times editorial said. “In China’s southern and eastern coastal areas, agriculture,...

02:35PM

The United States has decided to delay a long-planned missile test scheduled for next week out of California “to avoid any misperception or miscalculation”, given tensions with North Korea, a...

10:47AM

China deplored rising tension on the Korean peninsula on Sunday, but said its embassy was operating normally in the North Korean capital and asked authorities there to ensure its diplomats and...

12:27PM

The latest two cases in Shanghai brought the total number of confirmed H7N9 cases across the nation to 18 - eight in Shanghai, six in Jiangsu, three in Zhejiang and one in Anhui. Four patients in...

09:32AM

The Hainan provincial government will begin sightseeing cruises to China's newest city, Sansha on tiny Woody Island, this month, a deputy governor of the province said yesterday.

12:06PM

Billionaire investor George Soros, who has fallen foul of governments as far afield as Malaysia and Britain during a 60-year career, has praised China's system of financial regulation. But he...

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Many accounts are linked to wealthy residents from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with assets hidden in a complex web of shell companies in tax havens such as the Caymans and British Virgin...

05:28AM

Forget Freud and psychotherapy. You want to read dreams, get an MRI and a pattern recognition program for your computer. Researchers have managed what they said was "the world's first decoding" of...

09:55AM

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Hundreds of pyjama-clad fighters gathered at Chater Garden in Central yesterday for a massive pillow fight. An afternoon of sun welcomed the 400 or so participants at the annual event, which takes...

10:33AM

Their bottom line for negotiations to start, they said last night, was to meet representatives from Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) along with contractors Everbest Port Services, Global...

10:12AM

The continuing crackdown on cross-border baby formula traders has seen 10 people arrested in two days for allegedly smuggling 110 tins of milk powder, customs chiefs said.

05:28AM

The latest two cases in Shanghai brought the total number of confirmed H7N9 cases across the nation to 18 - eight in Shanghai, six in Jiangsu, three in Zhejiang and one in Anhui. Four patients in...

09:32AM

China

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that Asia faced “new challenges” to its stability and warned no one could be allowed to throw the region into chaos as tensions mounted over North Korea...

03:07PM

“Normally, diseases are likely to break out in poor areas. Why is it the other way around in China?” a Global Times editorial said. “In China’s southern and eastern coastal areas, agriculture,...

02:35PM

China deplored rising tension on the Korean peninsula on Sunday, but said its embassy was operating normally in the North Korean capital and asked authorities there to ensure its diplomats and...

12:27PM

In a flurry of exchanges that included a phone call from President Barack Obama to Xi, US officials said they briefed the Chinese in detail about US plans to upgrade missile defences to deter the...

08:57AM

Asia

The United States has decided to delay a long-planned missile test scheduled for next week out of California “to avoid any misperception or miscalculation”, given tensions with North Korea, a...

10:47AM

World

Former South African president Nelson Mandela left hospital on Saturday after more than a week of treatment of pneumonia that raised global concern about the health of the 94-year-old anti-...

09:22AM

Obama administration officials said the operation had the potential to jump-start a human exploration programme that had floundered since the 2011 retirement of the space shuttle. The White House...

06:08AM

Many accounts are linked to wealthy residents from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with assets hidden in a complex web of shell companies in tax havens such as the Caymans and British Virgin...

05:28AM

Business

Billionaire investor George Soros, who has fallen foul of governments as far afield as Malaysia and Britain during a 60-year career, has praised China's system of financial regulation. But he...

09:30AM

California Governor Jerry Brown said on Saturday he was aiming for a big win as he sets off for China to pitch the Golden State’s wine, produce and technology and open a trade office in Shanghai...

10:31AM

Chinese solar panel marker Trina Solar hopes it can snap out of losses from June, its chairman said on Saturday, as it banks on China’s rising demand for green energy and an easing in excess...

11:48AM

Wan Abdullah Wan Ibrahim, managing director of Malaysia’s UEM Land, thought it was a “match made in heaven” when his state-linked property firm bought out Sunrise, a successful property developer...

01:51PM

In anticipation of a crucial vote at next month's annual meeting, JPMorgan Chase board members are planning to sit down with some of the bank's biggest shareholders to make their case that...

07:21AM

Lifestyle

With their mohawks and black studded jackets, Kyaw Kyaw and his punk buddies are easy to spot on the streets of Yangon. They hang out at a roadside stall just up from Sule Pagoda most afternoons,...

Updated 16:36PM

Despite all its opportunities, fast pace and thriving arts scene, Hong Kong often seems to be more about ideas than action. People may talk a lot, but don't always follow through on their...

03:30PM

"It's not deliberate, being controversial," says Chan Koon-chung. However, the Hong Kong-raised, Beijing-based novelist has a funny way of showing it.

Updated 16:01PM

"Big band music came from troubled times. It tries to make people feel happy - it has that quality in the sound," says Hong Kong Fringe Club director Benny Chia Chun-heng.

Updated 15:53PM

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

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

Sport

Follow scmpRacingPost on Twitter at Sha Tin Racecourse today as Alan Aitken and Michael Cox bring you all their thoughts and reports from the track...

12:28PM

Philippines boxing hero Manny Pacquiao wants his next fight to be in Macau, according to his promoter Bob Arum, who says they are working on an autumn showdown in the casino enclave.

01:58PM

Bayern Munich (24-1-3), the first team to win a major European league title this season, maintained a 20-point lead over second-place Borussia Dortmund.

02:14PM

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Size is starting to matter at trendsetting restaurants

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Dean Cecilia Chang defrauded a US university for three decades - but who else knew?

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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

The first Bioshock was an instant classic, breaking free from the first-person shooter mould by focusing as much on its original sci-fi story and imaginative steampunk visuals as its exciting...

Updated 16:21PM

Forget Freud and psychotherapy. You want to read dreams, get an MRI and a pattern recognition program for your computer. Researchers have managed what they said was "the world's first decoding" of...

09:55AM

The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland marks the first time the virus has been detected in humans. As of Friday, there were 16 confirmed cases, of which six have been fatal...

01:43AM

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

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  • 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 Hundreds gather to pillow fight in central Hong Kong Over 100 cities worldwide celebrated International Pillow Fight Day on Saturday and Hong Kong wasn't going to miss out. About 300-hundred Hong Kongers -- many dressed in their favorite pajamas --...
  • 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".
  • Life of a dock workhorse
  • Hundreds gather to pillow fight in central Hong Kong
  • Dog's car chase video goes viral
  • Beijing opens 'plane supermarket' to public

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