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  • April 8, 2013
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Shanghai said the four-year-old boy was in “good condition" in what is the first reported recovery from the new strain of avian flu.

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North Korea appears to be preparing a fourth nuclear test as well as a provocative missile launch, South Korea said on Monday, despite an unusually blunt call from China for restraint.

02:24PM

China’s banks are feeding unwanted assets into the country’s “shadow banking system” on an unprecedented scale, reinforcing suspicions that bank balance sheets reflect only a fraction of the...

Updated 16:09PM

A senior military official has caused an outrage among netizens for calling the current avian flu outbreak in mainland China an American conspiracy and belittling a string of deaths from the virus...

Updated 16:11PM

Jackie Chan will give the last six of his collection of 10 historic Chinese sandalwood houses to a Singaporean university, after a decade of failed preservation talks with Hong Kong bureaucrats....

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Chinese state media say three miners have been rescued after spending 2½ days trapped underground because of flooding in a coal mine that killed three of their colleagues.

02:16PM

As the strike entered its 11th day, the 500 dock workers on strike marched with their supporters from Causeway Bay's Victoria Park to Central's Cheung Kong Center - where tycoon Li Ka-shing works...

09:46AM

Criminal syndicates are reaping huge profits by smuggling mainland tobacco through Hong Kong into Britain, where it is sold at a 5,000 per cent mark-up, a government source says.

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China may soon allow its currency to trade directly with the Australian dollar, according to officials from the central bank and a top government think tank. The official at the People's Bank of...

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Insight

China has made significant progress in legal reform, but there are stubborn impediments to the rule of law. Chinese courts are still subject to political interference.

02:04AM

Hong Kong

Fourteen people were injured – two seriously – during a pile-up involving six vehicles in Kwun Tong on Monday.

The accident took place around noon at the crossroads of Lei Yue Mun Road and...

03:23PM

All live chicken in Hong Kong – including those being raised locally or imported from the mainland on a daily basis – should undergo the test before being sold to consumers, the health minister...

Updated 16:18PM

Hong Kong authorities said on Monday they had launched an investigation after an airbridge collapsed at the city’s airport, ripping the door off a Cathay Pacific plane and injuring a technician....

01:34PM

Twenty-two students from Chinese International School watched teenagers practise military drills in Pyongyang, took photos with "friendly" soldiers in the demilitarised zone and stayed two days in...

10:16AM

China

Chinese state media say three miners have been rescued after spending 2½ days trapped underground because of flooding in a coal mine that killed three of their colleagues.

02:16PM

Shanghai said the four-year-old boy was in “good condition" in what is the first reported recovery from the new strain of avian flu.

03:25PM

There is no proof that the H7N9 bird flu virus is being transmitted between people in China, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, despite several members of a family falling ill in...

11:43AM

The cases in Shanghai were a 59-year-old man from Anhui, who was in serious condition, and a 67-year-old Shanghai native, who was in stable condition. The Anhui case was a 55-year-old man from...

12:09PM

Asia

South Korea on Monday issued another appeal for North Korea to lift an access ban on the Kaesong joint industrial park, which has already forced a dozen South Korean firms to halt operations.

01:38PM

World

Germany’s leader has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Kremlin needs to encourage civil society as well as push for technological modernisation, underlining tensions as Putin seeks to...

03:24PM

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks was on Monday to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s, founder Julian Assange revealed.

02:43PM

One person was killed and more than 80 wounded in clashes at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in central Cairo on Sunday after a funeral service for four Egyptian Christians killed in sectarian...

07:57AM

Business

Major multinational companies appealed to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday to reduce barriers to doing business in China’s heavily government-directed economy, drawing a commitment to create...

03:32PM

China’s banks are feeding unwanted assets into the country’s “shadow banking system” on an unprecedented scale, reinforcing suspicions that bank balance sheets reflect only a fraction of the...

Updated 16:09PM

China’s onshore market slumped on Monday when trading resumed after the four-day Qingming festival, when stocks were hit by bird flu jitters and by fresh moves to curb Beijing’s housing sector.

Updated 16:16PM

China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s No.2 telecom equipment maker, said on Monday it expects a compound growth rate of 10 per cent in annual sales over the next five years, lifted by cloud...

11:47AM

Luo Juncheng, a delivery man and school dropout from Guangdong province, was 19 years old when he opened an account at Bank of China subsidiary Chiyu Bank in Hong Kong in mid-2009.

08:41AM

Lifestyle

Hong Kong-based writer Monica (not her real name) managed to shed serious weight following a stomach bypass operation in India five years ago. Her attempt at body contouring, however, turned into...

10:47AM

It's a well-known fact in the fashion industry that the Italians are all about keeping the business in the family. While names like Versace, Missoni and Zegna all fly the family flag, no other...

10:35AM

In a society obsessed with appearances, acne often influences a person's quality of life, leading to social withdrawal, anxiety, and sometimes depression.

10:13AM

Nobody would have thought the accidental poster boy for students with lacklustre grades would go on to become a head of a school. Yet vice-principal Kenyon Law Kin-yeung managed to get here.

09:49AM

I recently received an e-mail from a student who is undertaking his International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams in May, seeking some revision tips.

10:55AM

With so many brands opening flagship stores in Hong Kong these days, it can be difficult to stand out. Launch events have a tendency to fall into the trap of uniform blandness as labels seek...

10:51AM

Hong Kong has what it takes to be an education hub, recently released international research has shown.

10:08AM

Antioxidants: what are they and do they really benefit me?

10:23AM

Sport

Tiger Woods fears almost nothing in golf, but having 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang set to become the youngest starter in Masters history has sent a shiver down his spine.

09:58AM

Novak Djokovic overcame an early injury to his ankle and lifted Serbia to the Davis Cup semi-finals with a gritty 7-5 6-7 6-1 6-0 victory over American Sam Querrey on Sunday.

09:25AM

Yesterday’s multi-million dollar betting blunder at Sha Tin might not have been that simple, but a betting software glitch certainly left a searing hole in plenty of punters’ pockets, created an...

Updated 16:33PM

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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...

04:21PM

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

Blogs

Video

  • Health China bird flu not spreading between people: WHO There is no proof that the H7N9 bird flu virus is being transmitted between people in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, despite several members of a family falling ill in Shanghai.
  • Hong Kong Life of a dock workhorse The recent dock worker strike in Hong Kong has affected merchants both here and abroad. The dispute is over wages the dock workers say are too low for what they do. The Post spoke to a dock worker...
  • 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. Close to 400-hundred Hongkongers -- 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.
  • China bird flu not spreading between people: WHO
  • Life of a dock workhorse
  • Hundreds gather to pillow fight in central Hong Kong
  • Dog's car chase video goes viral

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