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US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea yesterday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new US intelligence report suggesting significant...

02:37AM

The British Virgin Islands has chosen Hong Kong as its headquarters for a new push into the Asian market as it faces a global storm linked to a massive leak of client data and claims of secrecy,...

05:03AM

Another person died from a new strain of bird flu in China on Friday, state media said, bringing to 11 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus.

01:40AM

The brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has been arrested on fraud charges, could be sentenced to as long as 14 years in prison if convicted, his lawyer said...

05:25AM

While the rest of the world worries whether nuclear war is about to break out, many living near the border of China and North Korea are happily getting on with their lives. At least that's the...

02:55AM

A court in Hunan dismissed a compensation claim by a mother who was sent to a labour camp during her five-year campaign to demand tougher punishment for the men who raped her 11-year-old daughter...

05:26AM

The People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.2506 yuan per US dollar - up from the fixing of 6.2578 on Thursday - ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Asia. The yuan jumped...

06:22AM

Networks of baby-formula traffickers are shipping milk powder to Chinese parents, creating empty shelves in stores from Europe to Australia. Chinese parents will pay premium prices - three or four...

03:59AM

An air raid drill has been held in a Chinese city bordering North Korea and Russia as security is heightened amid rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula. It was the first air raid drill to be...

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong has to be vigilant against the new H7N9 strain of avian flu later this year when migratory birds head south from northern parts of China for the winter, says a Hong Kong microbiologist...

10:31AM

Blunder or cunning ploy from a wily political veteran? Two theories emerged yesterday to explain Martin Lee Chu-ming's proposal for electoral reform. A day after Lee retracted his "rash" idea,...

04:11AM

The British Virgin Islands has chosen Hong Kong as its headquarters for a new push into the Asian market as it faces a global storm linked to a massive leak of client data and claims of secrecy,...

05:03AM

Contractors' negotiations with pro-government unions bore no fruit yesterday, with one union calling a halt to the meeting as it said the contractors offered "nothing new".

05:36AM

China

The current situation on the Korean peninsula is at a “critical time”, US Secretary of State John Kerry told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday. “Mr President, this is obviously a critical...

Updated 16:55PM

Chinese capital Beijing reported on Saturday its first case of a new strain of bird flu, state news agency Xinhua said, the first time it has been found in a human outside of eastern China.

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10:07AM

The brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has been arrested on fraud charges, could be sentenced to as long as 14 years in prison if convicted, his lawyer said...

05:25AM

Space is playing an increasingly important role in security talks between the United States and China, although no formal dialogue dedicated to space security has begun, a senior US State...

05:35AM

Asia

A global goal for limiting climate change is slipping out of reach and governments may have to find ways to artificially suck greenhouse gases from the air if they fail to make deep cuts in rising...

Updated 16:00PM

World

The mother of a Newtown, Connecticut, shooting victim is making a deeply personal plea from the White House for all Americans to take action on gun violence.

Updated 16:36PM

A Canadian ex-porn actor will stand trial for premeditated murder in the grisly killing and dismemberment of a 33-year-old Chinese student, a judge ruled on Friday.

09:50AM

Networks of baby-formula traffickers are shipping milk powder to Chinese parents, creating empty shelves in stores from Europe to Australia. Chinese parents will pay premium prices - three or four...

03:59AM

Business

Shanghai plans to establish a secondary market to enhance liquidity for private equity funds, creating a new exit for embattled early investors amid a drought in initial public offerings.

04:58AM

The rapid development of new central business districts (CBDs) by local governments on the mainland will result in the real estate market being flooded with a huge volume of new commercial...

06:25AM

The British Virgin Islands has chosen Hong Kong as its headquarters for a new push into the Asian market as it faces a global storm linked to a massive leak of client data and claims of secrecy,...

05:03AM

The Bank of Japan is considering boosting its consumer price outlook to signal confidence it will meet a pledge to achieve 2 per cent inflation in two years, people familiar with the central bank'...

06:26AM

The People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.2506 yuan per US dollar - up from the fixing of 6.2578 on Thursday - ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Asia. The yuan jumped...

06:22AM

Lifestyle

With an impressive body of work from more than three decades of directing, Chen Xinyi might be described as the high priestess of mainland theatre.

10:01AM

Sri Lankan cuisine features scorching chillies, spicy curries, crisp breakfast hoppers (a bowl-shaped pancake made from rice flour and coconut milk) and tangy pickles, and although you can taste...

10:01AM

It all started a year ago when the peplum - a flared, gathered or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist - began to appear on spring-summer 2012 catwalks. While adding an extra bit of...

10:42AM

We've had smartphones and smart cars. Now it's time to embrace smart glass.

10:00AM

"If you've only tasted mass market beer, I'm afraid you haven't actually tasted beer at all," says Garrett Oliver.

That's unlikely to be the view a number of large corporations in the...

10:04AM

It took a high school exchange trip to Japan and some nudging from his mother for the head chef and co-owner of Sushi O to pursue a culinary career. Ian Persi - or just Persi, as he prefers to be...

10:01AM

The University of Hong Kong Museum Society's silver anniversary gala dinner a fortnight ago proved to be a splendid affair.

10:00AM

10:01AM

Sport

China’s first and only Formula One driver set another landmark yesterday just by taking part in his home grand prix weekend in Shanghai, saying he hopes to inspire a new generation of fans and...

05:12AM

Zack Greinke had his left arm in a sling and a dazed look on his face as he told his side of the story. Barely two hours before, the US$147 million Dodgers pitcher was injured in a wild fight with...

05:00AM

Hong Kong's Lee Ho-ching was made to eat her own words against Wu Yang of China in the opening match of the GAC GROUP Asian Cup, but the promising player still failed to avoid defeat.

05:04AM

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One of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the Russian Arctic region is again drawing interest after decades out in the cold

 

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The best from the catwalks of Paris and Milan

20 Mar 2013

Size is starting to matter at trendsetting restaurants

17 Mar 2013

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

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Property

Preliminary figures from the Rating and Valuation Department's "Hong Kong Property Review 2013" report shows that 15,820 new flats will go on the market next year, 16.8 per cent more than this...

06:00AM

A downtown mansion near Singapore's Orchard Road is going on the market for a jaw-dropping S$300 million (HK$1.88 billion), with the owner betting that developers may profit from dividing the site...

02:18AM

A week after most mainland cities announced details of the latest round of State Council-ordered cooling measures, home sales in the secondary market across the country plunged as much as 90 per...

05:07AM

Technology

We've had smartphones and smart cars. Now it's time to embrace smart glass.

10:00AM

In his latest dispatch from the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows us what happens when you feel like you just need to let it all out.

05:52PM

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

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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