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China’s economic recovery unexpectedly stumbled in the first three months of 2013 with slowing factory output and investment spending forcing analysts to start slashing full-year forecasts despite...

02:58PM

Roadside air pollution soared to dangerous levels in Hong Kong on Monday as the territory was affected by a continental air stream with high content of pollutants.

02:52PM

Ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro called for peace after narrowly winning Venezuela’s presidential election, the electoral authority said, allowing him to continue the socialist policies of...

12:27PM

North Korea celebrated the 101st anniversary of its founder’s birth on Monday with no signs of tension easing on the peninsula after it rejected talks with South Korea aimed at normalising ties...

11:32AM

The deadly new strain of bird flu has spread further on the mainland, with two people in Henan province confirmed yesterday as infected with H7N9, the first cases in the region.

07:01AM

The US is ready to talk to North Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Tokyo on Monday, but said Pyongyang had to take “meaningful steps” to honour its international commitments...

11:28AM

The closer co-operation between China and the United States over North Korea's continuing nuclear threats will provide new momentum in the upcoming China-US strategic and economic dialogue,...

03:30AM

Hopes that China's new leadership will crack down on corruption by forcing officials to disclose their assets appear to be in limbo, with no officials at a recent meeting of graft-busters backing...

07:22AM

Residents of China's so-called richest village, Huaxi, where everyone is a shareholder, have been asked to stay at its luxury five-star hotel to “drive consumption” as the town/corporation in...

Updated 16:11PM

Today in SCMP.com

 
  • Noon
    Marijuana lovers find easy, cheap supply on Chinese e-commerce sites
  • Noon
    Outpouring of commemoration online for Hu Yaobang, former Communist Party chief whose death in 1989 gave rise to student protests
  • 1pm
    Chengdu university enforces night curfew on students with geo-targeting software

 

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Hong Kong

Roadside air pollution soared to dangerous levels in Hong Kong on Monday as the territory was affected by a continental air stream with high content of pollutants.

02:52PM

For Yuen Long land owner Yeung Lai-mei, it has been an uphill task seeking justice - and at the end of it, she still has to accept injustice.

Yeung, 45, has spent the past year talking to...

09:45AM

One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's likely to get worse as prices climb. The rate is three times that of those on high...

07:17AM

Hong Kong’s highest court on Monday began hearing the final appeal of a transsexual woman who is seeking to wed her boyfriend, in a potentially groundbreaking case.

02:27PM

China

After sharpening his razor, a barber holds open one of his customer’s eyes and draws the razor across the eye’s surface. This might sound like a scene in the nerve-wracking Spanish surrealist...

Updated 16:52PM

A Chinese academic has created a new application integrated with location-based technology that supposedly helps university instructors catch truanting students who break evening curfew, the...

Updated 16:44PM

On the anniversary of Hu Yaobang's death, thousands of Chinese quietly remembered the party leader who many thought was pushing for further political reform in the 1980s before the Tiananmen...

Updated 16:49PM

They say you can get anything online in China these days – from your fake vanity iPhone “logins” to quirkier purchases such as 

Updated 16:50PM

Asia

The pilot whose Indonesian jet slumped into the sea while trying to land in Bali has described how he felt it “dragged” down by wind while he struggled to regain control, a person familiar with...

03:57PM

World

Ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro called for peace after narrowly winning Venezuela’s presidential election, the electoral authority said, allowing him to continue the socialist policies of...

12:27PM

The eldest son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau is the new leader of Canada’s once dominant Liberal Party after winning a landslide vote announced on Sunday.

09:11AM

Australia yesterday announced a A$14.5 billion (HK$118 billion) plan to boost funding for schools in one of the country's biggest education reforms in decades.

04:33AM

Business

Citigroup has named Joseph Chang as head of prime finance in Asia Pacific, according to an internal memo on Monday.

In that role, Chang will lead the bank’s provision of services to hedge...

11:15AM

China’s economic recovery unexpectedly stumbled in the first three months of 2013 with slowing factory output and investment spending forcing analysts to start slashing full-year forecasts despite...

02:58PM

Asian markets slipped on Monday after a disappointing batch of Chinese growth figures, while traders keep a wary eye on the Korean peninsula, where military tensions are high.

11:23AM

Hong Kong's dismal listings market may be set to get a shot in the arm after two decent-sized state-owned enterprises - Sinopec Engineering and China Galaxy Securities - won approval to issue...

03:43AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday that Japan’s financial system is stable and capital markets have been improving due to a decline in risk aversion and expectations for...

09:51AM

Lifestyle

The general-director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Wim Pijbes, can relate to the headaches afflicting the mammoth West Kowloon Cultural District project.

10:09AM

Students intending to study abroad are so used to looking up where universities stand in global league tables that it is easy to forget the rankings are just a decade old - the first was released...

10:09AM

With new cases of colorectal cancer more than doubling over the past decade, oncologists warn that it will soon become the top cancer killer in Hong Kong.

10:23AM

For years, the fashion industry has been ruled by the Big Boys' Club, a group of powerful men that includes the likes of LVMH chief Bernard Arnault, Tod's owner Diego Della Valle, Only the Brave's...

09:59AM

When you're in grade seven, it's hard to grasp what life might have been like for those interned in a concentration camp during the second world war. It's even harder to fully understand the...

09:27AM

Chihiro Yamaguchi, founder of luxury Japanese shoe label Guild of Crafts, is busy hand-stitching his next creation.

10:04AM

Strolling through the IFC in Central or the New Town Plaza in Sha Tin you can't miss the boarded-up spaces preparing for the opening of American lingerie giant Victoria's Secret.

10:09AM

There seems to be two ways of reforming the education system. The first is to listen to the views of those who have an interest in what goes on in schools: parents, students, employers and, of...

09:31AM

Sport

Adam Scott sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole on Sunday to beat Angel Cabrera and win the 77th Masters, becoming the first Australian golfer to capture the green jacket.

08:18AM

Chinese eighth-grader Guan Tianlang will get back to homework and thinking about his future after concluding his incredible adventure as the youngest ever competitor in the Masters on Sunday.

10:01AM

Goals from Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero sent Manchester City into an FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic after they beat holders Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday.

07:59AM

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Delicious new blends

Property

The British capital's real estate market powered to a seventh month of increases in March, driving values to a five-year high, data from Acadametrics shows.

03:43AM

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

Technology

E-mail accounts, online photo albums and social networking sites leave extensive digital footprints, but what should happen to that data after we die?

This week, Google will introduce a...

04:32AM

The new “digital public library” set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.

12:38PM

In the rapidly developing technology of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), machines are "hearing" and understanding spoken language, and performing actions on verbal commands.

02:16AM

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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