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  • April 17, 2013
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The victim was from Shenyang, Liaoning, and a graduate of the Beijing Institute of Technology, reports said. Over the last hours, hundreds of condolence messages have been posted on the reported...

02:22PM

Striking dock workers have moved their protest to Li Ka-shing’s doorstep at the Cheung Kong Center in Central on Wednesday afternoon as they stepped up their strike action as promised.

03:50PM

The rise of China has not only transformed the global landscape of the financial industry, but it has also changed an American banker’s nationality.

11:46AM

A Hong Kong runner in the Boston Marathon has told of the chaotic scenes as rescue workers tore away barriers to get to those injured by the twin blasts. Simeon Jupp, from Hong Lok Yuen, finished...

09:50AM

Beijing's municipal traffic regulator has announced a series of reforms over the next two years aimed at ending the increasing scarcity of taxis in the capital.

02:56PM

Li Chengpeng has become a hero for Chinese liberals and a hate figure of leftists over his transformation from sports journalism to social commentary. His recipe for success has been taking the...

08:29AM

Chan, 26, was driving along the Hoi Po Road flyover when she lost control of her car and hit into a kerb before crashing into a central divider.

Updated 16:41PM

Chinese internet users have urged the country's top leaders to follow US, Russian and French leaders by making their personal assets public. A report by Xinhua on its Sina Weibo account on Sunday...

04:52AM

Taiwan has begun its largest military exercises since 2008, which will today see a live-fire drill on Penghu Island in the middle of the Taiwan Strait. The drill will review the armed forces'...

04:59AM

Today in SCMP.com

 
  • Noon
    Tributes as young Hong Kong singer is killed in car accident
  • Afternoon
    We're sorry, say railway bureau workers who beat up villagers in land dispute
  • Afternoon
    Guangdong official pictured partying with Thai girls is suspended over abuse of public expenses

 

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17 Apr 2013
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong artists will add some local colour to a fine art fair in London in June, with a pavilion featuring galleries and artworks from the city.

Updated 16:13PM

Striking dock workers have moved their protest to Li Ka-shing’s doorstep at the Cheung Kong Center in Central on Wednesday afternoon as they stepped up their strike action as promised.

03:50PM

Chan, 26, was driving along the Hoi Po Road flyover when she lost control of her car and hit into a kerb before crashing into a central divider.

Updated 16:41PM

A Hong Kong runner in the Boston Marathon has told of the chaotic scenes as rescue workers tore away barriers to get to those injured by the twin blasts. Simeon Jupp, from Hong Lok Yuen, finished...

09:50AM

China

A Guangdong village official was suspended after photographs of him with lady boys and accusations of him organising an overseas holiday on public expenses were posted online, according to...

04:28PM

A seven-year-old girl who contracted the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu was to leave a Beijing hospital on Wednesday, staff said, as the death toll from the virus in China remained at 16.

03:37PM

Beijing's municipal traffic regulator has announced a series of reforms over the next two years aimed at ending the increasing scarcity of taxis in the capital.

02:56PM

H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. China has confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza since...

10:39AM

Asia

Pakistani troops scrambled Wednesday to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region.

02:56PM

World

World leaders and dignitaries from 170 countries were to attend the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, an elaborate affair with full military honours that...

Updated 16:44PM

Authorities suspect whoever perpetrated the Boston Marathon attacks carried heavy bombs made from pressure cookers in nylon bags or backpacks to launch the worst bombings on US soil since security...

11:40AM

Neighbours gathered around a chalk rainbow on a sidewalk outside eight-year-old Martin Richard’s home while friends of Krystle Campbell, 29, posted notes on Facebook, all grieving on Tuesday for...

09:17AM

Business

Cash gold shrugged off weakening US bullion futures and jumped as much as 1 per cent on Wednesday as buyers snapped up gold bars, coins and nuggets after prices briefly hit their weakest levels in...

02:28PM

Microsoft and Hon Hai Precision Industry signed a global patent licensing agreement on Wednesday designed to protect Hon Hai clients from patent claims arising from their use of Google’s Android...

02:13PM

Ford Motor has raised its stake in Jiangling Motors to 31.5 per cent and is looking to increase it to as much as 32 per cent over the next year, both companies said on Wednesday.

12:15PM

Louis Vuitton sales in Europe have been hit by a drop in demand, particularly from Asian tourists, while China has been sluggish with no sign of improvement, its parent LVMH said on Tuesday.

11:23AM

The European Union’s trade chief will seek the backing of EU states to investigate Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE, even without a complaint from European manufacturers, EU...

10:21AM

Lifestyle

In land-scarce Hong Kong, developers usually figure the solution to most problems is to go up. Now the same idea is taking root among the city's expanding organic gardening community, with...

11:55AM

It's hard to believe there ever was a time when food from overseas wasn't a part of our gastronomic culture, but nowadays few would blink at the cornucopia of world foods from Africa to the...

11:50AM

Dynamic vertical and horizontal lines, elegant curves and dramatic effects of light - for Stephane Couturier the more visually complex a scene the better.

11:50AM

11:50AM

Cason Crane has been putting off starting his studies at Princeton University for two years, but it's not as if he's spent that time wondering what he wants to do with his life.

11:50AM

It is now very common to see families in which mum lives with the children on the mainland while dad works most of the time in Hong Kong, or the other way round. Spouses will often have permanent...

11:50AM

As the typhoon season approaches, it's important to find indoor activities for energetic toddlers. SPRING seeks to provide stimulating activities for youngsters and provide caregivers with the...

11:50AM

About three quarters of the way through this celebration by the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra of the percussive aspects of big band jazz, Drum Jam founder Kumi Masunaga sashayed on to the stage...

Updated 15:59PM

Sport

Up to 10 Happy Valley race meetings will be shifted to Sha Tin's all-weather track next year as a major overhaul of stormwater drains underneath the racecourse takes place, and Jockey Club...

05:25AM

Wei is one of four new faces in the 22-strong squad named yesterday by head coach Leigh Jones, but is the only one who will start. The other debutants are DeA front-rower James Cooper, Hong Kong...

05:28AM

Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria hopes to revive his international career following an appeal of his life ban before a disciplinary committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board next...

05:30AM

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The best from the catwalks of Paris and Milan

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Size is starting to matter at trendsetting restaurants

8 Mar 2013

The new voice of avant-garde Asia

5 Mar 2013

Let there be light with spring's wash of modern pastels

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22 Nov 2012

Let's party with the latest in shimmer and smouldering colour

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Hermès vs LVMH: Inside fashion's bitterest corporate battle

15 Nov 2012

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Property

Increased demand for grade-A office space from domestic and foreign financial firms has led rents in Shanghai's Pudong area to exceed those in Puxi, the city's traditional central business...

05:31AM

Developers will suspend sales of unsold flats at more than 30 new residential projects next week to comply with a new law requiring them to specify the size of flats in all their marketing...

05:31AM

Construction costs in Hong Kong are expected to rise sharply over the next two to three years because of an increase in infrastructure and residential developments and a shortage of labour.

05:31AM

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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