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GM Canada admitted the ad, which on Wednesday was still available to view on Chevrolet's European website and can be seen here, had "received some negative feedback". 

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Migrant workers and dockers came out in force in Hong Kong on Wednesday to protest against poor wages and working conditions. They used the annual Labour Day holiday to make their dissatisfaction...

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Hundreds of taxi drivers in China’s eastern Zhejiang province joined a strike on Wednesday, the Labor Day, to protest competition from illegal taxis and the lack of law enforcement.

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In its report, released yesterday, the Commission of Inquiry pointed to a "litany of errors" at every stage of the design, construction and inspection of the Lamma IV, which contributed to the...

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About HK$172 million from Hong Kong corporations and individuals had been donated to Yaan earthquake relief efforts in Sichuan province, according to the central government's liaison office.

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A high-ranking People's Liberation Army representative has called on China to counter increasing Western cultural infiltration, especially among young people.

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Growth in China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in April as new export orders fell, raising fresh doubts about the strength of the economy after a disappointing first quarter.

12:59PM

Secrets are surfacing across campuses as Hong Kong students lay bare their lives on new university confession sites. Part love confessional, part gossip blog and complaints forum, the contents of...

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Mainland tourists spent less on luxury products during the first two days of the "golden week" holiday as they remained preoccupied with gold hunting.

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My story begins with the appearance of the pro-democracy legislators on the balcony of the former Legislative Council building at midnight on June 30, 1997.

02:32AM

Hong Kong

Migrant workers and dockers came out in force in Hong Kong on Wednesday to protest against poor wages and working conditions. They used the annual Labour Day holiday to make their dissatisfaction...

Updated 16:45PM

Hong Kong customs officers have seized 113 ivory tusks worth about HK$3 million on the Chinese ivory market, officials said on Wednesday.

01:18PM

Secrets are surfacing across campuses as Hong Kong students lay bare their lives on new university confession sites. Part love confessional, part gossip blog and complaints forum, the contents of...

10:37AM

About HK$172 million from Hong Kong corporations and individuals had been donated to Yaan earthquake relief efforts in Sichuan province, according to the central government's liaison office.

11:31AM

China

Hundreds of taxi drivers in China’s eastern Zhejiang province joined a strike on Wednesday, the Labor Day, to protest competition from illegal taxis and the lack of law enforcement.

02:56PM

Two luxury vehicles in the Guangdong town of Huizhou carrying counterfeit police licence plates belong to the dean of an education institute, according to police.

12:58PM

Peering at graphic pictures of supposed US biological warfare efforts during the 1950-53 Korean war, Zhang Ping tugs on the sleeve of a visiting foreign reporter to complain about the barbarism...

Updated 16:06PM

China has stepped up checks on shipments to and from North Korea almost two months after agreeing to new UN sanctions that demand greater scrutiny of trade, but the flow of goods in and out of the...

11:14AM

Asia

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis joined May Day protests on Wednesday to demand the execution of textile bosses over the collapse of a factory complex, as rescuers warned the final toll could be...

Updated 16:44PM

World

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of the 2007 murder of her British roommate while both were students in Italy, paints herself in her new memoir as a naive young woman railroaded by a...

Updated 16:11PM

GM Canada admitted the ad, which on Wednesday was still available to view on Chevrolet's European website and can be seen here, had "received some negative feedback". 

02:36PM

President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to renew a push to close the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, amid a growing hunger strike by inmates at the controversial jail.

02:20AM

Business

Warren Buffett may be on safari for major acquisitions, which he likes to call elephants, but shareholders may wonder if his Berkshire Hathaway Inc has become the biggest elephant in the room.

01:22PM

Cost-cutting and resilient trading revenues helped Europe’s investment banks keep pace with their US rivals last quarter and boosted prospects that their slimmed-down operations can deliver...

01:40PM

With flagging sales in their mainland stores and increasingly price savvy consumers, luxury companies are taking a leaf out of casinos’ play books by offering junkets to wealthy Chinese clients...

10:39AM

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in April as new export orders fell, raising fresh doubts about the strength of the economy after a disappointing first quarter.

12:59PM

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is carrying passengers again after a three-month ban on flights, but the company still faces potent risks related to the new, high-tech plane.

01:29PM

Lifestyle

A distorted life-sized taxi, a symphony of sounds made by MTR turnstiles, five women dressed up as Hong Kong's five tallest buildings. These are just a few of the Hong Kong-inspired contemporary...

05:47AM

An international school or English Schools Foundation (ESF) education is usually the default choice for expatriate families in Hong Kong. But this may not be the case for much longer.

09:49AM

In a clinic a short stroll from Mong Kok MTR station, Jeremy Ritcey yelps in pain. "That was getting close to a 10," he says, laughing nervously to distract himself from the needles piercing his...

10:01AM

Modern chefs use ingredients such as pectin, guar gum and soy lecithin to make their life easier in the kitchen and achieve superior results in their preparations.Those ingredients are easy to use...

10:07AM

Ahead of the launch of its 2013/14 season this Friday, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its new concertmaster, Jing Wang, a 28-year old Canadian-Chinese, to succeed incumbent...

10:25AM

Sarah Webb, author of the popular teen-advice series Ask Amy Green, has been shortlisted twice for Britain's Queen of Teen awards and the Irish Book Awards, and her other books have won acclaim...

10:37AM

Vincy and Franco have three children, who are all doing well in school. But the couple have always found it difficult to discipline their children, and say the youngsters are increasingly out of...

10:41AM

If your child enjoys music, getting up close to an orchestra and meeting players is likely to be an eye-opening experience.

10:44AM

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...

11:56AM

Borussia Dortmund held on by their fingernails to clinch a place in the Champions League final on Tuesday with a 4-3 aggregate win despite losing 2-0 after conceding late goals in a nerve-...

02:14PM

Collins' essay, in which he came out as the first player in a major American sports league while still pursuing his career, was published online by Sports Illustrated on Monday. It precipitated an...

04:35AM

Magazines

28 Apr 2013

Charity work, violence colour the reputation of Ananda Marga

25 Apr 2013

Britpop darlings go out with a bang

23 Apr 2013

Swing into summer with the hottest hairstyles

22 Apr 2013

How women can hit their full earnings potential

21 Apr 2013

Demographics and distance from home help forge close bonds between domestic helpers
 

18 Apr 2013

Four celebrity offspring make their way in the world of showbiz

14 Apr 2013

Getting to grips with ever-evolving Cantonese

7 Apr 2013

On the run in Pyongyang

5 Apr 2013

The new voice of avant-garde Asia

20 Mar 2013

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

14 Dec 2012

Asian jewellers winning fans in the west

22 Nov 2012

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

19 Nov 2012

Hermès vs LVMH: Inside fashion's bitterest corporate battle

Property

Causeway Bay is to lose a popular pub and restaurant on Hoi Ping Road to an office development. Landlord Hysan Development told more than 20 tenants of Sunning Plaza several weeks ago they would...

03:44AM

The exodus of investors from Hong Kong's property market - sparked by the government's measures in February to curb speculation - is continuing, with buyers now seeking alternatives in the West....

03:44AM

The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance, aimed at shielding buyers from dishonest sales practices, came into force on Monday and will affect the launch of new flats in the short...

03:44AM

Technology

Google Now is often compared with the Siri voice assistant on Apple’s mobile devices, but its power lies in giving you information you need to know before you have to ask.

12:45PM

Google is trying to upstage Siri, the sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

02:23PM

PayPal is extending its reach to more physical stores, having signed up 50 merchant acquirers which help process payments but the eBay Inc unit has yet to persuade Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s...

02:06PM

Debates

Reporters Victoria Ruan and Celine Sun spoke to senior executives and observers from several countries on the sidelines of this month's Boao Forum. Many believe China will maintain its rapid...

06:02AM

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

Blogs

Video

  • World Chevrolet in hot water over 'offensive' ad Automobile giant General Motors is pulling from worldwide markets an advertisement whose jingle refers to China as “the land of Fu Manchu”, where people say “ching-ching, chop suey”.
  • Celebrity James Martin: Best car to have in Hong Kong is a Mini. (And NOT, the new BMW ones) What is British I-am-not-a-celebrity-celebrity-chef James Martin's favorite wine? What does a succesful chef like him eat for a quick snack? The Post sat down with him for a brief chat to get the...
  • Health The Incident In 2010, Tianyu tried to kill herself after a few months of working as a factory worker for Foxconn in Shenzhen. The incident left her paralyzed from the waist down. The Post went to her home in...
  • Hong Kong A village under siege The few families left in Tan, one of the last urban villages in downtown Guangzhou, are refusing orders to vacate their homes and battle daily with bulldozers and thugs hired by the developers. The...
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  • James Martin: Best car to have in Hong Kong is a Mini. (And NOT, the new BMW ones)
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  • A village under siege

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