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For the second time in just over six months, China’s president, Xi Jinping, is gracing the cover of The Economist, although Beijing appears unimpressed and unamused.

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If you have ordered lamb or mutton for hotpot in Shanghai over the last four years, you might have been served rat, fox or mink, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

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The woman who appeared in a sex tape that forced a Chongqing district level party chief  to resign and triggered the expulsion of 10 other officials has been handed

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Carson Yeung Ka-sing, owner of English football club Birmingham City, lost his bid on Friday to halt his money-laundering trial in Hong Kong.

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Pakistan’s main government prosecutor on the Benazir Bhutto murder case, in which ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf is under house arrest, was shot dead in Islamabad on Friday, police said.

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After China’s online community posted startling photos of luxury cars bearing military licence plates - flouting new restrictions that came into effect on Wednesday, Chi

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Critics said the four-member committee, reporting directly to Leung Chun-ying, was likely to produce little more than a whitewash and should have been headed by a judge.

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Taking advantage of the steepest drop in three decades, Chinese mothers have shored up prices by splashing out on gold for their daughters' weddings in the past couple of weeks, foiling the plan...

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The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus has risen to 27, state media said yesterday after a man died in Hunan province.

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Four radical lawmakers met with Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing on Friday and agreed to shorten their filibuster campaign on the budget bill by making fewer speeches and quorum calls.

Updated 16:42PM

Carson Yeung Ka-sing, owner of English football club Birmingham City, lost his bid on Friday to halt his money-laundering trial in Hong Kong.

03:05PM

Ah Sam is one of about 35 people who sleep in front of the Jade Market, part of the Tung Chau Street Temporary Market in Sham Shui Po, one of the poorest districts in Hong Kong.

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Lam Chim-ching and her two sons Tong Wah-jor and Tong Wah-hei won the sites under the rule of adverse possession in which a person who occupies a site for a specified period without the owner's...

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China

If you drive a luxury car in Beijing, you should be careful how and where you park it.

01:14PM

China will likely use its growing power to try to force its way with Japan but it is doubtful that Beijing will enter a cold war-style confrontation with the United States, a study said on...

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Chinese censors have been at work to stop people sniggering over the new Beijing headquarters of the People’s Daily newspaper, which bear an unfortunate resemblance to a giant penis.

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The woman who appeared in a sex tape that forced a Chongqing district level party chief  to resign and triggered the expulsion of 10 other officials has been handed

01:43PM

Asia

In an historic first, a delegation of Myanmar's leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy, will visit China next week - but leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not be joining them...

Updated 16:10PM

World

US President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart vowed on Thursday to put trade back at the core of their relations and to work together in the drug war as Mexico rolls out a new security...

11:33AM

The two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly attacks on the Boston Marathon had originally planned to set off their bombs on July 4, a law enforcement official said.

03:06PM

Warren Buffett accumulates Twitter followers even faster than he makes money.

The 82-year-old “Oracle of Omaha” joined the service and sent his first tweet on Thursday, picking up more than...

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Business

Expansion in China’s services sector slowed in April, an official survey showed on Friday, in line with slower factory activity and reinforcing views that recovery in the world’s second-largest...

10:53AM

Hedge fund trader Doug Kass had his first brush with fame at the age of 10, when he appeared on a US television quiz show, Tic-Tac-Dough, and won every day for a week.

01:53PM

Honey bees, which play a key role in pollinating a wide variety of food crops, are in sharp decline in the United States, due to parasites, disease and pesticides, said a federal report released...

02:44PM

Mongolia’s Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi has launched a tender for a one-year contract to mine the western Tsankhi block of the giant Tavan Tolgoi coal field, a top executive of the state-owned company...

03:14PM

Lifestyle

Yesterday was the coldest day in May in almost a century. But the sun came out and warmed up the city when the gigantic Rubber Duck finally graced Victoria Harbour, melting the hearts of more than...

09:03AM

Picking a wine for an airline isn't as easy as you'd think. It's not just a matter of taste and quality, but also about how the wine travels.

05:40AM

If Asia wants to become a major player in the world of big-screen animation it needs to nurture its own creative talent, says Richard Chuang, a leading visual effects expert.

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Founded in 1999, the website enables restaurant-goers to find, rate and leave comments about the city's 21,000 food outlets. It is now ready to upgrade its services and expand coverage to Taiwan,...

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Cities, workplaces, stores and homes are meticulously planned in terms of their construction, efficiency and cost, but little thought goes into how they sound.

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It's just over a year since 20 angry passengers, their patience snapped by a 16-hour delay, stormed on to the runway at Pudong airport in Shanghai and prevented an international flight from taking...

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Quick, cheap and chock full of flavour, street food gives hungry passers-by a lot to love in locales around the world. Trying the local open-air fare is also a key ingredient to sampling any city'...

05:17AM

Spend a few hours with Max Busser and it quickly becomes apparent why the founder of rebellious watch brand MB&F is among the most respected people in the industry.

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Sport

The manner of the Champions League semi-final exits of Barcelona and Real Madrid have set in motion likely overhauls at both clubs, and is forcing La Liga to re-evaluate itself in the face of a...

05:13AM

Twelve-year old amateur Ye Wocheng created history by becoming the youngest player yet to compete in a European Tour event yesterday, but fired a score he would prefer to forget.

11:51AM

After 28 years and seven tournaments of frustrating inequality, the 2015 rugby World Cup will be played on an almost level playing field after organisers came up with a schedule that gives the...

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Magazines

2 May 2013

Five top stylists work the key trends for summer

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

Property

Driven by strong demand, average prices of new homes in 100 major mainland cities rose 1 per cent last month from March, extending the run of increases to 11 consecutive months, the China Index...

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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...

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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....

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Technology

Barnes & Noble Inc aims to make its “Nook” tablets more appealing to consumers by offering buyers access to Google’s apps store, hoping to generate interest in a device that has made little...

01:40PM

Microsoft’s phone chief hates to call the new Nokia Lumia 521 cheap, but the lower-priced smartphone launching in the United States is the company’s boldest move yet to win mass market share from...

01:34PM

The Pentagon has cleared BlackBerry and Samsung mobile devices for use on Defense Department networks, a step toward opening up the military to a wide variety of technology equipment makers while...

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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...

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