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The presence of thousands of police officers and security agents in Chengdu on Saturday brought back memories of a  “peaceful stroll” in May, 4, 2008. Back then, residents of the city, known as “...

Updated 16:18PM

A team of top Chinese researchers has found that swapping a single gene of the H5N1 bird flu virus with one from H1N1 human flu makes it transmissible between guinea pigs, representing a jump from...

05:51AM

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried calling Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss the imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but Wang was not available, the State...

09:52AM

The legislature approved a controversial HK$100 million government donation to official Sichuan earthquake relief efforts yesterday, despite earlier worries over a possible filibuster.

11:05AM

A Jiangsu gang was caught passing off rat, fox and mink meat as mutton, just one of hundreds of cases of meat-related offences uncovered by the Ministry of Public Security recently.

05:31AM

The contractors - Everbest Port Services, Pui Kee Stevedore Company, Lem Wing Transportation and Comcheung Human Resources - said they would not engage in more talks over the pay dispute.

05:46AM

Soaring household debt and rampant consumer spending have put Hong Kong's economy at risk of overheating, the city's central bank boss said yesterday.

04:52AM

Norman Chan Tak-lam, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which manages the fund, said the drop was due to the poor performance of the mainland stock market and the fact Hong...

04:51AM

Members of Myanmar's leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy, will make their first official visit to China next week - but leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend because the...

05:42AM

Coming up in SCMP

May
4
  • Monetary authority chief Norman Chan issues stark warning over 'overheated' economy due to high lending
  • Uproar as Chinese lab creates hybrid bird flu virus by mixing genes from two different strains 
  • Warnings over Hong Kong's increasing car ownership and its implications for the city's pollution problem

 

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Former ICAC chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming broke his silence yesterday, saying he had sought legal advice and would co-operate with the committee set up to investigate claims that he spent excessive...

05:35AM

Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung Ka-sing and his father once reported earning nothing for four or five years, but their income later shot up 300 times to HK$721 million in seven...

05:38AM

The prediction brought calls from a green group and an economics professor for fresh consideration of electronic road pricing. But the Automobile Association said there was nothing to worry about...

08:32AM

Records on pressurised water extinguishers in Sha Chai Min and Sam Chung in the Lantau Island fishing village showed some were last maintained in August 2010 and others in 2011. Labels on the...

05:44AM

China

The presence of thousands of police officers and security agents in Chengdu on Saturday brought back memories of a  “peaceful stroll” in May, 4, 2008. Back then, residents of the city, known as “...

Updated 16:18PM

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried calling Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss the imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but Wang was not available, the State...

09:52AM

A team of top Chinese researchers has found that swapping a single gene of the H5N1 bird flu virus with one from H1N1 human flu makes it transmissible between guinea pigs, representing a jump from...

05:51AM

Members of Myanmar's leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy, will make their first official visit to China next week - but leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend because the...

05:42AM

Asia

The death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster rose to 540 on Saturday after 15 bodies were overnight pulled from the wreckage of an eight-storey building housing garment factories,...

Updated 16:00PM

World

Israel was tightlipped on Saturday following US media reports it had carried out on air strike on a Syrian weapons shipment headed for Shiite militant group and close Damascus ally Hezbollah in...

Updated 16:36PM

Amazon Indians on Friday refused to end their occupation of a building site that has partially paralysed work on the world’s third largest hydroelectric dam for two days.

Updated 16:07PM

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings told the FBI that he and his brother considered suicide attacks and striking on the Fourth of July - US Independence Day - as they plotted...

01:49AM

Business

Norman Chan Tak-lam, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which manages the fund, said the drop was due to the poor performance of the mainland stock market and the fact Hong...

04:51AM

Soaring household debt and rampant consumer spending have put Hong Kong's economy at risk of overheating, the city's central bank boss said yesterday.

04:52AM

The Mandatory Provident Fund, covering 2.5 million employees in the city, returned to profit in April after recording two consecutive months of losses. Analysts attributed it to the recent...

04:53AM

While giving his birthday wishes to Hang Seng Bank for its 80th anniversary, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah last night urged the lender to further develop yuan business.

04:53AM

The US Chamber of Commerce has urged Washington and Beijing to resolve a dispute over the auditing of US-listed Chinese firms, warning failure to do so will seriously hurt both countries.

04:54AM

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.

05:40AM

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,...

05:40AM

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

05:17AM

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...

12:36PM

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.

05:17AM

Sport

A buzz of excitement surrounding the first home game for the Philippines at the elite level in the HSBC Asian Five Nations has put Hong Kong on guard as they hope to secure their berth in the Top...

05:19AM

Jockey Brett Prebble insists Packing Whiz is simply "the best horse in the race" in tomorrow's Champions Mile - on one proviso.

05:15AM

Interim manager Rafael Benitez said he hoped Chelsea's fans would show him some appreciation after he guided the club into the Europa League final for the first time in their history following...

05:17AM

Magazines

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Five top stylists work the key trends for summer

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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

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5 Mar 2013

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

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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...

03:36AM

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

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...

01:45PM

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

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