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  • May 7, 2013
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The attempt at subtle but tongue-in-cheek US criticism backfired after Chinese internet users turned to slamming broadcaster CCTV for “not seeing the irony”.

03:10PM

Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus, with the number of infections rising by two to 129, according...

01:58PM

Three women who were abducted about a decade ago were found alive on Monday at a Cleveland house near where at least two of them were last seen and a school bus driver was arrested in connection...

Updated 16:26PM

Apparently frustrated by their own judicial system and wary of censorship, members of China’s online community, in a rare move, have appealed to US President Barack Obama to help seek justice on a...

01:34PM

When a group of Chinese Maoists travelled to North Korea last month - visiting a country that still holds dear the social norms of an era now long gone in China - they didn't seem to know that one...

01:33PM

The music video features a “super mum” rapping about her day-to-day joys – and pains – of 21st century motherhood.

03:34PM

One of China's most senior judges has called for an end to miscarriages of justice by the nation's courts after two cases of wrongful convictions have highlighted inadequacies in its legal system...

Updated 16:01PM

The announcement, which followed a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, indicated the leadership may already have drafted a time frame for a freer capital flow. It had been speculated earlier...

05:13AM

In a circular to commercial banks the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) introduced for the first time a minimum net open position in US dollars, restricting banks' capacity to lend...

04:17AM

Today in SCMP.com

 
  • Morning
    American satire talk show host Jon Stewart makes 'guest appearance' on Chinese state television 
  • Noon
    Hong Kong family's 'Gangnam Style' parody video for Mother's Day goes viral
  • Noon
    Tibetan writer petitions to stop commercial development in Lhasa

 

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The music video features a “super mum” rapping about her day-to-day joys – and pains – of 21st century motherhood.

03:34PM

Birmingham City football club boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing’s attempt to dismiss an expert report against him in his HK$721 million money laundering trial was rejected by the judge on Tuesday.

02:17PM

Syrus Kwan Siu-fung flips through his sketchbook, pausing sporadically to name people and places. There is his friend Stephen walking the Tsing Ma Bridge as if it were a tightrope.

11:46AM

Two Communist Party mouthpieces yesterday reported the controversy in Hong Kong over the HK$100 million donation to earthquake victims in Sichuan - pointing the finger at the Red Cross Society of...

06:12AM

China

One of China's most senior judges has called for an end to miscarriages of justice by the nation's courts after two cases of wrongful convictions have highlighted inadequacies in its legal system...

Updated 16:01PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Shanghai for its past role as a haven for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution on a visit to the city’s former ghetto on Tuesday, as questions...

03:26PM

China’s richest people are stepping up investment in US real estate and other foreign assets as they try to preserve their fortunes in the face of a fast-changing economy, a report said on Tuesday...

04:28PM

Apparently frustrated by their own judicial system and wary of censorship, members of China’s online community, in a rare move, have appealed to US President Barack Obama to help seek justice on a...

01:34PM

Asia

Hundreds of survivors of Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster blocked a main highway to demand wages Tuesday as the death toll from the collapse of a nine-storey building passed 700, officials...

Updated 15:56PM

World

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Commonwealth heads of government meeting - the first time she’s missed the biennial session since 1971.

Updated 16:30PM

Three women who were abducted about a decade ago were found alive on Monday at a Cleveland house near where at least two of them were last seen and a school bus driver was arrested in connection...

Updated 16:26PM

Syrian rebels have made use of the deadly nerve agent sarin in their war-torn country’s conflict, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte has said.

02:48AM

Business

Australia’s central bank cut its main cash rate to a record low of 2.75 per cent on Tuesday and signalled there was room to ease further to support the economy, given low inflation and an...

02:15PM

Microsoft has sold 100 million Windows 8 licences in the six months since launch, roughly in line with the previous version, but wants to combat sputtering interest in its flagship software with a...

02:27PM

Rio Tinto, the world’s No.2 iron ore miner, is set to press on with plans to boost production at its Australian mines by a quarter in 2015, shrugging off pressure to slow spending and conserve...

03:13PM

Mukesh Kumar Chhaganlal said he tried to warn his manager at UBS about the “increasingly unrealistic” currency rates being set last year for the Indonesian rupiah against the dollar.

11:35AM

Grappling with soaring costs tied to constructing onshore gas plants, a growing number of energy firms are pledging tens of billions of dollars to build the world’s biggest floating structures to...

01:48PM

Lifestyle

Syrus Kwan Siu-fung flips through his sketchbook, pausing sporadically to name people and places. There is his friend Stephen walking the Tsing Ma Bridge as if it were a tightrope.

11:46AM

The art market seems to be recovering its allure after a year in which no amount of wooing was able to rekindle the fervour of buyers. Sotheby's early April six-day sale indicated that the market...

11:47AM

Julie Eyres has stayed in spas all over the world. But one place she returns to each year is the Ayurveda Spa in the Orange County Resort in Coorg, India.

10:53AM

It's Friday afternoon and the hall at Renaissance College in Ma On Shan is packed with about 250 domestic helpers.

11:32AM

Watching a film in Hong Kong can be a moving experience. Literally. A trend in cinema seats that had been dismissed as a novelty by serious film buffs has taken hold in the city.

11:16AM

For a band whose reputation was built around reclusiveness, the music world has been seeing an awful lot of Kraftwerk lately.

11:25AM

My daughter is in Year Two and her school bag is so heavy that I have to carry it for her. Some of her books and folders have half a year's work in and she has to take these to school most days....

11:38AM

March was volunteer month in my family. It started with flag day, standing outside a shopping centre in Causeway Bay, soliciting donations for the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

11:41AM

Sport

Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring on November 24 to meet American Brandon Rios in a welterweight bout in Macau, the eight-division world champion’s promoter said.

12:13PM

Maria Sharapova survived a sticky start to move into the second round of the WTA Madrid Open on Monday with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania.

08:48AM

Ronnie O’Sullivan outclassed Barry Hawkins 18-12 on Monday to win his fifth world snooker championship and become only the third man to claim back-to-back titles at the Crucible Theatre.

08:42AM

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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

Mainland home sales plunged last month after local governments fell in line with control measures demanded by Beijing.

03:34AM

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

Technology

Silicon Valley is taking itself a tad too seriously, and a few of its shriller residents have taken note.

02:38PM

Microsoft has sold 100 million Windows 8 licences in the six months since launch, roughly in line with the previous version, but wants to combat sputtering interest in its flagship software with a...

02:27PM

YouTube is set to announce within a few weeks a series of channels that will require payment, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

12:53PM

Debates

In Tuesday’s Business section, the Monitor column on the back page decided to pick a fight with the front page’s Jake’s View.

10:33AM

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

Blogs

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  • Hong Kong HK's looming garbage crisis Hong Kong produces 13,000 tonnes of garbage waste each day, one of the highest rates in the world. Drastic measures such as garbage disposal fees might be considered by the government.
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong greets giant Rubber Duck Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's iconic Rubber Duck sails into Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. The 16.5 metre artwork will be on display till June 9th.
  • Health Hong Kong prescribes new dose of old Chinese medicine Chinese medicine is having to adapt to keep younger generations interested. Quick-fix instant powders are increasingly replacing herbal remedies that require hours of boiling, preparation and...
  • 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”.
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