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  • May 12, 2013
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China on Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake that killed more than 80,000, as some said questions remained over the thousands of children who died as their schools...

03:24PM

A return to the epicentre of the 2008 disaster brings an emotional reunion and mixed feelings for a journalist who was among the first outsiders to reach flattened Yingxiu as it mourned its lost...

02:36PM

Taiwan on Sunday dispatched four coastguard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines following public outrage over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino...

03:45PM

WWF Hong Kong called for an interdepartmental task force to be set up to find ways to save the dolphin population and for steps to be taken to halt reclamation projects they fear could push the...

05:50AM

The results, which need to be officially confirmed, indicated Sharif’s party has an overwhelming lead but would fall short of winning a majority of the 272 directly elected national assembly seats...

10:27AM

But the following weeks will be the test. Authorities have said the International Space Station’s six-member crew was not in danger from the leak.

11:24AM

A deputy chairman of China’s top planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), is under investigation for suspected “serious discipline violations”, state media said on...

04:25PM

Many on business trips or holidays have said they were unable to get their hands on their cash from ATM machines.

06:28AM

Separately, the Federal Reserve is looking into whether the final data and news company's journalists tracked data about Bloomberg terminal usage by top Fed officials.

10:54AM

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Insight

At 2.28 this afternoon countless families will be savouring lunch in honour of Mother's Day. But it will be a poignant moment for thousands of mainland mothers still mourning children who died in...

04:00AM

Hong Kong

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has long been one of Hong Kong's most cherished institutions, credited with helping turn the city from one of Asia's most corrupt into one of its...

06:05AM

WWF Hong Kong called for an interdepartmental task force to be set up to find ways to save the dolphin population and for steps to be taken to halt reclamation projects they fear could push the...

05:50AM

The conduct of Freemasons in Hong Kong has come under renewed scrutiny after senior legal figures questioned the handling of alleged indecent assaults by a member at their Zetland Hall...

02:15PM

Lawmakers are considering spending up to HK$560,000 of public money on a week-long trip to find ways to deal with one of Hong Kong's most pressing problems - poverty.

06:05AM

China

A deputy chairman of China’s top planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), is under investigation for suspected “serious discipline violations”, state media said on...

04:25PM

Taiwan on Sunday dispatched four coastguard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines following public outrage over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino...

03:45PM

The devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan province five years ago marked one of a series in the earthquake-prone region. The earthquake occurred in an area that is deforming as two tectonic...

02:35PM

A 29-year-old deputy county head of Jieyang in Guangdong has been demoted to the rank of clerk after internet users questioned whether his father, who held the post before him, had a hand in his...

06:28AM

Asia

The policy chief of Japan’s ruling party vowed on Sunday to keep paying homage at a controversial war shrine despite anger and diplomatic protests by China and South Korea.

04:50PM

World

But the following weeks will be the test. Authorities have said the International Space Station’s six-member crew was not in danger from the leak.

11:24AM

Separately, the Federal Reserve is looking into whether the final data and news company's journalists tracked data about Bloomberg terminal usage by top Fed officials.

10:54AM

Two explosive-laden cars blew up in a small Turkish town near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 100 others in one of the deadliest recent attacks in the...

07:10AM

Business

Many on business trips or holidays have said they were unable to get their hands on their cash from ATM machines.

06:28AM

Beijing is expected to announce appointments to key financial positions in the near future as the new leadership prepares to take bolder steps towards financial reforms.

04:22AM

Real gross domestic product rose only 0.2 per cent on a seasonally adjusted quarter-to-quarter basis, down from 1.4 per cent in the last three months of 2012. Year on year, output in the first...

04:23AM

The Japanese yen yesterday fell to a 4-1/2-year low to trade at more than 100 to the US dollar. The key level was breached after speculation that Japanese institutional investors were buying...

04:23AM

In possibly the biggest tax investigation in history, Britain, US and Australia have launched a joint global investigation into tax evasion through offshore havens, the governments of the three...

04:25AM

Lifestyle

To boldly go … that's the maxim of the Star Trek universe. But even the late Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991), the creator of this iconic sci-fi series, might've been surprised by J.J. Abrams' 2009...

02:29PM

It's Sunday afternoon in Beijing and a gaggle of art lovers and curators are outside the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), engaged in a heated debate.

01:12PM

The city of Berlin might seem an odd setting for an action movie about North and South Korean spies. But on a visit to the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011, South Korean director Ryoo...

01:36PM

The Michael Buble charm offensive hit the ground running late last month. On April 23, the release date of his sixth studio album, To Be Loved, the singer put in a shift as guest co-host on The...

01:42PM

Jazz festivals generally require much advance planning, but this month Hong Kong is going to get one that's been organised almost by accident.

01:45PM

With a billion dollars worth of art on offer at their spring auctions in New York, Christie's and Sotheby's are looking to post-war and contemporary works to drive the market this month.

01:58PM

Reading between the lines of From the Fatherland, With Love, it appears there's a lot in Japanese society that Ryu Murakami is not particularly enamoured with.

02:02PM

Bennetts Associates is a London-based architecture practice known for its highly sustainable approach to construction and a portfolio that includes theatres, offices, universities, hotels and...

07:32AM

Sport

The long-serving midfielder broke the news just days after veteran United manager Alex Ferguson said he would be standing down at the end of the season.

12:35PM

Scotland's bravehearts were undone by an even braver Hong Kong, who yesterday stated their intent of becoming a core team in the HSBC Sevens World Series next season by knocking off the top seeds...

12:03PM

The former Spain Under-21 international powered home from 25 metres out early in the second half, handing Kitchee a 1-0 win as well as their only silverware of the season, having surrendered the...

05:06AM

Magazines

12 May 2013

Mystery surrounds a young Hong Kong man who survived a submarine disaster only to sail off into the mists of time

10 May 2013

Private art collections gain momentum in Asia

9 May 2013

A nostalgic journey to the locations of Hong Kong's favourite films

5 May 2013

being agnès

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
 

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

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

Property

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's biggest developer by value, says it is optimistic about the Central office market even after rents last year dropped the most since the 2008 credit crisis.

05:09AM

The mainland property market will continue to grow, but at a slower pace, while developers which focus on the mass market will experience strongest growth, Moody's Investors Service said.

04:39AM

Commercial property deals in the city fell sharply over the past three months as short-term investors shied away after the doubling of stamp duty on the purchase of both residential and non-...

02:36AM

Technology

Arena, a 1967 episode of Star Trek, features the TV series' most laughable fight scene, a duel between Captain James T. Kirk and a lizard-man of the Gorn species.

02:15PM

Stephen Hawking's decision last week to joint the academic boycott of Israel, by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel's...

02:08AM

As fracking has boomed in recent years, energy experts have woken up to another unconventional source of natural gas. It is methane hydrate, and its potential reserves are huge.

02:08AM

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

Video

  • Hong Kong Fast and Furious on the streets of Hong Kong After dark, thrill seekers addicted to speed turn the roads of Hong Kong into their personal race track.
  • 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.
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  • HK's looming garbage crisis
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