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11:17AM

Hong Kong lawmakers yesterday lambasted the American government's "loose practice of the rule of law", even as a top US diplomat warned of difficulties ahead in mending relations between the city and Washington.

Amid the war of words, US President Barack Obama sought to downplay the international chase for whistle-blower Edward Snowden, dismissing Snowden as "a 29-year-old hacker".

Beijing will soon officially announce the new chairman for China Investment Corp – ending months of internal debates and power struggles over who will manage the US$480 billion sovereign fund

2:01PM

Ubisoft, the makers of an upcoming video game starring a hacker-turned-hero, have released a promotional website for the game that lets users look at an astonishing stream of real-time data...

Updated 4:50PM

From “alleged gang rape” to “taking turns having sex” - the changing phrases in Chinese official media reports on a criminal case involving the teenage son of a famous PLA general are angering...

Updated 4:35PM

Edward Snowden took the world by storm when he released confidential information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs.  Since then he has been called a traitor, a hero and a...

2:05PM

Beijing yesterday raised the death toll from a series of attacks in Turpan , Xinjiang , on Wednesday from 27 to 35. Twenty-four were killed by rioters, including two policemen, Xinhua said, adding...

5:22AM

It's summer. And nothing is worse than hauling home some 20-pound watermelons - only to find that they are mealy and tasteless.

11:22AM

China and South Korea agreed yesterday to push for the removal of nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula through six-party talks, President Xi Jinping said at a summit meeting with South Korean...

2:47AM

American Ambassador Gary Locke has travelled to Tibet on a rare diplomatic visit to the restive autonomous region to "increase his familiarity with local conditions", the US embassy in Beijing...

5:41AM

There will be no cap on cross-border yuan lending in Qianhai - the testing ground for full currency convertibility - says the official in charge of the special economic zone neighbouring Hong Kong...

4:43AM

Today in SCMP.com

 
  • Morning
    Chinese public remains unforgiving as singing general's underage son faces closed trial for alleged gang rape
  • Morning
    Dog debate in China rages on after graphic mauling of young child by  Tibetan mastiff caught on video 
  • Noon
    New data hacker video game reveals world as seen in the eyes of cyber spies like Edward Snowden 

 

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Insight

The torrent of criticism unleashed upon Professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting's initiative to "Let Love and Peace Occupy Central" is truly astonishing. Leading the charge are the China Daily and local pro-...

4:39AM

Celebrating Hong Kong

Heartbeat of Hong Kong

At a casual glance, a fish stored in Rebecca Lee Lok-sze's home could be a typical Hong Kong salted variety.

But it's actually preserved in formalin and comes from Antarctica.

8:56AM

From public housing to luxury houses on The Peak, flat inspector Tsim Chai-nam has seen it all. And he has found one thing many homeowners have in common: the urge to rip out furnishings provided...

5:02AM

Uniquely Hong Kong

Professional letter writers were once a common sight on Hong Kong’s streets, but today only a few survive. In the latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, we talk to Pun Tse-ching about...

6:10PM

In this latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a traditional rice shop owner laments how his business is declining in changing times, but argues it still has a vital role to play

6:11PM

Hong Kong

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Friday rejected suggestions that she would resign early because she had only a minor role to play in the current administration.

Updated 4:29PM

Russell Street in Causeway Bay surpassed New York's Fifth Avene last year to become the world's most expensive shopping street. Here we examine just how much money has been spent to ensure a spot...

2:13PM

Hong Kong lawmakers yesterday lambasted the American government's "loose practice of the rule of law", even as a top US diplomat warned of difficulties ahead in mending relations between the city...

11:17AM

A Hong Kong man who brought his Filipino maid with his family when they moved to Vancouver has been convicted of human trafficking in a landmark verdict. A jury in the British Columbia Supreme...

12:52AM

China

From “alleged gang rape” to “taking turns having sex” - the changing phrases in Chinese official media reports on a criminal case involving the teenage son of a famous PLA general are angering...

Updated 4:35PM

Dogs may be man’s best friend but they can also be a dangerous enemy - as recent tragedies involving attacks by large dogs in China show.

2:04PM

Beijing will soon officially announce the new chairman for China Investment Corp – ending months of internal debates and power struggles over who will manage the US$480 billion sovereign fund

2:01PM

Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co and two of its employees were charged with stealing trade secrets from US-based AMSC by the Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday.

11:09AM

Asia

Australia’s Sinophile Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday urged on China - the country’s largest trading partner - to conclude a stalled free trade deal, using his first news conference since...

Updated 4:12PM

World

Edward Snowden took the world by storm when he released confidential information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs.  Since then he has been called a traitor, a hero and a...

2:05PM

President Barack Obama tried to cool the international frenzy over Edward Snowden on Thursday as Ecuador stepped up its defiance and said it was preemptively rejecting millions in trade benefits...

9:03AM

In a vote hailed by US President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday passed comprehensive immigration reform that would put 11 million undocumented people on a path to earning citizenship.

10:35AM

Business

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi’s state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about US$1.2 billion, a report said on Friday.

2:59PM

Two companies controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing, including Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI), have been sued by Australia’s tax authority.

2:48PM

China’s currency controls create incentives for Chinese gamblers to launder their winnings through organised crime gangs in Macau, Nevada’s state gaming regulator said on Thursday.

11:33AM

Google is working on a videogame console and smart watch powered by Android software that has been a hit in smartphones and tablets, the Wall Street Journal reported.

12:52PM

Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co and two of its employees were charged with stealing trade secrets from US-based AMSC by the Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday.

11:09AM

Lifestyle

Winston Chu Ka-sun enters the boardroom of his law office in Admiralty with an assistant in tow; both carry large piles of paper that they deposit on the table with a small thud. "I have more than...

9:35AM

Cancelling the traditional slot at men's fashion week in Milan, Moschino creative director Rossella Jardini instead debuted her spring-summer 2014 men's collection in Shanghai, during her first...

9:36AM

The next time you buy a car you probably won't think about mileage, efficiency or comfort; you'll be too busy asking questions about how it connects to the internet.

9:36AM

SoHo faces an uncertain future as a bar and restaurant destination - perhaps a quieter one for its long-term residents and a duller one for patrons.

9:35AM

Fai Au could have worked anywhere. Born in Guangzhou, raised in Hong Kong and educated at Harvard, the 37-year-old architect was also a senior designer just three years ago at OMA, Rem Koolhaas'...

9:36AM

Like many experiments carried out on a grand scale, Hong Kong's open wine market has certainly raised some anomalies. For instance, the casual observer trapped in one of Sai Ying Pun's traffic...

9:35AM

Staying tuned for charity

The First Initiative Foundation held a soirée on Monday to announce its upcoming "Hong Kong! Hong Kong!" charity event.

9:36AM

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby seems to be on everyone's lips lately. Perhaps that should be hips, with all the Prada and Miu Miu costumes for the female cast. Not to mention themed collections...

9:36AM

Sport

Any slight advantage Hong Kong might have had over Argentina, their first-up opponents when the Rugby World Cup Sevens gets under way today, has been blown away by the shock victory over the South...

5:16AM

Chinese sixth seed Li Na overcame the in-form Simona Halep in a roller-coaster Wimbledon second-round match last night.

5:16AM

New Hong Kong head table tennis coach Chan Kong-wah wants to revamp the squad training system to meet the challenges ahead.

5:16AM

Magazines

27 Jun 2013

Six Hong Kong personalities discuss what's in their portfolio

27 Jun 2013

Superman is back

23 Jun 2013

Fishing methods threaten the lives and livelihoods of those who depend on them

20 Jun 2013

Big voice, small package: an audience with Japanese R'n'B superstar Misia

19 Jun 2013

Pâtissiers cater to Hong Kong's growing love of cakes

16 Jun 2013

The last of China's foot-bound women

13 Jun 2013

China's golden girl of the big screen takes the director's chair

9 Jun 2013

Family life suits investment guru Jim Rogers

7 Jun 2013

Drawn by design

2 Jun 2013

A people's champion celebrates her centenary

10 May 2013

Private art collections gain momentum in Asia

23 Apr 2013

Swing into summer with the hottest hairstyles

22 Apr 2013

How women can hit their full earnings potential

5 Apr 2013

The new voice of avant-garde Asia

20 Mar 2013

Size is starting to matter at trendsetting restaurants

Property

Developers will be allowed to pre-sell unfinished projects 10 months earlier to meet market demand, the government announced yesterday.

2:34PM

The rents are huge in Russell Street, the world's most expensive shopping street, and so are the returns for canny investors. So it's no surprise that business is dominated by several property...

6:07AM

Despite McDonald's being the world's largest chain of hamburger restaurants, it still could not afford the rents in Causeway Bay's Russell Street, and has been forced to move out. Donald Cheung...

12:05PM

Technology

Ubisoft, the makers of an upcoming video game starring a hacker-turned-hero, have released a promotional website for the game that lets users look at an astonishing stream of real-time data...

Updated 4:50PM

Samsung Electronics has launched its first OLED TV, taking the ultra-thin technology into a nascent market despite tenacious production challenges that keep costs high while prevailing LCD screens...

1:00PM

Google is working on a videogame console and smart watch powered by Android software that has been a hit in smartphones and tablets, the Wall Street Journal reported.

12:52PM

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...

6:02AM

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...

4:58AM

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