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Chinese paramilitary troops began conducting round-the-clock patrols Sunday in the northwestern region of Xinjiang following a series of bloody clashes that have killed at least 56 people over the...

2:28PM

Binay said he could no longer deliver President Benigno Aquino’s letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping asking him to spare the woman after China sent word that it would not be a “convenient time...

3:53PM

In an interview with Chinese media including the Sunday Morning Post, Nawaz Sharif said the corridor, which will connect the resource-rich western region with Pakistan's Gwadar port, would "change...

5:27AM

Der Spiegel cited a "top secret" September 2010 document from the US National Security Agency (NSA) which it said fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had taken with him and which the...

5:28AM

As with previous regional gatherings, concerns over China’s increasingly assertive actions in staking its claims to most of the South China Sea were set to dominate.

Updated 4:20PM

The mainland's chief bank regulator said yesterday that domestic financial institutions held more than twice the reserves needed to cover payments and settlements, in Beijing's latest effort to...

5:59AM

During the past year, the blind legal activist has given speeches and collected human rights awards in Europe and the US, where he eventually ended up after his harrowing flight from his home in...

5:25AM

Former Taiwanese premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting said yesterday that dialogue with Beijing would be more productive if other parties were brought into talks.

5:25AM

In 2009, Christie’s auction house ignored protests from Beijing and put on the block two bronze statues looted by Anglo-French forces during the opium wars.

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Insight

Noise pollution in Hong Kong needs no research to show how serious the problem is. The pounding din of jackhammers, blaring of horns by agitated drivers, incessant drilling from renovations next...

8:17AM

Celebrating Hong Kong

Heartbeat of Hong Kong

In the difficult days of Sars, Freeman Lo Wing-cheung decided Hong Kong people needed cheering up. His remedy, a video evoking the city's can-do spirit, was an instant hit, getting 300,000...

5:25AM

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

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

Shot in less than a week on a shoestring budget, the film imagines the drama which must have unfolded in Hong Kong leading up to Snowden’s bombshell leaks on vast US surveillance programmes.

11:38AM

The airline - widely praised by environmentalist groups last September for taking what was then seen as a pioneering step - planned to bring in the ban at the start of 2013. Yesterday a spokesman...

5:07AM

A group of parents may seek a judicial review of the Education Bureau's decision to phase out a subsidy for the English Schools Foundation if the legislature passes the plan next month.

5:07AM

The caution came just over two weeks after claims by whistle-blower Edward Snowden that it had been among the targets of a US cyberspying programme.
An e-mail sent by the information...

5:54AM

China

Chinese paramilitary troops began conducting round-the-clock patrols Sunday in the northwestern region of Xinjiang following a series of bloody clashes that have killed at least 56 people over the...

2:28PM

No details were given, although the charge of violating discipline is usually shorthand for bribery, embezzlement, the selling of offices or other forms of corruption.

1:14PM

The number of people affected accounted for “more than two-thirds of the entire population” of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), a Human Rights Watch report said.

11:14AM

The mainland's chief bank regulator said yesterday that domestic financial institutions held more than twice the reserves needed to cover payments and settlements, in Beijing's latest effort to...

5:59AM

Asia

Binay said he could no longer deliver President Benigno Aquino’s letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping asking him to spare the woman after China sent word that it would not be a “convenient time...

3:53PM

World

Forecasters said temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 46 degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of the city’s all-time record.

3:05PM

But achieving this goal will be a challenge, as it will add some US$2 billion a year to the bill to fight the 32-year AIDS epidemic, the the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

1:42PM

Meanwhile, on Saturday, veteran Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, escaped to the Somali capital Mogadishu amid reports of a split in the al-Shabab group.

12:53PM

Business

The mainland's chief bank regulator said yesterday that domestic financial institutions held more than twice the reserves needed to cover payments and settlements, in Beijing's latest effort to...

5:59AM

Private equity firm Boyu Capital, whose partners include former TPG executive Mary Ma and the grandson of former China president Jiang Zemin, is planning to raise its second fund and is seeking US...

5:56PM

Hong Kong-listed companies Chow Tai Fook, Coach and Prada have made their way inside the exclusive club of the "most sought-after luxury brands" on the mainland, a new survey says.

5:20AM

In an attempt to allay concerns about a cash crunch in the mainland banking system, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan pledged yesterday to maintain market stability, saying appropriate policies...

1:41AM

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 of...

5:29AM

Lifestyle

Record companies like duet albums. A combination of two artists appeals to followers of both and if they come from sufficiently disparate musical areas, a pairing can theoretically double sales....

3:41PM

Hong Kong: exotic port of call, dangerous, romantic, glamorous.

3:41PM

Seeing Lucas "SkiBs the Kid" Scibetta in the flesh is probably the closest anglophone Hong Kong gets to encountering a musical celebrity, and it's a genuine rush.

3:41PM

When Roberto Cuoghi was in his mid-20s, he gave up art and transformed himself into his father. He grew a beard, dyed his hair white, put on weight, started wearing his father's clothes and...

3:41PM

Steve Carell knew the first Despicable Me film had something singular going for it after he witnessed the reaction of an unlikely viewer.

3:41PM

Last year's screening of Peter Chan Ho-sun's 2011 martial arts action film Dragon (known as Wu Xia in Hong Kong) was a big hit at the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), an annual event co-...

3:41PM

Over the past two decades, Neil Gaiman has won a reputation for telling tales that excite, provoke and cross genres with ease: graphic novels, children's writing, fantasy, screenplays, science and...

3:41PM

From the cricket fields to international political summits, anything involving India and Pakistan raises eyebrows, questions and excitement levels in both countries.

3:41PM

Sport

Christian Leali'ifano's Australia debut lasted 54 seconds when he was taken from the field unconscious in the first test against the British & Irish Lions, but the inside centre made his...

4:04AM

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic turned in nearly perfect performances back-to-back Saturday on Centre Court to cap nearly perfect runs to the fourth round at the All England Club, while chaos...

10:44AM

Hong Kong edged Portugal 17-14 in their last pool game, a victory coach Dai Rees says will give the team the strength and belief to go all the way today in the knockout Bowl competition.

4:04AM

Magazines

30 Jun 2013

Chinese combatants at the Battle of Gettysburg

27 Jun 2013

Superman is back

27 Jun 2013

Six Hong Kong personalities discuss what's in their portfolio

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

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

Homebuyers at a new project in Ma Tau Kok say they are unfazed by the prospect of prices falling when interest rates rise in the United States, as most plan to live in the flats themselves.

5:07AM

In the face of softening interest by developers, the government plans to sell nine sites for housing between July and September.

4:59AM

The tender sale of the 44-year-old Murray Building in Central, designated for conversion into a luxury hotel, is expected to attract interest from developers keen to obtain a site in the central...

5:18AM

Technology

Back in the summer of 2008, the US writer Nicholas Carr published a now famous essay in The Atlantic magazine entitled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" The more time he spent online, Carr reported,...

4:07AM

Researchers at Duke University in the US state of North Carolina analysed 141 drinking water samples from private wells across the gas-rich Marcellus shale basin in the state of Pennsylvania. They...

4:07AM

Edward Snowden's exposé of cavalier cyberspying by the US and Britain is neither explosive nor even surprising. Intelligence-gathering on friend and foe using the most advanced technology of the...

4:07AM

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

Blogs

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