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Updated 4:44PM

A huge turnout is expected for Monday's July 1 march, which marks the 16th anniversary of the handover. Follow @SCMP_News and our live updates here.

 

"I am here for universal suffrage. And I want CY Leung to step down because he has been lying," says protester Chan Yee-ying, 60.

China's new immigration law came into effect on Monday, completing a first major overhaul of border regulations in more than two decades.

11:23AM

Be careful unfilial children, you might be breaking the law in China if you don't visit your elderly parents from now on.

1:47PM

Renewed criticism and legal threats from China are once more putting the high-flying executive on the defensive. The disputes have moved from her childhood history to her college years, starting...

1:45PM

The Washington Post has released four previously unpublished slides from the National Security Agency's PowerPoint presentation on Prism, the top-secret programme that collects data on foreign...

4:40AM

A university student committed suicide in Hebei province last month after she blew two years worth of tuition fees on a massive internet shopping spree.

12:59PM

Growth in China’s vast factory sector slowed to multi-month lows in June on faltering new orders, a pair of surveys showed on Monday, boding ill for the world’s second-largest economy still...

2:28PM

Last week, police seized several people at GSK's Shanghai office, including a senior foreign finance executive. They also took employees from the company's Beijing office, said a source in...

7:29AM

The Principality of Liechtenstein opened a consular office in Hong Kong last week as it seeks to boost business ties with the city and the mainland. The European state owes much of its wealth and...

2:21AM

China has agreed to hold formal talks with Southeast Asian nations on a plan to ease maritime tensions as the Philippines accused it of causing "increasing militarisation" of the South China Sea,...

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Today in SCMP.com

 
  • Morning
    China's new immigration law enters into effect, provides harsher punishments for foreigners working illegaly in China 
  • Morning
    College student commits suicide after spending her tuition money buying cosmetics, clothes online 
  • Noon
    Live coverage: Hongkongers take to the streets for annual July 1 protest march 

 

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Insight

It was a colourful event: Lingnan University had to select a new president, and the university council held a consultative meeting at which councillors were to choose a candidate.

11:20AM

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

Hundreds of thousands of protesters joined the annual July 1 rally in Victoria Park with many calling for universal suffrage and political reform.

Updated 4:38PM

A huge turnout is expected for Monday's July 1 march, which marks the 16th anniversary of the handover. Follow @SCMP_News and our live updates here.

 

"I am here for universal...

Updated 4:44PM

Traffic backed up on HK airport highway due to an accident involving a bus. Take the airport express. pic.twitter.com/24OvPM3duv

2:44PM

“If the show cancels now, those teenage girls would probably jump into the sea. They are hardcore K-pop fans,” said a concert staff member. “Some have camped out here for five days.”

3:31PM

China

Be careful unfilial children, you might be breaking the law in China if you don't visit your elderly parents from now on.

1:47PM

Western media are encouraging “terrorism” in Xinjiang by misrepresenting violence in the region as ethnic conflict between minority Uygurs and Han Chinese, state-run media said on Monday.

3:50PM

A university student committed suicide in Hebei province last month after she blew two years worth of tuition fees on a massive internet shopping spree.

12:59PM

South China Morning Post: Your alma mater, Soochow University, has documents showing that you dropped out of school in March 1982 without earning a BA or MA. Nanking University has also said that...

11:45AM

Asia

New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled his cabinet on Monday, bringing in a record number of women and switching the focus to the economy ahead of upcoming elections.

10:15AM

World

Egypt was locked in a tense standoff on Monday after millions of protesters swarmed into the streets to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohammed Mursi and militants set the ruling...

3:18PM

At least 19 firefighters have been killed battling a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona, officials said on Sunday, in reportedly the deadliest incident of its kind in the United States in 80 years....

2:53PM

Gino Descalzi used to fret about things like aphids, mildew and the high cost of shipping millions of roses a year from Ecuador to florists in the United States.

1:38PM

Business

When junket operator Suncity opened its first high roller baccarat table at Steve Wynn’s Macau casino in 2007 to lure China’s wealthiest punters, the firm had fewer than 30 employees and no...

3:03PM

Growth in China’s vast factory sector slowed to multi-month lows in June on faltering new orders, a pair of surveys showed on Monday, boding ill for the world’s second-largest economy still...

2:28PM

Toyota executives have sometimes seemed to share the personality of the automaker’s best-selling cars - dependable and efficient, but also a bit boring and bland.

3:22PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday hosts EU talks on felling sky-high youth unemployment less than three months before German elections after coming under fire for championing austere spending...

11:29AM

Gino Descalzi used to fret about things like aphids, mildew and the high cost of shipping millions of roses a year from Ecuador to florists in the United States.

1:38PM

Lifestyle

In the early 1990s, a series of media exposés on poor conditions, worker abuse and child exploitation in garment and footwear factories led to an anti-sweatshop movement. It prompted high-profile...

11:15AM

Tommy Cheung Sau-yin had been civic-minded in his teens, even doing volunteer work while in Form Two. But it was not until a massive rally in 2010, which he attended with thousands of others, that...

11:18AM

Hongkongers are sorely lacking calcium in their diet, according to a recent poll of more than 1,300 people. The average intake of the vital mineral is only 574mg, a far cry from the recommended 1,...

11:25AM

There's a lot of mystery and guesswork surrounding infertility, but one thing is for certain: Hong Kong needs more scientists and training in this medical field. One in six couples in the...

11:27AM

It was a colourful event: Lingnan University had to select a new president, and the university council held a consultative meeting at which councillors were to choose a candidate.

11:20AM

Backstage at Dakar Fashion Week, a group of young women squeeze into impossibly high heels while others sit still as make-up artists paint their eyelids a shining emerald colour.

11:28AM

Tobacco control 'will save l

11:29AM

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

11:36AM

Sport

Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and Brazil defeated world champion Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday night as protesters clashed with riot police outside Maracana...

10:14AM

Lewis Hamilton led the calls for urgent attention to this year's controversial problems with the fast-failing low-durability Pirelli tyres after yesterday's controversial British Grand Prix.

2:14AM

World No 1 Park In-bee won the US Women’s Open on Sunday, grabbing a slice of LPGA history with her third straight major triumph of this year.

Park’s final-round 74 gave her an eight-under...

10:53AM

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

The future of a new policy that aims to help middle-income families buy government-subsidised home ownership scheme (HOS) flats in the secondary market has been thrown into doubt, with the housing...

4:05AM

As property prices spiral in many Asian countries, the Japanese market has curiously lagged behind. Perhaps investors never got over the shock of the Tokyo real estate bust of the late 1980s.

2:15AM

The Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns the Savoy hotel in London, reportedly plans to build a 1,600-metre skyscraper, and one of the cities he is looking at is Shanghai,...

2:24AM

Technology

Finnish mobile phone company Nokia said on Monday it has agreed to buy Siemens’ stake in their joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) for 1.7 billion euros (HK$17.2 billion).

2:16PM

Out of a tiny, green shack on a parking lot in an industrial area south of San Francisco International Airport, three teenagers are trying to change the airport car rental business. To do it, all...

11:49AM

The social network says that on Monday will expand its definition of pages and groups that are too controversial to carry advertisements.

11:36AM

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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