A series of antitrust investigations by Chinese regulators are part of efforts to toughen enforcement of a 2008 anti-monopoly law and are not just directed at foreign firms, the official China Daily reported on Tuesday.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 3:41pm
Bo Xilai’s fierce defence in court during his five-day long trial in Jinan has captivated the Chinese public in a way unforeseen by those who wanted to stage a seemingly transparent and legitimate final act to his spectacular downfall.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 3:33pm 1 comment More on Bo Xilai
One of the pictures featured in an article titled "4 Major Trends In Aircraft Carrier Development" was a schematic that had been used by the animation studio responsible for the visual effects in the American science fiction television programme Battlestar Galactica.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 3:44pm
President Xi Jinping gave the People’s Liberation Army’s musicians a rare public scolding on Monday for “fooling the masses” after a series of reports exposed their privileged lifestyle and commercial exploitation of their military status.Updated Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 4:21pm
Two corporate investigators, a Briton and an American, have been arrested in Shanghai on charges of illegally selling personal information about Chinese citizens, police announced on Tuesday.27 August 2013 - 3:33pm More on GlaxoSmithKline
Edward Snowden, who exposed mass US surveillance programmes and was granted asylum in Russia, contacted Russian officials before he flew to Moscow and spent two days at the country's diplomatic mission in Hong Kong, a newspaper said yesterday.27 August 2013 - 3:57am 2 comments More on Edward Snowden
A 65-year-old Fujian village doctor, who has admired Mao Zedong since he was 15, still spends two hours a day studying Mao's writings - a ritual he considers the “highlight” of his day, reports the Straits Times.27 August 2013 - 1:07pm 1 comment
The grandson of North Korea’s late dictator Kim Jong-il will begin studying at an elite French university in September, French and South Korean media have reported.27 August 2013 - 3:06pm 1 comment More on Kim Jong-un
This month, Hong Kong has witnessed a worrying number of cases of individuals arrested after entering the city with large amounts of drugs.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 8:39am
In order to establish a rule of law worthy of the country, China will require leaders endowed with vision, wisdom and boldness. Several decades of economic, social and legal development have increased popular demand for a legal system that is fair, impartial and reasonably free of politics and corruption. What has been lacking is leadership.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 3:22am 1 comment
A hospital chief on Tuesday defended the decision to suspend a veteran heart surgeon over concerns about his operating technique, saying the hospital could not afford to risk the health of any new patients.Updated Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 4:03pm
About 5,000 needy families living in illegally converted subdivided units in factory buildings can expect a one-off allowance of up to HK$10,000 under a policy U-turn that in effect asks officers to turn a blind eye to the unlawful alterations.27 August 2013 - 4:37am 5 comments
Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck installation gained rave reviews when a 16.5 metre-tall version arrived in Hong Kong this summer.
Hundreds of thousands of people viewed it against the backdrop of the skyscrapers that line the city’s Victoria Harbour.Updated Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 4:33pm More on Rubber Duck
Two corporate investigators, a Briton and an American, have been arrested in Shanghai on charges of illegally selling personal information about Chinese citizens, police announced on Tuesday.27 August 2013 - 3:33pm
Japan’s first new rocket in 12 years failed to lift off on Tuesday, dealing a potential blow to hopes that Japan may be able to take a larger share of the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.
It was the second setback for the Epsilon rocket this month.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 3:39pm
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Tuesday that key naval assets could be relocated north to adapt to a changing security landscape and put personnel nearer to their fields of operation.27 August 2013 - 2:37pm
Russia on Tuesday said it regretted a decision by the United States to shelve a meeting on the Syria crisis this week, as expectations mount of military action against the Damascus regime.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 3:35pm
Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday outlined the clearest justification yet for US military action in Syria, saying there was “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack, with intelligence strongly signaling that Bashar al-Assad’s regime was responsible.27 August 2013 - 10:47am
A giant rubber duck lifted pedestrian traffic at Harbour City, but wasn’t enough to stem a 27 per cent fall in interim net profit to HK$17.2 billion at The Wharf, which blamed the lower earnings on a fall in gains from property revaluations and a lack of one-off accounting gains.Updated Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 4:12pm More on Wharf
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange named industry veteran Garry Jones as chief executive of the London Metal Exchange, ending a high-profile recruitment process by selecting a former top executive at the NYSE Liffe.27 August 2013 - 2:02pm
Leading mainland developer Evergrande Real Estate Group announced first-half revenue of 41.95 billion yuan (HK$53.16 billion) yesterday, topping the 40.63 billion yuan reported by China Vanke last month.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 4:07am
There are more than 1,000 demonstrations in Hong Kong every year and many attract considerable public support. Recently, though, there was one that failed to garner much sympathy at all - the one held by property agents and their bosses.27 August 2013 - 4:19am 2 comments
As the popularity of 3-D movies grows, a new group of people has emerged: those who claim that they can't see the 3-D image at all, or say that they experience discomfort when watching a film in 3-D.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 9:47am
Text Susan Jung / Photography Jonathan Wong / Styling Nellie Ming Lee
The first Cuban roast pork I ever ate was the best. It was at the home of a Cuban friend I knew in high school.Saturday, 24 August, 2013, 11:37pm
One Sunday evening in the spring of 1864, messenger boys employed by the London District Telegraph Company appeared on the doorsteps of several MPs and other prominent figures across the British capital.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 2:53pm
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A new Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the best players in Europe and Asia was launched yesterday, but is bound to antagonise Chinese officials who back a similar event.Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 4:44am
England concluded their dominant 3-0 series win over the Australians with a dramatic draw in the fifth test at The Oval and thoughts have already turned to the next instalment of cricket's most enduring grudge match.27 August 2013 - 3:58am
On the morning of August 5, the end of a narrow street in Lower Manhattan was thronged with about 200 sign-bearing protesters and a dozen or so reporters.Saturday, 24 August, 2013, 11:32pm
Our inboxes may be less clogged with junk but that doesn't mean the spammers have been defeated. Oliver Burkeman investigates how your attention has become even more vulnerable to abuse.27 August 2013 - 2:53pm
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