Edward Snowden: I took no secret documents from Hong Kong to Russia

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says he did not take any secret documents with him when he fled Hong Kong for Russia and insists he had no intention of defecting while holed up in the city.

Saturday, 19 October, 2013, 2:58am More on Edward Snowden

China's 'maritime silk road' linking Southeast Asia faces a rocky birth

Experts say China's neighbours welcomes closer economic ties. But doubts about Beijing's intentions - and whether strings may be attached to the project - appear to be making some reluctant to embrace the vision of political and security co-operation with China over maritime issues.

19 Oct 2013 - 2:30am

China GDP growth has probably peaked after 7.8pc Q3 expansion

The mainland economy has registered its fastest quarterly growth in a year, largely boosted by increased infrastructure spending and credit.

19 Oct 2013 - 3:10am

Small businesses, employees count cost of US government shutdown

Gum Tong owns a diner in Washington and Matt Bellinger charters fishing boats in the Florida Everglades. They have little except this in common: the shutdown of the US government cost them money they will never get back.

19 Oct 2013 - 4:06am

After Apple, is Starbucks Chinese state media’s next target?

A Chinese state-run newspaper blasted Starbucks for “profiteering” in the mainland raising concerns that the world’s largest café-chain could become the next prominent foreign company to be targeted by state media, after Apple was castigated for poor customer service earlier this year.

18 Oct 2013 - 5:12pm 3 comments

Xi Jinping's mother praises father's influence on their children in article

President Xi Jinping's mother has praised her late husband, revolutionary hero Xi Zhongxun , in a lengthy article carried by state media, attesting to his influence on the couple's children and his devotion to the Communist Party and economic reforms.

19 Oct 2013 - 4:04am More on Xi Jinping

British critic questions role of Chinese nuclear power companies

One of Britain's leading nuclear engineering consultants has raised serious concerns about the safety implications of handing over some of Britain's nuclear plants to Chinese operators.

19 Oct 2013 - 2:29am 1 comment

Apologies for Hollywood's alleged Hong Kong hustle

Hongkongers have gone online to offer up apologies after filming of the fourth Transformers movie was disrupted by an alleged blackmail plot.

19 Oct 2013 - 3:44am

State-owned enterprise reform likely to be modest, researcher suggests

A leading central government researcher has called for the overhaul of state-owned enterprises but avoided saying whether their special status should be scrapped altogether.

19 Oct 2013 - 3:18am

Jazz star Patti Austin cancels Beijing concert after suffering asthma attack

19 Oct 2013 - 4:04am

Beijing protests at visit by 160 Japanese legislators to Yasukuni

19 Oct 2013 - 3:29am

Intensify the friendship between London and Hong Kong: Boris Johnson

19 Oct 2013 - 3:25am 3 comments

Skull find points to single, evolving human species

19 Oct 2013 - 3:42am

Galeries Lafayette returns to China after 15 years

19 Oct 2013 - 1:46am 2 comments

Washington's 'panda cam' back on after shutdown

19 Oct 2013 - 2:56am

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Insight

For China, Nobel Prize in science is still a big leap away

CONG CAO

For one week every October, a serious bout of anxiety grips China. But it is not purely down to nervousness over which prominent dissident is in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the Dalai Lama in 1989 and Liu Xiaobo in 2010.

19 Oct 2013 - 2:32am

Celebrating Hong Kong

Spirit of Hong Kong

'Ordinary mum' on an extraordinary mission

Annemarie Evans

An early indication of the extent of Elana Ho Tsao Yuk-lan's devotion to children came in her mid-20s. The wife of a lawyer, and with two children of her own - including a daughter with special needs - Ho adopted her sister's three children.

Helping Hand volunteer's errands of mercy

Christopher Schrader – man of extraordinary action

Entrepreneur Lizette Smook loves Hong Kong, healthy innovation, and the environment

Uniquely Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s handcarts keep the city on a roll

AFP

It’s a simple contraption – an iron frame, foldout handle and four rubber wheels – but in Hong Kong the old-fashioned handcart is what keeps the city rolling.

When words are not enough: The dying art of professional letter writing

How calorie-counting and supermarkets are hitting Hong Kong's rice shops where it hurts

Dim Sum: A tradition that's anything but dim

China

POLITICS

Xi Jinping's mother praises father's influence on their children in article

President Xi Jinping's mother has praised her late husband, revolutionary hero Xi Zhongxun , in a lengthy article carried by state media, attesting to his influence on the couple's children and his devotion to the Communist Party and economic reforms.

19 Oct 2013 - 4:04am More on Xi Jinping

Asia

DIPLOMACY

China's 'maritime silk road' linking Southeast Asia faces a rocky birth

Experts say China's neighbours welcomes closer economic ties. But doubts about Beijing's intentions - and whether strings may be attached to the project - appear to be making some reluctant to embrace the vision of political and security co-operation with China over maritime issues.

19 Oct 2013 - 2:30am

World

UNITED STATES

Small businesses, employees count cost of US government shutdown

Gum Tong owns a diner in Washington and Matt Bellinger charters fishing boats in the Florida Everglades. They have little except this in common: the shutdown of the US government cost them money they will never get back.

19 Oct 2013 - 4:06am

Business

China GDP growth has probably peaked after 7.8pc Q3 expansion

The mainland economy has registered its fastest quarterly growth in a year, largely boosted by increased infrastructure spending and credit.

19 Oct 2013 - 3:10am
INVESTMENT

ParknShop solo sale scrapped

Companies controlled by Asia's richest man, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, said yesterday that they were selling a Shanghai property venture for HK$9 billion but that the ParknShop supermarket chain was no longer up for individual sale, prompting fresh speculation about investment flight from the Hong Kong and mainland markets.

19 Oct 2013 - 3:12am More on Li Ka-Shing

Property

Chinese property developers seen exceeding annual sales targets

Hong Kong-listed mainland developers are expected to exceed their sales targets before the end of this year amid robust demand in the mainland housing market.

19 Oct 2013 - 3:13am

As body ages, Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

The Hong Kong martial arts film star, who declared last year at France’s Cannes film festival that he was retiring from action films, now says that he is going to let his body decide.

18 Oct 2013 - 9:23pm More on Jackie Chan

The keepers of Shau Kei Wan's maritime past

18 Oct 2013

Ai Xuan: portrait of the artist

17 Oct 2013

Fish farms and alternative species keep caviar on the menu

How do you like your fish eggs? At Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton the Italian farmed caviar might come with warm spaghetti, on a lobster tail or on potato bread. At Finds in The Luxe Manor, the Nordic roe comes fresh, smoked, cured or dried.

17 Oct 2013 - 6:56pm

Pinot noir fanciers venture further afield

17 Oct 2013

Private kitchens face a fork in the road

17 Oct 2013

Does Xiaomi's new budget smartphone mean the end for China's cheap counterfeits?

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi released its newest mobile device, the Mi-3, on Tuesday to great success, leaving some buyers wondering if the company’s budget products would lead to the demise of cheap counterfeit phones in China.

18 Oct 2013 - 7:24pm

Busting a move: HKU unveils humanoid robot - and it breaks its ankle

18 Oct 2013 3 comments

Asian designers make a splash at London Design Festival

17 Oct 2013

Magazines

Sport

Ernie Els one shot behind the leader at halfway stage of Macau Open

A missed two-foot putt at the last hole cost two-time British Open champion Ernie Els a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Venetian Macau Open on Friday.

18 Oct 2013 - 9:36pm

Dramatic sea-air rescue after boat sinks during race to Vietnam

Ten crew members aboard a boat taking part in the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam race had to be rescued in a dramatic operation involving a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft after their vessel started taking on water.

19 Oct 2013 - 12:39am 1 comment

South China soccer chief dismisses reports of buying Bulgarian club side

19 Oct 2013

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Magazines

At one with nature

It's goodbye to minimalism as bold, organic and art-inspired works take over the spring-summer catwalks at Paris Fashion Week, writes Jing Zhang.

12 Oct 2013 - 10:29pm 1 comment
FOOD

Esprit de core

Apples aside, the main ingredients for the perfect tarte Tatin are patience and perseverance.

12 Oct 2013 - 10:50pm 5 comments
TRAVEL

The rail thing

12 Oct 2013

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