Erwiana’s boss faces six charges over alleged abuse of maids


A 44-year-old woman accused of abusing Indonesia maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and two other domestic helpers will appear in Kwun Tong Court on Wednesday afternoon after police formally laid charges against her.

Wednesday, 22 January, 2014, 4:15pm

Light rail services halted for two hours due to equipment failure


Light rail services across eight stations in the Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai areas were disrupted on Wednesday morning causing droves of passengers to be transferred to shuttle buses.

22 Jan 2014 - 3:21pm

Beijing tightens censorship of books by Hong Kong and Taiwan authors

Beijing has tightened controls on book publishers and ordered publications by authors from Hong Kong and Taiwan to go through a stricter approval process. The directive was sent to all chief editors of major Chinese publishers in early December and came with immediate effect.

22 Jan 2014 - 9:16am 3 comments

Little upstart piggybacks on Alibaba to become China's No 2 asset manager


Tianhong Asset Management, the sole partner of China’s online giant Alibaba in the sale of money market funds on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, is on its way to overtake China Asset Management Company (China AMC) to become the country’s biggest mutual fund manager.

22 Jan 2014 - 2:29pm More on Alibaba

Ex-diplomat has some inconvenient truths for Canadian dual citizens

Does a passport make a Canadian? Or do the privileges of nationality demand a certain level of participation in society?

David Mulroney, Canada’s former ambassador to China, thinks it’s time for an honest conversation about the obligations of citizenship.

22 Jan 2014 - 9:35am 6 comments

China internet outage could have affected 200 million users


The unprecedented internet outage in mainland China on Tuesday afternoon may have affected at least 200 million internet users for up to 24 hours.

22 Jan 2014 - 3:06pm

ChinaLeaks: Exposé on Chinese elite’s offshore accounts comes at sensitive time


Relatives of at least five current and former members of China’s top leadership have been exposed as having offshore accounts, as part of a revelatory report by investigative journalists.

22 Jan 2014 - 4:03pm 12 comments More on British Virgin Islands leaks

Hong Kong ranks world's No 1 for 'most unaffordable' housing

Soaring property prices in the past few years have given Hong Kong the title of most unaffordable housing in the world for the fourth straight year, according to a survey of 360 cities by US-based consultancy Demographia.

22 Jan 2014 - 12:55am 6 comments

'Grass mud horse', a protest symbol like Lufsig, becomes Lunar New Year favourite

22 Jan 2014 - 12:42pm

Securities and Futures Commission actions increase but fines get smaller

22 Jan 2014 - 2:52pm

Developers snub housing project in Tin Shui Wai after policy address

22 Jan 2014 - 3:53am 1 comment

Thai government declares a 60-day state of emergency as protests grow

22 Jan 2014 - 9:29am

Chinese patrol ship to be based at disputed islands in South China Sea

22 Jan 2014 - 3:14am 2 comments

Locals fume as polluting tour buses choke scenic Repulse Bay

22 Jan 2014 - 5:00am 10 comments

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Hong Kong should be a financial capital to all - including tech start-ups


Much has been said recently about Hong Kong's role as a city for technology start-ups. The fact is Hong Kong is surprisingly unfriendly to technology companies.

22 Jan 2014 - 6:07am 4 comments

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Talent show star dubbed 'Chinese Rain Man' raises suspicions

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22 Jan 2014 12 comments

Major internet outage hits millions in China, cyberattacks suspected

22 Jan 2014 2 comments

Chinese demand apology as Indonesian communist-purge film gets Oscar nod

21 Jan 2014 7 comments

Russian President Putin's praise lifts stock prices of Chinese hard liquor maker Moutai

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China spending more than Europe on science and technology as GDP percentage, new figures reveal

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A made-in-China operating system rises to take on Android and iOS

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China news round-up: SOEs audited to hand over profits, Xu Caihou makes appearance

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INTERNET, among world's most costly domain names, relaunched to boost Beijing's voice

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Disappointing sales dash revival hopes for Hongqi, auto brand with 'revolutionary history'

20 Jan 2014 1 comment

Ex-Google China chief Lee Kai-fu dismisses rumours of his demise

21 Jan 2014 1 comment



Rise of online shopping forces mainland malls into rethink

The rise of online shopping on the mainland is forcing malls to restructure their retail mix to provide more entertainment and food and beverage outlets in order to boost customer traffic.

22 Jan 2014 - 4:24pm

China's terracotta warriors to star in superhero film


China’s terracotta warriors will get the superhero treatment on the big screen in an upcoming film co-produced by a former Marvel executive and a Shanghai film company, local media said on Tuesday.

21 Jan 2014 - 11:15pm

Singer Sarah Brightman tells of her plan to record a song in space

21 Jan 2014 1 comment

Percussionist to give recital on unusual instruments he built himself

21 Jan 2014

Former El Bulli creative director is conjuring up new restaurants

Ferran Adria is famous as the chef of storied Spanish restaurant El Bulli, but plenty of self-professed foodies know very little about his younger brother Albert, who worked alongside Ferran as creative director of the El Bulli laboratory.

21 Jan 2014 - 11:11am More on LIFE

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Agnieszka Radwanska ends Victoria Azarenka’s Australian Open reign

Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka was bundled out of the Australian Open in the quarter-finals on Wednesday by fifth seed Agnieszka Radwansa in another big tournament upset.

22 Jan 2014 - 12:08pm

Manuel Pellegrini purrs as Manchester City romp into League Cup final

Manchester City completed a resounding demolition of West Ham United by winning the second leg of their League Cup semi-final 3-0 on Tuesday to book their place in the final at Wembley 9-0 on aggregate.

22 Jan 2014 - 9:48am

Fifa cracks the whip as pace of Brazil World Cup stadiums construction lags

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Two's company: dissident literary couple Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong

United by their passion for a new China, the outspoken literary couple have become a force to be reckoned with. Violet S. Law reports.

18 Jan 2014 - 11:09pm 2 comments

Booze clues: why do we drink the way we do?

Whether we're celebrating, commiserating, relaxing or regrouping, our reaction to alcohol is dictated by expectations as well as choice of tipple. Kat Austen steps up to the bar.

18 Jan 2014 - 10:41pm

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