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Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

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Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on mainland China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of mainland missiles.

Sunday, 13 July, 2014, 10:23pm 4 comments

Women, watch your step: Apple store, Legco and courts identified in new 'up-skirt blackspot' list

Women were today warned about 19 new “up-skirt blackspots” in Hong Kong’s public buildings where they could unwittingly expose themselves to peeping toms.

13 Jul 2014 - 2:05pm 14 comments

Divers uncover historical treasure trove in waters off Sai Kung

A group of local divers are on an underwater mission to find historical treasures they believe may have been resting on the sea bed off Sai Kung for centuries.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:00am 2 comments

Queen Mary Hospital to get HK$1.6b overhaul as Legco says 'yes' in dying seconds of meeting

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A HK$1.6 billion request for funds to redevelop Queen Mary Hospital received unanimous support from lawmakers, passing in the final minute of the Legislative Council Finance Committee's final meeting before the summer break.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:11am 10 comments

INFOGRAPHIC: Why China is the real winner at the World Cup

While Germany take on Argentina in Monday's (Hong Kong time) World Cup final, the real winner is China. The country may not have sent a team to Brazil but its manufacturing might ensured China's presence was felt at every level throughout the tournament.

13 Jul 2014 - 8:47pm More on World Cup 2014

Leading CCTV broadcaster Rui Chenggang taken from studio and detained in graft probe

A leading anchor with China Central Television was taken away for investigation on Friday, mainland media reported. Rui Chenggang's sudden departure left an empty seat beside his co-host.

13 Jul 2014 - 11:13am More on CCTV

China's leader Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

President Xi Jinping has departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:35am 6 comments

'Supermoon' is star of celestial show as Earth's neighbour moves near

The moon was the star of the show around the world last night as an illusion caused by its position in the sky made it look unusually large.

13 Jul 2014 - 11:02am

12 stand out from university 'in' crowd

A record 12 high-flying students have stood out from this year's Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, as the percentage of students meeting the basic requirements for local university admission increased.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:37am 1 comment More on HKDSE

New Catholic bishops say civil disobedience OK if for common good

Two auxiliary bishops newly appointed by the Vatican have spoken out about the Occupy Central campaign, saying the church supports civil disobedience when it's for the common good.

13 Jul 2014 - 11:34am 28 comments More on Occupy Central

Angry North Korea launches two ballistic missiles into sea

14 Jul 2014 - 2:22am

What, no beef? FCC averts diplomatic food fight over World Cup menu with German slant

13 Jul 2014 - 10:00am 4 comments

Japan firm obliges Filipino workers to waive its responsibility for deaths

13 Jul 2014 - 1:23pm 4 comments

Negotiations with Libyan put on CIA torture flight in Hong Kong 'stalled'

13 Jul 2014 - 9:54am 4 comments

Hong Kong sees huge increase in illegal betting during World Cup

13 Jul 2014 - 9:59am

Taiwan's opposition DPP may put independence stance on hold

13 Jul 2014 - 9:41am

Hong Kong teenager wins Google Doodle contest with green design

13 Jul 2014 - 8:51am

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A fine line for religious leaders

14 Jul 2014 - 3:24am

Mega Events Fund must be axed

14 Jul 2014 - 3:24am

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Insight

Given its own record, the West is in no position to preach about democracy

JEAN-PIERRE LEHMANN

In writing this at a time of acute tension and bearing in mind a previous article I wrote on the opium wars and the West's cheek in admonishing China to be a "responsible stakeholder", I am aware that I am entering a minefield and risk being misinterpreted.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:24am 1 comment

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EDUCATION

12 stand out from university 'in' crowd

A record 12 high-flying students have stood out from this year's Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, as the percentage of students meeting the basic requirements for local university admission increased.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:37am 1 comment More on HKDSE

China Insider

TELEVISION

After 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad', US network dreams up Chinese-inspired drama series

13 Jul 2014 1 comment
2014 World Cup

These charts show how China's Weibo has gone mad for the World Cup

11 Jul 2014 1 comment
EDUCATION

Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

11 Jul 2014 3 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
HISTORY

First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

10 Jul 2014 1 comment
CRIME

'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

9 Jul 2014 28 comments
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

8 Jul 2014 1 comment
CENSORSHIP

Outspoken commentator Li Chengpeng silenced on Chinese social media

8 Jul 2014 3 comments
FOREIGN RELATIONS

Indian PM Modi praised for rebuffing China’s power play on Brics development bank

8 Jul 2014 16 comments
RELIGION

Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

4 Jul 2014 24 comments
TAIWAN

Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

7 Jul 2014
CENSORSHIP

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

4 Jul 2014
ENVIRONMENT

Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

2 Jul 2014 5 comments

Business

REGULATION

CSRC goes digital to track rat traders

The mainland's securities regulator has fallen for digital technology in a big way, with big data - the collection of large and complex data sets - giving its crackdown on "rat traders" a much-needed shot in the arm.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:09am
BANKING

CBRC orders banks to create firewall around wealth management services

Mainland banks must create a firewall around increasingly popular wealth management services, the banking regulator said, in order to avoid any contagion from higher-risk products spreading to normal bank loans.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:09am

The wages of spin

It's a warm September evening at Bisous nightclub in Central, and Craig Dungey is celebrating his 42nd birthday by recalling his youth. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC is blasting through the amps.

14 Jul 2014 - 3:13am More on LIFE

Cop turns exorcist in horror movie

13 Jul 2014

Thin line between apes and humans

13 Jul 2014

Australian truffles offer off season alternative

Selling Australian-grown Périgord truffles to French chefs may seem a foolhardy, even impossible goal, but that is exactly what The Truffle & Wine Co has successfully done.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09am

Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

9 Jul 2014

Google founders see a brave new world of data-driven health care

When Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare frank and open chat with the veteran technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, they admitted, among other things, that Google was interested in health care but scared of its intense regulation.

13 Jul 2014 - 3:10am More on Google

Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

13 Jul 2014

Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

13 Jul 2014 1 comment

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Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam

Haunted by their past, veterans of the Vietnam war are returning to former battlefields to make peace with the ghosts of the conflict and help those who are still picking up the pieces, writes Eric San Juan.

12 Jul 2014 - 11:21pm

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