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CY Leung to unveil his report to Beijing on drive for universal suffrage in 2017

Hong Kong's political reform process takes its first step today with the unveiling of Leung Chun-ying's report to Beijing on the electoral overhaul needed to achieve universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017.

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014, 5:05am

Occupy Central’s Benny Tai praises police, apologises for worrying officers

Occupy Central co-organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting has called on police not to regard civil disobedience activists as "provoking quarrels and making trouble", because they would not regard frontline police as enemies.

15 Jul 2014 - 4:45am 8 comments More on Occupy Central

Campaigning did not affect DSE results, says Scholarism student activist

Student activists have proved they can manage their participation in social movements and still keep up their academic performance.

15 Jul 2014 - 3:32am 2 comments

Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

The future of Hong Kong weighed on the young minds of some of the city's best and brightest, even as they moved closer to the pursuit of their dreams.

15 Jul 2014 - 4:43am 6 comments More on HKDSE

Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

Update

Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates, owner of the popular Penfolds brand, is facing a legal challenge in China in the latest of a series of high-profile trademark disputes involving big international brands. 

15 Jul 2014 - 4:24am

It's official: Macau chief executive Fernando Chui will seek re-election

Macau's chief executive, Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, will formally launch his re-election bid today amid escalating social tensions in the former Portuguese enclave.

15 Jul 2014 - 4:26am More on Macau

Stamp duty relief for corporate property buyers set to be voted down

An amendment to stamp duty legislation to give refunds to corporate buyers who hold on to premises for three years looks set to be voted down today.

15 Jul 2014 - 4:29am

‘We deeply regret breaking the law’: GSK-linked Peter Humphrey and wife formally charged in China

Update

Prosecutors have filed charges against British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife, after the couple were detained last year following work they did for GlaxoSmithKline.

14 Jul 2014 - 6:26pm 1 comment More on GlaxoSmithKline

Mortgage loan curbs to stay until home prices fall, HKMA chief Norman Chan says

Six rounds of mortgage tightening by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority since 2009 have reduced lending but not reined in prices, the latest figures show.

15 Jul 2014 - 1:35am 2 comments

Typhoon heading for the Philippines to bring washout weather to Hong Kong by weekend

Severe Tropical Storm Rammasun was upgraded to a typhoon last night as it headed towards the Philippines, where it is expected to hit land today and bring foul weather to Hong Kong by the weekend.

15 Jul 2014 - 4:18am

‘Developer meetings were not unusual’, Kwok-Hui graft trial hears

15 Jul 2014 - 3:20am

Travel Industry Council to step up checks amid resurgence of ‘forced shopping’ tours

15 Jul 2014 - 3:55am

Tribunals to speed up stalled land negotiations

15 Jul 2014 - 4:38am

‘Silence is a voice’: Reverend Paul Kwong denies discouraging people from speaking up on politics

15 Jul 2014 - 4:17am 25 comments

Despite week-long assault, Israel may not silence Hamas rockets for good

14 Jul 2014 - 10:26pm

‘NSA could have written this’: Edward Snowden slams British surveillance bill

14 Jul 2014 - 6:53pm 4 comments

Shinzo Abe calls for talks with Xi Jinping at Beijing Apec summit

14 Jul 2014 - 6:57pm 6 comments

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Leader

China must come clean on capital transfers abroad

15 Jul 2014 - 5:09am

Time for impartial election advice from Bar and Law Society

15 Jul 2014 - 5:09am

Today's Poll

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14 Jul 2014
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Insight

Time for Beijing to trust Hongkongers in their quest for democracy

Emily Lau

Last week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that there is no problem with the relationship between the executive authorities and the legislature, and filibustering in the Legislative Council is caused by only a handful of radicals.

15 Jul 2014 - 4:51am 1 comment

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Asia

JAPAN

Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

With Japan having already decided to boost the role of its military, the government of Shinzo Abe is now expected to demand more specific guarantees of US military support in protection of what Tokyo calls its "remote islands", as the two nations revise their defence pact.

14 Jul 2014 - 10:45pm 4 comments More on Diaoyu Islands

China Insider

Detention of CCTV’s Rui Chenggang polarises opinion across China’s social media

14 Jul 2014
TELEVISION

Fox News host’s racial slur sparks online backlash in China

14 Jul 2014 9 comments
LAW

Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

15 Jul 2014
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 2 comments
EDUCATION

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

11 Jul 2014 4 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

Business

BANKING

Citigroup to pay US$7b in settlement on US subprime mortgage fiasco

Citigroup will pay US$7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the US financial crisis.

15 Jul 2014 - 4:55am
REGULATION

Mainland banks resist CBRC edict on pooling of wealth products

Mainland banks have continued to pool wealth management products despite attempts from the banking regulator to stop the risky practice, analysts said.

15 Jul 2014 - 1:31am

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 - 6:33am More on LIFE

Cop turns exorcist in horror movie

13 Jul 2014

Thin line between apes and humans

13 Jul 2014

Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

Update

Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates, owner of the popular Penfolds brand, is facing a legal challenge in China in the latest of a series of high-profile trademark disputes involving big international brands. 

15 Jul 2014 - 4:24am

Australian truffles offer off season alternative

11 Jul 2014

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

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

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 1 comment 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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