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  • July 17, 2014
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MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

Update

MTR Corporation chief executive Jay Walder will step down next month after an internal report yesterday criticised him for "poor judgment" over the delayed cross-border rail project.

Thursday, 17 July, 2014, 4:58am 25 comments More on MTRC

Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

17 Jul 2014 - 3:31am 12 comments

Carrie Lam denies bias in official reports on public reform views

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government "did not make choices" in the reports based on the views gathered during a five-month consultation.

17 Jul 2014 - 2:59am 7 comments More on Universal Suffrage

SHKP threatened to pull out of Ma Wan project, Rafael Hui graft trial hears

Sun Hung Kai Properties threatened to pull out of its Ma Wan Park project as it pressed the government to relax a stipulation that most journeys to the development would be by ferry, the High Court heard yesterday.

16 Jul 2014 - 11:33pm

Abolishing trade-based seats not the solution, says Jasper Tsang

The Legislative Council's trade-based constituencies may be "unfairly elected", but abolishing them will not help mend ties with the administration in the short run, the Legco president says.

17 Jul 2014 - 4:09am

Mainland economy expands 7.5pc, faster than expected, data shows

Update

The mainland's economy expanded faster than expected in the second quarter, indicating the government's mini-stimulus policies have taken effect, although cooling in the property sector poses risks in the months ahead.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:04am 9 comments

BRICS group of nations sets up development bank to rival IMF, World Bank

Update

Leaders of the five BRICS nations agreed on the structure of a US$50 billion development bank by granting China its headquarters and India its first rotating presidency.

16 Jul 2014 - 10:10pm 5 comments

Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

The Medical Council faces major surgery after a highly publicised case in which a celebrity couple whose newborn baby died waited nine years before their doctor was declared guilty of professional misconduct.

17 Jul 2014 - 3:41am 2 comments

Hong Kong raises signal No 1 as Typhoon Rammasun moves into South China Sea

Update

The typhoon standby signal No 1 was issued at 11.40pm on Wednesday night as Typhoon Rammasun passed within 800 kilometres of Hong Kong, bringing unstable weather conditions to the city.

17 Jul 2014 - 2:10am

UK will mobilise global community if China breaches ‘one country, two systems’: Nick Clegg

Britain will honour its 1984 pledge to "mobilise the international community and pursue every legal and other avenue available" if China breaches the agreement vowing "one country, two systems" for Hong Kong.

17 Jul 2014 - 4:59am 45 comments More on Beijing White Paper 2014

Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

16 Jul 2014 - 4:42pm 1 comment

Diners find hidden restaurant charges hard to swallow

16 Jul 2014 - 9:26am 7 comments

Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism

16 Jul 2014 - 12:56pm 10 comments

Macau casinos withhold 133 slot machine payouts claiming wins were due to 'mechanical errors'

16 Jul 2014 - 9:34am 14 comments

CY Leung 'will leave the slaughter of public nomination to Beijing'

16 Jul 2014 - 10:25am 14 comments

Mainstream opinion key to electoral reform in Hong Kong, CY Leung tells NPC

16 Jul 2014 - 2:33pm 24 comments

Oil rig stops exploration work near disputed Paracel Islands a month early

17 Jul 2014 - 3:02am 2 comments

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Leader

Information gag is wrong - journalists have duty to report in public interest

17 Jul 2014 - 4:45am

Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

17 Jul 2014 - 4:45am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 6%
  • No: 87%
  • Unsure: 6%
16 Jul 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 310

Insight

How 'one country, two systems' ensures Hong Kong's prosperity and stability

SONG ZHE

The white paper on the practice of the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong, released by the State Council recently, made a comprehensive review of Hong Kong's progress since the handover in its efforts to expand its external ties and gain a competitive edge in the world.

17 Jul 2014 - 1:25am 2 comments

China Insider

CULTURE

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

16 Jul 2014
WORLD CUP

Chinese soccer fans - mostly young and female - posted 2 billion World Cup messages on Weibo

16 Jul 2014
MARATHON

‘No more public peeing!’ Beijing Marathon organisers warn runners ahead of October event

16 Jul 2014
CIVIL RIGHTS

Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China

16 Jul 2014 1 comment
scholarism

Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism

16 Jul 2014 10 comments
FOOD

'Vampire drinks' banned by China’s food safety authority

16 Jul 2014
MEDIA

PR firm Edelman distances itself from detained Chinese TV anchor Rui Chenggang

16 Jul 2014 1 comment

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

15 Jul 2014 2 comments
TELEVISION

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

15 Jul 2014 48 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

Business

China Economy

Mainland economy expands 7.5pc, faster than expected, data shows

Update

The mainland's economy expanded faster than expected in the second quarter, indicating the government's mini-stimulus policies have taken effect, although cooling in the property sector poses risks in the months ahead.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:04am 9 comments
ANALYSIS

Speedy reforms key for China's economy

Beijing's mini-stimulus policy has revived the mainland economy, but observers say it may only cure the near-term pains.

17 Jul 2014 - 1:22am

Property

Yantai looks beyond the housing glut in the Shandong city

The coastal city of Yantai, in Shandong province, is suffering a housing glut like many other third-tier cities on the mainland.

17 Jul 2014 - 1:23am

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 1 comment

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

11 Jul 2014 1 comment

Inside the Observatory: How Hong Kong's weathermen make their predictions

A weather forecaster's job is usually a thankless one; no one gives them credit when they get it right; and when predictions are off base, they face a storm of condemnation.

15 Jul 2014 - 9:45am More on LIFE

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

13 Jul 2014 1 comment

Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

13 Jul 2014 2 comments

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Sport

BOXING

'Chance of a lifetime' to take on Manny Pacquiao

A senior Top Rank official has defended the strong likelihood of Manny Pacquiao being matched up with little-known American Chris Algieri when the Philippine star returns to Macau's Cotai Arena in November.

16 Jul 2014 - 11:49pm

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