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Official arrested for sex with boys

Police have detained a Guangzhou government official on suspicion of sexually assaulting under-age boys, local media reported yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:10pm

Rendezvous on French Riviera sealed romance

It would be an understatement to say Renaud Marin and Louisa Harker enjoyed a whirlwind courtship. Before Louisa had even kissed Renaud, she knew he was the man she would marry.

Two weeks later, they had already met each other's families and Louisa had decided to follow Renaud in relocating from London to Hong Kong.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Critics snared in microblog crackdown

A prominent mainland political commentator's microblogging accounts on three popular platforms were shut down on Saturday in the wake of an unprecedented clampdown on 'rumour-mongering' via Twitter-like weibo services.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK watchdog joins campaign against Google

The city's privacy watchdog is joining its counterparts around the world to oppose Google's new privacy policy, which comes into effect today.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Odyssey in search of human kindness

In a project hatched by the internet giant Tencent to prove the mainland remains a warm-hearted place despite recent shocking incidents, 10 adults and a five-year-old boy recently travelled across the country armed with just 140 yuan (HK$172) each.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The hospital couple who found they had more to talk about than work

Ophthalmologist Caroline Lam met neurologist Alexander Lau in September 2007 when she was a Chinese University medical student assigned to study under him at Prince of Wales Hospital. They met again the following year when Caroline did her one-year internship at the hospital.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Caixin reporter's Gmail hacked

Hackers based in Longhui county targeted an investigative reporter's Gmail account following her expose in Caixin magazine of a child kidnapping scandal in the county.

Caixin, one of the mainland's most outspoken weeklies, issued a statement on Saturday condemning the hacking and saying it had reported the incident to police in Beijing.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland banks lead slide in response to lending squeeze

The Hang Seng Index drifted down four straight days last week, bringing the streak to seven days starting from June 1. It might have been eight, but the market was closed last Monday for Dragon Boat Festival.

The index has been hurt by selling of mainland financials, with the previous week seeing reports of authorities acting to tighten the lending of Chinese banks.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Louise & Kinsen Siu

The story of Louise Chen and Kinsen Siu is not your regular tale of boy-meets-girl, but maybe it is a cyber-age version.

Louise had spent most of her time in Hong Kong and Kinsen New York. They dated for less than a year before getting married in front of 95 guests on April 16 on Hainan Island.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Le Meridien Taipei has launched innovative meetings and events packages to enhance the guest experience and stimulate creativity.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

China giant Tencent lifts instant messaging service abroad

Tencent Holdings is ratcheting up the international expansion of its QQ instant messaging service by enlisting Shanghai-based mInfo as its new search and content partner.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Mainland media told to toe government line on dispute

Propaganda authorities have told the mainland media to toe the government's line and stick to official versions when reporting about Google.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Cyber-cursers cash in on new trend

Sending out offensive messages on the internet has become a very common practice among mainlanders.

And, believe it or not, some have made a career out of helping others send e-mails or short messages with abusive language to other internet users. The money can be good, too.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Stealing of cyber veggies thrives in a lonely world

The Germans like to start the day with a handshake, the French a kiss on the cheek. In Muslim countries one wishes peace be upon you, while in many countries the humble 'hello' suffices.

A rather unusual new greeting is taking root among white-collar workers in the Pearl River Delta: 'Have you stolen vegetables yet?'

12 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Internet access disrupted across southern provinces

Internet access in many parts of Guangdong province, including Guangzhou and Shenzhen, was cut off for nearly four hours yesterday, and internet users as far afield as Shanghai experienced connection difficulties.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am