Meet the 'pyro' behind the Chinese New Year fireworks since 1997

Survivors hauled to safety after Taiwan quake

At least two dead in Taiwan earthquake

Where Chinese flock to buy Hong Kong goods: Shenzhen's free-trade zone

Meet the 'pyro' behind the Chinese New Year fireworks since 1997

February 8, 2016

Meet the man who's made every major celebration go with a bang since 1997, as he prepares 4.5 tonnes of fireworks for Hong Kong's celebration of the Year of the Monkey on the second day of Lunar New Year holiday.

Survivors hauled to safety after Taiwan quake

February 6, 2016

A powerful earthquake topples buildings in southern Taiwan, triggering frantic efforts to rescue those feared trapped. 

At least two dead in Taiwan earthquake

February 6, 2016

At least two people are dead and 100 more feared trapped following the collapse of a 17-story building in Taiwan, after a 6.4-magnitude quake shook the island. 

Where Chinese flock to buy Hong Kong goods: Shenzhen's free-trade zone

February 5, 2016

The CTF HOKO shopping mall, operated by a joint venture led by Hong Kong jewellery giant Chow Tai Fook Group, stands in the heart of the Qianhai free-trade zone, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Shenzhen. Qianhai, along with other six regions, are the first batch of pilot projects to reduce taxes charged for imported goods.

The initiative is part of an attempt by the Chinese government to shift the nation’s economy from an export and investment-driven model to a consumption-driven model. It has been gradually relaxing its consumption related taxes in the past two years.