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Militants 'getting Islamic State training'

Chinese militants from Xinjiang have fled the country to receive "terrorist training" from Islamic State fighters.

HK 'retail sales rebound'

Hong Kong’s retail market expanded in the third quarter of 2014 owing to improving sentiments but risks persisted, PwC said.

Shanghai Husi to pare 340 staff

Husi Food Co. has been under investigation since a Shanghai TV station reported in July it repackaged and sold old meat.

Ghani named Afghan president-elect

Former Afghan finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named president-elect after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent.

'Ultrasonic CEO did not run'

CEO of German-listed Chinese shoe maker Ultrasonic AG told Sina he had been on holiday.

Big picture of a big nation takes shape

The China Studies Centre at Oxford University, opens with fanfare.

Australia seeks broader security powers

It would soon be a crime for an Australian citizen to travel overseas to an area declared o...

Working hours consensus elusive

HK workers put in the longest average working hours each week in the Asia-Pacific region.

Opinion

NPCSC’s decision cannot be challenged

During a meeting with the visiting Hong Kong Federation of Trade Union (HKFDU) delegation on Tuesday, Zhan Dejiang, chairman of...

Time is right to rejuvenate Hong Kong-India relations

Hong Kong has a significant Indian community and much in common with India such as the British-derived law and the English lang...

Foreign critics sloppy about HK affairs

The Diplomat, a world-renowned current affairs magazine, published a commentary last week entitled “China’s Democracy Challenge”, asser...

Light shines at last on Hong Kong’s dark picture

At last the truth is revealed concerning the true feelings of the British and US governments over the return of Hong Kong to China on J...

Pyongyang gives sports diplomacy full play

The 17th Asian Games opens on Sept 19 in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, and has been aptly themed "Diversity Shines Here".

Nation

Chinese militants 'getting Islamic State training'

Chinese militants from Xinjiang have fled from the country to get "terrorist training" from Islamic State fighters.

Pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

The latest group of Chinese pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, arrived in Medina on Saturday night, as Muslims from around th...

Indonesian police arrest 4 Chinese on terror charges

Four Chinese men arrested by counterterrorism police have been formally named as suspects and detained for allegedly violating anti-terror...

Greater CPPCC efficiency sought

China's top leaders have vowed to encourage developing diversified channels to improve socialist consultative democracy to keep pace with ...

Fugitive ends life on the lam

Another Chinese 'fox' returns home to face consequences of financial scandal.

'Old newcomers'

The elderly now form the backbone of childcare in China.

Chinese entrepreneur powering up India

Electrical shortages offer opportunity for energy company.

General aviation hub reaches for the sky

As China's private aircraft sector prepares for takeoff, reform is desperately needed.

HK

HK 'retail sales rebound'

Hong Kong’s retail market expanded in the third quarter of 2014 owing to improving sentiments but risks persisted, PricewaterhouseCoopers said.

HK$23.068m disbursed in aid of quake victims

The Hong Kong government has released more than HK$23.068 million in relief funds for the earthquake victims of Yunnan province.

ICAC officials begin mainland tour

Hong Kong’s top graft busters have kicked off a five day official visit to the Chinese mainland to step up exchanges and cooperation with domestic anti-corruption agencies.

HK shares fall to 2-mth low, Shanghai dives

HSI -1.3 pct, H-shares -1.8 pct, CSI300 -1.7 pct, Agile Property plunges after rights issue plan; Prada at more than 2-year low.

Focus HK

When mom wants to be friend

It’s become an artifact of present-day culture that young people are fleeing some of the popular social networking sites. The reason? Their parents keep wanting to become ‘friends’, so they can observe what their kids are up to.

Drained!

Hong Kong workers put in the longest average working hours each week in the Asia-Pacific region, and have been fighting for standard working hours. But there’s still no consensus amid stiff opposition from employers.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Ghani named Afghan president-elect

Former Afghan finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named president-elect after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent.

Australia seeks broad new security powers

Australia's government is seeking broad new security powers to combat what it says is a rising threat from militant Islamists.

Pakistan appoints new spy chief

Pakistani army says it has appointed a new chief for the country's premier intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence.

Northeast Asia region to become world-class destination

Top tourism officials from China, Mongolia, Russia and the Republic of Korea, the four member countries of the Greater Tumen Initiative, plan to build uaally the GTI, to become a world-class tourism destination.

On the rise

Stock Markets rally on improved corporate governance, financial reforms and higher liquidity.

Jumping on the ‘through train’

Initiative between Shanghai, Hong Kong stock exchanges is expected to spur wider market integration in the region.

Asia Weekly

Business

Shanghai Husi to lay off 340 employees

Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been under investigation since a Shanghai TV station reported in July it repackaged and sold old meat.

'Ultrasonic CEO did not take money and run'

The missing chief executive of embattled German-listed Chinese shoe maker Ultrasonic AG resurfaced in a video interview with Sina.

Asian shares slip on China jitters

Asian shares were mostly lower as investors awaited the release of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China this week.

Eye on Asia

India's jet-set tycoons' fortunes take a dive

Te debt-laden empires of three of India's best-known tycoons - Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy and T. Venkattram Reddy - are crumbling.

Disasters hit more people than conflicts

Natural disasters displaced three times more people last year than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to support vulnerable people, according to a study released on Wednesday.

How typhoons are named

Typhoon Kalmaegi struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday morning carrying with it wind and rain reaching 144 km/h. Who names typhoons and what's the reasoning behind the process?

Sport

Sun withdraws from China relay team at Asian Games

Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang has withdrawn from the Chinese men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team at the Asian Games.

Barca cruise; Chelsea held while ManU fall apart

Manchester United's collapsed 5-3, Barcelona cruised to a 5-0 win.

Li takes swing with tennis academy

Leaving the field of competition due to a serious knee injury, China's tennis ace Li Na couldn't help holding back tears at a news conference on Sunday.

Full throttle

From automotive to filmmaking, multibillionaire magnate thrives by leading his firm into highly diversified territory.

On the cusp of change

Scion of prominent Malaysian political family set CIMB Group on track to become leading financial services firm in Asia.

Diamond dwellings

Founder of luxury property business in Australia ensures her high-end Chinese clients are eased into their new environment.

Life Style

On- and off- celebrity romances

Chinese diva Faye Wong reportedly reunited with her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Tse. They are not the only lovebirds in showbiz in on- and off- relationships. Here we present you a few.

Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.

Quirky News

Burger King's latest meal is the new black

Burger King Japan is going back on black as it added black cheese in Kuro burgers Friday.

Indian anchor sacked over China blunder

A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping.

Facebook 'wipes out' drag queens' existence

San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases online.

Video

A broken neighborhood

Hugo Tsang traveled more than 100 kilometers across Kwun Tong with his camera, recording the opinions of Kwun Tong’s longtime residents of the government’s urban renewal plan. He has rigged up a mobile screening platform, hoping to draw more public attention to the vagaries of ‘insensitive urban renewal’.

Expert calls for protection for retirees

Nelson Chow, who wrote the latest retirement protection report, believes the introduction of a universal pension scheme will improve the government’s popularity, Joseph Li writes

Strike a balance in standard working hours

It is too early to talk about standard working hour legislation, said chairman of the Standard Working Hours Committee Leong Che-hung.

Special

Stimulus measures not the answer to growth: Economist

Experts split over whether the mainland’s growth pattern could be dictated by further packages to prop up the slowed economy

Roundtable

Empowering HK’s logistics industry

The government and the logistics sector need a long-term strategy for land, infrastructure, and policy, as well as industry talents development to support the local industry’s bid to transform into high value-added services providers.

Tapping the mainland’s e-commerce potential

Glamour Sales China, the pan Asian authorized luxury private sales company...