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80 held in Mong Kok violence

Police used liquid teargas to disperse protesters as scuffles erupted in Mong Kok when a protest site was being cleared.

Sovereignty violated, Manila told

China said fines imposed by the Philippines on 9 Chinese fishermen convicted of poaching had violated its sovereignty.

8 injured in HK restaurant acid attacks

A 46-year-old man was arrested for throwing corrosive liquid at kitchen counters of two Cafe de Coral restaurants.

'US$ threatens Asia bond market'

Strong US$ is a threat to the Asia bond market as the dollar strength raises Asian countries' debt burden, the ADB said.

Philippines lifts ban on 9 HK scribes

The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine HK-based journalists, following criticism fro...

China mulls tougher tobacco controls

A ban on advertising, sponsorship and promotion of tobacco products is likely.

Rates cut revives home buyers’ lust

Shenzhen home buyers made a dash for new projects following the latest cut.

India plans rail project with China

China is in talks with India to help it build the world's 2nd-longest high-speed railroad.

Opinion

What does the rule of law really stand for?

The recent debate over the rule of law in Hong Kong deserves more public attention.

HK's population problems must be addressed

In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the serious consequences resulting from young people in Hong Kong residing wi...

Abe exploits ballot to extend tenure

Two years ago the Liberal Democratic Party, in opposition, won a landslide victory in the general election, putting Shinzo Abe in offic...

Sincerity from Abe needed

If they really want relations with China to substantially improve, earnestness to build political trust is needed from the Japanese gov...

Three pillars to hold up Asia

In the age of globalization, the interests of countries have never been so closely interconnected. More and more Asians have come to re...

Nation

China's sovereignty violated, Manila told

China said fines imposed by the Philippines on 9 Chinese fishermen convicted of poaching had violated its sovereignty.

China mulls family abuse law

The Chinese government is consulting the public on a draft of a national Law on Family Violence, the first law of its kind ...

Palace Museum to build home for foreign relics

The Beijing-based Palace Museum will build a museum to exhibit foreign items on the scenic Gulangyu Island in east China's Fujian Province.

Death toll from restaurant blast rises to 4

The toll from a restaurant blast on Tuesday morning in downtown Xiamen city has risen to 4 as another died in hospital.

Building ban begins to bite

The central government is cracking down on wasteful construction projects and ostentatious office complexes approved by a number of local authorities.

Reform promotes protection for pandas

Changes to China's forestry management laws are helping to safeguard one of the world's best-loved animals, as Wang Qian reports.

Year of the Horse sees baby boom

Every 12 years, some Chinese couples are thrown into paroxysms of worry, fearing their child may be born in the Year of the Sheep.

HK

80 held in Mong Kok violence

Police used liquid teargas to disperse protesters and arrested 80 as scuffles erupted in Mong Kok when a protest site was being cleared.

8 injured in restaurant acid attacks, man arrested

A 46-year-old man was arrested for throwing corrosive liquid at kitchen counters of two Cafe de Coral restaurants.

Lam urges students to break with radicals

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor urged students taking part in sit-ins to distance themselves from radical activists.

Philippines lifts ban on 9 HK journalists

The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine HK-based journalists, following criticism from media and the SAR government.

Focus HK

Men don’t cry

Battered husbands may not be such a rarity as we tend to think. Ming Yeung turns the spotlight on the plight of men who often find it harder to deal with shame, guilt and isolation that physical assault invariably leads to.

It’s a win-win platform for HK, mainland, says HKTDC chief

Increased cooperation will mean getting wider access to markets throughout Asia

A cut above

Having survived his battle with cancer, William Tang plans to go slow on his vocation and travel more instead.

Asia

Leaders arrive in Nepal for regional summit

Leaders from member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are arriving here on Tuesday for a regional summit.

Islamic State extorted US$45m in ransoms: UN

The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between US$35 million and US$45 million in ransom.

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam to explore cooperations

Leaders from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to establish a task force to explore further opportunities in the region straddling their shared borders.

'DPRK makes progress in asymmetric military capability'

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has made progress in asymmetric military capabilities, including nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Oasis of promise

Boao financial conference in Dubai set to strengthen cooperation between China and the UAE.

Chinese firms make hay in Dubai

Opened in 2004, DragonMart has grown into one of the largest Chinese overseas trading hubs.

Asia Weekly

Business

Strong US$ threatens Asia bond market: ADB

Strong USD is a threat to the Asia bond market as the dollar strength raises Asian countries' debt burden denominated in local currencies.

Honda admits under-reporting serious accidents

Honda Motor Co failed to notify US safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003.

Shanghai to build intl insurance center by 2020

Shanghai's municipal government announced plans to create an advanced insurance market that meets the demand of economic and social development for the metropolis.

Eye on Asia

Symbolic protests tipped to persist in Thai

Symbolic protests against Thai military rule which have sporadically resumed on the streets of Bangkok and elsewhere could persist.

Modi's wife finds security intrusive

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife has questioned the government's decision to provide her with gun-toting bodyguards around the clock.

Bollywood actresses face pay disparity

This is Bollywood's year of the woman,but for all their box-office success and newfound prominence, Bollywood actresses are asking: Where is the money?

Sport

LeBron James leads Cavaliers over Magic 106-74

LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, as the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

Hughes in critical condition after head knock

Australia batsman Phil Hughes was rushed to a Sydney hospital to undergo surgery after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday.

Pele back in hospital for 'medical evaluation'

Brazilian soccer great Pele has been hospitalized for a "medical evaluation."

For children’s sake

Nobel Peace Prize winner says his award shows that the world recognizes need to end child labor and deliver education for all.

Paying it forward

One of Kazahkstan’s first generation of post-Soviet entrepreneurs is now dedicated to helping fellow businesswomen aim high.

Science without borders

Sydney-based scientist conducting pioneering research in China sees it as a way of repaying his country of birth.

Life Style

Britain wins 3 International Emmys

Britain's Stephen Dillane and the Netherlands' Bianca Krijgsman won the top acting prizes Monday night at the 42nd International Emmy Awards.

Winter warmers for pets

As the cold weather approaches, pet owners must not forget the most vulnerable members at their family.

Quirky News

Now we know: why cats rule, dogs drool

Popular web videos showing that "cats rule and dogs drool" have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.

Abbott's 'shirtfront' gets new meaning

The Australian PM's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word.

Men get a chance to experience 'childbirth'

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth.

Video

Harbin in Hong Kong

The famous Harbin Ice Festival has come to Hong Kong! Make a trip to this sub-zero world with chinadailyasia.com.

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

Deep in the bosom of nature

Huang Lai blurs the line between realistic and expressionistic painting traditions, investing his artworks with profound philosophical ideas.

Roundtable

New Silk Road — the great Asia connect

China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative aims to bring economies from central Europe to Africa closer and create an once-in-a-decade opportunity for the logistics sector as well as traders in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia.

HACTL eyeing a slice of Asia’s e-commerce pie

On the heels of Alibaba’s record $9.3-billion sales on “Singles Day” (Nov 11), reflecting the mega growth of e-commerce in China and the Asia-Pacific, air-cargo industry executives are candid about the need to embrace a new business model and ramp up service levels.