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Sea: China, ASEAN vow to push peace

A joint statement was issued after a meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his 10 ASEAN counterparts.

Ex-military leader gets life for graft

A military court on Monday sentenced Guo Boxiong to life in prison for accepting bribes.

HK: Closing Auction Session's back

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited tentatively re-launched the Closing Auction Session (CAS) after a 2009 suspension.

Afghan kids bear brunt of war: UN

The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, the UN mission said.

Vanke battle puts focus on risky lending

The takeover tussle has unveiled how local banks are exposed to volatile stock markets.

Aussies won't move to Rio village yet

Australia is keeping its 700-strong squad out citing electrical and plumbing problems.

Sea arbitration 'a political farce'

The arbitration is "a political farce under the cloak of law".

China revises duties on steel imports

China has slapped anti-dumping duties on steel imports from Japan, S Korea and the EU.

Opinion

Hong Kong may gain from the Brexit fallout

Even with a good trade deal, the simple fact is that British companies are going to have to gear up to a relationship with Chin...

Govt must lead way in revitalizing HK soccer

The government, the business sector and the local players as well as the HKFA should work as partners to make the local premier...

Economy bodes well for establishment

HK’s economy is performing better than many expected and this will benefit pro-establishment candidates in the upcoming LegCo elections.

Understanding Hong Kong’s political design is essential to its future success

The tension between the two sides suggests there is a need for deeper understanding and more comprehensive application of ‘One Country,...

Lesson in UK's math move

According to media reports, the Chinese way of "math teaching" is set to be introduced in the United Kingdom's primary schools.

Video

The valley chokes

Kathmandu is not a city that can handle a lot of automobile growth.

Xiaomi Mi Drone Ships, No 3.5mm jack for iPhone 7 and a $1,500 smartphone

Xiaomi's Mi Drone arrives for early bird backers, newest iPhone 7 leaks confirm no more 3.5mm audio port and what would you expect for a $1,500 phone?

A phone directory hack app

Skip Menu | an app to hack through automated customer service menus. Now available in Canada and Hong Kong.

Nation

China, ASEAN vow to promote peace in S China Sea

A joint statement was issued after a meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his 10 ASEAN counterparts.

Ex-military leader gets life for corruption

A military court on Monday sentenced Guo Boxiong to life in prison for accepting bribes.

Sea: China appreciates Cambodia's fair stance

China highly appreciates Cambodia's efforts to uphold justice over the South China Sea issue, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

S China Sea arbitration a political farce: Envoy

The South China Sea arbitration is in essence "a political farce under the cloak of law," China's Ambassador to Britain wrote in The Sunda...

S'pore, China firms ink US$1.6b deals

Financial institutions from Singapore and Chongqing, China, signed 28 agreements in total, marking the start of new collaboration.

In job hunt, people are years apart

Significant differences show up in employment goals, depending on the period in which the person was born.

Government moves to tackle e-waste pollution

Authorities impose stringent regulations on workshops whose activities damage the ecosystem.

HK

Pokémon a go in HK

Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality mobile game that is sweeping the world, is now officially available in Hong Kong.

HKEx re-launches Closing Auction Session

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited tentatively re-launched the Closing Auction Session (CAS) after a 2009 suspension.

Tsang defends his handling of filibustering

Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, who finished his job as the Legislative Council president last Friday, defends his tactics in curbing filibustering.

LegCo head: Next CE should try to reopen constitutional reform

An important task for the next Chief Executive should be seeking to reopen the constitutional reform as soon as possible, says Jasper Tsang.

Focus HK

Romance of the Highlands

The images of crags, glens, lochs and hills of Scotland have made a world of difference to the Hong Kong Club’s plush interiors.

Book Fair's Here

Whether you're a bibliophile or a casual reader, Hong Kong Book Fair is sure to please.

Family matters

The Sin Family returns to HK stage tonight. And this time, director Fung Wai-hang is keen to plumb the depths of domestic conflicts rather than play it to the galleries.

Asia

UN finds Afghan children bear brunt of war

The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, the United Nations mission said.

US Embassy apologizes after tear gas accident

The US Embassy said in a statement that no one was injured in the incident and that its operations were continuing normally.

Tran Dai Quang re-elected President of Vietnam

Tran Dai Quang was re-elected State President of Vietnam with 98.18 percent approval by deputies.

Bangladesh police probe death of child worker

A 10-year-old boy who worked at a textile mill died after co-workers inserted a high-pressure nozzle into his rectum and activated it.

Heated debate over coal power plants

Plans by some Asian nations to use fossil fuel to meet energy needs could derail the Paris Agreement to cut global warming.

Cost of prosperity

As coal burns, wetlands disappear and climate becomes unpredictable, Asia is paying the price for years of economic expansion.

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

Business

China to boost public investment

China will likely boost public investment to offset the effect of lackluster private capital.

Chinese yuan weakens to 6.686 against US$

The decline came after the currency witnessed sharp fluctuations in the previous week.

Asian stock mixed

Asian shares were mixed Monday, as cautiousness set in after markets were earlier cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street.

Eye on Asia

Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle

Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and questions its future.

S Korea' super-elderly soaring in new era

South Korea had entered a homo-hundred era, with its super-elderly population soaring in the past five years.

Japanese fantasy world fever grips young Cubans

More than a thousand "Otakus", or fans of such fantasy worlds, descended on Havana this week for the country's third Otaku festival.

Sport

Aussies won't move to Rio village yet

Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days.

Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to take overall lead from Rosberg

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time on Sunday to take the championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg.

Durant leads US to 2nd exhibition rout, 106-57 over China

Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the Americans rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday night.

All the right moves

With a passion for technology and supply chain innovations, this Singaporean Businessman of the Year is helping to redefine the logistics industry.

One for all

Scion of prominent Hong Kong-based Indian family is devoted to charity and inspires others to donate.

Fighting spirit

A no-holds-barred approach to doing business allows Singapore-based sports promoter to popularize mixed martial arts across Asia.

Life & Art

Sichuan play on old order now in Beijing

This week, the famous novel, Family, will be staged at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

Daughter gifts Jay Chou album

Jay Chou shows fans a different side to his music with his latest Mandarin album, "Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories".

Quirky News

Man caught in military base hunting Pokemon

Indonesian police say they detained a Frenchman who trespassed on a military base while playing the augmented reality game "Pokemon Go."

Man eats 120 santol seeds, lands in hospital

A 51-year-old man landed in a hospital after eating 120 seeds of santol (cotton fruit), a delicious yellow-orange fruit Filipinos love to eat.

A man and his hair: Hollande criticized for expensive barber

French President Francois Hollande doesn't look like a man who spends 10,000 euros (US$11,000) a month on his hair.

Special

China Watch expands with Russian edition

China Daily launched on Tuesday its Russian edition of China Watch in partnership with leading Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Chartering a course for homes owners

Property guru Nicholas Brooke says HK’s real estate is here to stay despite the ups and downs in the past few years.

Roundtable

Retail at crossroads

Industry leaders see potential in e-commerce, big data to better serve customers.