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New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 tech

China will launch a new lunar mission to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe.

APEC finance ministers meet in Beijing

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli opened the meeting of 21 ministers from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economies.

Second ship to join MH370 hunt

A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean.

Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

Ezeli returned to action, scoring 10 points and grabbing three rebounds to help Warriors beat Clippers 125-107.

HK govt sincere in dialogue

The government is sincere and candid in its first dialogue with student protesters.

Pollution choking tourism industry

The number of inbound tourists was 129.08 million in 2013, down 2.51% year-on-year.

'Watergate editor' Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, who guided The Washington Post through its Watergate coverage, was 93.

Li upbeat despite economic slowdown

Premier Li Keqiang said structural improvements can be seen.

Opinion

Prevention better than cure in fighting Ebola

The Ebola disease has killed about 5,000 people in Africa.

New reports confirm US role in HK politics

In an article entitled, “Why is the US so keen on ‘color revolutions’?”, People’s Daily reveals what some believe has become ob...

Diplomacy in new world order

As an emerging power that faces competition and even efforts at containment by the existing powers, China has reached a stage where it ...

Weakening US stoking HK 'protests'

Although some protestors are still battling police, the "pro-democracy" protests in Hong Kong will eventually fizzle out, as Hong Kong ...

Japan, China can share the same boat

Kanji - the characters derived from Chinese and adapted into written Japanese - are so visible in Japan that visitors from China may ha...

Nation

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology

China will launch a new lunar mission to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe.

APEC finance ministers begin Beijing meet

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli opened the meeting of 21 ministers from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economies.

Beijing adopts strict food policy for APEC meeting

Beijing has adopted a stringent food-security policy during preparations for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting by reg...

China, US to build new model of relationship

China and the US reaffirmed their commitment to pushing forward the construction of a new model of major-country relationship.

Financial opening should top Shanghai FTZ reform agenda: advisor

Financial reform is the most valuable item on the Shanghai pilot zone's reform agenda, and further opening is needed to correct market distortions.

Hard times for the lords of the rings

A ban on performances by circus animals at China's State-owned zoos has won praise from activists, but could spell ruin for a traditional industry.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

Many women abused in military brothels by the Japanese army during World War II are now neglected by society and living in desperate conditions.

Courting the stars of the future

The search for new, world-class basketball players is being hampered by a failure to identify young talent.

HK

Government sincere and candid in dialogue

The government is sincere and candid in its first dialogue with representatives of student protesters on Tuesday, said political heavyweights and scholars.

SAR reaps from investors ‘going out’

Hong Kong stands to benefit greatly from the rush by rich people from the mainland to buy securities and properties in overseas markets, a recent survey showed.

SAR’s millionaire club slowing down, says poll

The size of Hong Kong’s millionaire population and their wealth has grown at a slower-than-average pace in the Asia Pacific region, where the number of the super rich and their assets have outgrown the rest of the world and show no sign of slowing down.

HK facing 6 percent rise in Dongjiang water price

Hong Kong residents may face costlier water bills next year when a more expensive contract with Guangdong authorities for Dongjiang water supplies starts.

Focus HK

The stink of high profit

The city’s waste disposal problem keeps getting bigger and more difficult to solve, even as residents in Tuen Mun continue to fume at the stench rising from the never-ending stream of trucks passing through their neighborhood.

Tea ware treat

To Hong Kong residents born here in the 1940s and 50s, Vitasoy would be a familiar name. What’s perhaps less known is that Lo Kwee-seong (1910-1995), manufacturer of the much-loved soymilk brand, has left a legacy reflecting his love of an even more enduring Chinese tradition — tea.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Second ship to join MH370 hunt

A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday.

DPRK frees US detainee

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's government freed an American man, nearly six months after he was arrested.

Abductee: Japan to send officials to DPRK

Japan is sending a team to the DPRK next week for an update on the investigation into the fate of citizens kidnapped decades ago.

US Marine moved to Philippine detention

The US military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp.

Home and away

Property Investment in and outside Asia rises on the back of Chinese and regional buyers’ interests.

Real estate prices soar Down Under

Chinese buyers of property in Australia are on the rise but public perception overstates impact on the market.

Asia Weekly

Business

Turning point in sight for ailing housing sector

Property sales and investment activity fell to fresh lows last month, but stimulus measures from the central bank have given rise to hopes that the worst will soon be over.

iPad Air 2: Better cameras, less glare

As tested out Apple's new iPad Air 2, I see why people like to shoot pictures with a tablet.

Asia stocks gain on US rally

Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stock markets Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year.

Eye on Asia

Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian

When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening.He never did.

Marine in Philippine killing tests US ties

The killing of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old transgender Filipino whose former name was Jeffrey, has sparked public anger in the Philippines and revived a debate over the US military presence.

Thai soaps trigger outcry over romance

In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera The Power of Shadows, the protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady.

Sport

Ezeli returns as Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

Festus Ezeli got the best birthday present he could imagine: playing in an NBA game.

Wozniacki nails Sharapova in WTA Finals

After three hours and 14 minuets' marathon, world number eight Caroline Wozniacki took the game winning shot against second-placed Maria Sharapova, winning 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 late Tuesday at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Messi closes in on Raul, Barca beat Ajax 3-1

Neymar and Lionel Messi each scored for a fifth consecutive game to help Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the Spanish giant returned to winning ways in Europe.

Beyond the horizon

Girija Pande believes the capacity of China and India to work together will be key to future of Asia’s economic growth.

Exception to the rule

Malaysian software entrepreneur guided a start-up from early days of information technology to become an industry leader

Carving her niche

From forestry to apparel, Indonesian tycoon proves that women can succeed in a male-dominated environment.

Life Style

Publisher's delight for printed travel guide demand

Although faced with competition from the electronic invasion, printed travel guidebooks are popular in China owing to the boom in tourism

A new chapter against graft

The Guangzhou official who became a media darling as a crusader for honest governance is back in the spotlight with a three-volume book series about corruption.

Quirky News

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor.

Holiday with spider in stomach

An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days.

Activist fined for topless attack on Putin statue

A topless activist was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court for having attacked a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Video

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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

Summer Time

Summer is always full of passion and joy. The August round of China Daily College Photo Contest, “Summer Time”, has concluded. Among works submitted by university students from all around China, Ice Makers, by Huang Erdong of Liaoning University, won the first prize. Two second and five third prizes were also awarded.

Roundtable

Increased diversity needed in China’s infrastructure financing

Private investors struggle to take on bigger role in nation's projects as public sector continues to dominate

Reshaping regional connectivity on agenda

As economies in South and East Asia rely on domestic consumers for a greater proportion of their GDP, they are increasingly aware of the importance of strong infrastructure.