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Reforming hukou will unify rights of migrants

Chinese migrant workers living in cities will gradually have full access to schools and hospitals where they work, a signif...

HK prepares for Ebola amid false alarm

A series of precautionary measures were introduced in Hong Kong. Doctors and hospital emergency rooms will be issued instru...

KFC owner: China scandal hurting sales

The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said Thursday a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might ...

China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya to Malta

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta

Investigators probe CNPC operations

China’s ongoing graft probe into officials who have close ties to China National Petroleum ...

Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

'The meat just disappeared'

The head of China Food and Drug Administration told China Daily this week that the food saf...

US House okays suit against Obama

The US House on Wednesday approved a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over alleged ab...

Opinion

HK’s future clouded by economic uncertainty

Recently certain financial and academic institutions have simultaneously revised their forecasts for Hong Kong’s economic perfo...

How study subsidy scheme for designated professions works

Last week the Education Bureau announced that from the next academic year, under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Profes...

Caging corrupt 'tigers'

For months, as his relatives and former underlings were caught up in the anti-graft dragnet one after another, the fate of Zhou Yongkan...

Cyber cold war likely to continue

Most countries engage in a degree of corporate spying; however, boundaries should be put in place

No leniency on food crimes

The scandal will also make a difference to the amending of the Food Safety Law, which is being reviewed by lawmakers of the Standing Co...

Nation

PLA, Armed Police back probe of Zhou Yongkang

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Armed Police fully support the decision to investigate Zhou Yongkang, the latest and highest-ranking "tiger" in the anti-corruption campaign

China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya to Malta

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Ser...

'The meat just disappeared'

When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the center of an international ...

Investigators dig deeply into CNPC operations

China’s ongoing anti-corruption investigations into officials who have close ties to China National Petroleum Corp, the country’s oil gian...

Happy homecoming for retired ambassador

Giant pandas born overseas learn to adapt back in China, reports Huang Zhiling in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province.

Apologizing for atrocities

Calls are growing for Japan to take full responsibility for its 'comfort women' sex crimes during the war, report He Na and Zhang Lei.

Behavior beyond classes

A scandal involving a university professor’s alleged sexual harassment of a student is refueling debate over abuse on Chinese campuses, report Sun Li and Hu Meidong in Xiamen, Fujian province.

HK

Police to use necessary force against ‘Occupy’

The police warned Wednesday it would respond with necessary force to restore order if an opposition plan to occupy the Central business district gets out of hand.

HKSAR prepares for Ebola amid false alarm

Local health officials on Wednesday denied reports of a suspected Ebola case in Hong Kong — but urged people to learn more about the disease now sweeping parts of West Africa.

Violent crimes fall, but other offences rise: Police stats

Hong Kong saw an overall dip in crime during the first half of the year but drug seizures, blackmail and deception cases are rising, police revealed on Wednesday.

Legco urges lawmakers to come clean on donations

The Legislative Council has demanded opposition lawmakers come clean on donations from media mogul Jimmy Lai which they secretly pocketed

Focus HK

Turn down that noise!

Public square dancing has spilled over into Hong Kong from the mainland, arousing some passion from the local community. But, it has also triggered disquiet among residents who detest the loud noise generated. Hua Yang writes.

Teaching life lessons

At a time when college education is increasingly seen as a stepping stone to a secure and profit-oriented career, Hang Seng Management College is keen to broaden the horizons of its students. Lin Jing talks to Simon Ho Shun-man, the institution’s new president.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Australian leaders differ on Russian role in war

Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating retrieval efforts

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics

India meth problem grows as criminals tap chemical hub

The teenager sits quietly in a Mumbai rehab clinic, a victim of India's emerging fad for the drug crystal meth, which experts say is spurred by loopholes in the country's giant chemical industry.

US approves $700 million sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The US State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq as Baghdad tries to fend off militant Islamist forces

Winning Zou stokes Chinese interest

Fanbase ready for more action as poster boy from Zunyi closes in on professional world title

Weak yuan weighs on airlines

Currency's slide to hit first-half earnings of China's three major carriers

Asia Weekly

Business

KFC owner says China scandal hurting sales

The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said Thursday a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company's global profit.

Xbox One to provide a perfect world for China's 400 million game players

The stars of the gaming industry shone on Wednesday at the 2014 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference in Shanghai, with Microsoft Corp announcing the launch of its game console Xbox One on Sept 23.

Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the US economy, with most drifting lower Thursday

Eye on Asia

Splintering Iraq reaches breaking point

Salman Khaled has lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shiite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival...

Vietnamese taste for cat puts pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers.

DPRK bolsters cyberwarfare ability

Sizable portion of its scarce defence resources dedicated to training “cyberwarriors” and boosting online combat capabilities.

Sport

Nishikori, Roanic, Berdych win in Washington

Japan's Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-US Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open.

Everton signs striker Lukaku for club-record £28m

Everton has broken its transfer record to sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for 28 million pounds ($47 million).

Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games

Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

Bricks and mortar of IT

Indian property mogul has built a fortune creating industrial space for technology firms in Bangalore

Rebuilding Myanmar

Hard work helped serge pun escape turbulent childhood to become a tycoon instrumental in nation’s development

Man of the crowd

Chinese designer who cofounded Asia’s biggest crowdfunding platform in Australia is taking the popular concept to China

Life Style

A blockbuster to love

To celebrate this Saturday's Qixi Festival, known as Chinese Valentine's Day, big screens in China will offer a gift for audiences: a touching romance epic.

Story selling

When Transformers 4 screened in China, audiences were surprised - and often cynical - when they saw Chinese brand products embedded in the movie along with Chinese faces and landmarks.

Quirky News

Down the drain

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised after a crew member told passengers to flush away "anything you shouldn't have".

Argentina tells world to stop bothering bear

Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in Nelson Mandela's honor wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."

Video

A different twist

Traditional Chinese joss papers have always been associated with the deceased and apparitions, Auyeung Ping Chi is trying to add an altogether different dimension to them.

Cleaner fuel vital for energy generation

In the opinion of William Yu, chief executive of World Green Organisation, emissions from power generation in Hong Kong are under strict control, while most polluting emissions come from the vehicles.

'HK on a unique path to democracy'

Hong Kong is taking a unique path to democracy and should not copy foreign models of democratic development, Lau Siu-kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, said on Thursday.

Special

Crazy football

Football has the charm that makes the world crazy. After a breathtaking World Cup, the June round of China Daily’s College Photo Contest, “Crazy Football”, has concluded. Among works submitted by university students from all around China, Breakthrough, by Liu Zheng of Guangxi University Of Foreign Languages, won the first prize. Two second and five third prizes were also awarded.

Roundtable

Retailing Strategies in Asia: The Next Generation

Retailers have to differentiate themselves and offer an...

Tapping the mainland’s e-commerce potential

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