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No country allows illegal acts: Wang Yi

"Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs and all countries should respect China's sovereignty," Foreign Minister Wan...

Nikkei slips 2.6% to 1-mth low

Japanese stocks were knocked hard on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity spooked world markets.

Hackers declare war on HK govt

Hacking group Anonymous has vowed a wave of cyber attacks against the HK govt if "Occupy" protesters' demands are not met.

Madrid win late, Liverpool lose

Real Madrid and Liverpool found their combined 15 European titles were no protection on the road in the Champions League.

Up to 18 exposed to US Ebola patient, including children

Health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the...

China's achievements in 65 years benefit world

As China marked its 65th National Day on Wednesday, overseas scholars and media lauded the ...

CE calls on HK to share in Chinese Dream

CE called on the people of HK to join efforts with their mainland compatriots to write a ne...

China manufacturing keeps expanding

But manufacturers' operating conditions saw no improvement against the previous month amid ...

Opinion

‘Occupy’ protests have opened Pandora’s box

What has been released is a strong distrust of the SAR government as well as the central government...

Protests will leave deep scars in Hong Kong SAR

This week newspapers around the world reported the dramatic protests in Hong Kong.

‘Occupy’ takes toll on society

Organizers refusing to call it off or talk with the SAR government about a solution in the best of interests of Hong Kong.

Let reason prevail

With chaos from the "Occupy Central" campaign beginning to rattle Hong Kong's financial markets, and disruptions to social order in the...

No Asian Monroe Doctrine

Some in the international society wearing tinted spectacles recently made a fuss over China's "show of muscle", claiming Beijing is att...

Nation

No country would allow illegal acts: Wang Yi

"Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs and all countries should respect China's sovereignty," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

China's achievements in 65 years benefit world

As China marked its 65th National Day on Wednesday, overseas scholars and media lauded the country's increasing diplomatic ...

Chinese celebrate National Day

More than 120,000 people from across China rallied at the Tian'anmen Square at daybreak Wednesday to watch the raising of the national flag.

Day honors nation's martyrs

President Xi Jinping says "the great cause older generations pioneered is moving forward, and the history they started is being carried fo...

Clouds of suspicion

Hacking of celebrities' accounts has brought home the risks of letting others store your information.

Role of Kuomintang veterans recognized

Xia Xiaobo cannot wipe from her mind the memory of her first trip to Tengchong, Yunnan province.

Slim pickings

More needed to help rising number of patients suffering from eating disorders.

Niche sports feeling the chill

Chinese events out of Olympic spotlight struggle to survive, Sun Xiaochen reports from Incheon, South Korea

HK

Police urges protesters to end to sit-in

The Hong Kong Police have issued a call for protesters to clear streets and end a sit-in as workers return to work Friday.

Visitor counts drop 7.4% amid unrest

The fallout from ongoing unrest at key shopping venues have taken a bite out of Golden Week visitor numbers, with a 7.4-percent dip in holiday entries.

Former security chief calls for rational discussion

Former Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee has called for "Occupy Central" protesters to engage in reasonable and rational discussion.

Hackers declare war on Hong Kong government

Hacking group Anonymous has vowed a wave of cyber attacks against the HK govt if "Occupy" protesters' demands are not met.

Focus HK

Superior genes for our beans

Even as the hue and cry over GM foods continues, not too many people seem to have clear-cut ideas about the extent of damage these might cause to consumers.

Patience urged for govt’s housing plans to take effect

Although the government is increasing land supply to alleviate city’s housing woes, it perhaps should look at a certain balance between public and private housing to produce more resources for public housing units.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Modi launches Clean India campaign

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a massive five-year "Clean India" campaign in New Delhi.

Japan volcano toll rises to 48

One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash.

Facebook founder to visit India

Global social networking giant Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will visit India, the second biggest market for the network.

Afghans sign deal with US allowing troops to stay

Afghanistan's new govt signed on Tuesday a deal with the US that will allow US troops to stay beyond the end of this year.

Tranquil beauty at Golden Triangle

Meeting point of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos reveals verdant scenes and fascinating hill tribes.

Resolving the carbon conundrum

U-turns in S Korea and Australia on tax underline difficulty in reaching consensus on addressing emissions

Asia Weekly

Business

Nikkei tumbles 2.6%

Japanese stocks were knocked hard on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity spooked world markets.

Asian factories slow in Sept

Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.

China manufacturing keeps expanding

But manufacturers' operating conditions saw no improvement against the previous month amid subdued growth momentum.

Eye on Asia

Japan's bullet train turns 50

It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

India reaches Red Planet, but red tape lingers

The government has increased funding for space research by 50 percent to almost US$1 billion this financial year but the program is still small.

Indonesia to save vital cassava crop

They are the size of a pinhead and don't even sting, but the tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless.

Sport

Halep, Kvitova through to China Open quarters

Romania's Simona Halep survived a topsy-turvy match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

Madrid win late, Liverpool lose in Champions League

Real Madrid and Liverpool found their combined 15 European titles were no protection on the road in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Djokovic extends China Open winning streak to 21

Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 21 straight matches, beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 under the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday.

Toast to success

Fifth-generation Filipino-Chinese enterpreneur leaves her mark in heady world of distilled spirits

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.

Life Style

Sichuan Opera discovers the world's a stage

Traditional art form with a history dating back centuries hits a high note again.

Wearable devices aim to get a grip

Wearable devices, a new "cool" thing - just as smartphones were a few years back - are eagerly welcoming people to try them on.

Quirky News

Cameron contrite after saying Queen 'purred'

David Cameron will apologize to Queen Elizabeth II in person, news reports said on Thursday.

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.

Video

Lights off

Hong Kong is known as the “Pearl of the Orient” for its bright-light allure. China Daily talks to a master to find out how the city’s neon lights attributed to the city's luminous reputation over decades.

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

HKPU starts tailor-made courses for Chinese language teachers

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) started two new programs this year.

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.