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Beijing to continue floating T-bonds in HK

The Ministry of Finance has floated a combined amount of more than 100 billion yuan of treasury bonds in Hong Kong.

Beijing warns against independence call

NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang said calls advocating HK independence were "dangerous" and would not be tolerated.

Man gets death for Taiwan attack

A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year.

Huawei, Intel expand tie-up in China

Huawei Technologies and Intel Corp are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers.

Japan welcome to join Asia bank

Japan has been updated with the result of talks among the bank's current founding members, ...

Japan eyes MI6-style spy agency

Japan is looking into creating an overseas intelligence agency possibly modelled on Britain...

9 hurt in Guangzhou station knife attack

The attack happened around 8:18 am at a railway station in China's southern hub with police...

Rail ties with 'Thailand on fast track'

The latest comment came amid recent media reports that China and Thailand suspended their h...

Opinion

Economy must be HK’s top priority

People should not allow political disputes to have a negative impact on the economy.

Breaking the negative spiral of depression

Arecent survey revealed that almost 12 percent of Hong Kong people suffer from depression, to some degree.

Slower growth, but healthier economy

For those worried about the domino effects of a slowing Chinese economy, Premier Li's report on government work may be a mixed blessing.

Crush separatist bigotry

“Occupy” failed to achieve its goal because its organizers had deceived the public with lies about democracy in general.

Reform resolve is unshakable

Xi and his colleagues have pointed out a clear direction and path for a new round of reforms.

Nation

Man gets death for killing 4 in Taiwan subway

A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year.

Knife attack at Guangzhou station injures nine

The attack happened around 8:18 am, according to a statement posted on the microblog of Guangzhou municipal public security...

AIIB offer still open for Japan: China

Japan has been updated with the result of talks among the bank's current founding members, the finance minister said.

Railway cooperation with Thailand on fast track

The latest comment came amid recent media reports that China and Thailand suspended their high-speed railway cooperation.

Steady as she goes for the new normal

The government's work report emphasized the need for stability as growth slows and economic restructuring becomes the main priority for the nation's officials.

7% GDP target largely hailed

Analysts and economists believe that the growth target is not only the official barometer of the Chinese economy, but also sheds further light on how the Chinese leaders plan to steer the economy.

Student entrepreneurs learn harsh lessons

As the number of graduates continues to rise, many are opting to start their own companies. However, fierce competition and scant experience of the world outside college is making life hard for China's budding businesspeople.

HK

Zhang warns against calls for HK independence

NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang said that calls advocating HK independence were "dangerous" and would not be tolerated.

Beijing to continue floating treasury bonds in HK

HK has been given the unique position, because the majority of offshore renminbi is traded here and it is China's territory.

Hong Kong shares end lower

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.1% to 24,164.00, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.1% to 11,606.93 points.

HK official says flu season peak past

An official said Hong Kong is past the peak of the flu season. The influenza outbreak has killed 332 people in the city so far.

Focus HK

Old-style romance

A farsighted developer took a gamble on an aging but iconic tenement building in the Western District and came up with a winner.

Great performances

After Birdman’s surprising Oscar win for best picture comes the sniping that always follows, regardless of the fact awards are not about artistic merit.

Sister act

A new play drawing inspiration from the never-say-die attitude of HK’s migrant maids celebrates the spirit of female bonding.

Asia

Japan eyes MI6-style spy agency

Overseas spy agency would fit PM Abe's new security framework as killing of Japanese hostages in Syria exposed information gaps.

Iran could be open to 10-yr partial freeze

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there has been no satisfactory agreement on how to remove sanctions.

Australia slams Indonesia's treatment of convicts

The planned executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, have ramped up diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia.

Knifed US envoy in pain as officials investigate

The US ambassador to ROK struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack.

Myanmar picks up the phone

Investment in satellite technology has led to plummeting mobile prices and surge in connectivity.

Asia benefits from advance of satellites

Technology impacts farming, banking and even disaster relief in the region.

Asia Weekly

Business

Apple to replace AT&T in Dow industrials

Apple Inc will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, replacing AT&T Inc.

Huawei, Intel expand tie-up in China

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Intel Corp are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers.

Fosun buys 5% stake in British travel group

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International said it has bought a 5% stake in British travel group Thomas Cook Group.

Eye on Asia

MH370 families find solace in each other

For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment where his parents had been living for more 20 years.

Sunken warship found off Philippines

US aircraft sank the Musashi on Oct 24, 1944, killing more than 1,000 Japanese, or about half the vessel's crew.

DPRK easing controls to revive economy

The goal of the reform is to prod DPRK managers and farmers to do business creatively, on their own initiative.

Sport

Zou fights for a title in 7th pro bout vs Amnat

China's double Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming will attempt to claim the IBF flyweight title belt this weekend.

Phelps may compete at world meet

Michael Phelps possibly could swim at the world championships in July if his ban is overturned by USA Swimming.

Lin Dan reaches All-England Open last 8

Five times champion Lin Dan of China fought off tenacious challenge from teammate Tian Houwei to reach the last eight at the All-England Open championships here on Thursday.

A toast to tenacity

Amid civil war and regional conflict, Lebanese winemaker beats the odds to taste heady success and world-class status.

On a mission

Bangladeshi think tank chief is a leading light in regional efforts to eradicate poverty and set up a ‘southern silk route’.

Credit to the nation

After decades of conflict, Pung Kheav Se created a bank that enabled the people of Cambodia to save and borrow safely.

Life Style

NASA's Dawn spacecraft moves in

The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor Friday.

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane

Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane after losing engine power.

Quirky News

Chinese buy islands on Taobao

Four islands in Fiji, Greece, the United Kingdom and Canada were put up for auction on China's online shopping platform Taobao.

Wild panda takes to streets in Sichuan

A park security guard in Sichuan got a shock when he played back overnight CCTV footage and saw a wild panda on the streets.

A nod to Lewinsky's dress

A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.

Video

Without limits

Award-winning Chinese artist, Li-Zi, is never in a hurry. She customarily spends more than a month perfecting a piece of art. Chinadailyasia.com chats up this post-80s artist to find out why.

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

X’mas Memory

Christmas day is always filled with happiness and surprise. The December round of China Daily College Photo Contest themed ‘Merry Christmas’ has concluded.

Roundtable

‘New normal’ needs efficiency overhaul

Hong Kong forum hears how overcapacity and debt must be tackled in rebalancing of mainland financial system.

Older order gets shake-up from Internet finance

Growing success of online firms reflects demand from customers not served by traditional banks.