CPC convenes key meeting on rule of law

The Communist Party of China started a key annual meet centering on "rule of law" for the first time in the Party's history.

External forces behind protests: Leung

The Hong Kong CE said “external forces” were orchestrating the “Occupy” campaign.

Islamic State: Kerry seeks Asia's help

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to drum up Asian support for the fights against Islamic State.

Funds scam: Japan minister quits

Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi resigned on Monday after a scandal involving poll funds erupted.

Obama hits campaign trail

US President Barack Obama marched on the campaign trail for the first time this year.

68 percent of Hongkongers reject ‘Occupy’

An opinion poll showed 68% of Hong Kong people now oppose illegal assemblies.

HK officials, students set for talks on Tue

The SAR government is planning to hold the first round of dialog with student protesters on...

Police arrest 26 in Mong Kok clashes

26 people were arrested and 15 police officers injured after a night of clashes between pol...


NED donation is proof of a ‘color revolution’

What is “color revolution”? Is it a joke when the Western media call the “Occupy Central” movement in Hong Kong an “Umbrella Re...

‘Occupy Central’ has become a political farce

It’s been almost 20 days since the “Occupy Central” campaign started.

Europe and Asia committed to responsible ties

Asia matters - for Europe. And Europe matters - for Asia. That is why the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) was created in 1996.

Hong Kong should avoid the 'democracy' trap

Every political system grows out of a historical process, except in rare cases when change is imposed from the top, which happened in J...

Price to pay for HK protests

As assorted "Occupy Central" activities continue in Hong Kong, the question has once again arisen: How many of the resources that could...


CPC convenes key meeting on rule of law

The Communist Party of China kicked off a key annual meeting which centered on "rule of law" for the first time in the Party's history.

Aussie, Chinese police probe corrupt officials' assets

Australian and Chinese police have joined forces to seize the assets of corrupt Chinese officials who are living in Australia.

China eyes legal reforms at key CPC meeting

The fourth plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee is set to open on Monday to discuss the rule of law, aiming to speed up the constructi...

Focus on rule of law modernizes governance

At 7 am, Shanghai-based lawyer Zhang Jie opened his computer at home, logged on to the Judicial Opinions of China website, and read a cour...

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.

From soldiers to farmers

A special force is celebrating its achievements in the tough environment of Xinjiang, where it has built farms and homes, and maintained stability.

Sowing the seeds of domestic success

Chinese agricultural exporters are beginning to address the problems related to entering their home market.


‘External forces’ behind protests, says Leung

Chief Executive (CE) Leung Chun-ying said that there are “external forces” from different parts of the world orchestrating the “Occupy Central” campaign.

Poll: 68 percent of Hongkongers reject ‘Occupy’

An opinion poll showed 68 percent of HK people now oppose the illegal assemblies that halt traffic on thoroughfares.

‘Occupy’ promotes a separatist agenda, says People’s Daily

Initiators of the “Occupy Central” campaign and those manipulating them, in spite of their purported pursuit of democracy in elections, are ultimately seeking a separatist agenda, according to a commentary published in the People’s Daily.

Police arrest 26 in Mong Kok clashes

26 people were arrested and at least 15 police officers injured after a night of clashes between police and protesters in Mong Kok.

Focus HK

Life on the road

Writer-photographer duo Nicole Chabot and Michael Perini turn their gaze on a myriad range of people who work outdoors to earn their keep in Street Life Hong Kong.

Passing the baton

Entrepreneurs who have made a mark for themselves over the years are setting the path for their children to hold up the family banner and take it forward.

Focus Hong Kong


Widodo takes over as Indonesia's president

Indonesia's Joko Widodo took over as president of the world's third-largest democracy with supporters' hopes high.

Japan trade minister quits over poll funds scam

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe accepted Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi's resignation tendered after a funds scandal erupted.

Kerry seeks Asia's help in anti-Islamic State push

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State.

Support rate for Abe's cabinet down 6.8%

Support rate for Abe's cabinet declined by 6.8 percent to 48.1 percent from the previous poll conducted in early September.

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


Spreading the right word to the world

With China's growing status in the global economy and closer cooperation with countries in Southeast Asia, the number of people learning Chinese in the region is now on the rise.

Concerns rise as GMO debate shifts from field to dinner table

The Chinese government is trying to convince Zhou Guangxiu that the corn in the congee she wants to feed her son is safe. That may not be easy.

Asian shares cheered by upbeat data

Asian stocks started the week on a brighter note on Monday, after solid US data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets.

Eye on Asia

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.

Has 'civil servant fever' cooled down?

The annual application for China's civil service examination started on Wednesday with at least 22,200 government spots to fill.


Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title

Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals.

Paderborn upset Frankfurt 3-1, Hoffenheim remain unbeaten

Paderborn came from behind to stun Frankfurt 3-1 while Hoffenheim shared the spoils with Hamburg following a 1-1 to close the eighth round of Bundesliga on Sunday.

Barcelona manager says Clasico not crucial

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says his side's Clasico showdown with Real Madrid next weekend is too early to play a decisive role in the La Liga title race.

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

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' all the rage at US, Canada box office

Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada.

Miss Asia Pageant North America Final crowned

The 24-year-old contestant Bella Ma from the Brock University of Canada was crowned the 2014 Miss Asia Pageanton North America Final at here on Saturday.

Quirky News

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.

Pizza Hut has egg on its face over receipt

Pizza Hut Singapore has launched an investigation and apologized to a customer described as a "Pink Fat Lady" in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered pizza.


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中國日報大學生攝影比賽 - 8 月點評

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.


Study in Macao, MUST is the way to go

Founded in 2000, Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has become the largest multi-disciplinary university in Macao and is ranked as the youngest top 100 Universities in the cross-strait region released by the Shanghai Jiaotong University Research Center.


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.