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China ratifies national Constitution Day

China's top legislature decided to designate December 4 as national Constitution Day amid efforts to enhance the document's...

Counter-espionage law adopted

China's top legislature adopted the Counterespionage Law Saturday aimed at more comprehensive state security.

China's lunar orbiter returns home

China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back in some 40 years, becoming the third nation to d...

China manufacturing PMI retreats

Chinese manufacturing business activity in October waned slightly from the previous month.

Tourist spaceship crashes during test

A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke ...

Money key to happiness in Asia

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones discovered years ago: Money.

Youku the perfect choice for Alibaba

As Jack Ma browses Hollywood for movies and TV shows, he may discover that part of what he ...

MH370: Malaysia Airlines faces first suit

Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of...

Opinion

De-Sinicization won’t succeed in Hong Kong

There is much more to the “Occupy Central” campaign than the actions of protesters who have taken over major streets and engage...

Home ownership may improve social stability

Having spent half my life in Hong Kong and half in Singapore, allows me to point out some interesting background information, c...

On the safe side

With few being surprised by the widely anticipated action, global markets have so far reacted calmly to the US Federal Reserve’s Wednes...

HK’s ‘color revolution’ carefully orchestrated

A BBC television news crew in Norway last week reported that “Occupy Central” was conceived two years ago.

Occupiers should stop before it is too late

Carl von Clausewitz, the greatest military theorist, once famously concluded that wars never happen because of blind impulses and are a...

Nation

Counter-espionage law adopted

China's top legislature adopted the Counterespionage Law Saturday aimed at more comprehensive state security.

No legal process yet for disgraced security chief

China has not started legal proceedings against former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, a senior court official said.

Law amended to support citizens suing govt

China's top legislature adopted an amendment to the Administrative Procedure Law, aiming to expand the people's right to sue the government.

Lunar orbiter returns home

China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back in some 40 years, becoming the third nation to do so after the ...

School manages global expectations

Emphasizing an international perspective has been embodied as a value of the School of Management of the century-old Fudan University as China is experiencing further globalization of its economy.

Youthful detection no defense against breast cancer

While women in China are likely to be diagnosed at an earlier age than those in other countries, the incidence of the disease is still rising.

Three Gorges Dam boosts economy

A rise in the water level of the Yangtze River has seen companies forsake road and rail transport in favor of shipping, meaning more money is pouring into the regions along the waterway.

HK

Tung’s think tank discusses ways forward

Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa and members of his new think tank met on Friday to discuss ways to end “Occupy Central” — and move Hong Kong forward.

Resignation campaign ‘a waste of resources’

A resignation campaign planned by opposition lawmakers to launch a so-called referendum on political reform is "useless" and "a waste of public resources", pro-establishment legislators said.

Man held after 2 bodies found in Wan Chai

An expatriate man was arrested on suspicion of murder after two bodies were found in a Wan Chai flat early Saturday morning.

Hong Kong’s culinary crown keeps sparkling

At around four in the morning, workers at Dat Kee on a side street in Kowloon City start the day by dumping 250 frozen geese into a large vat filled with warm water to defrost, while they make preparations to clean the birds.

Focus HK

Eye on Asia

The 14th edition of the 10-day Hong Kong International Literary Festival kicks off tonight. It’s the beginning of a series of engaging sessions dedicated to the written word, with a special focus on the sometimes-neglected Asian writer.

HK eyes treasury crown

Against a backdrop of the yuan’s internationalization and more mainland enterprises eyeing overseas forays, Hong Kong has been urged to fortify its strengths to cement its status as Asia’s corporate treasury activities center.

The big thaw

Chasing Ice, a film recording the effects of glacial melting due to climate change, is especially meaningful for HK residents, given how vulnerable the city is to rising tides.

Asia

Money holds the key to happiness in Asia

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones discovered years ago: Money.

Minors sue Malaysia Airlines over MH370

Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370.

Ghani sends peace feeler to Taliban

Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday.

UN urged to end Israeli settlements

Palestine urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements.

Anchored to a vision

Asia’s booming travel industry will benefit from revived Maritime Silk Road but infrastructure is key.

Riding a wave of cooperation

Forum analyzes how Asia-Pacific tourism is set to benefit from the revived Maritime Silk Road.

Asia Weekly

Business

China manufacturing PMI retreats

Chinese manufacturing business activity in October waned slightly from the previous month.

Youku the perfect choice for Alibaba

As Jack Ma browses Hollywood for movies and TV shows, he may discover that part of what he needs is actually in his own backyard.

Russia raises interest rate sharply

Russia's central bank raised its main interest rate much more than expected, trying to tackle a sliding rouble and climbing inflation.

Eye on Asia

Dynasty flounders 30 ys after Gandhi killing

When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on Oct 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of prime minister appeared to confirm her family's status as India's natural-born rulers.

Japan tsunami evacuees in US$30b money trap

Ishinomaki, where more than 3,700 people died in the tsunami, has been deeply affected by the funding paralysis.

Basketball more than a sport for women in Saudi Arabia

As the NBA season gets underway in the United States this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams.

Sport

Federer ousted in Masters

World No. 2 Roger Federer was stunned at the BNP Paribas Masters quarterfinals on Friday by Canada's sole representative in ATP rankings top 10, Milos Raonic.

James leads Cavaliers past Bulls

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night.

Ali, Foreman both paid a price in Zaire

In a reversal of roles, the outspoken Muhammad Ali won the 'Rumble In The Jungle' 40 years ago but has become a stricken, silent icon, while brooding slugger George Foreman has turned into an out-going tycoon.

A cut above the rest

Hong Kong fashion designer specializing in haute couture makes a big splash with celebrities and top corporations alike.

Fountain of ideas

Creative advertising wizard puts the Philippines on The global map with her award-winning and trendsetting campaigns.

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.

Life Style

Mahjong expanding ‘to every corner of the world’

Technology has been a driving force in promoting the traditional Chinese game internationally.

Fright night

Ghosts and goblins are preparing to prowl Beijing's streets as Halloween's popularity grows in China.

Quirky News

More naming options for Britons

In the new century, it will open up a whole new world of marriage for the big naming question for Britons when getting married.

Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.

Head to Vegas for a hearty laugh

The world's funniest person is going to be found in Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy.

Video

The Body Talks

Award-winning German theater group Die Mobilés is in Hong Kong to perform at New Town Plaza on 1 & 2 November, 2014. chinadailyasia.com chats up Harald Fuß - one of the creative brains of the ensemble - to find out why it resonates so much with audiences around the world.

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

China’s tourism growth: Celebrating a culture

A new generation of Chinese tourists will fuel growth along the Maritime Silk Road (MSR), global tourism industry leaders said on Tuesday.

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.