Foreign central banks make forex foray

7 such institutions have registered with the China Foreign Exchange Trading System, the People's Bank of China said.

GSK aims to reinvent itself in China

The British firm is gambling on a new, cleaner image to reboot its performance and reputation with doctors and consumers.

SCMP Group confirms bid feeler

SCMP Group Ltd, publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, said it has been approached by a third party.

ROK, DPRK hold border talks

The rivals threatened war against each other in Aug over land mine blasts blamed on Pyongyang that maimed two ROK soldiers.

China's rural reforms an example: UN

The world's poorest countries "can stem migration by emulating China's rural reforms".

France reports bird flu outbreak

The H5N1 bird flu outbreak among chickens is the first to be reported in France since 2007.

Climate: China urges 'differentiated onus'

The Paris talks should be realistic about capabilities of developed and developing countries.

China says must learn from Paris attacks

The Minister of Public Security said China must boost intelligence sharing.


Vietnam offers great opportunities

Thomas Chan writes that Hong Kong needs to work on creating knowledge-intensive and financial services to export to Vietnam and...

Abolishing the TSA in our schools is not the answer

The reason why the TSA has caused over-drilling of primary students is based on fierce competition among schools for students.

Abusive teachers should not escape penalty

The absence of specifications in the Criminal Law left local judicial staff a loophole so they didn't have to act.

Downing of jet must not derail anti-terror fight

The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey on Tuesday is a most unfortunate incident, which has raised global concerns over t...

Safety of Chinese nationals overseas in the spotlight

As a country which deems terrorism and extremism a common enemy of mankind, China is poised to play a more active role in combating the...


Winter in Macau

The city's gambling industry is suffering a cold winter.

Nervous over Fed rates

Why raising interest rates by the Federal Reserve would affect Asia's bond market.

Stronger at 25

Singapore and China, a diplomatic relationship of a quarter century.


World can adopt China's rural reforms: UN

The world's poorest countries can stem migration by emulating China's rural reforms, the UN economic agency UNCTAD said.

Li treats CEE leaders to a ride on the rails

On post-summit trip from Suzhou to Shanghai, premier showcases bullet train technology.

91 suspects repatriated in past year

China ramps up international manhunt as nationwide anti-graft campaign continues.

Fair treatment of Chinese-Americans sought

The US Commission on Civil Rights has sent a letter to the US attorney general about criminal investigations that accused Chinese-American...

GSK aims to reinvent itself in China

The British firm is gambling on a new, cleaner image to reboot its performance and reputation with doctors and consumers.

Quake victims move into new homes

Rebuilding gets under way as Pishan county faces its first winter after tragedy killed 3 in July.

Countryside credit reducing rural poverty

Reductions in interest rates, coupled with lower reserve requirements for local commercial banks, are helping to create more jobs for residents of disadvantaged areas.


SCMP Group confirms media assets feeler

SCMP Group Ltd, publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, said it has been approached by a third party.

HK needs to ‘sharpen up’ to win M&A race in region

Consultant tells SAR to fine-tune investor facilities, with M&A deals within APAC tipped to hit $600b.

HK-Macau-Zhuhai bridge deadline extended

The one-year delay is the result of design and construction challenges as well as labor shortages.

Robin’s Nest country park plan 'under consideration'

A plan to expand HK’s country park coverage to Robin’s Nest — promised three years ago as part of a cross-border conservation initiative — remains “under consideration” with no definite timeline.

Focus HK

Tomorrow’s leaders

Young people trying to make a difference the world over met at an international summit in Bangkok. Li Yao spoke to some of them with Chinese connections.

Vanishing execs a vexatious mystery

They're not plot outlines for crime novels but real life cases lifted from the normally dry Hong Kong stock exchange filings.

Losing more than weight

As the tribe of painfully thin people keeps multiplying in HK, Ming Yeung asks medical professionals about ways to cope with extreme cases of eating disorder.


ROK, DPRK hold border talks

The rivals threatened war against each other last summer over land mine explosions blamed on Pyongyang that maimed two ROK soldiers.

Revised nuclear deal between ROK, US takes effect

The treaty opens the possibility of the ROK gaining the ability to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons-grade nuclear fuel.

Suu Kyi blames landslide on few regulations

A disregard for the rule of law in the jade mining industry killed more than 100 people, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said.

ROK man gets 12 years for feeding ex-pupil feces

A former S Korean professor was sentenced to 12 years in prison for habitually beating his former pupil and forcing him to eat human feces and drink urine.

High stakes gamble across Asia Pacific

Casino operators are betting on more gaming tables in the region as some countries aim to relax regulations

Bets are off

Odds stacked against Asia’s casino industry as revenues decline, but optimism remains.

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China once again NZ's top export destination

China is once again New Zealand's top export destination in October, with growing demand for milk powder, meat and kiwifruit.

Overseas central banks enter China's forex market

Seven such institutions have completed registration with the China Foreign Exchange Trading System, the People's Bank of China said.

Asian stocks rise

Asian stocks were higher on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus.

Eye on Asia

Junta embroiled in Thai graft, royal insult cases

Accusations of corruption involving a park built to honour Thailand's revered monarchy are threatening to damage an anti-graft drive by the ruling junta.

OPEC to stay course despite US$20 oil fears

Any policy U-turn would be possible only if large producers outside OPEC, notably Russia, were to join coordinated output cuts.

No respite for S Korea's corporate bond issuers

Soaring bond yields have dashed any hope of the country's corporate bond market being a source of cheaper financing.


Blatter says only FIFA congress can ban him

Blatter criticised the ethics committee and said they were not entitled to ban him from his office as the world soccer head is now involved in the soccer corruption investigation.

Rooney tells United to be more ruthless

Manchester United's Champions League ambitions were plunged into doubt after a 0-0 home draw against PSV Eindhoven.

Celtics rally to beat 76ers 84-80

Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points, Jae Crowder hit a go-ahead 3-pointer.

Ahead of the pack

Chief of Tourism Australia looks to ‘high-yielding’ travelers and China’s expanding middle-class to drive visitor numbers.

Going with the grain

Father of hybrid rice in the Philippines pioneers new seeds to reduce dependency on imports and transform lives of farmers.

Driving ambition

Head of Indonesia’s biggest taxi operator remembers life lessons from her grandmother, who founded the company, as she steers the business in new directions.

Life & Art

A star afoot

Tragedy in Sichuan propelled a Chinese dancer to New York and a stellar career with the Martha Graham Company.

On a different planet

Director Ridley Scott's latest effort, The Martian, is cut above his previous efforts Alien and Prometheus.

Quirky News

How to fly free forever

Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

Suit seeks to free chimp who smokes

A US animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water.

Bitter pill to stomach

The convict said she started cultivating poppy after finding out the plant cured her stomach ache.


Yuan takes center stage at summit

A gallery of experts spoke at the 2015 Corporate Finance Summit hosted by BOCOM HK Branch in Shenzhen.

'CE is keen to improve people’s livelihoods'

Chan believes that in the medium term the CE will deliver on key policies such as land and housing supply.

'Liberal Party gets on well with govt'

Felix Chung believes proposed ITB will be approved by legislators in October.


Getting ahead of the game

Hong Kong will have a key role in Belt and Road, provided it acts fast and grabs the opportunities before others do, say panelists at the China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable.