Injunction served on Mong Kok protesters

Protesters illegally blocking Mong Kok’s major east-west thoroughfare have been given 24 hours to pack up or risk arrest.

Philippines to revisit ban on HK scribes

The Philippines' foreign ministry promised to reassess a ban on nine Hong Kong journalists from entering that country.

Banker fit to enter plea: HK judge

A HK judge has deemed a British banker charged with killing 2 Indonesian women fit to enter a plea after psychiatric tests.

Gay-dating app finds financial boost

A dating app for gay men has pulled in US$30 million in third-round financing, the founder, a former policeman, said.

Better English, better future

A new study claims that Chinese professionals with good English have better career prospects.

Peking University sacks professor

An associate professor alegedly had sex with an international student & impregnated her.

China 'ready to cut interest rates again'

China is ready to ease bank reserve ratio over deflation concerns, sources said.

US aids in return of economic fugitives

The latest judicial tie-up between China and the US to nab economic fugitives is working well.


China, Bavaria seek to enhance teamwork

FC Bayern Munich unveiled its latest "signing" on Monday and set a goal of greater teamwork with China on and off the field as ...

What does the rule of law really stand for?

The recent debate over the rule of law in Hong Kong deserves more public attention.

India plans high-speed rail project with China

China is in discussions with India to help it build the world's second-longest high-speed railroad with a price tag of 200 billion yuan...

Abe exploits ballot to extend tenure

Two years ago the Liberal Democratic Party, in opposition, won a landslide victory in the general election, putting Shinzo Abe in offic...

Sincerity from Abe needed

If they really want relations with China to substantially improve, earnestness to build political trust is needed from the Japanese gov...


Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching

A Philippine court convicted nine Chinese fishermen of "poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles" off Nansha Islands.

Tibet children recover from Sichuan quake

Life in the village has begun to return to normal after an earthquake struck on Saturday.

Gay-dating app finds financial boost

A former policeman who founded a dating app for gay men said he wanted to liberate fellow homosexuals across the world after the app pulle...

Palace Museum to have free visit days

The Palace Museum in Beijing will waive the entry fee for certain Chinese residents, it announced Monday.

Reform promotes protection for pandas

Changes to China's forestry management laws are helping to safeguard one of the world's best-loved animals, as Wang Qian reports.

Year of the Horse sees baby boom

Every 12 years, some Chinese couples are thrown into paroxysms of worry, fearing their child may be born in the Year of the Sheep.

Generation fun

The distinctive humor and worldview of people born after 1990 have been shaped by their easy relationship with social media and China's economic rise.


Reforms poised to drive Asian equity markets

Hong Kong-based fund managers see attractive valuation and opportunities for Asia ex-Japan equities as the markets are driven by structural reforms and moderating economic growth.

Bailiffs to clear barricades on Argyle Street

In a further blow to the “Occupy Central” campaign, police said officers would assist court bailiffs and other authorized agents to clear the barricades on Argyle Street today (Tuesday).

Details of HK’s 1st waste-charging scheme revealed

Hong Kong’s first waste-charging scheme covering residents and businesses will charge tower block residents collectively while residents without private garbage collection will have to dispose of their trash in pre-paid designated bags.

Rate cuts stimulate stock markets but depress yuan

The surprising interest rate cuts by the People’s Bank of China, the first in two years, has lifted the stock markets on the mainland and Hong Kong and depressed the renminbi exchange rate against the US dollar in Hong Kong’s offshore market.

Focus HK

Men don’t cry

Battered husbands may not be such a rarity as we tend to think. Ming Yeung turns the spotlight on the plight of men who often find it harder to deal with shame, guilt and isolation that physical assault invariably leads to.

It’s a win-win platform for HK, mainland, says HKTDC chief

Increased cooperation will mean getting wider access to markets throughout Asia

A cut above

Having survived his battle with cancer, William Tang plans to go slow on his vocation and travel more instead.


Ousted Thai PM Yingluck mulls return to politics

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has said that she could run for a parliamentary seat in 2016 if permitted by the junta.

Suicide bomber kills 50 at Afghan volleyball match

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Paktika, killing 50.

Nepal bus crash death toll reaches 47

Rescuers recovered 42 more bodies from the wreckage of a bus that plunged into a river in west Nepal raising the confirmed death toll to 47.

Sydney mom 'attempts to murder' baby

A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days.

Oasis of promise

Boao financial conference in Dubai set to strengthen cooperation between China and the UAE.

Chinese firms make hay in Dubai

Opened in 2004, DragonMart has grown into one of the largest Chinese overseas trading hubs.

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Nation to top green list by 2030

China will become the world's largest renewable energy market by 2030 if it can double the ratio of such sources as solar and wind in the total energy mix to 26 percent.

China 'ready to cut rates again'

China is ready to cut rates again, ease bank reserve ratio as leadership, central bank are concerned over deflation, sources said.

Global stocks gain after China rate cut

Asian stocks rose Monday after China's surprise interest rate cut as investors looked ahead to European inflation data due out this week and OPEC meeting to discuss oil production levels.

Eye on Asia

Japan could see low voter turnout

Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers.

Putin's tigers to help Chinese animal program

Two Siberian tigers that wandered into China after being released by Russian President Vladimir Putin will help China's own captive animal program.

Afghan women kept out of peace talks

Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done.


Sun Yang failed doping test in May

Chinese multi-Olympic and world swimming champion Sun Yang had failed a doping test and been banned for three months, China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) told Xinhua on Monday.

Messi eyes another record in Champions League

Lionel Messi will chase yet another record when the Champions League returns on Tuesday from a three-week break.

Grizzlies top Clippers

Marc Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

For children’s sake

Nobel Peace Prize winner says his award shows that the world recognizes need to end child labor and deliver education for all.

Paying it forward

One of Kazahkstan’s first generation of post-Soviet entrepreneurs is now dedicated to helping fellow businesswomen aim high.

Science without borders

Sydney-based scientist conducting pioneering research in China sees it as a way of repaying his country of birth.

Life Style

Chinese Internet pop song wins at American Music Awards gala

China's Internet pop sensation the Chopsticks Brothers, whose viral hit Little Apple has been viewed more than 1 billion times on China's popular video websites, won the International Song Award at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Peony blooms afresh

Actress to reprise Kunqu Opera role that made her a star 30 years ago, Chen Nan reports.

Quirky News

Abbott's 'shirtfront' gets new meaning

The Australian PM's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word.

Men get a chance to experience 'childbirth'

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth.

When beards make a comeback

A revival in the culture of barbering in Poland's capital is just one sign of how popular beards have become, with actors, athletes and hipsters leading the way.


Harbin in Hong Kong

The famous Harbin Ice Festival has come to Hong Kong! Make a trip to this sub-zero world with

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.


Deep in the bosom of nature

Huang Lai blurs the line between realistic and expressionistic painting traditions, investing his artworks with profound philosophical ideas.


New Silk Road — the great Asia connect

China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative aims to bring economies from central Europe to Africa closer and create an once-in-a-decade opportunity for the logistics sector as well as traders in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia.

HACTL eyeing a slice of Asia’s e-commerce pie

On the heels of Alibaba’s record $9.3-billion sales on “Singles Day” (Nov 11), reflecting the mega growth of e-commerce in China and the Asia-Pacific, air-cargo industry executives are candid about the need to embrace a new business model and ramp up service levels.