China's industrial profit down 4.6 percent

Dropping sales and rising costs pushed down profits of China's major industrial firms by 4.6 percent year on year in October.

China insurers on recruitment drive

Chinese insurers are on a hiring binge, recruiting an army of agents to sell their products to a burgeoning middle class.

China launches Yaogan-29 satellite

The remote sensing satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.

Japan ready to make Australia sub bid

Japan says it is preparing to make a bid Monday on joint development and production of an Australian submarine.

Xi says PLA overhaul to aid reform

President Xi has vowed to reorganize the military administration structure by 2020.

Russia to retaliate over jet downing

Russia will freeze some joint investment projects with Turkey and impose food imports embargo.

China military in talks for Djibouti base

China's military is in talks with the Horn of Africa country to build logistics facilities.

China confirms Su-35 deals with Russia

The US$2-billion deal makes China the first foreign buyer of the Su-35.


A positive role for our young people

Chan Tak-Leung writes that our youth need to become more actively engaged in positive pursuits while maximizing the many opport...

There can be no place for radical behavior in the city

The 2015 election has been in the public spotlight for being the first election after the 79-day illegal “Occupy Central” movem...

Students require sex education

The drastic increase in the number of HIV infections among students in China in recent years means urgent efforts are needed to raise t...

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...


Greener economy

Hong Kong's adaptation to climate change can set an example for the region.

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.


China's peace commitment unchanged

China's plan to overhaul the current military will not affect the country's defense policy, which is "defensive in nature".

Xi says PLA overhaul to aid reform

Central commission, military regions to be reset; anti-graft bodies boosted.

China launches Yaogan-29 satellite

The remote sensing satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.

Nation's 1st successful uterus transplant performed

Chinese doctors recently achieved the country's first successful uterus transplant to help a woman born without a uterus to realize her dr...

Change to ease drop in workforce

Researchers worry new births will prove 'too little and too late'

Reach for the cloud

With the economy of the Chinese mainland showing signs of a slowdown, it is time for Web-based finance platforms to enjoy their day in the sun.

Chinese play growing part in online shopping

Rewarded with good revenue on Singles Day on Nov 11, many international merchants are hoping to attract more Chinese online shoppers on Black Friday.


Rough ride for SAR, mainland economies

HKMA warns capital flight will exert ‘big downward pressure’ on markets.

'HK$5.46bn extra funding for bridge is sufficient'

Lawmakers question progress of HZMB amid labor shortage, technical glitches.

Review of history education queried

Education officials on Tuesday presented a new direction for national history education in junior secondary years — but the industry lamented the consultation has yet to address more controversial issues.

Top court clears way for incinerator

The Court of Final Appeal has rejected a bid against an incinerator to be built on Shek Kwu Chau, south of Lantau Island.

Focus HK

Live but not kicking

In the lead-up to the city’s biggest live music festival, local musicians share their worries about the future of the live music scene in HK with Agnes Lu.

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.


I killed as Shi'ite mosque attacked in Bangladesh

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed a mosque official in his 70s who had been leading the prayers.

Japan ready to make Australia submarine bid

Japan says it is preparing to make a bid Monday on joint development and production of an Australian submarine.

DPRK, ROK agree to hold high-level talks next month

Working-level officials from the two sides agreed to hold high-level talks on Dec 11 at the Kaesong industrial complex in DPRK.

Japan announces US$10.6b for climate financing

Japan plans to provide US$10.6 billion in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020.

Coral reefs under siege

Rise in global temperatures is putting these beautiful ecosystems and regional livelihoods at risk.

Global warning

Asia faces catastrophic future unless leaders at Paris summit agree to cut emissions.

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China's industrial profit down 4.6% in Oct

Profits of China's major industrial firms fell 4.6 percent year on year in October.

Free trade reform 'could be widened'

A reform being tested in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone could be introduced to other areas when the time is right, according to Premier Li Keqiang.

Asia shares retreat

Asian shares fell and the dollar held near an 8-1/2-month peak, while the euro hovered around seven-month lows.

Eye on Asia

Soccer: Malaysia ends partnership with S'pore

Footaball Association of Malaysia decided to kick Singapore’s Lions XII team out of Malaysian League.

Japan strives to slow population decline

Japan has set its sights on stopping maternity harassment, increasing day care centres and allowing more workers to take time off after childbirth.

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.


Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny

The relationship was longstanding, dating back to Coe's years as a star middle-distance runner.

Neymar will be best next year: Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two best players in the world right now but Neymar will eclipse them both next year, former Brazil striker.

Caroline Wozniacki beat Serena Williams

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki beat American tennis star Serena Williams in straight sets at the Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2015 exhibition match in Herning.

Voice of Asia

Cofounder of Asia News Network formed the media group to ensure region’s views are heard in a multipolar world.

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.

Life & Art

Obama honors Streisand, Spielberg in Washington

US President Barack Obama recognised 17 Americans with the highest US civilian award on Nov 26.

'Tokyo Story' star Setsuko Hara dies at 95

Hara died on Sept 5 at age 95, but her passing was not revealed until recently.

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.