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Volatility 'not reason for concern over China'

The International Monetary Fund does not see recent market volatility by itself as a reason to voice concern about China.

US mulls sanction against China firms

US' sanction against Chinese firms connected to what it alleged cyber theft may come next week, the Financial Times reported.

Missile force gives PLA cutting edge

China has obtained a full strategic strike capability thanks to the rapid development of its strategic missile force.

Boy, 3 drowns in Syria refugee crisis

Developed nations' perceived inaction in helping refugees is under fire as the picture of the boy's death horrifies the world.

France confirms wing part from 370

Investigators used maintenance records to match a serial number found on the wing part.

China, Russia seal raft of energy deals

China and Russia signed nearly 30 cooperation documents including a series of energy deals.

Xi reduces troops, pledges peace

China staged V-Day parade with President Xi Jinping pledging a troop-cut of 300,000.

Yuan depreciation 'to boost investment'

International realty professionals expect outbound Chinese property investment to increase.

Opinion

New services like Uber bring benign competition to the city

A heated topic in society recently is the phenomenon of Uber. Different people have divergent opinions about it.

Trams should remain part of HK's public transport

In Hong Kong, trams are affectionately called “ding ding” by locals because of the sound their bells make.

A call to not lead humanity into another war

China's decision to hold a military parade on Sept 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II serves important domestic ...

US can help itself by helping China

The ups and downs in the Chinese stock market, along with the yuan's depreciation against the US dollar, has given rise to speculation,...

RIP cash? Instant, online finance is here to stay

In the first half of this year, Internet lending hit 300.6 billion yuan, more than the total 252.8 billion yuan for the whole of 2014.

Video

Wonderland in the deep

For more than 10 years, John Ng has been diving in the waters around Hong Kong and overseas creating amazing snapshots of the extraordinary sea life and animals underneath.

Organic Wordplay

In this episode of Hong Kong Enquirer Andrea Deng looks into the murky world of organic food.

Heart of a city

Every city has areas that shine for a few decades and then fade away but none so visible as Shantou.

Nation

China and Russia seal raft of energy deals

China and Russia signed nearly 30 cooperation documents including a series of energy deals.

Xi reduces troops, pledges peace

China staged V-Day parade on Semp 3 with President Xi Jinping pledging a troop-cut of 300,000 and stick to a path of peacef...

China navy ships headed home after Bering Sea drill

The five ships were in the Bering Sea as part of a routine drill following the completion of military exercises with Russia.

Missile capacity gives PLA cutting edge

China has obtained a full strategic strike capability thanks to the rapid development of its strategic missile force.

Border soldiers reveal their higher calling

Life is tough for the men who guard China's mountainous border with India, high on the hinterland of Tibet.

AIIB chief likes to quote Shakespeare

When China scored one of its biggest diplomatic coups on the world stage, a lot of the credit went to Mr Jin Liqun.

Tianjin Eco-City rattled, but not for long

Experts and businesses confident that deadly blasts won’t hurt its future development.

HK

Peace message at parade impresses HK elites

Community leaders from HK were enthralled by the historic victory anniversary parade in Beijing — as the SAR hosted its own ceremony.

Ceremony at HK City Hall marks war anniversary

HK commemorated the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression at the City Hall.

HK stocks fall 0.6% by midday

Hong Kong stock erased early gains and fell as investors liquidated their position ahead of the release of the US monthly jobs report.

Opposition’s reports of vote-rigging irresponsible

Kwai Tsing voters say they have been wrongly accused of questionable tactics.

Focus HK

The loneliness of the long distance scholar

HK students wishing to study in boarding schools abroad would do well to consider a thing or two before they take the plunge to avoid adjustment problems.

Hair-raising treats lined up for Halloween

Ocean Park will present the largest-ever all-day-and-night Halloween celebration this year.

Summer’s over — kids are back in school

Edmond Tang and Roy Liu capture the many moods of children on the day schools reopen after summer vacation.

Asia

Boy, 3, among 12 drown in Syria refugee crisis

The picture of a 3-year-old boy lying dead on a Turkish beach highlights the plight of migrants risking their lives to try to reach Europe.

Australia keen to join India, US naval drills

Australia says it wants to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean.

Australia to introduce laws against hate speech

A new crime of "advocacy of genocide" will be introduced by to combat the threat of hate speech and "lone wolf" attacks.

Boat with migrants capsizes off Malaysia; 14 dead

A wooden boat crammed with migrant workers who were headed back to Indonesia capsized Thursday off Malaysia's western coast, killing at least 14 people, a maritime official said.

On Edge

Turmoil in financial markets rattle investors but analysts say it is too early to talk of a global economic crisis.

Asian currencies get hammered

China’s slower growth, a weaker yuan and volatile stocks put pressure on regional units.

Asia Weekly

Business

Volatility not reason for concern over China: IMF

The International Monetary Fund does not see recent market volatility by itself as a reason to voice concern about China.

US 'may sanction Chinese firms next week'

The US is preparing to sanction Chinese companies connected to what it called cyber theft of US intellectual property, the Financial Times reported.

Asian stocks down

Asian stock markets were mostly lower as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly US jobs report.

Eye on Asia

US$4.1b in Nepal donations sits idle

Nepal government has yet to make arrangements to receive US$4.1b of donor money and has spent nothing on reconstruction.

Online advertising shines in Thai economy

Unfazed by Thailand's faltering economy, businesses are pencilling in bigger budgets for digital advertising.

India SUV maker rides into US market

India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on US roads, starting with two wheels, not four.

Sport

China tie Hong Kong 0-0 at World Cup qualifier

China was held to a fruitless draw by Hong Kong, China after squandering a dozen of chances at a 2018 World Cup Asian qualifier at the Baoan Stadium here on Thursday.

Murray comes back to win at US Open

Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he'd entered.

Japan beat Cambodia 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

Japan eased past Cambodia 3-0 to secure its first win in World Cup qualifying while South Korea thrashed Laos 8-0 to stay undefeated on Thursday.

First-mover advantage

Juwai.com may not be a household name in Australia, Europe or the United States, but in China it is the “must-go-to” site when looking for property overseas.

Print mettle

Media mogul Denise Tjokrosaputro attributes her success to a crucial factor that defined her early life.

Weaving a new image

Pakistan industry body chief hopes to win waves of fresh investment in order to revive economy, with Chinese ties to play a key role.

Lifestyle

Back to basics

Simple flavors recalled from our youth are the heart of a new menu that highlights old Beijing's hutong cuisine.

Challenges of the long-distance rider

Chinese equestrian competitors need to be willing to pack their tack and head overseas if they are to attain the highest skills.

Quirky News

British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth'

The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to help ease a shortage after the centre signed up just 9 registered donors in the year since its creation.

Pot smoking on US campuses at 35-yr high

Nearly 6% of college students reported using pot daily or near-daily in 2014, up from 3.5% in 2007 but less than the 7.2% in 1980.

Porn sells, and how

A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star has sold out.

Special

HK's testing and certification industry set to increase role on mainland

Hong Kong's testing and certification industry is set to play a bigger role on the Chinese mainland market.

'Liberal Party gets on well with govt'

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

HK’s poor need more help

Wong Hung, an associate professor of social work at the CUHK, noted that the poverty situation in HK was serious.

Roundtable

Going the distance

Inspired by China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Tourism Economy Forum embarked on a Pacific Alliance mission, starting a virtuous cycle of events to create momentum in driving exchange, multilateral cooperation and economic growth in global tourism.