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Will never blindly copy others on reforms: Xi

President Xi Jinping warned against blindly copying the experience of other countries amid China's ongoing reforms.

Australian tycoon's attack absurd: China

China's foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer

HK$3,000 pension proposed

All Hongkongers over 65 would be eligible for HK$3,000 a month in a pension funded by a one-off HK$50 billion government...

'I failed to be a good father', Jackie Chan apologizes for son

Kung fu movie superstar Jackie Chan apologized publicly on Sina Weibo for his son's involvement with drugs.

Barcelona agrees deal for Sao Paulo right-back

Barcelona have agreed to sign highly rated defender Douglas from Sao Paulo for 6 million eu...

New MH370 search has 'reasonable chance' of success

A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has a "reasonable chance" ...

New rules mulled for the auto industry

China is considering drafting new rules for the automotive industry on the basis of its Ant...

Internet 'celebrity girl' faces 3-10 years in jail for running casino

The notorious Chinese Internet celebrity Guo Meimei was formally put into custody on Wednes...

Opinion

Rally was a political milestone for HK

After obtaining 1.5 million signatures over the past month, the Anti-“Occupy Central” petition ended on Aug 17 impressively — m...

Take on long-term shortage of doctors at public hospitals

The situation in our public hospitals is dire. There are regular reports of medical mishaps resulting from procedures performed...

Learn from Deng's diplomacy

Vision, courage and wisdom are needed to arrive at the best solutions to international crises and maintain regional peace

Why Chief Executive must love the nation and HK

Allow me to begin with some questions: What can we do if the Chief Executive (CE) sells out Hong Kong for the benefit of foreign...

Stop all the sadness — Let’s have fun!

Please stop all the moaning and groaning — I’m sick of hearing nothing but bad news these past few weeks!

Nation

Australian tycoon's attack absurd: China

China's foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd

We will never blindly copy others on reforms, vows Xi

President Xi Jinping warned on Wednesday against blindly copying the experience of other countries amid China's ongoing ref...

China rejects Manila protest on ships

China rejected Philippine complaints about Chinese survey vessels operating in a gas-rich area in the South China Sea

Yao Ming joins social media battle against ALS

Former NBA star Yao Ming announced on Tuesday that he will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise money and improve awareness of ...

Closing the divide

Latest reform in household registration system aims to plug rural-urban gaps.

No island paradise

Initiative to attract private developers for uninhabited islands hits rough waters.

Rebuilding lives

Four years on, residents of quake-hit Yushu are receiving support to recover from the disaster but more is needed.

HK

HK$3,000 pension proposed

All Hongkongers over 65 would be eligible for HK$3,000 a month in a pension funded by a one-off HK$50 billion government grant and taxes ranging from 1 to 2.5 percent under a Commission on Poverty study.

HK approves grants for Yunnan quake victims

The Hong Kong government has approved two grants from the Disaster Relief Fund totaling HK$9.38 million to two agencies for providing relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan province on the Chinese mainland.

Saving lives among older women

When Ms Lui retired from her career as an office clerk, she began a new career, the cherished ambition of many older women: caring for her family.

Concern raised over violence against tour guides

The Travel Industry Council has called on police to take a tough line against violent tour-bound visitors amidst an increase in assaults against guides.

Focus HK

Cramming for the future

Private tutoring is big business in Hong Kong and on the mainland as parents bet heavily on their children’s education in a competitive world.

Survival of the fittest

As Hong Kong people crave for a healthier lifestyle and shedding more pounds, fitness centers have mushroomed all over the city. Key industry players see the SAR as a growth hotspot for fitness but warn that smaller ones could get squeezed out in a tough contest.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Landslides engulf homes, kill at least 36

Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 36 people and left rescuers scrambling to find another seven still missing, authorities said Wednesday, after a wall of mud smashed into their homes.

DPRK insults John Kerry over his looks

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw".

Myanmar reports suspected case of deadly Ebola virus

A man traveled from Thailand to Myanmar has been suspected of catching the deadly Ebola virus, Myanmar's Ministry of Information reported Wednesday.

Hiroshima's landslide toll rises to 36

At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday when landslides slammed into Hiroshima.

Philippine economy shaky amid growth

Reports that the World Bank has cut its growth projection for the Philippines from 6.6 to 6.4 percent for 2014, and from 6.9 to 6.7 for 2015, have trained the spotlight on the country’s ability to sustain its impressive growth of the past few years.

Panda Privilege

There is a palpable sense of excitement at Zoo Negara Malaysia (National Zoo of Malaysia) these days. The Kuala Lumpur zoo is playing host to some very high level dignitaries — to be exact, a pair of giant pandas on loan from China under the panda diplomacy program.

Asia Weekly

Business

Amazon to open Shanghai platform

US e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc seems ready to capitalize on the massive purchasing power of Chinese customers, as it kicked off a planned foray into the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, where innovative policies are expected to boost cross-border online trade.

New rules mulled for the auto industry

China is considering drafting new rules for the automotive industry on the basis of its Anti-Monopoly Law, according to an official at the nation's antitrust regulator.

Dollar, yields spike; China data awaited

The US dollar was flying highas investors detected a hawkish turn in policy discussions at the Federal Reserve, while Asian share markets took comfort from a resilient performance on Wall Street

Eye on Asia

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known species

Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller

Interfaith couples in Pak brave threats

Thirteen years ago, among the whirring looms of a garment factory in an eastern Pakistani city, a Muslim woman fell in love with a Christian co-worker.

Rare crocodiles survive in the Philippines

A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines' top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded "Noah's Ark" for one of the world's most endangered animals.

Sport

Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic took big steps toward the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, as home teams struggled in their playoff round, first-leg matches.

Napoli signs De Guzman, sends Fernandez to Swansea

Napoli has signed Netherlands midfielder Jonathan De Guzman and sent Argentina defender Federico Fernandez to Swansea.

Barcelona agrees deal for Sao Paulo right-back

Barcelona have agreed to sign highly rated defender Douglas from Sao Paulo for 6 million euros, the Brazilian club confirmed on Wednesday.

Urban visionary

Sein-Way Tan is a modest man with a global ambition — to make cities environmentally sustainable and economically vibrant.

The female touch

If necessity is the mother of invention, it may well be true that the inventor is someone else’s mother.

Prawn to greatness

China's largest exporter of the seafood has overcome leagal challenges to make the most of overseas opportunities

Life Style

Transformers land in Beijing exhibit

Fans of the Transformers in Beijing are in for a treat with an exhibition to honor the 30th anniversary of the comic books heros in the city until Oct 7.

Marvel creative legend Stan Lee keeps busy at 91

Marvel Entertainment chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in superheroes of all shapes and sizes.

Quirky News

Peruvian nurse cares for sick cats

At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats 175 of them at last count.

Plane aborts landing as controllers take a nap

A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found.

The politics of place names

Is it the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf? Mount McKinley or Denali? Mumbai or Bombay?

Video

Caravan camping

A newly launched caravan campsite on Lantau Island offers those who like camping an alternative choice.

Who rules Hong Kong vital to national security

The central government is concerned about whether the implementation of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ is in line with the original design, Lau Siu-kai told Joseph Li.

Campaign relishes public’s support

More than 1 million people have signed up to support universal suffrage and oppose “Occupy Central”. Ng Chau-pei, organizer of the campaign, told Joseph Li this was a victory for common sense.

Special

Vibrant capital boosts science popularization for young, old

Beijing's determination to innovate is helping to transform it into a major high-tech center.

Roundtable

Empowering HK’s logistics industry

The government and the logistics sector need a long-term strategy for land, infrastructure, and policy, as well as industry talents development to support the local industry’s bid to transform into high value-added services providers.

Tapping the mainland’s e-commerce potential

Glamour Sales China, the pan Asian authorized luxury private sales company...