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Non-CPC views heard before rule-of-law fiat

The Communist Party of China listened to opinions from various non-CPC parties while drafting a key decision on rule of law.

'Time to end Occupy movement'

The "Occupy" movement will tear HK's community apart and affect the city's economy severely, said Tung Chee-hwa.

Pact signed for new Asian bank

China and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia.

Orbiter for lunar mission launched

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe.

Twitter, Facebook eye 'strong ties'

Twitter Inc & Facebook Inc are wooing China, where their businesses want to penetrate.

China climbs in FIFA rankings

China climbed to 88th position on the October edition of the FIFA world rankings.

'Graft campaign needs to move forward'

Chinese anti-corruption work should step into a new stage with upgraded laws, experts said.

Transport sector to seek warrants

Transport associations will seek arrest warrants for “Occupy” protesters.

Opinion

Sensible dialogue much better than angry protests

On Tuesday, the first dialogue between government officials and representatives of Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) was ...

Are we isolating ourselves because of technology?

If you, dear reader, are looking at this print article, then for yourself the answer to that question is probably “no’’.

Reasons for dismal failure of ‘Occupy’

This is the second part of Professor James Hsiung’s article on the illegal “Occupy Central” campaign.

Students trapped in a terrible political game

Of all the voluminous comments on the political crisis in Hong Kong known as the “Occupy Central” movement, a clear division can be dra...

Diplomacy in new world order

As an emerging power that faces competition and even efforts at containment by the existing powers, China has reached a stage where it ...

Nation

Non-CPC views heard before rule-of-law decision

The Communist Party of China listened to opinions from various non-CPC parties during the drafting of a key decision on rule of law.

China launches orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe.

Beidou system poised to spread wings

China's Beidou navigation satellite system, whose positioning accuracy will reach 2.5 meters by 2020, will soon provide services to more c...

China mulls improved judiciary

China will establish a system in which officials will be given demerits or held accountable if they are found interfering in judicial cases.

New proposals for care of the elderly

The government is looking at ways to relieve the stresses on the elderly and their relativesas China faces the challenge of an aging population.

Chinese appetite for foreign currency grows

China's appetite for foreign currency increased in September, leading to a net foreign exchange purchase among banks.

Safeguarding foreigners' rights

Changes to nation's criminal laws mean a greater number of foreign nationals are eligible for free legal aid when they go to court.

HK

Tung Chee-hwa warns against long-term harm

The former Chief Executive said the protesters’ sticking point for civil nomination was against the Basic Law.

Transport sector to seek arrest warrants

In a dramatic new development, transport associations will seek arrest warrants for “Occupy Central” protesters on Friday — as demonstrators continue to defy a High Court order to clear the protest sites for a third day.

Property pulls down HK, Shanghai down

The Hang Seng Index unofficially closed down 0.1 percent at 23,302.20 points; China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index on the Shanghai Stock Exchange closed at 2,302.28 points.

Shenzhen loses out in retail property sector

Shenzhen has failed to perform well in retail property investment among key mainland cities, having lost much of the lure to neighboring Hong Kong, according to a report by CBRE — a leading commercial property management and investment consultancy.

Focus HK

Trademark power

Despite early operational hitches, Hong Kong-run hospitals in Shenzhen remain a hit with mainland patients who relish the environment and services offered by the institutions.

Gay forever

Esther Eng made a slew of remarkable Cantonese-language films in 1930s US. In a new documentary Louisa Wei turns the spotlight on one of the pioneers of transnational Chinese cinema whom film historians seem to have forgotten.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Vietnamese prefer nursing homes when old

With improved living conditions brought about by Vietnam's steady economic growth, more and more residents are slowly discarding parts of their traditional family values.

Disabled war photographer focuses on culture

When Palestinian Osama Silwadi was crippled by gunfire it ended his career as a war correspondent, but the now wheelchair-bound photographer has found a new calling - documenting his people's heritage.

China opposes sending DPRK to intl court

China says it's against referring the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.

Air strikes 'killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria'

Air strikes by US-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday.

South Asia faces youth jobs crisis

Governments are scrambling for solutions to ease the rising levels of unemployed young people in region.

Young and jobless

Millions of Asian youths out of work or stuck in part-time, low-paying positions as unemployment soars.

Asia Weekly

Business

Home prices continue to moderate in September

China's home prices continued to moderate across more cities in September despite easing of government restrictions on the market.

China, 21 other countries start new Asian bank

China and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia.

Ebola dents Asia stocks, US futures

Asian markets trimmed their gains and US stock futures fell after a doctor in New York who recently returned from West Africa tested positive for Ebola.

Eye on Asia

Region's tumult worries Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites

Death sentences for three Shi'ite Muslims suggest that the region's wider turmoil is further hardening attitudes toward the sect at home.

Tough penalties loom as India cleans up business

Cleaning up India's grubby business climate is top of the agenda,and the new government will spurring hopes of more transparent allocations.

Abductions, prison ships feed Asian trafficking

The experiences of survivors recall the trans-Atlantic slave trade of centuries ago, their travails authorities say, are in response to combative efforts.

Sport

China climbs to 88th in the latest FIFA rankings

China climbed to 88th on the October edition of the overall FIFA world rankings, nine positions higher than last month, according to the FIFA website.

Wang through to French Open quarters

Three top-rated Chinese women advanced to the French Open badminton quarter-finals on Thursday as the second-seeded Wang Shixian was given a scare en route to the last eight.

South Africa beat NZ by 72 runs in 2nd ODI

Hashim Amla scored 119 and Faf du Plessis added 67 as South Africa reached 282-9 after being sent in to bat Friday in the second limited-overs cricket international against New Zealand.

Fountain of ideas

Creative advertising wizard puts the Philippines on The global map with her award-winning and trendsetting campaigns.

Beyond the horizon

Girija Pande believes the capacity of China and India to work together will be key to future of Asia’s economic growth.

Exception to the rule

Malaysian software entrepreneur guided a start-up from early days of information technology to become an industry leader

Life Style

Jackie Chan makes 1st public appearance after son's arrest

Kung Fu star Jackie Chan has attended a press conference in Beijing for his latest film Skiptrace.

From rock 'n' roll bandwagon to the music of the desert

Every time musician Perhat Halik stepped onto the stage of the TV talent show, Voice of China 2014, he exuded a calm presence, seemingly unperturbed by his lack of Mandarin and the host of famous singers in the studio audience.

Quirky News

Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.

Head to Vegas for a hearty laugh

The world's funniest person is going to be found in Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy.

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor.

Video

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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.

Special

2014 Campus Newspaper Awards

Varsity, a newspaper brought out by the students of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has, once again, beaten all competition.

Roundtable

Increased diversity needed in China’s infrastructure financing

Private investors struggle to take on bigger role in nation's projects as public sector continues to dominate

Reshaping regional connectivity on agenda

As economies in South and East Asia rely on domestic consumers for a greater proportion of their GDP, they are increasingly aware of the importance of strong infrastructure.