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China regrets DPRK's satellite launch

China called on all sides to refrain from taking steps that might further raise tensions on the Korean peninsula.

DPRK launches rocket 'with satellite'

DPRK's National Aerospace Development Administration called the launch "an epochal event..." that was condemned worldwide.

Taiwan: Signs of life as 124 trapped

At least 19 people are known to have died in the 6.4 magnitude quake on Saturday, according to the latest official death toll.

China well on its way to cut steel glut

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the country will reduce its steel production capacity by 100 million tonnes.

China's forex reserves continue to drop

China's foreign exchange reserves dropped by to US$3.23 trillion at the end of Jan.

Zika found in saliva, urine in Brazil

The US health authority has urged men with a pregnant partner to use condoms during sex.

Premier Li stresses stability of renminbi

China will not seek to boost its economy through currency depreciation, Premier Li said.

Hundreds rescued in southern Taiwan quake

The mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits has offered help.

Opinion

Continual chaos in HK’s legislature must stop now

The opposition camp has resorted to filibustering tactics on almost all government bills and proposals.

Filibusters exacting a heavy toll

Eddy Li says filibustering in LegCo has not only wasted a staggering amount of public money but also hindered the overall devel...

Fulfill promise of the year

It does not matter whether George Soros' less-than-cheering observation of our economy is worth the angry media barrage.

Economic transition needs breathing space

China's top economic planner said on Wednesday that the country's 2015 economic growth rate was within a reasonable range.

Year of the Monkey connects China and India

China's "Monkey King" symbolizes a deeper cultural connection with its biggest neighbor, India. India is not just home to the world's l...

Video

Monkey business

What's in store for the Year of the Monkey?

Drone & Phone Ep #6 Hong Kong Trail

The first two sections of the Hong Kong trail are the most varied. Starting as far up the peak as you can get, a small grass lawn offers a sweeping views across three sides of the island.

Apple watch goes red for the Chinese New Year

Apple has launched a limited edition Apple Watch just in time for the busy Chinese New Years shopping seasons.

Nation

China regrets DPRK's satellite launch

China called on all sides to refrain from taking steps that might further raise tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Taiwan: Signs of life as 124 trapped

At least 23 people are known to have died in the 6.4 magnitude quake on Saturday, according to the latest official death toll.

Hundreds rescued and injured as quake hits Taiwan

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake has toppled buildings in southern Taiwan, killing at least 11.

Xi says China committed to Korean denuclearization

President Xi Jinping has held telephone conversations with presidents of the US and Republic of Korea separately.

Spring Festival: Carpool apps get Chinese home

Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners.

Chinese shun luxury for local brands in S Korea

Chinese visitors to South Korea are buying less from global luxury mainstays in favor of cheaper homegrown brands.

New Year homecoming not always a happy ride

While some are rushing back to their sweet homes, others are still facing difficulties on the road.

HK

Short is sweet for retailers battered by tough times

Temporary leases are seen as a way to cut losses and may even go mainstream.

TSA reform meets with mixed views

Controversial test to make full return amid concerns about excessive drilling.

Resource shares lift HK shares

Trading was thin on ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, which will see the city's markets close from Monday to Wednesday.

'Right time to regulate e-cigarettes'

HK should waste no time introducing legislation to regulate e-cigarettes, urged Sophia Chan Siu-chee, under secretary for food and health.

Focus HK

The malaise within

The inclusion of four lay members to the Medical Council may not be enough to expedite the course of justice in medical malpractice-related cases.

Incredible Indian achievers

As a high-profile business delegation from HK visits India, we bring you the stories of a few people who play key roles in steering the long-sustained HK-India ties forward.

An old age debate

The government has published a consultation document to seek public views on retirement protection.

Asia

DPRK launches rocket 'carrying satellite'

DPRK's National Aerospace Development Administration called the launch "an epochal event..." that was condemned worldwide.

DPRK brings forward planned rocket launch

Pyongyang has brought forward the period of its planned satellite launch to between Feb 7-14, Seoul and Tokyo said.

Bhutan's queen gives birth to baby boy

The child, the royal couple's first, was delivered by a medical team at the Lingkana Palace in capital Thimphu.

US, allies aim to track DPRK rocket

The United States has deployed missile defense systems to track a rocket to be launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Hanging by a thread

With equity markets roiled, oil prices sliding and economic data weak, the year of the fire monkey is already off to a raucous start.

India’s own monkey god

Lord Hanuman, a popular deity among Hindus, is celebrated for his physical strength and loyalty.

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Business

China's forex reserves continue to drop

China's foreign exchange reserves dropped by US$99.47 billion from December to US$3.23 trillion at the end of January.

China well on its way to cut steel glut

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the country will reduce its steel production capacity by 100 million tonnes.

PBoC injects more pre-holiday money into market

China's central bank injected 110 billion yuan into the financial system on Saturday to ease liquidity strain before Spring Festival.

Eye on Asia

Japan mulls changing temple map icon

The "manji" symbol, which means happiness and prosperity in Buddhism, was often confused with a Nazi swastika.

Iraq seeks to take Islamic State offline

Iraq tries to cut off the Islamic State's satellites and other methods they employ to access the internet and spread propaganda.

Lion dance tradition thrives in Malaysia

The traditional art of the Chinese lion dance is nowhere near perishing in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Sport

Lavezzi 'closing in on China move'

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi is closing on a move to Shanghai Shenhua, according to L'Equipe website.

Manchester City announce pre-season visit to China

The Blues will be playing in the International Champions Cup, a friendly series which features some of the world's elite clubs.

Former Brazil striker Jo joins Jiangsu Suning

Jo follows his compatriots Alex Teixeira and Ramires, who have also signed with the Chinese Super League outfit in recent days.

Upwardly mobile

Sinophile overcame early hardships to launch an m-commerce revolution in India giving access to financial services for all.

Charity comes first

China-born founder of Australian tissue company steps back from the business to pursue philanthropic goals around the world.

Harbinger of life

Despite social taboos, actor-turned-philanthropist provides burial and social services for the underprivileged in Myanmar.

Life & Art

Spring Festival fare you'll find on Shanghai tables

Xu Junqian lists the type of dishes that can be found on the table of every household in Shanghai during the Spring Festival.

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

The file opened in Japan more than a year after the rest of the world after some critics said the movie is "anti-Japanese."

Quirky News

Police train eagles to snatch 'enemy' drones

Dutch police puzzling over how to remove drones that pose a public safety threat are testing a way to get the job done-by using trained eagles.

Desk carved with 'JFK' isn't Kennedy's

An old wooden desk from the school where John F. Kennedy studied as a boy had been on displayed at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Prehistoric men 'ate tortoise appetiser'

Prehistoric cave-dwellers enjoyed munching on tortoises roasted in their shells as an appetiser or side dish, an archaeologist said.

Special

Yuan takes center stage at summit

A gallery of experts spoke at the 2015 Corporate Finance Summit hosted by BOCOM HK Branch in Shenzhen.

Log on to change the way WeBank

The WeBank information chief is living his life’s dream as the first web-based lender in China takes micro-credit to the next level.

Roundtable

Women of substance take a bow

Female workers worldwide were called upon to unleash their true potential as achievers from the region gathered in Hong Kong for the Asian Women Leadership Awards.