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China protests to ROK after 3 fishermen die

The men were believed to have suffocated in a fire after a grenade was lobbed, according to the ROK coastguard.

Jewelry tycoon Cheng Yu-tung dies

Cheng Yu-tung, a Hong Kong gold-shop apprentice who developed the world’s largest jewelry retailer, died at 91.

Manufacturing PMI rebounds: Caixin

The Caixin General China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rebounded slightly to 50.1 in Sept from 50 in Aug.

THAAD: ROK changes site

Residents of Seongju in S Korea had demanded a rethinking of the decision to basing the super microwave-emitting radar.

China eyes new UK project after Hinkley

China General Nuclear Power Corporation expects to get the British nod in five years.

China marks Martyrs' Day

This year is also the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Long March.

MPF offsetting within tenure: CE

CY Leung vowed to resolve the Mandatory Provident Fund offsetting issue within his tenure.

1 dead, 100 injured in New Jersey train crash

A commuter train plowed into the Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday.

Opinion

Yuan joining the ‘elite currency club’ will herald a new epoch

Yuan’s inclusion into the SDR currency basket shows that the renminbi’s role in the global arena will continue to expand across...

Hong Kong filmmakers can learn from the mainland’s ‘smart’ promotion strategy

The marketing crew of a film can ask several KOLs (key opinion leaders) to comment on the movie — it doesn’t even have to be a ...

Wang Chau row can be settled with participation of all stakeholders

To deal with the complicated issues, the government needs to actively launch public consultations to engage the public and deliver the ...

Developing brownfield sites in HK no easy task

The Wang Chau development plan is just the beginning.

Better consular protection for HK people overseas

Ways for overseas citizens to get better protection: Incidents of HK-based Chinese citizens requiring consular protection have increase...

Video

Drone and Phone - Rafting

Yang Shuo has many beautiful fresh mountain springs and rivers. Grab a buddy, jump in a rubber raft and follow the rapids!

Hanjin’s Shipping Crisis

The collapse of a South Korean freight shipping line has triggered confusion and chaos around major ports in Asia.

Jacqueline and Her Dog’s Dog’s Life

Meet Jacqueline Wong, a dog owner who’s highest priority is her pet’s physical and mental well-being.

Nation

China protests after 3 fishermen killed off ROK

The men were believed to have suffocated in a fire after a grenade was lobbed, according to the ROK coastguard.

China marks Martyrs' Day

This year is also the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Long March, a famous military maneuver from 1934 to 1936.

China aims for more online public services

The document, signed by Premier Li Keqiang, called for better data sharing and transparency to bring the public the most convenience.

1 dead, 26 missing in Zhejiang landslide

Fifteen people have been rescued after a landslide hit a village in east China's Zhejiang province Wednesday.

Yuan’s ascent to global reserve status

The yuan will become one of five global reserve currencies on Saturday, the culmination of several years of efforts by Chinese policy makers to gain such recognition.

Heroism in landslide saves lives

The body of a female victim was retrieved by rescuers after a rain-triggered landslide hit a village in East China's Zhejiang province, authorities said on Thursday

Online finance course launched

Topics of study include mobile payments, crowdfunding and internet banking.

HK

Jewelry tycoon Cheng Yu-tung dies

Cheng Yu-tung, a gold-shop apprentice who developed the world’s largest jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook, died at 91.

Meeting to examine fire safety at fruit market

The government will hold a public consultation meeting to study fire safety improvements at the Yau Ma Tei Wholesale Fruit Market.

Stocks post biggest quarterly gain in 7 yrs

The Hang Seng index fell 1.9%, to 23,297.15, while the China Enterprises Index lost 2.2%, to 9,581.93 points.

Community service for lying about police threat

Chu Hang-chi, 30, was found offering HK$10,000 on Facebook for anyone who would kill a policeman.

Focus HK

Expo showcases nation’s innovation development

A forward-looking exhibition on China’s prowess in high-tech is set to climax on the National Day.

Clothes that speak of craft

Haute couture meets traditional handicrafts and street cultures of yore at a new show in the city’s Heritage Museum.

Friends you never knew of

A few enterprising people in HK have taken the initiative to connect strangers with similar interests and engage them in exciting group activities.

Asia

Duterte likens himself to Hitler in anti-drug push

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would "be happy" to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country.

THAAD: ROK announces change of site

One THAAD battery is composed of six mobile launchers, 48 interceptors, a fire control unit and an X-band radar.

India attacks 'terror launch pads' in Pak 'territory'

Pakistan said two of its soldiers were killed in unprovoked firing from Indian troops.

Afghan govt, dissident group ink peace deal

It is the first peace treaty the Afghan government has completed since the war with the Taliban began in 2001.

Sinking Feeling

Shipping firms scramble to keep afloat as collapse of South Korea’s Hanjin sends shock waves through industry.

Clearing the air

After last year’s severe haze, Southeast Asian countries work to target errant firms, set new laws and restore peat lands but poverty remains the root of the problem

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

Business

China SOE profits post milder decline

The pace of decline decelerated from a 6.5% slump in the first seven months, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Asia's oil imports from Iran jump 81% y-o-y in Aug.

The top four Asian buyers, South Korea, Japan, China and India, imported 1.84 million barrels per day (bpd) in August.

Global stocks lower

Global stock markets were sharply lower Friday as investor sentiment was dented by renewed worries about the financial health of Deutsche Bank following reports that some hedge funds were moving their businesses out of Germany's biggest bank.

Eye on Asia

Thai halts seahorse trade amid conservation concerns

Seahorses are getting a reprieve from Thailand, the world's biggest exporter of the animal.

Aussie govt wants slower switch to clean energy

Over 90 percent of the South Australia's households had power restored, the state Premier says.

Singapore, Japan sign three pacts

The agreements in trade, infrastructure and technology were inked on the side lines of a conference to mark 50 years of bilateral ties.

Sport

Man City's risk-vs-reward style paying off for Guardiola

Manchester City's risk-versus-reward approach under Pep Guardiola was summed up in one passage of play during a Champions League match against Celtic.

South China, Eastern to clash in epic battle

With the Hong Kong Premier League now starting to take shape, the race at the top of the league is beginning to pick up pace.

Rosberg leads 1st practice after pit lane fire in Malaysia

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg edged his teammate and Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton in Friday's opening practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Tastes of home

Founder of Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore is still guided by dream of taking Putian cuisine to the world.

Straight shooter

Indian economist, forecaster and best-selling author has a reputation for taking on, and sometimes tearing down, the prevailing view.

Stitching a legacy

Inspired by the draped form of the sari, Indian designer turned passion for fashion into international acclaim.

Life & Art

Tastes of west lake

Hangzhou chef Hu Chuanqing shops near and far to serve good food at resort hotel.

Panda twins mean double delight for tourists

A pack of newborn panda twins will greet visitors to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda during the seven-day National Day holiday that starts on Oct 1.

Quirky News

Penguin 'freed' from captivity likely to die

The students, who have not been named, said it was a demonstration against animals being kept in captivity.

Jade hunters taken in by rumor

Rumor of someone had found a bracelet at a road in Tengchong and sold it for 390,000 yuan turned out to be false.

Surf dogs compete in California

Over 60 dogs chased waves during the 8th Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach near Los Angeles.

Special

Wuxi landmark draws top talents

World-class office building attracts industry big names and morphs into new financial hub.

Striving to break new ground

The world’s largest institutional adviser for private sectors in developing countries has been an industry trailblazer for 60 years, IFC’s regional head Vivek Pathak says.

Roundtable

Goodbye to cash and cards

In China’s developing smart economy, you can go out without a wallet but not your cell phone.