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HK: 61 arrested for New Year violence

People ranging in age from 15 to 70 were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly & assaulting police, among other charges.

Mainland has 1st imported Zika case

A 34-year-old male from Ganxian in Jiangxi province who returned from Venezuela via Hong Kong is now recovering.

Bonds worth 22.3t yuan issued in 2015

The numbers were up 87.5 percent from 2014, according to a latest report released by the People's Bank of China.

Amazon expands logistics arm in China

Amazon's plans in China include handling cargo and customs for goods headed to ports in Japan, Europe and the US.

Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter a...

British PM sees stronger China ties

The dynamism of Britain-China ties will be "greater" in 2016, David Cameron said.

China insurance world's 3rd largest

Insurance premiums increased from 1.3 trillion yuan in 2010 to 2.4 trillion yuan in 2015.

Taiwan developer held, 103 missing

The developer of a building which collapsed during a quake killing at least 39 was held.

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...

To the Point

When all Hong Kong people should be celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Monkey, some mobsters turned it into a dark chapter in...

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.

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

Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained

The death toll in the 6.4 magnitude quake stood at 44, with all but two of the deaths coming in the building collapse.

Mainland detects 1st imported case of Zika virus

The patient, a 34-year-old male from Ganxian county of Jiangxi province, is now recovering with normal body temperature.

Taiwan developer arrested, 103 still missing

Prosecutors have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake killing at least 39 people.

British PM sees stronger ties with China in 2016

The dynamism of Britain-China ties will be "greater" this year after a "golden" year of 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron said.

Spring Festival celebrated across China

From the southernmost islands to the icebound provinces in the north, people across China are celebrating the lunar new year.

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.

HK

61 arrested for Mong Kok violence

People ranging in age from 15 to 70 were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly & assaulting police, among other charges.

CE condemns rioting, police vow probe

Describing the unrest as a riot, a senior police officer confirmed officers fired two warning shots to disperse a mob.

Short is sweet for retailers battered by tough times

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

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.

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

Pentagon seeks US$146m to boost Israel defense

The systems are meant to form a multi-level shield that Israel is developing with US' help as a bulwark against Iran and its allies.

Australia set to legalise cultivation of medical cannabis

Australia plans a licensing and permit scheme to supply medical cannabis to patients with painful conditions on clinical trials.

Indonesia military jet crashes into house; 2 killed

An Indonesian air force plane has crashed into a house on the country's main island of Java, killing both people on board.

Japan's parliament condemns DPRK rocket launch

In a resolution unanimously passed, the lower house also urged the international community to work together.

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

Amazon expands logistics reach in China

Amazon's plans in China include handling cargo and customs for goods headed to ports in Japan, Europe and the US.

China issued bonds worth 22.3t yuan in 2015

The numbers were up 87.5 percent from 2014, according to a latest report released by the People's Bank of China.

Asia stocks down for 3rd day, Japan drops 3.8%

Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day, beset by nerves about shaky global growth.

Eye on Asia

India's net neutrality rules hurt Facebook move

The regulations are a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses.

Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar

India's top private hospitals, seizing on a shortage of critical-care doctors, are expanding into remote management of intensive care units around the country.

Japan mulls changing temple map icon

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

Sport

West Ham beat Liverpool 2-1

Ogbonna's strike in the 121st minute at Upton Park earned West Ham a last-16 match at Championship team Blackburn Rovers.

US athletes consider not attending Olympics

The United States Olympic Committee said that participants concerned about the Zika virus should opt out of the upcoming Olympic Games.

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

Ken Watanabe, leukemia survivor, fights stomach cancer

Watanabe was diagnosed "almost miraculously early" with the cancer last month and underwent surgery, he said on Twitter.

Award stokes Oscar hopes for The Revenant

Hollywood's directors named Alejandro Inarritu the best film director of 2015 for "The Revenant".

Quirky News

DPRK's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

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.

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.