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Mainland vows support for SAR athletes

The delegation of mainland Olympians wants to build a win-win situation for athletes in the mainland and the SAR.

HK: Woman tests negative for Zika

The woman, 38, tested positive on Thursday and had recovered during her stay at the United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong.

Bangladesh cafe attack 'planner' killed

The Bangladeshi-Canadian was suspected of planning an attack on a cafe in Dhaka that left 22 people, mostly foreigners, kil...

2nd stock connect draft plan released

The draft revises the regulations for the Shanghai-HK Stock Connect, expanding their range to include the Shenzhen-HK link.

Italy quake toll hits 284 on day of mass funeral

Funerals for some victims took place on Friday while those for many others are expected in ...

Top French court overturns burkini ban

The ruling effectively means that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits.

Yellen sees stronger case for rate hike

A rate hike could come at the US Fed's September policy meeting if the economy was doing well.

'Healthy China 2030' blueprint adopted

The CPC adopted a plan aiming to build a healthy China in the next 15 years.

Opinion

Asean, China can leverage ties to improve global position

China is already the largest partner with the ASEAN, accounting for around 15% of its total trade, larger than the US, EU or Ja...

Govt needs to intervene for innovation to take off in HK

Until people appreciate the contribution science and technology will make to HK’s future growth, further declines in the SAR’s ...

The Rio Olympic Games: A tale of two sporting cities

Parents can be the most important influence in cultivating their children’s passion for sports, as well as setting an example in strivi...

Letter: Understanding the assessment design of HKDSE English language test

The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) would like to respond to some of the points Jon Lowe makes in ‘Innovation s...

Sarah Lee has made herself a role model for young people

While politicians and social activists are blaming each other for tearing the city’s social fabric apart, Lee has shown Hong Kong a way...

Video

Gaming to Pay Rent

No longer a pastime of arcade-loitering youths, gaming is now a valid career choice for a skilled few. Some players earn millions before they turn 18.

Share, Don't Own

At any given time of the day millions of people around the world are going online to rent, borrow, trade or barter goods and services. This is what economists call the ‘sharing economy’.

Gear 360 vs Ricoh Theta S

The Samsung Gear 360 and Ricoh Theta S both retail for $350 but are skewed to either quality or usability.

Nation

CPC top leadership adopts plan to build 'Healthy China'

The top leadership of the CPC on Friday adopted a plan aiming to build a healthy China in the next 15 years.

Former statistics authority head expelled from CPC

Wang Baoan, former head of the National Bureau of Statistics, has also been removed from public office.

Taiwan leader's approval rate falls below 50%: Polls

Saturday marks Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen's 100th day in office.

China rescue team rushes to Italy

Three rescuers with experience of international rescue work reach Italy with life detectors and medical equipment.

Musician versus masseur

Three years after Guo Bin was deliberately blinded, he is recovering and is determined to walk his own career path to be a musician.

Painters' village on the canvas as slowdown bites

Dafen was once a world-leader in the production of oil paintings, but the fragile global economy and China's slowing growth is forcing artists to adapt to a new reality.

Smartphones help the blind see the world

With the help of screen readers, visually impaired peoplec an chat with friends, order food and shop online by listening rather than looking.

HK

Olympic delegation vows support for SAR athletes

The delegation of mainland Olympians wants to build a win-win situation for athletes in the mainland and the SAR.

Olympic stars arrive in SAR

The delegation begins a three-day visit on Saturday to demonstrate their athletic prowess and engage the residents of the SAR.

New media passion among HK undergraduates

Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying encouraged university students to pursue internet and technology fields with greater passion.

Woman tests negative for Zika, leaves hospital

A woman, originally feared to have the Zika virus, was discharged from hospital on Friday, after testing negative for it.

Focus HK

Hongkonger falls in love with Brunei

The 20-year-old first time visitor came to the nation for a one-month long internship with just a little knowledge of the country

Meet the stars

A 64-strong delegation of Rio Games mainland Olympians is visiting HK Aug 27-29.

Walk down the memory lane

Enjoy the privilege of free admission to permanent halls of 4 museums this weekend.

Asia

Bangladesh cafe attack 'planner' killed

Rejecting the offer to surrender, militants opened fire on security forces during a raid near the capital, Dhaka, cops say.

Turkey unveils bridge linking Europe with Asia

Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait.

Philippine govt, communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

This is part of their efforts to end a conflict that has lasted almost five decades and killed at least 40,000 people.

US, Russia renew push for elusive Syria deal

Neither Washington nor Moscow has signaled that an agreement is imminent, though progress seems to have been made in Aleppo.

Reinventing the notion of employment

Part-time work is becoming the new normal as technology disrupts the traditional labor market.

Changing the consumer mindset

Peer economy can help Singapore achieve sustainability goals but shift in spending habits is vital for model to fully take off.

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

Business

China's industrial profit growth continues

Profits of China's major industrial firms rose 6.9 percent year on year in the first seven months of 2016.

Second stock connect draft plan released

The draft revises the regulations for the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, expanding their range to include the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Yellen sees stronger case for rate hike

A rate hike could come at the US Fed's September policy meeting if the economy was doing well.

Eye on Asia

Spirits and the soul

There are plenty of festivals coming up this month and next in the Asian region. We take a look at the most interesting.

Milk tea fans in Singapore may have to wait

It may be several months before fans of the popular Taiwanese milk tea Chun Cui He can get their hands on a bottle here again.

American university attack hits Afghan liberal learning

At least two gunmen stormed classrooms, killing 7 students and a professor after a suspected car bomb in Kabul.

Sport

Bayern crush Bremen 6-0 in Bundesliga opener

Robert Lewandowski scored three goals to help Bayern Munich to see off Werder Bremen 6-0.

Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid.

Year after Slam bid at US Open, Williams eyes No 23, No 1

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.

Mall wonder

Successful stints at online firms guide tech entrepreneur in his quest to turn e-commerce marketplace into the Alibaba of Indonesia.

Slices of innovation

Fresh ideas to whet customer appetites help Malaysian CEO of Pizza Hut Hong Kong remain a crust above rivals in a saturated market.

Global ambitions

After growing up in a one-bedroom shophouse, this CEO is now taking his serviced apartments worldwide.

Life & Art

Singapore from above

A series of photographs taken with help from a drone uncovers a fascinating side of the city-state.

Japan to employ advanced satellites for high-tech farming

The government plans to introduce to Japan’s agricultural sector information technology that utilises the nation’s advanced positioning satellites.

Quirky News

No more pokemon, but book hunters

A Belgian headmaster has developed an online game to search for books instead of cartoon monsters.

Want a pizza? Ring up a drone

Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd conducted a demonstration pizza delivery by drone in the New Zealand city of Auckland.

Biggest pearl ever? Look under the bed

The 34-kilogram pearl is 2.2 feet long and 1 foot wide, and it had been hidden by the famer for 10 years as a lucky charm.

Special

China Watch expands with Russian edition

China Daily launched on Tuesday its Russian edition of China Watch in partnership with leading Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Helping to bring the world together

The head of HK's convention and exhibition showpiece believes interacting with people and winning over their trust have brought her to where she's today.

Roundtable

Partnering for a bright future

Forum highlights strong China-ASEAN ties but even better times lie ahead if challenges can be overcome by working together.