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MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wedn...

47 killed in Taiwan plane's failed landing

Forty-seven people onboard a plane of Taiwan's TransAsia Airways were killed after a failed emergency landing in the island...

5 detained in food scandal probe

Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fa...

Li: US should adopt 'open stance'

Premier Li Keqiang met US representatives at the Sixth Annual China-US CEO and Former Senior Officials' Dialogue

2 Ukraine military jets shot down in restive east

Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down in rebel-held eastern regions, the Defense Minist...

Typhoon weakens after landing in southeast China

Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tro...

US Senate panel okays Vietnam nuke pact

US' Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooper...

Xi meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and the two ex...

Opinion

Basic Law is the only way forward

The latest example of the importance Beijing attaches to implementing universal suffrage in Hong Kong came on July 19, only thr...

We must return to our core values

I have written about Hong Kong’s core values a couple of times before (May 22, 2012; July 2, 2014). But at the present time, it...

Beyond the GDP growth target

The growth rate of 7.4 percent for the first half year consists of contribution of 0.3 percent from primary industry, 3.5 percent from ...

Growth unaffected by restructuring

Missing its whole-year growth target, the Chinese economy still proved resilient after it expanded by 7.4 percent year-on-year in the f...

BRICS must go for a 'Rio Consensus'

Conveniently scheduled at the end of the World Cup, the sixth BRICS summit presents the leaders of five emerging economies a truly hist...

Nation

47 killed in Taiwan plane's failed landing

Forty-seven people onboard a plane of Taiwan's TransAsia Airways were killed after a failed emergency landing in the island county of Penghu on Wednesday, Taiwan's transportation author...

Five detained in food scandal investigation

Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fa...

Xi meets Fidel Castro

President Xi Jinping visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro here Tuesday and the two exchanged views on bilateral ties

Typhoon weakens after landing in SE China

Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last wee...

Faking the grade

Many Chinese students are fueling an industry of fraudulent US university applications, reports He Na in Beijing.

Belief in building

China’s oldest Buddhist temple is becoming a channel to boost religious study and strengthen friendship across borders, report Hou Liqiang and Qi Xin in Luoyang, Henan province and Zhang Yunbi in Beijing.

Tall order for civil servants

Many find the authorities' latest frugality standards for officials challenging.

HK

No tainted meat found in imported food

Hong Kong health authorities have not detected any traces of expired meat after five people were detained in connection to a scandal over substandard beef and chicken sold by a US-owned protein supplier to US fast food brands on the mainland

HK-bound flights still plying Tel Aviv route

Flights in and out of Hong Kong are still plying routes to Tel Aviv after rocket fire prompted major Western carriers to cancel service.

HK chief secretary to visit Shenzhen

Hong Kong's chief secretary Carrie Lam will visit Shenzhen on Thursday to learn about the latest development of Qianhai where the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone is located

Beauty parlors warned against spins

Hong Kong’s health officials have warned nearly 500 beauty parlors and have levied up to HK$80,000 in fines over aggressive marketing and false promises.

Focus HK

The capsule revolution

Sachets are oh-so last-year. Coffee lovers can now enjoy the pleasure of ground, pre-processed coffee beans at home and at work. Jenny Wang serves up a fresh brew.

HK in his eyes

Novelist Dung Kai-cheung tries to bring to his writing the ‘inaccuracies’ about Hong Kong’s history. Chritralehka Basu talks to the ‘Author of the Year’ who’s credited with putting the city at the center of his works.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

'Thai junta chief could remain PM under new govt'

Thailand's junta chief could stay in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser said on Wednesday

Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge poll result in court

The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in the Constitutional Court, his team's chief lawyer said on Wednesday.

Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

A Hamas rocket exploded near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the US and many from Europe and Canada

Japan gov't asks Saga to accept Osprey aircraft

The Japanese government on Tuesday asked the local government of Saga prefecture in southwestern Japan to accept its plan to deploy 17 Osprey aircraft at its local airport as part of the Ground Self-Defense Force's (GSDF) planned amphibious unit

China packs on the pounds

One unfortunate side effect of nation’s new-found wealth is its growing obesity problem

Asia’s junk food craving intensifies

International brands profiting from increasingly unhealthy diets of the region’s expanding middle classes

Asia Weekly

Business

US Senate panel okays Vietnam nuke pact

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the US and Vietnam

Xiaomi prepares for peak sales period with its new smartphone

Xiaomi Corp unveiled its latest flagship smartphone on Tuesday ahead of the autumn sales peak, a critical period for the Beijing-based handset vendor to meet its target of shipping 60 million units.

Asia stocks edge up

Asian stock markets posted moderate gains Wednesday, bolstered by solid US earnings and home sales

Eye on Asia

Endangered Tibetan monkey makes a comeback

The Hongla Mountain National Nature Reserve, in Markam county of the Tibet autonomous region, has seen a steady increase in recent years...

Singapore bans Archie comics

Singapore has banned a volume of the "Archie" comic book that featured a same-sex marriage, adding fuel to a censorship row that erupted over a children's story about two male penguins hatching an egg

Farmers strive to feed DPRK

Rim Ok-hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance.

Sport

Loew to stay on as Germany coach

World Cup winner Joachim Loew says he will remain the Germany coach through the 2016 European Championship in France.

Liverpool moves on after Suarez transfer

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez' departure to Barcelona for a US$130 million transfer fee.

Top English clubs launch new US 'invasion'

Fifty years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English soccer clubs are playing preseason matches in the United States hoping to spark growth for the sport.

Rebuilding Myanmar

Hard work helped serge pun escape turbulent childhood to become a tycoon instrumental in nation’s development

Man of the crowd

Chinese designer who cofounded Asia’s biggest crowdfunding platform in Australia is taking the popular concept to China

Empowering the poor

Grameen Bank founder extends global reach after revolutionizing Bangladesh’s banking system through micro financing concepts

Life Style

LeBron James humbled by fans in HK

LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Reading into the future

The Hong Kong Book Fair hosts a range of literary and cultural events. This year the focus was on high-tech trends, as paper books give way to e-readers and cellphones. Annie Cheung and Zhang Jing report from Hong Kong.

Quirky News

Argentina tells world to stop bothering bear

Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in Nelson Mandela's honor wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."

Plane's near-miss now a whale of a tale

A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck.

Video

A night in Yau Ma Tei fruit market

The Yau Ma Tei wholesale fruit market has been in business for a century but it is still a mystery to many Hong Kong people. China Daily goes in to see how the laborers work in this male-dominated industry. With the rise of the supermarket, its best days are behind it, while the future remains uncertain.

A holistic approach to developing Lantau

Lantau provides good opportunities for Hong Kong to develop a new central business district, but the island must overcome its lack of transport and hotel facilities before this can be realized, Allen Ha of the Lantau Development Alliance tells Joseph Li.

Hong Kong should save up for rainy days

There have been many queries about the warning that Hong Kong could fall into the abyss of a structural deficit in less than...

Special

Crazy football

Football has the charm that makes the world crazy. After a breathtaking World Cup, the June round of China Daily’s College Photo Contest, “Crazy Football”, has concluded. Among works submitted by university students from all around China, Breakthrough, by Liu Zheng of Guangxi University Of Foreign Languages, won the first prize. Two second and five third prizes were also awarded.

Roundtable

Retailing Strategies in Asia: The Next Generation

Retailers have to differentiate themselves and offer an...

Tapping the mainland’s e-commerce potential

Glamour Sales China, the pan Asian authorized luxury private sales company...