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G20 unites to boost economy

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors said on Sunday that planned action will help boost the global economy.

Li Na officially says goodbye

The two-time Grand Slam champion from China officially announces her retirement at a press conference in Beijing Sunday.

White House intruder had knife

A man arrested Friday after climbing the White House fence, was armed with a knife, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Saturday.

Investors urged to look at Alibaba 'rationally'

After Alibaba's strong trading debut, US experts appealed to investors to look at the high-flying firm rationally.

Sun, Park to meet in Asian Games freestyle final

China's Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang is on course to meet his chief rival, Park Tae-hw...

Chinese needs 98,000 new pilots in next 20 years

China will need 98,000 more pilots and 101,000 maintenance technicians in the next 20 years...

Taiwan braces for tropical storm

Taiwan's meteorology authority on Saturday warned more regions to brace for tropical storm ...

Xi praises contributors to China-India friendship

Manorama Kotnis, the 93-year-old younger sister of an old friend of the Chinese people, the...

Opinion

Time is right to rejuvenate Hong Kong-India relations

Hong Kong has a significant Indian community and much in common with India such as the British-derived law and the English lang...

Hong Kong SAR can be a democratic model

The National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) unanimously (170 votes) passed a draft resolution on Hong Kong’s elec...

Pyongyang gives sports diplomacy full play

The 17th Asian Games opens on Sept 19 in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, and has been aptly themed "Diversity Shines Here".

Alibaba IPO a caveat for regulators

After its initial public offering (IPO) on New York Stock Exchange, Alibaba is expected to become the third-biggest Internet company li...

Asia-Pacific adapting to changes

The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing some profound changes, and its economies should be prepared for possible reshaping of economic ...

Nation

Post-80s main force in China's outbound tourism

International interest is growing in the outbound tourism market in China, and Chinese tourists are becoming more focused on quality.

China on typhoon, rainstorm alert

China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Sunday maintained the yellow alert for Typhoon Fung-Wong.

Chinese needs 98,000 new pilots in next 20 years

China will need 98,000 more pilots and 101,000 maintenance technicians in the next 20 years, according to latest estimates of Boeing.

88 nailed in China's int'l manhunt for fugitives

Chinese police have seized 88 suspects in an international manhunt since July which targets corrupt officials and suspects in economic cri...

'Old newcomers'

The elderly now form the backbone of childcare in China.

Chinese entrepreneur powering up India

Electrical shortages offer opportunity for energy company.

General aviation hub reaches for the sky

As China's private aircraft sector prepares for takeoff, reform is desperately needed.

Endangered species threatens livelihoods

Wild Asian elephants have been wreaking havoc in villages in Southwest China as their habitat is destroyed and they're forced to search for food.

HK

CE proposes Guangdong visit for lawmakers

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is proposing a visit to Guangdong province for all Legislative Council members in October.

Most oppose student activism: Poll

A survey revealed that 70 percent of respondents felt secondary school students should not boycott classes.

Lifeguards threaten more strikes

The city's lifeguards are threatening further industrial action after a holiday strike failed to bring the government to talks.

Jimmy Lai's aide visits ICAC

The aide of Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai visited the ICAC headquarters on Friday, after a similar visit by Lai two days ago.

Focus HK

The flute-player from Shaanxi

Tonight when Maestro Yan Hui-chang lifts his baton to lead a huge ensemble of musicians from Hong Kong and Zhejiang, he will have touched yet another milestone in a long and distinguished career.

A ‘bridge’ for neighbors

Two budding entrepreneurs have teamed up using technology to link up ‘people in the virtual world with those in the physical world’ for the benefit of communities.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Lee calls for 'last chance' to conclude TPP

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday that this year would be the last chance for the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to be concluded.

Storm leaves 7 dead in Philippines

Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least seven people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding.

Nuclear talks 'constructive': Iranian negotiator

The negotiations between Iran and six world powers on the former's nuclear program were held in a "good and constructive" atmosphere.

Jailed US citizen seeks arrest deliberately: DPRK

US citizen Miller Matthew Todd had sought arrest deliberately to investigate human rights situation in prisons, said KNCA.

On the rise

Stock Markets rally on improved corporate governance, financial reforms and higher liquidity.

Jumping on the ‘through train’

Initiative between Shanghai, Hong Kong stock exchanges is expected to spur wider market integration in the region.

Asia Weekly

Business

G20 united about boosting global economy

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors said on Sunday that planned action will help boost the global economy.

Investors urged to look at Alibaba 'rationally'

As Alibaba's price soared on its trading debut, US experts appealed to investors to look at the high-flying firm in a rational way.

Alibaba soars 38% in trading debut

Alibaba Group ended its first day of trading at $93.89 a piece, surging 38 percent following a record IPO in the US.

Eye on Asia

Disasters hit more people than conflicts

Natural disasters displaced three times more people last year than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to support vulnerable people, according to a study released on Wednesday.

How typhoons are named

Typhoon Kalmaegi struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday morning carrying with it wind and rain reaching 144 km/h. Who names typhoons and what's the reasoning behind the process?

New Silk Road 'important to Sri Lanka'

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping's initiative of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

Sport

OCA chief says operation costs to be controlled

The operation costs at future Asian Games will be controlled to ease the pressure on the host city but there will be no compromise on the number of disciplines, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said on Sunday.

Li holds press conference to say goodbye

Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, officially announces her retirement at a press conference in Beijing on Sunday.

Sun, Park to meet in Asian Games freestyle final

China's Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang is on course to meet his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea in the 200-meter freestyle final Sunday night, the first of three showdowns between the pair at the Asian Games.

Full throttle

From automotive to filmmaking, multibillionaire magnate thrives by leading his firm into highly diversified territory.

On the cusp of change

Scion of prominent Malaysian political family set CIMB Group on track to become leading financial services firm in Asia.

Diamond dwellings

Founder of luxury property business in Australia ensures her high-end Chinese clients are eased into their new environment.

Life Style

China to release more pandas to wild

China will release another two captive-bred giant pandas into the wild this year.

Shangri-la Grand Canyon

Located 76 kilometers from the county seat, the Balagezong Shangri-la Grand Canyon National Park is hidden deep in the center of the Three Parallel Rivers Nature Reserve.

Quirky News

Burger King's latest meal is the new black

Burger King Japan is going back on black as it added black cheese in Kuro burgers Friday.

Indian anchor sacked over China blunder

A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping.

Facebook 'wipes out' drag queens' existence

San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases online.

Video

A broken neighborhood

Hugo Tsang traveled more than 100 kilometers across Kwun Tong with his camera, recording the opinions of Kwun Tong’s longtime residents of the government’s urban renewal plan. He has rigged up a mobile screening platform, hoping to draw more public attention to the vagaries of ‘insensitive urban renewal’.

Expert calls for protection for retirees

Nelson Chow, who wrote the latest retirement protection report, believes the introduction of a universal pension scheme will improve the government’s popularity, Joseph Li writes

Strike a balance in standard working hours

It is too early to talk about standard working hour legislation, said chairman of the Standard Working Hours Committee Leong Che-hung.

Special

Stimulus measures not the answer to growth: Economist

Experts split over whether the mainland’s growth pattern could be dictated by further packages to prop up the slowed economy

Roundtable

Empowering HK’s logistics industry

The government and the logistics sector need a long-term strategy for land, infrastructure, and policy, as well as industry talents development to support the local industry’s bid to transform into high value-added services providers.

Tapping the mainland’s e-commerce potential

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