China urges calm amid Turkey-Russia tensions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would suspend the visa-free regime with Turkey as of Jan 1, 2016.

Stocks dive 5% as brokerages probed

The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 5.5 percent to 3,436.30 registering its biggest percentage loss since late August.

China, Britain studying stock connect

Chinese and British securities watchdogs are studying the feasibility of Shanghai-London Stock Connect.

HK, mainland sign key trade pact

Under the new pact, the central government has fully or partially opened up 153 sectors to Hong Kong service providers.

China 'remains committed to peace'

China's plan to overhaul the current military "will not affect the country's defense policy."

HK abode rule eased for mainlanders

Mainlanders with at least 1 parent who obtained a HKID prior to Dec 31, 1991, are eligible.

Piracy: PLA navy joins NATO in drill

Chinese naval forces held their first joint drill with NATO ships in the Gulf of Aden.

China's industrial profit down 4.6%

Dropping sales and rising costs pushed down profits of China's major industrial firms.


A positive role for our young people

Chan Tak-Leung writes that our youth need to become more actively engaged in positive pursuits while maximizing the many opport...

There can be no place for radical behavior in the city

The 2015 election has been in the public spotlight for being the first election after the 79-day illegal “Occupy Central” movem...

Students require sex education

The drastic increase in the number of HIV infections among students in China in recent years means urgent efforts are needed to raise t...

Abusive teachers should not escape penalty

The absence of specifications in the Criminal Law left local judicial staff a loophole so they didn't have to act.

Downing of jet must not derail anti-terror fight

The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey on Tuesday is a most unfortunate incident, which has raised global concerns over t...


Greener economy

Hong Kong's adaptation to climate change can set an example for the region.

Winter in Macau

The city's gambling industry is suffering a cold winter.

Nervous over Fed rates

Why raising interest rates by the Federal Reserve would affect Asia's bond market.


China urges calm amid Turkey-Russia tensions

Opposing terrorism is an urgent task for the international community to face together, China's foreign ministry said.

China's peace commitment unchanged

China's plan to overhaul the current military will not affect the country's defense policy, which is "defensive in nature".

Li urges improved capability in epidemic control

Premier Li Keqiang has called for enhanced efforts to improve the prevention and control of major epidemics and infectious diseases.

China's indigenous SatNav on a roll

The 18th and 19th satellites for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System were sent into space on July 26, and the 20th on Sept 30.

Second child push challenges public services

To have a second child or not is the question of many young Chinese couples as they hesitate before facing the fierce competition for public services.

China changes tactics in fight against poverty

A 3-year interest-free loan is a new tactic for the Qixingguan District, where 230,000 people are still living below the poverty line.

Change to ease drop in workforce

Researchers worry new births will prove 'too little and too late'


HK, mainland sign pact to further liberalise trade

Under the new pact, the central government has fully or partially opened up 153 sectors to Hong Kong service providers.

HK residency rule eased for mainlanders

Mainland citizens with at least one natural parent who obtained a Hong Kong ID prior to Dec 31, 1991, are eligible.

ATV head convicted in wage delay suit

The District Court ruled that ATV Executive Director Ip Ka-po was negligent of late payment of HK$1.1m in wages to station staff.

Shares fall on mainland slump

The Hang Seng index fell 1.9 percent, to 22,068.32. For the week, it was down 3 percent, the biggest weekly loss since late September.

Focus HK

Live but not kicking

In the lead-up to the city’s biggest live music festival, local musicians share their worries about the future of the live music scene in HK with Agnes Lu.

Tomorrow’s leaders

Young people trying to make a difference the world over met at an international summit in Bangkok. Li Yao spoke to some of them with Chinese connections.

Vanishing execs a vexatious mystery

They're not plot outlines for crime novels but real life cases lifted from the normally dry Hong Kong stock exchange filings.


IS splinter attacks Bangla mosque, 1 killed

Gunmen opened fire on Shi'ite Muslim devotees during evening prayers at a mosque in northern Bangladesh. Three were injured.

Refugees: Indonesia questions Australia's policy

Indonesia voiced concern that Australia had detained and returned 16 asylum seekers without informing the Indonesian authorities.

No plot against Thai govt: Opposition

Accusations of graft involving a park built to honour Thailand's monarchy are threatening to damage an anti-graft drive.

Japan ready to make Australia submarine bid

Japan says it is preparing to make a bid Monday on joint development and production of an Australian submarine.

Coral reefs under siege

Rise in global temperatures is putting these beautiful ecosystems and regional livelihoods at risk.

Global warning

Asia faces catastrophic future unless leaders at Paris summit agree to cut emissions.

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China, Britain studying feasibility of stock connect

The Shanghai-London Stock Connect is expected to allow British investors to trade Chinese shares listed in Shanghai.

China stocks battered, slump 5%

The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 5.5 percent to 3,436.30 registering its biggest percentage loss since late August.

Asia shares retreat

Asian stocks were mostly lower in muted trading Friday, after Wall Street was closed for Thanksgiving.

Eye on Asia

Japan plans to pump up recovery

PM Shinzo Abe has ordered Cabinet ministers to prepare an extra spending package, seeking to breathe fresh life into Japan's stalling recovery.

Afghan warlord wants to come out of shadows

After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, seeks comeback and leverage in this country.

Japan strives to slow population decline

Japan has set its sights on stopping maternity harassment, increasing day care centres and allowing more workers to take time off after childbirth.


Philippe Blatter to lead China's Wanda Sports

Blatter will act as CEO of Wanda Sports, which has been formed together by sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media and World Triathlon Corporation, Wanda said in a statement on Wednesday.

Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny

The relationship was longstanding, dating back to Coe's years as a star middle-distance runner.

Soccer: Malaysia ends partnership with S'pore

Footaball Association of Malaysia decided to kick Singapore’s Lions XII team out of Malaysian League.

Voice of Asia

Cofounder of Asia News Network formed the media group to ensure region’s views are heard in a multipolar world.

Ahead of the pack

Chief of Tourism Australia looks to ‘high-yielding’ travelers and China’s expanding middle-class to drive visitor numbers.

Going with the grain

Father of hybrid rice in the Philippines pioneers new seeds to reduce dependency on imports and transform lives of farmers.

Life & Art

'The Assassin' named best film of 2015

The unconventional wuxia (historical martial-arts) picture topped the poll that was voted for by 168 UK and international film critics.

Obama honors Streisand, Spielberg in Washington

US President Barack Obama recognised 17 Americans with the highest US civilian award on Nov 26.

Quirky News

Fiji sevens team come to the rescue of cabin crew

Players of the world champion team helped serve food and retrieve trays when air hostesses were busy attending an ailing passenger.

Is singer Adam Lambert just too sexy for S'pore?

Adam Lambert may have been a hit on American Idol but 13,000 Singaporeans have signed an online petition trying to get him booted off the stage.

How to fly free forever

Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.


Yuan takes center stage at summit

A gallery of experts spoke at the 2015 Corporate Finance Summit hosted by BOCOM HK Branch in Shenzhen.

'CE is keen to improve people’s livelihoods'

Chan believes that in the medium term the CE will deliver on key policies such as land and housing supply.

'Liberal Party gets on well with govt'

Felix Chung believes proposed ITB will be approved by legislators in October.


Getting ahead of the game

Hong Kong will have a key role in Belt and Road, provided it acts fast and grabs the opportunities before others do, say panelists at the China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable.