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Cabbies clash with protesters in Mong Kok

Angry cab drivers clashed with activists who continue to disregard orders from the High Court to vacate protest sites.

Lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 tech

China will launch a new lunar mission to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe.

Boeing, China ally hit on 'gutter oil'

Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

Second ship to join MH370 hunt

A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean.

APEC finance ministers meet in Beijing

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli opened the meeting of 21 ministers.

HK govt sincere in dialogue

The government is sincere and candid in its first dialogue with student protesters.

CE office clears poll panel air

"A representative nominating committee is not just a question of absolute numbers".

Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

Ezeli returned to action, scoring 10 points and grabbing three rebounds to help Warriors be...

Opinion

Prevention better than cure in fighting Ebola

The Ebola disease has killed about 5,000 people in Africa.

New reports confirm US role in HK politics

In an article entitled, “Why is the US so keen on ‘color revolutions’?”, People’s Daily reveals what some believe has become ob...

Diplomacy in new world order

As an emerging power that faces competition and even efforts at containment by the existing powers, China has reached a stage where it ...

Weakening US stoking HK 'protests'

Although some protestors are still battling police, the "pro-democracy" protests in Hong Kong will eventually fizzle out, as Hong Kong ...

Japan, China can share the same boat

Kanji - the characters derived from Chinese and adapted into written Japanese - are so visible in Japan that visitors from China may ha...

Nation

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology

China will launch a new lunar mission to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe.

APEC finance ministers begin Beijing meet

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli opened the meeting of 21 ministers from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economies.

Beijing adopts strict food policy for APEC meeting

Beijing has adopted a stringent food-security policy during preparations for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting by reg...

China, US to build new model of relationship

China and the US reaffirmed their commitment to pushing forward the construction of a new model of major-country relationship.

Financial opening should top Shanghai FTZ reform agenda: advisor

Financial reform is the most valuable item on the Shanghai pilot zone's reform agenda, and further opening is needed to correct market distortions.

Hard times for the lords of the rings

A ban on performances by circus animals at China's State-owned zoos has won praise from activists, but could spell ruin for a traditional industry.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

Many women abused in military brothels by the Japanese army during World War II are now neglected by society and living in desperate conditions.

Courting the stars of the future

The search for new, world-class basketball players is being hampered by a failure to identify young talent.

HK

Cabbies clash with protesters in Mong Kok

Angry cab drivers clashed with illegal protesters who continue to disregard orders from the High Court to vacate protest sites.

Foreigners asked to keep away after Kenny G visit

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said foreigners should stay away from illegal protests after it emerged that smooth jazz star Kenny G had paid a surprise visit to Hong Kong's sit-ins.

Police urge parents, children to avoid protest zones

Police Chief Superintendent Stephen Hui urged parents to refrain taking their children to high risk protest zones, citing safety concerns and calling the parents’ behavior extremely dangerous and irresponsible.

HK shares post best day in 7

Hong Kong shares had its best daily gain since early September, underpinned by a rally in US shares.

Focus HK

The stink of high profit

The city’s waste disposal problem keeps getting bigger and more difficult to solve, even as residents in Tuen Mun continue to fume at the stench rising from the never-ending stream of trucks passing through their neighborhood.

Tea ware treat

To Hong Kong residents born here in the 1940s and 50s, Vitasoy would be a familiar name. What’s perhaps less known is that Lo Kwee-seong (1910-1995), manufacturer of the much-loved soymilk brand, has left a legacy reflecting his love of an even more enduring Chinese tradition — tea.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Second ship to join search for MH370

A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday.

DPRK frees US detainee

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's government freed an American man, nearly six months after he was arrested.

Abductee probe: Japan to send officials to DPRK

Japan is sending a team to the DPRK next week for an update on the investigation into the fate of citizens kidnapped decades ago.

US Marine moved to Philippine detention

The US military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp.

Home and away

Property Investment in and outside Asia rises on the back of Chinese and regional buyers’ interests.

Real estate prices soar Down Under

Chinese buyers of property in Australia are on the rise but public perception overstates impact on the market.

Asia Weekly

Business

Boeing, China ally to make jet fuel from gutter oil

Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

Turning point in sight for ailing housing sector

Property sales and investment activity fell to fresh lows last month, but stimulus measures from the central bank have given rise to hopes that the worst will soon be over.

Asia stocks gain on US rally

Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year.

Eye on Asia

Tough penalties loom as India cleans up business

Cleaning up India's grubby business climate is top of the agenda,and the new government will spurring hopes of more transparent allocations.

Abductions, prison ships feed Asian trafficking

The experiences of survivors recall the trans-Atlantic slave trade of centuries ago, their travails authorities say, are in response to combative efforts.

Divorce soars in Iran as women find their feet

Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union.

Sport

Ezeli returns as Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

Festus Ezeli got the best birthday present he could imagine: playing in an NBA game.

Wozniacki nails Sharapova in WTA Finals

After three hours and 14 minuets' marathon, world number eight Caroline Wozniacki took the game winning shot against second-placed Maria Sharapova, winning 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 late Tuesday at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Messi closes in on Raul, Barca beat Ajax 3-1

Neymar and Lionel Messi each scored for a fifth consecutive game to help Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the Spanish giant returned to winning ways in Europe.

Beyond the horizon

Girija Pande believes the capacity of China and India to work together will be key to future of Asia’s economic growth.

Exception to the rule

Malaysian software entrepreneur guided a start-up from early days of information technology to become an industry leader

Carving her niche

From forestry to apparel, Indonesian tycoon proves that women can succeed in a male-dominated environment.

Life Style

Publisher's delight for printed travel guide demand

Although faced with competition from the electronic invasion, printed travel guidebooks are popular in China owing to the boom in tourism

A new chapter against graft

The Guangzhou official who became a media darling as a crusader for honest governance is back in the spotlight with a three-volume book series about corruption.

Quirky News

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor.

Holiday with spider in stomach

An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days.

Activist fined for topless attack on Putin statue

A topless activist was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court for having attacked a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Video

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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

Back to School

September is the time for students to start a new term. The September round of China Daily College Photo Contest, “Back to School”, has concluded.

Roundtable

Increased diversity needed in China’s infrastructure financing

Private investors struggle to take on bigger role in nation's projects as public sector continues to dominate

Reshaping regional connectivity on agenda

As economies in South and East Asia rely on domestic consumers for a greater proportion of their GDP, they are increasingly aware of the importance of strong infrastructure.