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China urges US caution on missile system

Foreign Minister Wang Yi has voiced against the possible deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in the ROK.

Beijing refutes UK report on HKSAR

The central govt has been earnestly implementing "One Country, Two Systems" in the HKSAR, said the Foreign Ministry.

Tainan quake rescue efforts end

The body of the last missing person in the rubble of a toppled 17-story building was pulled out Saturday.

Aussie PM announces Cabinet reshuffle

It is the second major reshuffle for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull since he came to power in September.

Pope and Russian patriarch in historic meeting

This as nearly 1,000 yrs after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart.

Riot: Central govt firmly backs HK

HK's Justice Secretary said riot charge was levelled because of "the seriousness of the inc...

HK stocks sink to 3-1/2-year low

The Hang Seng Index fell 1.2% to a 3-and-a-half year low of 18,319.58.

China on blue alert for strong cold front

A cold front is moving toward China's northern, central and eastern regions.

Opinion

Continual chaos in HK’s legislature must stop now

The opposition camp has resorted to filibustering tactics on almost all government bills and proposals.

Filibusters exacting a heavy toll

Eddy Li says filibustering in LegCo has not only wasted a staggering amount of public money but also hindered the overall devel...

To the Point

When all Hong Kong people should be celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Monkey, some mobsters turned it into a dark chapter in...

Fulfill promise of the year

It does not matter whether George Soros' less-than-cheering observation of our economy is worth the angry media barrage.

Economic transition needs breathing space

China's top economic planner said on Wednesday that the country's 2015 economic growth rate was within a reasonable range.

Video

Monkey business

What's in store for the Year of the Monkey?

Drone & Phone Ep #6 Hong Kong Trail

The first two sections of the Hong Kong trail are the most varied. Starting as far up the peak as you can get, a small grass lawn offers a sweeping views across three sides of the island.

Apple watch goes red for the Chinese New Year

Apple has launched a limited edition Apple Watch just in time for the busy Chinese New Years shopping seasons.

Nation

China opposes possible US missile system deployment

The Chinese foreign minister urged the US side to act cautiously and not to add new complications to regional peace and stability.

Tainan quake rescue efforts end

The body of the last missing person in the rubble of a toppled 17-story building was pulled out Saturday.

China braces for travel peak as holiday ends

Railway stations witness travle peak as Spring Festival holiday comes to end

China on blue alert for strong cold front

China's national weather observatory issued a blue alert for a cold front moving toward northern, central and eastern regions.

Spring Festival celebrated across China

From the southernmost islands to the icebound provinces in the north, people across China are celebrating the lunar new year.

Spring Festival: Carpool apps get Chinese home

Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners.

Chinese shun luxury for local brands in S Korea

Chinese visitors to South Korea are buying less from global luxury mainstays in favor of cheaper homegrown brands.

HK

Beijing refutes British latest report on HKSAR

The central govt has been earnestly implementing the principle of "One Country, Two Systems" in the HKSAR, the Foreign Ministry said.

Riot: Central govt firmly backs Hong Kong

China's foreign ministry said in a statement late on Thursday that Hogn Kong was a society with the rule of law.

Hong Kong stocks sink to 3-1/2-year low

The Hang Seng Index fell 1.2% to a 3-and-a-half year low of 18,319.58.

37 face riot charges over New Year violence

Sixty-four people have been arrested in connection with the Monday night violence that saw protesters clash with police.

Focus HK

The malaise within

The inclusion of four lay members to the Medical Council may not be enough to expedite the course of justice in medical malpractice-related cases.

Incredible Indian achievers

As a high-profile business delegation from HK visits India, we bring you the stories of a few people who play key roles in steering the long-sustained HK-India ties forward.

An old age debate

The government has published a consultation document to seek public views on retirement protection.

Asia

Australian PM announces Cabinet reshuffle

It is the second major reshuffle for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull since he came to power in September.

DPRK halts probe into fate of kidnapped Japanese

Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Friday broadening sanctions on the DPRK.

US okays F-16s sale to Pakistan

The US$699 million deal includes eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, radars and other equipment, the Pentagon said.

Saudi warns UN to leave areas near rebel bases in Yemen

A short note sent by the Saudi Embassy in London said the intention was to "protect the international organizations and their employees".

Hanging by a thread

With equity markets roiled, oil prices sliding and economic data weak, the year of the fire monkey is already off to a raucous start.

India’s own monkey god

Lord Hanuman, a popular deity among Hindus, is celebrated for his physical strength and loyalty.

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Business

China to further open up capital market

China will create more schemes offering Renminbi (RMB) convertibility in free trade zones in 2016.

US$, not China, to blame for slump: Forbes

If low Chinese demand was responsible for manufacturing decline, similar patterns should have emerged in Europe and Japan.

Japan stocks dive, Europe recovers

Japan's main stock index dived Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in the US and Europe.

Eye on Asia

Kidnap casts spotlight on Gulf 'sport of kings'

Recent kidnapping of Qatari royals while hunting sheds light on Arab hunters' pursuit of dwindling houbara as a prized aphrodisiac.

Aging Thailand says to hire more elderly

The government is urging businesses to hire more older people to soften the impact of the ageing workforce on productivity.

Wave of killings tests Gulf role in Yemen

The Gulf coalition and local forces struggled to impose order in Aden, making way for terror and armed groups to operate with impunity.

Sport

Ronaldo scores 2 for Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two to lead Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over Athletic Bilbao, provisionally lifting it into second place.

Shaq, Iverson, Yao among NBA Hall of Fame finalists

Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson highlight the list of candidates for induction this year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Man United lose 2-1 at Sunderland after late own goal

Manchester United now sit fifth in the table, six points off the top four having played a game more.

Upwardly mobile

Sinophile overcame early hardships to launch an m-commerce revolution in India giving access to financial services for all.

Charity comes first

China-born founder of Australian tissue company steps back from the business to pursue philanthropic goals around the world.

Harbinger of life

Despite social taboos, actor-turned-philanthropist provides burial and social services for the underprivileged in Myanmar.

Life & Art

Xinjiang bans tourists to glaciers

Global warming, grazing, mining and tourism have accelerated destruction of the glaciers and led to water shortages.

Ken Watanabe, leukemia survivor, fights stomach cancer

Watanabe was diagnosed "almost miraculously early" with the cancer last month and underwent surgery, he said on Twitter.

Quirky News

China: Moody elephant damages 15 cars

After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.

WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Aus

Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old US paratrooper when they first met in London.

DPRK's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

Special

Yuan takes center stage at summit

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

Log on to change the way WeBank

The WeBank information chief is living his life’s dream as the first web-based lender in China takes micro-credit to the next level.

Roundtable

Women of substance take a bow

Female workers worldwide were called upon to unleash their true potential as achievers from the region gathered in Hong Kong for the Asian Women Leadership Awards.