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Chinachem final appeal allowed

A fresh legal challenge over the multi-billion dollar fortune of Nina Wang has been set as the estate's trustee was allowed...

Macao looks to neighbors for aid with sustainable growth

To build itself into a world center of tourism and leisure, Macao needs to increase cooperation with neighbors.

China' rich astride horse frenzy

The interest of China's middle class in equine sports is quickly growing as they look for new ways to enjoy their wealth

USA wins basketball worlds

With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the USA" ringing in their ears

HK bans tainted lard products

HK prohibited the import and supply of products made with lard produced by Chang Guann on o...

Mixed reaction to smartphone sidewalk

The first "mobile phone sidewalk in China" has appeared at a scenic spot in Chongqing.

China to train engineers to be astronauts

China plans to select space engineers as future astronauts, said a senior space program off...

Investors ready for Shanghai-HK link

Offshore investors swarm into HK-listed exchange traded funds to invest in A-shares.

Opinion

SAR’s pension plans have to be sustainable

Nelson Chow Wing-sun, a professor of social administration at the University of Hong Kong, has recommended a retirement pension...

Remedies always more important than blame

The Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway frequently earns high praise from passengers.

Stronger chain of collaboration

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away", is an English idiom that encourages people to eat fresh fruit and vegetables to stay healthy.

Where is the balanced perspective in HK?

Hong Kong is one of the world's great metropolises, most travelers concur, and China sports the world's largest overall economy, most e...

Sino-Japanese ties worrying

The prospects for Sino-Japanese relations are worrying when 90 percent of the Japanese people surveyed said they have a bad impression ...

Nation

Work starts on major stage of gas pipeline

President Xi Jinping and Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan saw the start of work on the China-Central Asia gas pipeline's Line D construction on Saturday in Tajikistan.

Experts call for policies on rare diseases

Experts at an international seminar held over the weekend at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University called for legisla...

Police detain 24 protesters opposed to incinerator

Police in Boluo county, Guangdong province, detained 24 people suspected of violations of laws during a protest on Saturday against the co...

China, Britain vow to boost economic and financial cooperation

China and Britain have broad prospects for financial cooperation and both countries should give full play to their respective advantages t...

Helping them breathe

Workers hit by dust-related lung disease need more support.

Going the distance

Capital's subways and buses strain to serve its fast-growing population.

Survey finds pessimism in ties with Japan

Public opinion poll shows lessening effect of Diaoyu Islands dispute, but cloud remains, report Zhang Yunbi in Beijing and Cai Hong in Tokyo.

Righting wrong judgements

Latest acquittal of man on death row seen as major step forward for Chinese law.

HK

Chinachem final appeal allowed

A fresh court challenge over the multi-billion dollar fortune of Nina Wang has been set as the estate's trustee was allowed an appeal.

HK bans tainted lard products

Hong Kong on Sunday prohibited the import and supply of products made with lard produced by Taiwan-based company Chang Guann on or after March 1.

HKO mulls standby alert as Kalmaegi nears

The Observatory expects squally showers to affect Hong Kong later today with rough swells at sea and is considering raising Standby Signal No. 3.

Parties to meet central govt leaders

Representatives from two of the city’s main pro-establishment parties are set to meet central government leaders about the SAR’s election reforms, as the opposition continues to face pressure from local political heavyweights who question their withdrawal from dialogue.

Focus HK

Ready to serve

Ko Lai-chak’s premature retirement from the international competition circuit has not dampened his spirits.

Playing a fairer game

Hong Kong is striving to promote a fairer trade regime by implementing legislation to eradicate anti-competition market behavior.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Singapore air quality at 'unhealthy' range

SINGAPORE - Air quality in Singapore crossed the "unhealthy" line on Monday morning, as the three-hour pollutant standards index (PSI) reached 113 at around 6 am.

Gaza children return to school

About 500,000 Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day conflict with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Rescuers save 111 from sunken Philippine ferry

Rescuers saved more than 111 people overnight and recovered three bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after it encountered weather trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.

DPRK hands out hard labor term to US tourist

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea sentenced a 24-year-old US citizen to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts under the disguise of a tourist", a statement carried by state media said on Sunday.

Partners for growth

President Xi’s South Asia trip puts regional stability and economic development top of agenda.

Unlocking private sector potential

Be it in China or in ASEAN, businesses can play an even bigger role in driving future growth.

Asia Weekly

Business

Sport of kings a lure for nouveau riche

The interest of China's middle class in equine sports is quickly growing as they look for new ways to enjoy their wealth, similar to how they have taken to leisure activities such as golf and sailing. Horse-riding is already a common tourism activity in many Chinese cities, and spectator sports such as horseracing and equestrian shows are now becoming popular.

Economist who swims against tide

On a night in May 1979, as China was launching its reform and opening-up drive, a young soldier from Taiwan braved the Taiwan Straits by swimming from the outlying island of Quemoy to the mainland using basketballs as a floatation device.

Asian stocks tumble over China data

Asian stocks stumbled to their lowest in five weeks on Monday after a batch of weak data out of China raised the spectre of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

Eye on Asia

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.

India's love affair with gold may be over

A one-quarter drop in local gold prices over the past year has shaken the confidence of Indians in the precious metal as a store of value and dented demand in the world's second-biggest buyer.

Dry ridge stokes West Bank tension

Days after a ceasefire was reached, Israel announced that 400 hectares west of Bethlehem was now "state land".

Sport

Big wins for Man United, Inter Milan

Strengthened by its expensive new signings, Manchester United rediscovered its swagger in a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers to suggest that England's biggest club might be getting back to its best.

Federer, Swiss into Davis Cup final vs France

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles.

USA wins basketball worlds

With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the USA" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the US basketball players to hear anything.

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.

Game changer

The World Bank's chief economist from India is a strategic thinker who draws his inspiration from everyday situations.

Life Style

Shy debutant

Composer Lin Tian'ai has launched her first album but is still reluctant to draw attention to herself.

Andy Lau denies feud with Stephen Chow

Actor Andy Lau has shot down rumors he's feuding with fellow Hong Kong A-lister Stephen Chow.

Quirky News

Mixed reaction to smartphone sidewalk

The first "mobile phone sidewalk in China" has appeared at a scenic spot in Chongqing municipality.

Shanghai has China's most henpecked husbands?

The authors of a recent say the cities with the highest number of henpecked husbands are Shanghai, Chengdu in Sichuan province, Wuhan in Hubei province, and Chaozhou in Guangdong province.

Dethroned beauty queen blasts pageant boss

A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said she won't return her crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a thief.

Video

Autumnal lumination

Every year, during the Mid-Autumn Festival, lantern shows are held at different parts of Hong Kong. Chinadailyasia.com takes a peek at the lights of Sha Tin.

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.

Campaign relishes public’s support

More than 1 million people have signed up to support universal suffrage and oppose “Occupy Central”. Ng Chau-pei, organizer of the campaign, told Joseph Li this was a victory for common sense.

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...