Xi meets Obama ahead of climate conclave

China has already announced a plan to boost its energy intensity while saying that its carbon emissions will peak around 2030.

S Korea house okays China trade pact

The deal would eliminate tariffs on US$42b of S Korea's imports from China and on US$73b in South Korean exports to China.

UN climate change talks start in Paris

Global climate talks began in Paris, aiming at long-term deal to reduce man-made emissions.

Chinese shares reverse fall

Bourses fluctuated and were in negative territory in the morning but managed to close higher, thanks to banking stocks.

Offshore yuan climbs up

The offshore yuan opened at 6.4515 per dollar, its lowest level in 3 months.

Xi poised for crucial push on emissions

The President is expected to urge rich nations to transfer technology and capital.

China resumes IPOs

The China Securities Regulatory Commission froze IPOs in July to stem a market rout.

China brokerages pledge to buy stocks

The China Securities Regulatory Commission scrapped compulsory net purchase orders last week.


Much to be gained from Belt and Road

Ben Simpfendorfer writes that to exploit the opportunities of a new economic era, HK must not only be the gateway to China but ...

Give students less homework and more creative challenges

Unfortunately, most Hong Kong parents have yet to differentiate book learning from creativeness and a nimble intellect.

Using innovation to fight climate change

The international community is actively promoting a new governance system to cope with climate change - a challenge to humankind as a w...

Fatherhood the key to two-child families

The only problem is that many men have not learned how to do those things.

Green subsidies necessary

Beijing's decision to reintroduce subsidies for energy-saving household appliances is a welcome step to enhance its residents' awarenes...


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.


Xi meets Obama ahead of climate conclave

China has already announced a plan to boost its energy intensity while saying that its carbon emissions will peak around 2030.

China takes big step in power reform

China released documents on electricity sector reforms covering everything from pricing to setting up a national electricit...

Climate: China, France to work together

President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Francois Hollande met ahead of a key United Nations climate conference.

Africans face hurdles to get care

Guangzhou hospital shoulders burden, pushes for subsidies and more awareness.

Moutai targets foreign market

Moutai aims to expand its overseas market by an annual rate of 15% in the next 5 years, said Yuan Renguo, director of the Moutai board.

Civil service losing its appeal

In recent years it has become normal that many applicants who sign up do not turn up for the national public civil servant exam.

First Chinese foreign campus opens

The new Global Business College of Australia will be the first international campus of a Chinese tertiary institution after Huashang College purchased 2 buildings in the middle of the city.


'Let’s be pragmatic in solving HK’s land crunch'

Writing in his official weekly blog, Chan slammed critics who base their arguments against building homes beyond the urban boundaries on distorted facts, as well as prejudice.

Imagination works to cast a spell

Gary Goddard, founder-CEO of Goddard Group, tells of building a business on the strength of dreams from Disney.

Shares dip, mainland recovery calms market

The Hang Seng index fell 0.3 percent, to 21,996.42, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.7 percent, to 9,790.64 points.

SAR launching city’s first science academy to boost research and innovation

The academy will be headed by world renowned geneticist Tsui Lap-chee with 27 leading academics as founding members, including two Nobel laureates.

Focus HK

Startups show IT’s the real thing

Finally the city’s much-cherished dream of having a robust startup ecosystem is beginning to materialize.

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.


Suu Kyi to meet Myanmar president, military chief

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won the general election with a landslide.

Thai junta detains opp leaders

The allegations relate to the financing of the Rachabhakti Park, built on army property in the seaside town of Hua Hin.

Israel suspends EU role in Palestinian peace process

Israel's decision came after the bloc started requiring the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Japan whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic

The expedition will be the first since the International Court of Justice ruled last year that the hunts were not scientific.

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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S Korea legislature okays free-trade pact with China

The deal would eliminate tariffs on US$42b of S Korea's imports from China and on US$73b in South Korean exports to China.

Chinese shares reverse fall

The indexes had plunged more than 3% in early afternoon trading but bargain hunters managed to lift the gauges into positive territory.

Asia shares fall

Asian shares were on edge after a sharp fall in Chinese markets in the previous session.

Eye on Asia

Eerie vestiges of volcano's power

Crumbling houses. Vehicles overgrown by vegetation. Dusty kitchen utensils. A cassette recorder caked with volcanic ash.

Asian imports of Iran oil plunge 8.5% in October

Imports by Iran's four biggest buyers came to 803,674 barrels per day (bpd) last month, down 8.5% from a year ago.

Tokyo urged to open up to refugees

Community members believe Tokyo should again open its doors and let in some of today's asylum seekers, including those from Syria, not just for those in distress but for Japan's sake as well.


Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

The third-leading scorer in NBA history wrote a poem entitled "Dear Basketball" to announce his decision.

Hamburg voters reject 2024 Olympic bid in referendum

Opponents to the bid won with 51.6 percent of the vote, with 48.4 percent in favor.

Lin Dan outlines sharper Rio 2016 focus

Lin Dan will scale back commercial activities in a bid to turn his focus squarely on next year's Olympic Games.

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

Lu Xun's handwriting expected to fetch high price

A piece of handwriting by Chinese great literary figure Lu Xun is going to be sold at Beijing Council's autumn auction on Friday, with an estimated price of 800,000 yuan ($125,096).

Japanese artist who depicted horrors of war dies at 93

Shigeru Mizuki, whose retellings of traditional ghost stories and depictions of the horrors of World War Two helped propel anime to global popularity, died on Monday at the age of 93.

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.