Nansha lighthouses to start operation

The construction of Huayang and Chigua lighthouses on Huayang Reef of China's Nansha Islands are completed.

US human rights report biased: China

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said US officials and the American public must be more objective.

China to boost 'sponge city' program

China has set a timetable for its "sponge city" program, which seeks to help cities better absorb rain.

Overstaying Filipina jailed in HK

The death of her teenage daughter after a fall from height has revealed the undocumented family.

Tunisian group wins Peace Nobel

Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet has won the prize for its contribution to building demo...

HK: Pro-govt camp takes key posts

The pro-establishment camp has taken the top two posts of the LegCo House Committee.

China to develop green finance

China is taking three key steps to reform its financial sector towards green finance.

China to propose seabed area names

The State Oceanic Administration has announced 124 names of newly surveyed seabed areas.


Chinese Nobel laureate is an inspiration to the city’s youth

Tu’s scientific dedication shows that being able to cure diseases and save human lives is a truly valuable way to reduce econom...

Exercising free speech has its risks

Paul Surtees argues that we need to protect young people in the SAR from the pitfalls of permanently publishing foolish, unplea...

Only trade growth will define merits of TPP

China sincerely hopes the TPP pact and other free trade arrangements in the region can strengthen each other and boost trade, investmen...

'Thucydides trap' not inevitable for China, US: Forum

The China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) convened its eighth Sino-US Colloquium, Beyond the Current Distrust, in Washington D.C. on Monday.

Inactive officials a drain on the national economy

Disciplinary punishments have been meted out to about 300 government officials for being lazy and inactive.


For those less fortunate

The city of Shantou in Guangdong province has a long history of charitable giving which it has become famed for throughout the country.

Fire dragon in Pokfulam

Pokfulam villagers and volunteers crafted the dragon with the grasses from the first batch of harvest from the local eco farm.

Singing for the children left behind

Let's pay tribute to the unsung heroes who are putting other people’s children to bed and leaving their own with relatives back in their homeland.


US human rights report 'biased'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said US officials and the American public must be more objective.

Lighthouse construction in South China Sea completed

The two lighthouses on Huayang Reef of China's Nansha Islands will start operation to enhance navigation safety.

China sets timetable for 'sponge city' program

China has set a timetable for its "sponge city" program, which seeks to help cities better absorb rain to improve the environment.

China to propose seabed area names

The State Oceanic Administration has announced 124 names mostly taken from the "Book of Songs".

It's not all about the money

While some retail investors say they want to make their fortune on China's stock markets, same say they just do it for fun.

For a clean, green Sichuan

Villagers living along the flood-prone Yangtze riverbank are trying their best to work out a way of sustainable living. Ming Yeung has a ring-side view.

Fashion brands get makeover in China

French store Galeries Lafayette has come up with a new approach to entice customers with affordable, exclusive labels from the likes of Topshop.


Pro-establishment camp takes House Committee

The pro-establishment camp has taken both chairman and vice-chairman posts of the LegCo House Committee for the first time since 1998.

HK, Macao to begin negotiations on CEPA

Hong Kong and Macao will soon start negotiations on a free trade agreement, namely HK-Macao CEPA.

Overstaying Filipina jailed after daughter suicide

Her partner, former Jardine Llyod Thompsons managing director Nicholas Cousins, received a suspended eight-month sentence.

HK shares post best week in six months

Hong Kong stocks rose to 22,458.80, capping their biggest weekly gain since early April.

Focus HK

Making book on literary passion

The Eslite Tsim Sha Tsui bookstore has announced grand opening after a seven-day trial.

Storm on the horizon

Dark clouds are gathering over Hong Kong’s economy as the city braces for projected severe downside risks that could jeopardize economic growth this year.

‘Happy event’ turns to sadness

Ying Ying, Ocean Park’s 10-year-old female giant panda, has suffered a miscarriage, the park’s management announced on Wednesday.


France launches fresh air strike in Syria

"French Rafale jets delivered bombs on this training camp and the targets were met," the French Defence Minister said.

Hindu hardliners block Pak singer's Mumbai concert

A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert.

Delhi livid as Saudi employer cuts off Indian maid's arm

India asked Saudi Arabia to take immediate action against a Saudi employer who allegedly chopped off her Indian maid's arm.

'Most stolen Toyota Hilux in Australia being sent to IS'

The medium-sized Toyota Hilux are the most stolen vehicle in the past two years by far in Sydney.

Auctions in India paint rosy picture for growth

If the recent high auction bids are any indication, the art market in India has a bright future.

HK’s affair with art blossoms

Not all that long ago, Hong Kong had a reputation for being a cultural backwater. But that is changing.

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China takes steps towards green, sustainable finance

China is taking three key steps to reform its financial sector with an annual investment of 2.4 trillion yuan, said the PBOC.

China stocks extend gains

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.27% to end at 3,183.15 points while Shenzhen rose 1.4% to close at 10,540.19 points.

China to build charger network for 5m cars

China announced plans for a nationwide charging-station network that will power 5 million electric vehicles by 2020.

Eye on Asia

Indian Air Force to have women fighter pilots

India's first women pilots is expected to be commissioned within the next two to three years, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said.

Pest blights India's GM cotton crop

Two Indian states are suffering the first major pest infestation since the country adopted genetically modified cotton in 2002.

Modi faces test in Bihar election

Indian PM Narendra Modi is on the campaign trail in a state election that could define the rest of his term.


Djokovic, Nadal into China Open semis

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal of Spain both have reached semifinals at the China Open.

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by FIFA's ethics committee.

Astros, Rangers win on road to open AL playoff series

Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 at their own game on Thursday.

Curator of life

For Fram Kitagawa, chairman of the Tokyo-based Art Front Gallery, art brings hope. When curating exhibitions, he always uses art as a vehicle to help local communities revive and develop.

Oriental touch

From restoring Penang’s iconic hotels to building major luxury projects, Malaysian developer leaves his mark on high-end living.

Contrarian player

After finding success at home by reinvigorating small companies, Australian investor is ready to make a name on the world stage.

Life & Art

China enters 'Go Away, Mr. Tumor' for 88th Oscars

The film "Go Away, Mr. Tumor" will represent China in her bid for Best Foreign Language Film for the 88th Academy Awards.

6 ways you might soon emote on Facebook

Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of new emotional reactions to the iconic thumbs-up icon.

Quirky News

Prawns too pricey!

A restaurant and local officials in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao have been penalised after a public outcry over exhorbitant pricing of seafood.

Harvard's debate team loses to inmates

Months after winning a national title, Harvard's debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates.

'Monkey who took selfie should own copyright'

A rare crested macaque monkey who snapped a well-known, grinning "selfie" should be declared the photo's owner, animal rights activists argued in a federal lawsuit filed.


Asian media to help build 'information Silk Road'

Asian media leaders said on Thursday they will build an "information Silk Road" to help communicate the benefits the Belt and Road Initiative will bring.

'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.


Going the distance

Inspired by China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Tourism Economy Forum embarked on a Pacific Alliance mission, starting a virtuous cycle of events to create momentum in driving exchange, multilateral cooperation and economic growth in global tourism.