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37 face riot charges over HK violence

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

HK stocks have worst day since Aug

Reopening after a three-day break, the benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 3.9 percent, to 18,545.80.

Baby boom seen in Year of Monkey

China dropped its one-child policy last year and allows each family to have two children.

DPRK to deport all ROK workers

The shutdown of the joint Kaesong industrial zone is one of Seoul's strongest available punitive measures.

Mainland has 1st imported Zika case

A 34-year-old male who returned from Venezuela via Hong Kong is now recovering.

Taiwan quake toll rises to 59

76 people were still presumed trapped under the rubble of a quake-hit residential building.

Cold front to chill China during holiday

The cold front is forecast tp bring snow and sleet to Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia & Shaanxi.

WHO advises women on Zika safety

The World Health Organisation said most women will give birth to "normal infants."

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

Baby boom expected in Year of Monkey

China dropped its one-child policy last year and allows each family to have two children.

Taiwan quake toll rises to 59

76 people were still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Wei Guan residential building.

Cold front to chill China during holiday

A strong cold front is moving across China from west to east, bringing temperature drops, rain and snow.

Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained

The death toll in the 6.4 magnitude quake stood at 44, with all but two of the deaths coming in the building collapse.

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

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.

Shares close down 4% in worst day since Aug

Reopening after a three-day break, the benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 3.9 percent, to 18,545.80.

HK: 'Student held at airport', 61 arrested

People ranging in age from 15 to 70 were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly & assaulting police, among other charges.

CE condemns rioting, police vow probe

Describing the unrest as a riot, a senior police officer confirmed officers fired two warning shots to disperse a mob.

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

Indonesia unveils boldest economic reform in 10 yrs

Indonesia opened dozens of sectors to foreign investors in what President Joko Widodo described as a "Big Bang" liberalisation.

DPRK to deport all ROK workers from factory park

The shutdown is one of Seoul's strongest available punitive measures and will hurt impoverished DPRK's finances.

US, ROK & Japan set to boost data-sharing

TOP military officers from US, ROK and Japan said they would step up information-sharing and coordination of security efforts.

Australian deputy PM announces retirement

Deputy PM Warren Truss' decision comes after Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said he will quit after the polls.

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.

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

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.

World stocks shudder as economy jitters

Stocks shuddered again led by a sharp drop in Hong Kong as it caught up with global market turmoil.

Eye on Asia

Indonesia plans 'big bang' opening up

Indonesian President Joko Widodo's proposal will ease rules in the e-commerce, retail, healthcare and movie industries.

India's net rules hurt Facebook move

The regulations are a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses.

Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar

India's top private hospitals, seizing on a shortage of critical-care doctors, are expanding into remote management of intensive care units around the country.

Sport

Barcelona sets club record of 29 no-loss games

Barcelona reached its third straight Copa final 8-1 on aggregate after it won the first leg 7-0 at the Camp Nou last week.

Bayern to host Bremen, Dortmund visit Hertha

Bayern Munich beat 10-man Bochum 3-0 and set up a German Cup semifinal. Also, Hertha Berlin reached the semis for the first time in 35 years.

Chinese soccer legend Zeng Xuelin dies at 87

Chinese soccer legend Zeng Xuelin, who had directed the national team to finish runners-up in the 1984 Asian Cup, died at 87.

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

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.

Award stokes Oscar hopes for The Revenant

Hollywood's directors named Alejandro Inarritu the best film director of 2015 for "The Revenant".

Quirky News

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.

Police train eagles to snatch 'enemy' drones

Dutch police puzzling over how to remove drones that pose a public safety threat are testing a way to get the job done-by using trained eagles.

Desk carved with 'JFK' isn't Kennedy's

An old wooden desk from the school where John F. Kennedy studied as a boy had been on displayed at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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.