China, CEE countries to boost win-win ties

China is willing to invest in the infrastructure in central and eastern Europe to boost connectivity, Premier Li said.

Xi eyes 'extraordinary' 2022 Olympics

President Xi gave instructions to leading organizers of the 2022 Olympics as they met for the first time on Tuesday.

Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of "serious consequences" for what he termed a "stab in the back".

HK: Singles eligible for URA flats

The Urban Renewal Authority confirmed that a subsidized housing project in Kai Tak will accept single applicants.

Liberia sees first Ebola fatality in months

Nathan Gbotoe tested positive last week and died late on Monday in hospital in Paynesville.

Xi urges fair solution to Palestinian crisis

Xi hailed a UN meet to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

China's share in global outsourcing 30%

China now accounts for 30.2% of the world's outsourcing market by 2014.

US issues global travel alert

Millions of Americans prepare to travel for the US Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.


Voters want service not sedition

Ho Lok-sang says the district election shows radical leaders are out of favor, and the opposition camp should realize that Hong...

Elections were about young people and their aspirations

The district councils are for young people who are dedicated community workers; they are not for aging politicians.

Tourism boom can't hide Japan's need for reforms

The tourism industry is one of the few bright spots in Japan's economy.

Income tax reform can help boost growth

Policymakers have been fairly quick in cutting taxes to cushion domestic businesses against the ongoing economic slowdown.

Primary school teachers should get higher pay

Due to a gender imbalance among local primary school teachers, the educational authorities in Fujian province offered 500 male high sch...


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.

Stronger at 25

Singapore and China, a diplomatic relationship of a quarter century.


Deputy head of aviation body under probe

Zhou Laizhen of the Civil Aviation Administration of China is being investigated for alleged disciplinary violations.

Xi urges fair solution to Palestinian crisis

Xi made the remarks in a message hailing a UN meeting to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

China to add civilian facilities on S China Sea islands

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson said China aims to offer better public goods and service for countries in the region.

First human H7N9 case this winter reported in S China

The case in a town under Meizhou City was confirmed on Monday, said the Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission.

China, ASEAN eye new prospects for ties

China's Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, is heralding new prospects for cooperation between China and countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

China looks West to tighten bonds

Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries expect to bring their bilateral ties with China to a new height under the framework of China-CEE cooperation.

Going against the flow?

While the world's largest water-diversion project is bringing relief to China's dry northern regions, some residents in the south say they are paying a high price, but reaping few benefits.


Singles eligible for discounted URA flats

The Urban Renewal Authority confirmed that a subsidized housing project in Kai Tak will accept single applicants.

Governance in Hong Kong inclusive: CE

CY Leung’s remarks come a day after results of district council election - that logged a record turnout - were released.

Hong Kong shares end down

The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.4% at 22,587.63, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.7% to 10,156.63.

Patriotic camp ‘in winning position’

The pro-establishment camp will have the upper hand in contesting the five “super seats” in next year’s legislature election, a political scientist says.

Focus HK

On the kindness of strangers

HK’s reputation for supporting charitable causes is well-earned. But those warm hearts and good intentions may easily fall prey to scoundrels.

A high degree of futility

HK’s university graduates often end up in jobs that do not match their hard-earned credentials, if they managed to land a job at all.

Woman, son reunite after 'McRefugee' story

A Singaporean woman who went missing 5 years ago has been reunited with her son after her plight was reported in an Associated Press story.


Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of "serious consequences" for what he termed a "stab in the back".

Japan debuts commercial rocket

Japan launched an H-2A rocket on its first commercial mission, carrying a communications satellite for a Canadian firm.

Turkish PM announces new cabinet

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu announced new cabinet after the ruling AKP Party secured a comfortable majority in the Nov 1 elections.

DPRK leader demotes top official: Seoul

Choe Ryong-hae, once considered to be the DPRK's No. 2 powerful official, was allegedly demoted due a water tunnel collapse.

High stakes gamble across Asia Pacific

Casino operators are betting on more gaming tables in the region as some countries aim to relax regulations

Bets are off

Odds stacked against Asia’s casino industry as revenues decline, but optimism remains.

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China agrees railway deals with Hungary, Serbia

Once completed, the railway will help create a fast lane for import and export of products between China and Europe.

China's global outsourcing share now 30%

China now accounts for 30.2 percent of the world's outsourcing market by 2014, up from 23.2 percent in 2011.

Asian stock markets uneven

Asian stock markets dithered as slumping commodity prices weighed on shares of resource companies.

Eye on Asia

Thailand has sufficiency economy in sights

Thailand aims to become a trade hub in the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community.

Nestle confirms Thai labor abuse

Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA's supply chains.

Gaza artist preserves Palestinian heritage

55-year-old artist Nafez Aabed works on imitating artifacts back from ancient eras to help preserve heritage and civilizations of Palestine.


Xi eyes 'extraordinary' 2022 Olympics

President Xi gave the instruction as leading organizers of the 2022 Olympics gathered for the first time on Tuesday.

FIFA ethics committee seeks life ban against Platini

Michel Platini faces a hearing before FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert in December.

Guangzhou Evergrande under fire for change of shirt ad

The club changed the ad without agreement from Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, who paid more than 100 million yuan for the team's shirts to carry its logo during all matches during the 2014-2015 season.

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.

Driving ambition

Head of Indonesia’s biggest taxi operator remembers life lessons from her grandmother, who founded the company, as she steers the business in new directions.

Life & Art

France has big night at International Emmys

France had a big night Monday at the International Emmys with a leading three awards, led by the hit crime thriller "Engrenages" ("Spiral") which won for best drama series.

'Fashion can give you little breaks'

In this exclusive interview, Katy Perry, the multi-award-winning US pop goddess and fashion icon talks about her H&M holiday campaign, her disdain for odd numbers, the must-have baby wipes and hand lotions in her bag, and how she’d love to style Hillary Clinton.

Quirky News

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.

Suit seeks to free chimp who smokes

A US animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water.

Bitter pill to stomach

The convict said she started cultivating poppy after finding out the plant cured her stomach ache.


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.