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Asian factory activities slow in September

Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.

China, US need mutual trust: FM

"China and the US first need to create mutual trust, dispel mutual suspicion and prevent strategic miscalculation," said Wa...

HK must capitalize on 'One Country', 'Two Systems': CE

"To sustain its development, Hong Kong must capitalize on the combined advantages of 'One Country' and 'Two Systems'."

Japan volcano toll rises to 48

One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash.

Unrest takes toll on 'Golden Week' tourism

Ongoing unrest has begun to take its toll on Hong Kong’s busiest week for stores catering t...

MFA reiterates opposition to foreign interference in HK

MFA expressed firm opposition on Tuesday to intervention by US and British governments in H...

Opposition losing its grip on protests: Analysts

Protesters turned to singing and chanting late on Tuesday as they continued their blockade ...

Day honors martyrs

"The great cause older generations pioneered is moving forward, and the history they starte...

Opinion

Regime change is the real aim of protesters

When social activists talk about peaceful demonstrations and non-violent protests now, we will no longer believe...

‘Occupy’ is seeking regime change in HK

Hong Kong will never be the same again since the street riots began at 1:40 am on Sunday.

Let reason prevail

With chaos from the "Occupy Central" campaign beginning to rattle Hong Kong's financial markets, and disruptions to social order in the...

No Asian Monroe Doctrine

Some in the international society wearing tinted spectacles recently made a fuss over China's "show of muscle", claiming Beijing is att...

An opportunistic adventure

A group of political extremists made good on their threat to paralyze Hong Kong's central business district by kicking off their illega...

Nation

China, US need to create mutual trust: Foreign Minister

"China and the US first need to create mutual trust, dispel mutual suspicion and prevent strategic miscalculation," said Wang Yi.

9 missing as Chinese vessel sinks off DPRK

The DPRK has launched search and rescue operations to help find a Chinese fishing vessel which sank in waters bordering Jap...

Chinese celebrate National Day

More than 120,000 people from across China rallied at the Tian'anmen Square at daybreak Wednesday to watch the raising of the national flag.

Day honors nation's martyrs

President Xi Jinping says "the great cause older generations pioneered is moving forward, and the history they started is being carried fo...

Role of Kuomintang veterans recognized

Xia Xiaobo cannot wipe from her mind the memory of her first trip to Tengchong, Yunnan province.

Slim pickings

More needed to help rising number of patients suffering from eating disorders.

Niche sports feeling the chill

Chinese events out of Olympic spotlight struggle to survive, Sun Xiaochen reports from Incheon, South Korea

Pepping up prevention

More are calling for HIV-prevention procedure amid rising infections among gay men.

HK

HK must capitalize on 'One Country', 'Two Systems'

"To sustain its development, Hong Kong must capitalize on the combined advantages of 'One Country' and 'Two Systems'," said Leung.

Unrest takes toll on 'Golden Week' tourism

Ongoing unrest has begun to take its toll on Hong Kong’s busiest week for stores catering to mainland visitors.

Protests endanger life and limb

Road blocks set up by demonstrators continued to play havoc with local emergency services as disruptions to daily life in Hong Kong entered their third day on Tuesday.

Tang: ‘Occupy’ surely unlawful

Henry Tang Ying-yen, former chief secretary for administration, said it was unlawful for people to occupy roads and paralyze traffic. He backs police enforcement in accordance with the law.

Focus HK

Superior genes for our beans

Even as the hue and cry over GM foods continues, not too many people seem to have clear-cut ideas about the extent of damage these might cause to consumers.

Patience urged for govt’s housing plans to take effect

Although the government is increasing land supply to alleviate city’s housing woes, it perhaps should look at a certain balance between public and private housing to produce more resources for public housing units.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Japan volcano toll rises to 48

One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash.

US, India discuss array of issues

US President Barack Obama and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed an array of issues including trade, climate change and security.

Facebook founder to visit India

Global social networking giant Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will visit India, the second biggest market for the network.

Afghans sign deal with US allowing troops to stay

Afghanistan's new govt signed on Tuesday a deal with the US that will allow US troops to stay beyond the end of this year.

Tranquil beauty at Golden Triangle

Meeting point of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos reveals verdant scenes and fascinating hill tribes.

Resolving the carbon conundrum

U-turns in S Korea and Australia on tax underline difficulty in reaching consensus on addressing emissions

Asia Weekly

Business

Asian factories slow in Sept

Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.

BMW to recall flawed vehicles in China

BMW China and BMW Brilliance Automotive will recall 134,180 vehicles from Oct 30 due to fuel leak problems, China's quality watchdog said on Tuesday.

China manufacturing keeps expanding

But manufacturers' operating conditions saw no improvement against the previous month amid subdued growth momentum.

Eye on Asia

India reaches Red Planet, but red tape lingers

The government has increased funding for space research by 50 percent to almost US$1 billion this financial year but the program is still small.

Braking hard: Australia M&A deals slump most in a generation

Australian inbound M&A deals declined the most in a quarter of a century as plummeting commodity prices and a faltering local stock market challenged the appetite of overseas investors for the country's assets.

Indonesia to save vital cassava crop

They are the size of a pinhead and don't even sting, but the tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless.

Sport

McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years.

Totti earns Roma 1-1 draw with City

Francesco Totti's record-breaking goal earned Roma a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.

Toast to success

Fifth-generation Filipino-Chinese enterpreneur leaves her mark in heady world of distilled spirits

Full throttle

From automotive to filmmaking, multibillionaire magnate thrives by leading his firm into highly diversified territory.

On the cusp of change

Scion of prominent Malaysian political family set CIMB Group on track to become leading financial services firm in Asia.

Life Style

Moving day at the zoo a cagey business

Wide variety of special arrangements required for transporting animals of all shapes, sizes and temperaments.

Entrepreneur bets on horse success

Equestrian owner counting on China's newly rich to take up riding, racing and purchasing of his pricely ponies.

Quirky News

Cameron contrite after saying Queen 'purred'

David Cameron will apologize to Queen Elizabeth II in person, news reports said on Thursday.

Burger King's latest meal is the new black

Burger King Japan is going back on black as it added black cheese in Kuro burgers Friday.

Indian anchor sacked over China blunder

A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping.

Video

Lights off

Hong Kong is known as the “Pearl of the Orient” for its bright-light allure. China Daily talks to a master to find out how the city’s neon lights attributed to the city's luminous reputation over decades.

Expert calls for protection for retirees

Nelson Chow, who wrote the latest retirement protection report, believes the introduction of a universal pension scheme will improve the government’s popularity, Joseph Li writes

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.

Special

HKPU starts tailor-made courses for Chinese language teachers

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) started two new programs this year.

Roundtable

Increased diversity needed in China’s infrastructure financing

Private investors struggle to take on bigger role in nation's projects as public sector continues to dominate

Reshaping regional connectivity on agenda

As economies in South and East Asia rely on domestic consumers for a greater proportion of their GDP, they are increasingly aware of the importance of strong infrastructure.