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HKMA's new steps ahead of stock link

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority will implement two new measures to improve RMB liquidity in Hong Kong.

Hui admits to extravagant life style

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan admitted to having given HK$7-8 million to a young woman in Shanghai.

Officer, nurse shot at by mental patient

A policeman and a nurse are being treated after a psychiatric patient managed to seize a police firearm.

Sinopec to sell US$17.5b retail stake

Sinopec Corp will sell a US$17.5-billion stake in its retail unit to a group of 25 Chinese and foreign investors.

Singapore air quality 'unhealthy'

The three-hour Pollution Standards Index broke above 100, the level beyond which the air is...

Chinachem allowed final appeal

The trustee of Nina Wang's HK$82-billion estate got the appeal nod.

Mixed reaction to smartphone sidewalk

The first "mobile phone sidewalk in China" has appeared at a scenic spot in Chongqing.

Work starts on key pipeline stage

The work on the China-Central Asia gas pipeline's Line D was started in Tajikistan.

Opinion

SAR’s pension plans have to be sustainable

Nelson Chow Wing-sun, a professor of social administration at the University of Hong Kong, has recommended a retirement pension...

Remedies always more important than blame

The Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway frequently earns high praise from passengers.

Stronger chain of collaboration

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away", is an English idiom that encourages people to eat fresh fruit and vegetables to stay healthy.

London, are you listening? Mind your own business!

What is it about Hong Kong that brings out the very worst in the nature of the British — and has done so for almost two centuries?

Exposing Chris Patten’s lies about Hong Kong

Chris Patten, the last colonial governor of Hong Kong prior to the handover, never fails to create controversy every time the SAR is se...

Nation

Work starts on major stage of gas pipeline

President Xi Jinping and Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan saw the start of work on the China-Central Asia gas pipeline's Line D construction on Saturday in Tajikistan.

Experts call for policies on rare diseases

Experts at an international seminar held over the weekend at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University called for legisla...

Police detain 24 protesters opposed to incinerator

Police in Boluo county, Guangdong province, detained 24 people suspected of violations of laws during a protest on Saturday against the co...

China, Britain vow to boost economic and financial cooperation

China and Britain have broad prospects for financial cooperation and both countries should give full play to their respective advantages t...

Budding businesses of the digital age

Young Chinese entrepreneurs are tapping opportunities from the Internet to realize their world-changing dreams.

Helping them breathe

Workers hit by dust-related lung disease need more support.

Going the distance

Capital's subways and buses strain to serve its fast-growing population.

Survey finds pessimism in ties with Japan

Public opinion poll shows lessening effect of Diaoyu Islands dispute, but cloud remains, report Zhang Yunbi in Beijing and Cai Hong in Tokyo.

HK

Hui admits to extravagant life style

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan admitted to having given HK$7-8 million to a young woman in Shanghai.

Officer, nurse shot at by mental patient

Police officers and a hospital worker are being treated for non-life threatening injuries after a psychiatric patient managed to seize a police firearm.

HKO raises Kalmaegi alert

The Observatory has issued the Strong Wind Signal No 3

Parties to meet central govt leaders

Representatives from two of the city’s main pro-establishment parties are set to meet central government leaders about the SAR’s election reforms, as the opposition continues to face pressure from local political heavyweights who question their withdrawal from dialogue.

Focus HK

Ready to serve

Ko Lai-chak’s premature retirement from the international competition circuit has not dampened his spirits.

Playing a fairer game

Hong Kong is striving to promote a fairer trade regime by implementing legislation to eradicate anti-competition market behavior.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

NZ PM accused of mass surveillance

New Zealand PM John Key was again under attack for "politicizing" the country's security for his own political ends.

Singapore air quality at 'unhealthy' range

SINGAPORE - Air quality in Singapore crossed the "unhealthy" line on Monday morning, as the three-hour pollutant standards index (PSI) reached 113 at around 6 am.

DPRK flays US, ROK for war commemoration

The DPRK condemned a celebration to commemorate the Incheon Landing Operation during the 1950-1953 Korean war.

Rescuers save 111 from sunken Philippine ferry

Rescuers saved more than 111 people overnight and recovered three bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after it encountered weather trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.

Partners for growth

President Xi’s South Asia trip puts regional stability and economic development top of agenda.

Unlocking private sector potential

Be it in China or in ASEAN, businesses can play an even bigger role in driving future growth.

Asia Weekly

Business

Sinopec to sell US$17.5b retail stake

Sinopec's retail unit will issue new shares to a group of 25 large financial companies to raise US$17.5 billion.

Sport of kings a lure for nouveau riche

The interest of China's middle class in equine sports is quickly growing as they look for new ways to enjoy their wealth, similar to how they have taken to leisure activities such as golf and sailing. Horse-riding is already a common tourism activity in many Chinese cities, and spectator sports such as horseracing and equestrian shows are now becoming popular.

Asian stocks tumble over China data

Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a US Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence.

Eye on Asia

New Silk Road 'important to Sri Lanka'

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping's initiative of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

India's love affair with gold may be over

A one-quarter drop in local gold prices over the past year has shaken the confidence of Indians in the precious metal as a store of value and dented demand in the world's second-biggest buyer.

Dry ridge stokes West Bank tension

Days after a ceasefire was reached, Israel announced that 400 hectares west of Bethlehem was now "state land".

Sport

Big wins for Man United, Inter Milan

Strengthened by its expensive new signings, Manchester United rediscovered its swagger in a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers to suggest that England's biggest club might be getting back to its best.

Federer, Swiss into Davis Cup final vs France

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles.

USA wins basketball worlds

With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the USA" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the US basketball players to hear anything.

On the cusp of change

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

Diamond dwellings

Founder of luxury property business in Australia ensures her high-end Chinese clients are eased into their new environment.

Game changer

The World Bank's chief economist from India is a strategic thinker who draws his inspiration from everyday situations.

Life Style

Leading director detained for buying sex

Award-winning film director Wang Quan'an was detained last week on suspicion of hiring a prostitute, Legal Evening News reported on Monday.

Andy Lau denies feud with Stephen Chow

Actor Andy Lau has shot down rumors he's feuding with fellow Hong Kong A-lister Stephen Chow.

Quirky News

Mixed reaction to smartphone sidewalk

The first "mobile phone sidewalk in China" has appeared at a scenic spot in Chongqing municipality.

Shanghai has China's most henpecked husbands?

The authors of a recent say the cities with the highest number of henpecked husbands are Shanghai, Chengdu in Sichuan province, Wuhan in Hubei province, and Chaozhou in Guangdong province.

Dethroned beauty queen blasts pageant boss

A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said she won't return her crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a thief.

Video

Mix and match

Can seldom choose the right drink? Don’t worry, perhaps this peek at the recently-concluded Hong Kong Bartender Tournament 2014 will give you a better idea of what to order and where.

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.

Campaign relishes public’s support

More than 1 million people have signed up to support universal suffrage and oppose “Occupy Central”. Ng Chau-pei, organizer of the campaign, told Joseph Li this was a victory for common sense.

Special

Stimulus measures not the answer to growth: Economist

Experts split over whether the mainland’s growth pattern could be dictated by further packages to prop up the slowed economy

Roundtable

Empowering HK’s logistics industry

The government and the logistics sector need a long-term strategy for land, infrastructure, and policy, as well as industry talents development to support the local industry’s bid to transform into high value-added services providers.

Tapping the mainland’s e-commerce potential

Glamour Sales China, the pan Asian authorized luxury private sales company...