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'PBOC to properly shift monetary policy'

China International Capital Corp. said the PBOC can still maintain stable market liquidity while shifting its monetary policy.

Worshippers asked to leave Thai temple

The move is aimed to help cops search for a former abbot of the temple, who is wanted on money-laundering charges.

Police: 4 DPRK suspects fled M'sia

Malaysian police said the cause of death of the DPRK man still remained unknown.

China suspends import of DPRK coal

The suspension, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2321, will remain in effect from Feb 19 to Dec 31 this year.

China, Canada signal consensus on trade liberalization

Canada said it will step up a feasibility study over a Free Trade Agreement with China.

Glitch delays historic SpaceX launch

The next launch attempt — provided everything can be fixed quickly — would be Sunday morning.

Trump administration plans to speed deportations

The new guidelines direct agents to only pass applicants having a good chance of getting as...

Myanmar: 69 killed in clearance operations

The Myanmar military claimed the end of a four-month area clearance operations on Friday.

Opinion

We must not allow by-stander apathy

Paul Surtees expresses concern at people using smartphones to insensitively record accidents and also offers some solutions to ...

How we spend defines who we are

The financial secretary should be guided by the long-term impact of his decisions, and not to gain short-term plaudits.

Being a member of HK’s FCC is an honor and a pleasure

There is an old saying that home is where your heart is. The FCC, at Lower Albert Road in Central, has for decades remained home for ma...

Credibility factor keeps traditional media alive

When it comes to credibility and reliability it is still impossible for social networks or media led by non-journalists to replace the ...

Employers should adopt benevolent capitalism

It is necessary to persuade HK employers that raising employees’ pay can benefit their businesses by creating more potential customers.

Video

The Kuitou Maker

A glimpse of Chaoshan | PART FOUR

Down slope

In this episode, we’re going down the slopes from the top of Yabuli.

Snow town walking

In this episode we try the easiest but most direct way to experience more about the crystallised town.

Nation

China reiterates opposition to THAAD

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi conveyed this to his ROK counterpart Yun Byung-se on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference.

China suspends coal imports from DPRK

The suspension, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2321, will be effective from Feb 19 to Dec 31 this year.

China: Committee urges protection of judge safety, rights

The call came after a judge in China's Jiangsu Province came under attack on Friday.

Wang: China backs European integration coherently

Beijing said it is willing to work with Europe for the sake of global peace and development.

Farmland reform buzzing in from the sky

Drones, like robots, have become more prolific in social and business life as the industry continues to scale new heights, particularly on the Chinese mainland.

Hebei sets high goals for soccer progress

Authorities in North China's Hebei province have issued a plan for the development of soccer up until 2050.

'Banquet ban' gives locals food for thought

A city in Southwest China has banned locals from hosting elaborate banquets as a way of reducing food waste and preventing unnecessary expenditure.

HK

Tsang found guilty of misconduct in office

The former chief executive was the highest-ranking official in the city's history to be convicted of such a crime.

Massive reserves could boost key sectors in HK

Business service companies call for growth hotspots to be nurtured through targeted tax incentives.

Stocks ease as investors book profits

The benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 0.3% to 24,033.74, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.9% to 10,360.13.

HK takes economic freedom crown for 23rd year

Hong Kong is ranked the world's freest economy for the 23rd year, according to US-based think-tank Heritage Foundation.

Focus HK

Melting pot

The culture season is upon us. China Daily suggests, let's give it an artless reception.

Distinction with flying colors

Back in 1936 it took eight days and 23 stops — to change aircraft and refuel — to reach London from Hong Kong!

When the lady holds the hammer

Auctions have become big business in Hong Kong, and auction houses rely increasingly on homegrown talents. Many houses are turning to talented women, to help spur their sales.

Asia

4 suspects related to DPRK man’s death fled M'sia

Malaysian police said the cause of death of the DPRK man still remained unknown.

Thousands of worshippers urged out of Thai temple

Search for the temple's former abbot who is wanted on money-laundering charges will be intensified.

69 killed in Myanmar clearance operations

The Myanmar military claimed the end of a four-month area clearance operations on Friday.

Philippine army to help deal drug syndicates

Duterte, who recently suspended the national police from the anti-narcotics campaign, has ordered the military to play a role in his crackdown.

Trade still the fabric of Asia

Recent threats against globalization add new urgency to agreements in a region that has thrived on cross-border commercial activity

Trading strategy

For Asia’s economies, the sharp decline in global commercial growth could force a shift to a more regional focus

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

Business

Report: PBOC to properly shift monetary policy

In its quarterly report, China’s central bank outlined its intention to implement a prudent and neutral monetary policy while keeping liquidity basically stable.

Trade liberalization: China, Canada signal consensus

In meeting with her Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada will step up a feasibility study over a Free Trade Agreement with China.

Audi to launch clean-energy vehicles, expand production in China

The company is also planning to launch new vehicle types produced locally in China to meet the diverse demands from consumers in different age groups.

Eye on Asia

'Only Tans could pray here before 1982'

For more than a hundred years, only people with the Tan surname were allowed to worship at the temple nestled amid "shophouses" in Magazine Road near Clarke Quay.

Don't give rocky shores a wide berth

An expert said rocky shore habitats can be useful indicators of climate change.

Mattress, toilet in cell for Samsung scion

Jay Y. Lee was being held in a single cell, but he was not being given special treatment, said prison officials.

Sport

Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star

Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader.

Harrison beats Young in Memphis, reaches 1st final

Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young in 90 minutes at the Memphis Open semifinals, finally advancing to his first career final in his eighth try.

Pyeongchang revs up for Winter Olympics

South Korea's Gangwon Province hopes to maximize on global event to become international tourism spot.

Glass half full

South Australian winemaker has tasted world acclaim but sees China’s potential as even more intoxicating.

Selling the sky

Hong Kong businesswoman's talent for closing a sale lifted her from lipstick and lingerie to helicopters and private jets.

Reinventing finance

Singapore-based cofounder of a platform for investment research is making moves to revolutionize the industry.

Life & Art

Hungarian love story wins the Golden Bear

A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film.

Glitch delays historic SpaceX launch

The next launch attempt — provided everything can be fixed quickly — would be Sunday morning.

Quirky News

Penguins get Valentine's hearts for nests

Penguins at a California aquarium got more than their daily helping of fish to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Hot enough to fry an egg on a car in Australia

Video of an Australian police officer frying an egg on the bonnet of his patrol vehicle during a heatwave has gone viral on social media.

Who wants to be second?

Comedians throughout Europe joined to make videos to "compete" for second place after America following a Dutch comedy show.

Special

Campus news talent

CUHK students win 16 prizes at 2016 Campus Newspaper Awards.

Riding out the storm — we did!

HK retailers saw one of the worst years on record in 2016, but TSL jewelry group decision-maker Estella Ng tells Sophie He shrewd running and strategy had helped them win the day.

Roundtable

Stronger China-India ties a bonus for Asia

Comprehensive relationship between Asia’s two major economic powers will help create a win-win situation for all parties, roundtable forum heard.