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OSI Group probe finds supplier standards low

An on-going internal probe conducted by OSI Group LLC into Chinese food supplier Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, has revealed lo...

HK index at 3-1/2 year high

Hong Kong's benchmark index finished at its highest level in more than three years as Chinese banks jumped

China may have citizens fighting in Iraq, says Middle East envoy

Muslim extremists from China's Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq

'Ronaldinho on his way out'

Ronaldinho has likely played his last match for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, according to the star's teammate and close...

Sohu reports US$45 million loss

Sohu.com Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, says it lost US$45m in the la...

Chinese stocks at 5-month high

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped by 2.07 percent or 44.07 points, to 2170.69 p...

Military drills to have 'little impact'

A live-fire military exercise starting in southeast coastal areas on Tuesday will have "lim...

DPRK bolsters cyberwarfare capabilities

A sizable portion of DPRK's scarce defence resources is dedicated to training “cyberwarrior...

Opinion

CE candidates should declare loyalty to country and SAR

As noted in the report submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) by Chief Executive (CE) Le...

New uses for HK’s historic buildings

Much credit belongs to earlier generations for passing on fine examples of the buildings and monuments from their era to later ...

Cyber cold war likely to continue

Most countries engage in a degree of corporate spying; however, boundaries should be put in place

No leniency on food crimes

The scandal will also make a difference to the amending of the Food Safety Law, which is being reviewed by lawmakers of the Standing Co...

BRICS bank vis-a-vis IMF

Last week's agreement by the five BRICS member states to establish a development bank along with a currency reserve pool, they called t...

Nation

OSI Group probe finds supplier standards low

An on-going internal probe conducted by OSI Group LLC into Chinese food supplier Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, has revealed low standards

China may have citizens fighting in Iraq: Envoy

Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have c...

Report on army cheats sparks concern

A news report that exposed cheating by army officers and soldiers in military exercises has triggered public concerns.

Most expats pay for HIV/AIDS care

China has detected about 1,500 new foreign HIV/AIDS sufferers on the mainland in the past three years, according to the National Center fo...

Shaolin: Fists of fame

Ancient temple riding a wave of global interest in its style of kung fu, report Hou Liqiang and Qi Xin in Dengfeng, Henan province.

Keeping the peace

Chinese peacekeepers work the ground as part of the country's increasingly important role in UN peacekeeping efforts, report Zhang Yan and Wang Qian.

Eyeballing online

Chinese Internet TV and media devices are revolutionizing information and entertainment even as traditional counterparts face demise, Bao Wanxian reports in Tianjin.

HK

HK index closes at highest in over 3-1/2 years

Hong Kong's benchmark index finished at its highest level in more than three years as Chinese banks jumped

Lawmakers flay McDonald's for delayed disclosure

Fast-food behemoth McDonald's issued a second apology over the weekend for “a lack of clarity” over the extent of a growing rotten meat scandal on its operations in Hong Kong.

'Chief secy says reform package likely in Oct'

The Hong Kong government will consult the public on official proposals for the election overhaul in 2017 as soon as October, Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam

HK woman jailed in NZ for smuggling drug

A 25-year-old Hong Kong woman was jailed for 10 years on Monday for smuggling drugs hidden in traditional Chinese statuettes into New Zealand.

Focus HK

Enter the NetDragon

Mobile technology leader Cherrypicks’ entry into the mainland market marks a new phase in the company’s development of the apps industry. But Hong Kong IT companies will have to tread a careful path in embracing a brand new business model on the mainland.

Powering skills

The government is going all out to upgrade Hong Kong’s vocational education system to balance job skills in the market. But the deep-rooted cultural prejudice against vocational education is not likely to go away.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Submarines: Japan may partner Australia

Australia should discuss building its next-generation fleet of submarines overseas, the Department of Defence said on Monday, a shift that could open the door to a partnership deal with Japan

Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians

Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia's mainland

Thousands ignore Paris ban to protest

French police arrested 70 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armor-clad riot squads.

Rough weather

Malaysia Airlines may not survive latest tragedy but strong performances by us carriers offer hope to sector in Asia

Cracks show in ASEAN’s aviation sector

Open skies policy sounds promising, but it's not quite ready for take-off

Asia Weekly

Business

Chinese stocks surge to five-month high

Financial shares led Chinese stocks to a 5 month high in morning trading on Monday.

Sohu reports US$45 million loss

Sohu.com Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, says it lost US$45 million in the latest quarter while revenue rose 18 percent to US$400 million

China profits boost Asian stock markets

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits.

Eye on Asia

DPRK bolsters cyberwarfare capabilities

Insular state has systematic policy to nurture 'cyber warriors'

Endangered Tibetan monkey makes a comeback

The Hongla Mountain National Nature Reserve, in Markam county of the Tibet autonomous region, has seen a steady increase in recent years...

Singapore bans Archie comics

Singapore has banned a volume of the "Archie" comic book that featured a same-sex marriage, adding fuel to a censorship row that erupted over a children's story about two male penguins hatching an egg

Sport

'Ronaldinho on his way out'

Ronaldinho has likely played his last match for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, according to the star's teammate and close friend Jo.

Bayern Munich beat Wolfsburg 3-0 to lift Telecom Cup

Bayern lift the Telecom Cup for the second time in a row as they beat Wolfsburg 3-0 at the final on Sunday.

Bayern chairman: club will never fire Guardiola

Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him.

Bricks and mortar of IT

Indian property mogul has built a fortune creating industrial space for technology firms in Bangalore

Rebuilding Myanmar

Hard work helped serge pun escape turbulent childhood to become a tycoon instrumental in nation’s development

Man of the crowd

Chinese designer who cofounded Asia’s biggest crowdfunding platform in Australia is taking the popular concept to China

Life Style

'Lucy' tops North American box office

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Luc Besson's "Lucy" debuted with a winning $44 million at the North American box office this weekend, decisively acing out "Hercules".

Li's turning points

Guitarist Li Yanliang has had a long career playing alongside singer-songwriter Xu Wei. The musician has now released a book documenting his journey and giving tips to other aspiring rock stars.

Quirky News

Argentina tells world to stop bothering bear

Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in Nelson Mandela's honor wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."

Plane's near-miss now a whale of a tale

A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck.

Video

Natural Instinct

How does one deal with old T-shirts and onion peels? While most would gladly bin them, a group of farmers share the secrets of recycling refuse to create objects of everyday use.

Cleaner fuel vital for energy generation

In the opinion of William Yu, chief executive of World Green Organisation, emissions from power generation in Hong Kong are under strict control, while most polluting emissions come from the vehicles.

'HK on a unique path to democracy'

Hong Kong is taking a unique path to democracy and should not copy foreign models of democratic development, Lau Siu-kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, said on Thursday.

Special

Crazy football

Football has the charm that makes the world crazy. After a breathtaking World Cup, the June round of China Daily’s College Photo Contest, “Crazy Football”, has concluded. Among works submitted by university students from all around China, Breakthrough, by Liu Zheng of Guangxi University Of Foreign Languages, won the first prize. Two second and five third prizes were also awarded.

Roundtable

Retailing Strategies in Asia: The Next Generation

Retailers have to differentiate themselves and offer an...

Tapping the mainland’s e-commerce potential

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