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China investigates former security chief

China has decided to place former security chief Zhou Yongkang under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary viol...

Heavy casualties reported in Xinjiang terror attack

Dozens of civilians were killed or injured in a terrorist attack early on Monday morning in Shache county, Kashgar prefectu...

Gaza: 100 killed in one day as Israel intensifies attack

Israel on Tuesday intensified its air and ground strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing at least 100 Palestinians in a deadlies...

Microsoft probed for monopoly

The Chinese antitrust regulator confirmed on Tuesday that it is launching an anti-monopoly investigating concerning Microso...

EU adopts new economic sanctions against Russia: Diplomats

European Union governments reached a deal on Tuesday to impose a new range of economic sanc...

CPC to hold key session on rule of law

The Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold the fourth plenary session of the 18th central...

Govt issues tough accountability code for officials

Auditors will keep a close eye on officials in three key areas of accountability: governmen...

HK shares at new 3-1/2-year highs

Hong Kong's benchmark index ended at its highest in more than 3-1/2 years on Tuesday, as ga...

Opinion

Foreign CEOs are not always best for HK

Services on the MTR Corporation’s (MTRC) Kwun Tong Line were delayed last Wednesday morning.

No easy answers when developing retirement funds

The idea of a core fund, which the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority (MPFA) proposed recently, is to provide an alternative to...

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

China probes former security chief Zhou Yongkang

China has decided to place former security chief Zhou Yongkang under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violation".

Heavy casualties reported in Xinjiang terror attack

Dozens of civilians were killed or injured in a terrorist attack early on Monday morning in Shache county, Kashgar prefectu...

Zhou's son detained as graft fight enters new phase

Zhou Bin, the younger son of former top security chief Zhou Yongkang, has been placed under detention on a charge of illegal business deal...

LA police arrest 4 teens in Chinese student murder case

Los Angeles Police have arrested two men and two juveniles in connection with the murder of a 24-year-old Chinese graduate student.

Behavior beyond classes

A scandal involving a university professor’s alleged sexual harassment of a student is refueling debate over abuse on Chinese campuses, report Sun Li and Hu Meidong in Xiamen, Fujian province.

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.

HK

HK officials should oppose Occupy movement: CE

China's Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Tuesday that he and other government officials could not condone unlawful protest behaviors

Minibuses join anti-Occupy campaign

Posters speaking out against an opposition plan to occupy the Central business district have been posted on more than 1,000 minibuses plying 50 routes across Hong Kong

Tourist satisfaction with HK at record high

Tourist satisfaction with Hong Kong has hit a record high, according to poll by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

HK shares at new 3-1/2-year highs

Hong Kong's benchmark index ended at its highest in more than 3-1/2 years on Tuesday, as gains accelerated in the afternoon with property developers strong ahead of interim earnings

Focus HK

Turn down that noise!

Public square dancing has spilled over into Hong Kong from the mainland, arousing some passion from the local community. But, it has also triggered disquiet among residents who detest the loud noise generated. Hua Yang writes.

Teaching life lessons

At a time when college education is increasingly seen as a stepping stone to a secure and profit-oriented career, Hang Seng Management College is keen to broaden the horizons of its students. Lin Jing talks to Simon Ho Shun-man, the institution’s new president.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Gaza: 100 killed in one day as Israel intensifies attack

Israel on Tuesday intensified its air and ground strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing at least 100 Palestinians in a deadliest day since the beginning of its military campaign against militants in the coastal enclave

Karzai's cousin killed in bombing

President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor's office in the southern province of Kandahar said

Russia violated nuclear treaty: US

In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the US government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty

UN sanctions DPRK operator of ship carrying weapons

The UN has imposed sanctions on the DPRK shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 with military ware

Winning Zou stokes Chinese interest

Fanbase ready for more action as poster boy from Zunyi closes in on professional world title

Weak yuan weighs on airlines

Currency's slide to hit first-half earnings of China's three major carriers

Asia Weekly

Business

Microsoft probed for monopoly in China

A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software

China's young entrepreneurs dig for internet gold

When mobile app MYOTee swept the Chinese online scene with 30 million download clicks in June, its developer Erick Guo already knew that in the internet age, success could be short-lived.

Asia stocks reach 3-year peak

Asian shares touched fresh three-year highs on Tuesday as investors in the region drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets, though caution was warranted given the torrent of U.S. economic news still to come this week

Eye on Asia

Splintering Iraq reaches breaking point

Salman Khaled has lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shiite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival...

Vietnamese taste for cat puts pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers.

DPRK bolsters cyberwarfare ability

Sizable portion of its scarce defence resources dedicated to training “cyberwarriors” and boosting online combat capabilities.

Sport

Ronaldo looking at big 6 this season

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights high as he returns to work ahead of the new football season

Judge gives go-ahead for $2b sale of Clippers

The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely coda to a case of lingering racism in American sports.

Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.

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

Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs pop

Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.

Plastic to poolside for environmentally conscious fashion

Recycled materials allow fashionistas to stay on-trend while being mindful of the environment. Tiffany Tan chats with Miss Earth China 2013 about a Shanghai-based fashion brand that is making bikinis from recycled plastic bottles.

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

Dance with history

The Consulate General of India in Hong Kong and Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) have jointly organized Bharatanatyamto performance for Hong Kong audience.

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...