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China to improve services for new economy

China will improve its services for the new economy to accelerate new growth, according to a government document.

US says to withdraw from TPP

The new US administration said its trade strategy would start with withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Arts blacklist: S. Korea minister held

Cho Yoon-sun was suspected of involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists critical of President Park Geun-hye.

Apple sues Qualcomm for US$1 billion

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for US$1 billion in a patent fight.

Li: More foreign talent welcome

More foreign talent is welcome to China for innovation work and business, Premier Li said.

US asks S. Korea to arrest Ban's brother

Ban Ki-sang was allegedly involved in a bribery case over building complex sale in Vietnam.

Trump sworn in as 45th US president

Donald Trump pledged to pursue "America First" policies his an inaugural address on Friday.

Carrie Lam kicks off election campaign

Carrie Lam vowed to enhance communication with HK residents during her election campaign.

Opinion

Greater pressure expected on HK dollar peg in 2017

Hong Kong is not expected to find it any easier to speed up economic restructuring this year and local banks are expected to re...

Trump’s trade war destined to fail

As developing nations become major consumers and producers, global markets will thrive with or without the US

Post-truth constitutes a real threat to society

HK has become increasingly agitated and intolerant as a society, with social media playing a big part in it, which has led to a rise in...

A Policy Address that is ambitious, responsible

Rather than just muddling through the last six months of its term, the administration chose to tackle deep-seated problems plaguing soc...

Questioning old rules could be the first step toward a fairer society

Budget discipline is seen to be too conservative by putting unnecessary constraints on government expenditure.

Video

Hands off the wheel

Are autopilot features safer than human drivers in a densely populated city like Hong Kong?

Colorful phoenix

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Nation

China to improve govt service for new economy

China will improve its services for the new economy to accelerate new growth, according to a government document.

Li: More foreign talent welcome

More foreign talent is welcome to China for innovation work and business, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

2 killed, 10 missing in Hunan landslide

The Mirage Hotel in Hunan province was buried in a landslide around 7:30 pm on Friday.

Shen Jinlong named new commander of PLA Navy

The People's Liberation Army Navy has appointed a new commander — 60-year-old Lieutenant Admiral Shen Jinlong.

Chinese brand makes inroads in tennis world

Svetlana Kuznetsova said one perk of the partnership is she can collaborate with Qiaodan's designers on the outfits she wears on court.

China-made mobile robot to begin mass production

Loomo, the first consumer robot produced by Segway, is set to begin mass production for consumers later this year.

China to boost education for vulnerable groups

Measures to prevent disease and enhance rehabilitation services among approved regulations.

HK

Former CS kicks off election campaign

Carrie Lam vowed to enhance communication with ordinary people during her election campaign.

'HKEX set to improve and expand services'

Operator of local bourse will seek to refine listing regime, expand connect scheme and introduce new products.

Stocks snap 3-week winning streak

The benchmark Hang Seng index fell 0.7%, to 22,885.91 points at the close, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.8%, to 9,715.72 points.

Stocks end weaker after Yellen's comments

The benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 0.2%, to 23,049.96 points. while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.1%, to 9,792.37 points.

Focus HK

Eat, drink, be merry

China Daily suggests you create the air of warmth straight out of the steamer! What is Lunar New Year without a Chinese classic, after all?

A show of goodwill

The HK Arts Festival may not be as elitist and exclusive as is sometimes believed. In fact the organizers have been trying to reach out to the masses all along.

Five in running

Former Financial Secretary John Tsang officially announced his bid in the 2017 Chief Executive election on Thursday. So far, five aspirants have announced their candidacies.

Asia

S. Korea culture minister arrested

Cho Yoon-sun was suspected of involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists critical of President Park Geun-hye.

US asks S. Korea to arrest Ban's brother

The US government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on bribery charges.

Thailand probes Rolls-Royce over bribery

Thailand's anti-graft watchdog is looking into the alleged bribery case between Rolls-Royce and state-owned oil firm PTT.

Abe pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US

Abe's urgency to meet Trump reflects worries in Japan about how Trump's "America first" policy will affect US commitments to the Asia region.

Drier future

Last year’s severe drought in parts of Asia highlights water security as a major challenge for the region.

Changes in climate pose new threats

Both floods and drought have intensified in the Lower Mekong Basin in the past decade, raising serious concerns about food and water security.

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

Business

US says to withdraw from TPP

The new US administration said its trade strategy would start with withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Apple sues Qualcomm for US$1b

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for US$1 billion in a patent fight

Li confident in 2017 economy

China will effectively stabilize its growth and guard against risks this year, Premier Li Keqiang said.

Eye on Asia

Vietnam: Reviving the traditional long dress

Vietnamese men are encouraged to wear "ao dai", the famous Vietnamese long dress to keep traditional dress and values alive.

Shippers avoid 'pirate hotspot' off Philippines

Route diversion means higher costs and more time for the transport of goods such as Australian iron ore to key Asian destinations.

Thai floods: Chances to pan for gold

More than two dozen people were searching for gold along the local canal, called Klong Thong, or "Golden Canal" .

Sport

Serena Williams reaches 4th round without dropping a set

Serena Williams made the net seem much higher and the court much smaller for Nicole Gibbs, a first-timer on Rod Laver Arena.

Gerrard returns to Liverpool as coach in youth academy

Steven Gerrard is returning to Liverpool to coach in the Premier League team's youth academy.

Lewandowski's goal gives Bayern last-gasp victory

Robert Lewandowski showed impressive dexterity to score an injury-time winner as Bayern Munich scraped a 2-1 win at Freiburg on Friday.

Reinventing finance

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

Queen of clean

Japanese best-selling author is on a mission to organize the world with her unique tidying-up methods.

Investing in Asia

Among the world’s most respected bankers, former HSBC and ANZ boss urges Australia to capitalize on region’s growth.

Life & Art

Miss Universe: Beauty queens are not robots

Maintaining that she stayed true to herself, outgoing Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach says beauty queens "are not rehearse and are not robots."

Which country has the most immigrants?

The United States is home to 19 percent of the world’s immigrants, according to the United Nations figures.

Quirky News

Male street cleaners get high heels as gifts

Street cleaners in central China last week were stunned by the stylish shoes they were given as new year presents by their bosses.

Mexico's lower house becomes 'Chamber of Rats'

The name of Mexico's lower house of Congress has been changed by pranksters to the "Chamber of Rats" on Google Maps.

Love conquers man’s fear of heights

Chinese businessman managed to overcome his fear of heights to pose for his pre-wedding shoot on the Rainbow Skywalk located on the 68th floor of Komtar, the tallest building in Penang.

Special

Campus news talent

CUHK students win 16 prizes at 2016 Campus Newspaper Awards.

Getting the winning formula across

Amid a slowed world economy, businesses need a spot-on blueprint that will promise a lasting impact, global strategist Chris Outram tells Sophie He.

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.