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China's GDP expands 7.3 percent in Q3

The July-September data marked the slowest quarterly growth since the first quarter of 2009 but was still within range.

China to pitch hi-speed trains to California

State-backed China CNR Corporation is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California.

High Court orders end to protests

The High Court on Monday ordered protesters to clear the roads at the illegal assembly in Mong Kok.

Beijing, New Delhi establish hotlines

Beijing has praised the "strong" determination that both China and India showed in handling border problems.

Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82.

PBOC official 'to helm' ABC

Liu Shiyu has been named Party secretary of Agricultural Bank of China Ltd.

Ebola czar seeks to reverse mistakes

US Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role.

US rules Russia out as 'cyber culprit'

The Russian government "did not sponsor" a cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase & Co in August.

Opinion

New reports confirm US role in HK politics

In an article entitled, “Why is the US so keen on ‘color revolutions’?”, People’s Daily reveals what some believe has become ob...

‘Occupy Central’ campaign is undemocratic and hypocritical

I have grown increasingly disappointed with the “Occupy Central” protesters.

Japan, China can share the same boat

Kanji - the characters derived from Chinese and adapted into written Japanese - are so visible in Japan that visitors from China may ha...

Finance ministers set APEC stage

The 21st Finance Ministers' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, will be held in Beijing on Tuesday.

Asia's growth prospects remain solid

China's economic reform process will benefit from solid growth in the Asian region.

Nation

Step up the battle against HIV/AIDS, urges first lady

China should do more in the fight against HIV/AIDS despite the disease affecting only 0.06 percent of its population, first lady Peng Liyuan said on Monday.

Hebei to lower emissions during APEC conference

Hebei province will halt a series of polluting projects and take other measures to improve air quality during the upcoming ...

Ball in their court

Like many Chinese youngsters, Jiang Li follows National Basketball Association games closely on TV.

Little Apple worms its way to music fans

Has China found its own Gangnam Style?

Hard times for the lords of the rings

A ban on performances by circus animals at China's State-owned zoos has won praise from activists, but could spell ruin for a traditional industry.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

Many women abused in military brothels by the Japanese army during World War II are now neglected by society and living in desperate conditions.

Courting the stars of the future

The search for new, world-class basketball players is being hampered by a failure to identify young talent.

From soldiers to farmers

A special force is celebrating its achievements in the tough environment of Xinjiang, where it has built farms and homes, and maintained stability.

HK

High Court orders end to protests in Mong Kok

The High Court on Monday ordered protesters to clear the roads at the illegal assembly in Mong Kok — amid police’s fear that the situation there could degenerate into rioting.

District councilors demand end to ‘Occupy’

Almost 400 district councilors and five leading chambers of Hong Kong appealed for an immediate end to the “Occupy Central” campaign amid concerns about the social and economic impact of the protests.

Jobless rate stays at 3.3% in tight market

Hong Kong’s labor market has remained tight as reflected in the latest government data which showed that third quarter (July to September) unemployment rate has stayed at 3.3 percent, unchanged from the previous quarter.

Students urged to be realistic in dialogue

Many political observers hope student “occupiers” will abandon their protests and be realistic in their upcoming talks with the government.

Focus HK

Neptune rising

Studies show much of Hong Kong’s reclaimed land is at risk of being claimed back by the sea around the beginning of the next century.

Life on the road

Writer-photographer duo Nicole Chabot and Michael Perini turn their gaze on a myriad range of people who work outdoors to earn their keep in Street Life Hong Kong.

Focus Hong Kong

Asia

Tragedy shakes Nepal's faith in tourism

German tourist Tobias Pantel is determined to leave soon on a five-day hike in the Annapurna region, the very place where dozens were killed by a freak blizzard and avalanches in Nepal's most deadly trekking disaster.

Widodo takes over as Indonesia's president

Indonesia's Joko Widodo took over as president of the world's third-largest democracy with supporters' hopes high.

Ex-Aussie PM who established China ties no more

Gough Whitlam established diplomatic relations with China and became the first Australian prime minister to visit the country, which is now Australia's largest trading partner.

Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban

Australia's Parliament House lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the PM intervened.

Home and away

Property Investment in and outside Asia rises on the back of Chinese and regional buyers’ interests.

Real estate prices soar Down Under

Chinese buyers of property in Australia are on the rise but public perception overstates impact on the market.

Asia Weekly

Business

China's GDP expands 7.3% in Q3

The GDP growth in July-September marked the slowest quarterly growth since the first quarter of 2009, but still within the set range.

China's M&A watchdog halves approval time

China's mergers & aquisition (M&A) watchdog is approving domestic and foreign deals faster, cutting legal costs for companies.

Asian stocks meander after China growth slows

Asian stock markets shrugged off China's weakest economic growth in five years, finding a silver lining in the fact it didn't slow as much as feared.

Eye on Asia

Marine in Philippine killing tests US ties

The killing of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old transgender Filipino whose former name was Jeffrey, has sparked public anger in the Philippines and revived a debate over the US military presence.

Thai soaps trigger outcry over romance

In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera The Power of Shadows, the protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady.

Has 'civil servant fever' cooled down?

The annual application for China's civil service examination started on Wednesday with at least 22,200 government spots to fill.

Sport

Nadal beats Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 at Swiss Indoors

Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday.

Blind rescues 2-2 draw for Man United at West Brom

Manchester United came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, with Daley Blind scoring the second equalizer with three minutes remaining.

Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

Beyond the horizon

Girija Pande believes the capacity of China and India to work together will be key to future of Asia’s economic growth.

Exception to the rule

Malaysian software entrepreneur guided a start-up from early days of information technology to become an industry leader

Carving her niche

From forestry to apparel, Indonesian tycoon proves that women can succeed in a male-dominated environment.

Life Style

Lang Lang, Sting to perform at UN Day concert

Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who is also United Nations Messenger of Peace, will perform in a concert at the UN Headquarters Friday in celebration of UN Day.

Britan's royal baby No 2 due in April

The birth date of the second child of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton has been announced. Royal baby number two is due to be born in April.

Quirky News

Holiday with spider in stomach

An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days.

Activist fined for topless attack on Putin statue

A topless activist was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court for having attacked a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Pizza Hut has egg on its face over receipt

Pizza Hut Singapore has launched an investigation and apologized to a customer described as a "Pink Fat Lady" in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered pizza.

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Expert calls for protection for retirees

Nelson Chow, who wrote the latest retirement protection report, believes the introduction of a universal pension scheme will improve the government’s popularity, Joseph Li writes

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.

Special

Summer Time

Summer is always full of passion and joy. The August round of China Daily College Photo Contest, “Summer Time”, has concluded. Among works submitted by university students from all around China, Ice Makers, by Huang Erdong of Liaoning University, won the first prize. Two second and five third prizes were also awarded.

Roundtable

Increased diversity needed in China’s infrastructure financing

Private investors struggle to take on bigger role in nation's projects as public sector continues to dominate

Reshaping regional connectivity on agenda

As economies in South and East Asia rely on domestic consumers for a greater proportion of their GDP, they are increasingly aware of the importance of strong infrastructure.