President Xi leaves for visit to Paris, Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Sunday for the Paris summit and will pay state visits to Zimbabwe and South Africa.

China's first regional jet delivered

China's first commercial regional aircraft, the ARJ21, bought by Chengdu Airlines, was delivered on Sunday.

China vows to root out poverty

China pledged resolute measures to help the remaining 70 million poor people shake off poverty by 2020.

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin approves economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

Riots erupt over killing of lawyer

The assassination of a top Kurdish lawyer has sparked anger among the public in Turkey.

US ends mass phone surveillance

The US on Sunday ended its mass phone surveillance program and replaced it with a focused a...

Russia increases strikes near Turkey

Russia has intensified its air strikes in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, close to ...

Beijing issues heavy smog alert

Beijing on Sunday issued its highest smog alert of the year, upgrading it from yellow to or...


A positive role for our young people

Chan Tak-Leung writes that our youth need to become more actively engaged in positive pursuits while maximizing the many opport...

There can be no place for radical behavior in the city

The 2015 election has been in the public spotlight for being the first election after the 79-day illegal “Occupy Central” movem...

Students require sex education

The drastic increase in the number of HIV infections among students in China in recent years means urgent efforts are needed to raise t...

Abusive teachers should not escape penalty

The absence of specifications in the Criminal Law left local judicial staff a loophole so they didn't have to act.

Downing of jet must not derail anti-terror fight

The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey on Tuesday is a most unfortunate incident, which has raised global concerns over t...


Greener economy

Hong Kong's adaptation to climate change can set an example for the region.

Winter in Macau

The city's gambling industry is suffering a cold winter.

Nervous over Fed rates

Why raising interest rates by the Federal Reserve would affect Asia's bond market.


China pledges to root out poverty by 2020

China's top leadership pledged resolute measures to help the remaining 70 million poor people shake off poverty and enjoy essential social services by 2020.

China's first regional jet delivered

China's first commercial regional aircraft, the ARJ21, was delivered on Sunday.

China's top legislator to visit Laos

China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang will pay an official goodwill visit to Laos from Dec 1 to 3.

Beijing issues heavy smog alert

Beijing on Sunday upgrated its smog alert from yellow to orange, second only to red.

China seeks better governance with big data

The 13th five-year plan (2016-2020) will include a national big data strategy and advance the opening and sharing of data resources.

The greening of China's power supply

Having set ambitious climate-change goals, China is powering up clean energy sources to fuel the economy.

Second child push challenges public services

To have a second child or not is the question of many young Chinese couples as they hesitate before facing the fierce competition for public services.


HK accounts for large part of capital's ODI

The HKSAR is enjoying record US$3.55 billion in investment from 142 mainland companies.

HK and mainland sign trade in services agreement

Under the new pact, the central government has fully or partially opened up 153 sectors to Hong Kong service providers.

ATV boss convicted over delay in staff pay

The District Court ruled that ATV Executive Director Ip Ka-po was negligent of late payment of HK$1.1m in wages to station staff.

Talks on working hours fail

Talks on standard working hours broke down as representatives from the labor side staged a walkout.

Focus HK

Live but not kicking

In the lead-up to the city’s biggest live music festival, local musicians share their worries about the future of the live music scene in HK with Agnes Lu.

Tomorrow’s leaders

Young people trying to make a difference the world over met at an international summit in Bangkok. Li Yao spoke to some of them with Chinese connections.

Vanishing execs a vexatious mystery

They're not plot outlines for crime novels but real life cases lifted from the normally dry Hong Kong stock exchange filings.


Russia intensifies strikes near Turkey

Russia has intensified its air strikes in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, close to the Turkish borders, reports said.

Protests erupt in Turkey over killing of Kurdish lawyer

The assassination of Tahir Elci, a top Kurdish lawyer, has sparked anger among the public in Turkey.

IS affiliate militants killed in Afghanistan

About five Islamic States (IS) affiliate militants have been killed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

Putin approves sanctions against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin approves economic sanctions against Turkey after Ankara shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border.

Coral reefs under siege

Rise in global temperatures is putting these beautiful ecosystems and regional livelihoods at risk.

Global warning

Asia faces catastrophic future unless leaders at Paris summit agree to cut emissions.

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CSRC streamlines powers to check corruption

China's securities watchdog said it may relax approval requirements for IPOs and corporate refinancing.

China, Britain studying feasibility of stock connect

The Shanghai-London Stock Connect is expected to allow British investors to trade Chinese shares listed in Shanghai.

China stocks battered, slump 5%

The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 5.5 percent to 3,436.30 registering its biggest percentage loss since late August.

Eye on Asia

Japan plans to pump up recovery

PM Shinzo Abe has ordered Cabinet ministers to prepare an extra spending package, seeking to breathe fresh life into Japan's stalling recovery.

Afghan warlord wants to come out of shadows

After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, seeks comeback and leverage in this country.

Japan strives to slow population decline

Japan has set its sights on stopping maternity harassment, increasing day care centres and allowing more workers to take time off after childbirth.


Vardy breaks scoring record, Leicester hold United 1-1

Vardy became the first player to score in 11 straight Premier League games when he netted the opening goal in Leicester's 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United on Saturday.

Bayern beat Hertha 2-0 in Bundesliga

Thomas Mueller scored again as Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 2-0 to provisionally extend its Bundesliga lead to 11 points on Saturday.

Barca beat Sociedad 4-0

Neymar netted twice while Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi also scored as Barcelona earned another lopsided win.

Voice of Asia

Cofounder of Asia News Network formed the media group to ensure region’s views are heard in a multipolar world.

Ahead of the pack

Chief of Tourism Australia looks to ‘high-yielding’ travelers and China’s expanding middle-class to drive visitor numbers.

Going with the grain

Father of hybrid rice in the Philippines pioneers new seeds to reduce dependency on imports and transform lives of farmers.

Life & Art

Hutong theaters revive Beijing's drama scene

On a snowy evening in Beijing, the lanterns outside flickered with warmth. Inside, the seats were packed with people waiting for the play, a romantic comedy, to begin.

'25' now UK's biggest-selling album

British singer Adele's "25" notched up the most sales in its opening week of any UK album, beating a record set in 1997 by Oasis.

Quirky News

Fiji sevens team come to the rescue of cabin crew

Players of the world champion team helped serve food and retrieve trays when air hostesses were busy attending an ailing passenger.

Is singer Adam Lambert just too sexy for S'pore?

Adam Lambert may have been a hit on American Idol but 13,000 Singaporeans have signed an online petition trying to get him booted off the stage.

How to fly free forever

Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.


Yuan takes center stage at summit

A gallery of experts spoke at the 2015 Corporate Finance Summit hosted by BOCOM HK Branch in Shenzhen.

'CE is keen to improve people’s livelihoods'

Chan believes that in the medium term the CE will deliver on key policies such as land and housing supply.

'Liberal Party gets on well with govt'

Felix Chung believes proposed ITB will be approved by legislators in October.


Getting ahead of the game

Hong Kong will have a key role in Belt and Road, provided it acts fast and grabs the opportunities before others do, say panelists at the China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable.