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iPhones' access to data facing scrutiny

Personal data can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple employees

Military drills to have 'little impact'

A live-fire military exercise starting in southeast coastal areas on Tuesday will have "limited impact on civil aviation"

DPRK bolsters cyberwarfare capabilities

A sizable portion of DPRK's scarce defence resources is dedicated to training “cyberwarriors” and boosting online combat ca...

Manchester City beat Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup

Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.

Hamas accepts Gaza lull

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with...

Captain Cook shrugs off calls to quit

Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of...

Families mourn Air Algerie crash victims

Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali were taken to...

Experts to begin probe

The second black box from the Air Algerie plane disaster was recovered on Saturday at the c...

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

Drills to have 'little impact' on civilian air services

A live-fire military exercise starting in southeast coastal areas on Tuesday will have limited impact on civil aviation, the Ministry of National Defense said on Sunday.

Harsher safety measures urged amid scandal

Legal experts and industry insiders are calling for more stringent legislation on food safety after a scandal involving the...

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

McDonald's pledges not to use Husi products

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.

CE to sign petition against 'Occupy'

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying openly indicated on Saturday that he would sign to support an anti-Occupy signature campaign launched by the Alliance for Peace and Democracy

Boy abandoned by father in S'pore to come home

A mentally handicapped 11-year-old boy is set to return to Hong Kong after he was found wandering Singapore’s harbor front after apparently being abandoned by his father.

More action proposed to safeguard IP rights

Hong Kong and Guangdong on Friday agreed to continue boosting cooperation to protect intellectual property (IP) rights and stop infringements in both regions

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

Hamas accepts Gaza lull

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group said on Sunday, hours after fighting between the sides resumed.

Philippine population reaches 100 million

Population of the Philippines reached 100 million as of Sunday, according to the country's population officials.

Thousands ignore ban in Paris 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.

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Palestinian militants launched a big rocket salvo at Israel early Sunday, endangering a unilateral cease-fire and opening the way for a possible expansion of the 20-day operation, which has already killed 1,047 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.

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

iPhones' access to data facing scrutiny

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week.

Heading in the right direction

Is the economy at last turning? The Chinese government's policies to rebalance the economy seem to be bearing some fruit at last.

Can Asia retell Mass Flourishing?

Edmund Phelps firmly believes China needs to innovate more if its economy is to progress to the next stage of development.

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

Manchester City beat Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup

Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.

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

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.

A musical spoof of the Clinton years

The Musical are said to have invited the former first couple to attend a performance of what is coyly called a spoof of their eight years in the White House.

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

Yuanming He – Chinese contemporary water paint artist comes to Hong Kong

Yuanming He, Chinese contemporary water paint artist, comes to Hong Kong for his first ever solo exhibition July 30 to August 10 and shows China Daily Asia Pacific how he creates an unique piece in four minutes. Yuanming He comes to Hong Kong for his first ever solo exhibition July 30 to August 10 and shows China Daily Asia Pacific how he creates an unique piece in four minutes. July 30 to August 10 Sky Art Salon. 102F, ICC, Kowloon.

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...