China brokerages pledge to buy stocks

The China Securities Regulatory Commission scrapped compulsory net purchase orders on securities traders Friday.

Billions pledged for clean energy tech

At least 19 governments and 28 leading world investors, have signed on so far.

HK set to launch own science academy

HK's first ever Academy of Sciences will be launched with the aim of motivating the youth to join scientific research.

97 on ferry to S'pore rescued

The ferry sailing towards Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink.

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...


Much to be gained from Belt and Road

Ben Simpfendorfer writes that to exploit the opportunities of a new economic era, HK must not only be the gateway to China but ...

Give students less homework and more creative challenges

Unfortunately, most Hong Kong parents have yet to differentiate book learning from creativeness and a nimble intellect.

Using innovation to fight climate change

The international community is actively promoting a new governance system to cope with climate change - a challenge to humankind as a w...

Fatherhood the key to two-child families

The only problem is that many men have not learned how to do those things.

Green subsidies necessary

Beijing's decision to reintroduce subsidies for energy-saving household appliances is a welcome step to enhance its residents' awarenes...


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.


Climate: China, France to work together

President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Francois Hollande met ahead of a key United Nations climate conference.

Xi poised for crucial push on emissions

President expected to urge rich nations to transfer technology and capital in climate change battle.

Africans face hurdles to get care

Guangzhou hospital shoulders burden, pushes for subsidies and more awareness.

Judges told to take new view of green cases

With environmental disputes increasing rapidly, the need for judges to adapt to revised laws, new case precedents and to understand their ...

Mini-vans, the next big thing in China

Automakers are betting that Chinese families will embrace the mini-van, hoping it will become the next big thing just as Beijing relaxes the one-child policy.

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.


'Let’s be pragmatic in solving HK’s land crunch'

Writing in his official weekly blog, Chan slammed critics who base their arguments against building homes beyond the urban boundaries on distorted facts, as well as prejudice.

Imagination works to cast a spell

Gary Goddard, founder-CEO of Goddard Group, tells of building a business on the strength of dreams from Disney.

SAR launching city’s first science academy to boost research and innovation

The academy will be headed by world renowned geneticist Tsui Lap-chee with 27 leading academics as founding members, including two Nobel laureates.

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.

Focus HK

Startups show IT’s the real thing

Finally the city’s much-cherished dream of having a robust startup ecosystem is beginning to materialize.

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.


Ex-Malaysian diplomat admits attacking NZ woman

Muhammad Rizalman, 39, was Malaysian defense attache in Wellington when the attack occurred in May last year.

Indonesia ferry on way to S'pore capcizes, 97 rescued

Ferry operator Batamfast called out two other ferries that rescued all 90 passengers and seven crew.

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.

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.

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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China brokerages pledge to buy stocks

The China Securities Regulatory Commission scrapped compulsory net purchase orders on securities traders Friday.

CSRC streamlines powers to check corruption

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

Asian shares off to cautious start

Asian shares were on edge after a sharp fall in Chinese markets in the previous session.

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.


Kobe Bryant to retire at end of season

The third-leading scorer in NBA history wrote a poem entitled "Dear Basketball" to announce his decision.

Andy Murray gives Britain Davis Cup title after 79 years

By beating David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday, Murray secured Britain's 3-1 victory over Belgium in the Davis Cup final and ended a drought for the country dating back to 1936.

Lin Dan outlines sharper Rio 2016 focus

Lin Dan will scale back commercial activities in a bid to turn his focus squarely on next year's Olympic Games.

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

Saving a dying legacy

As China gets increasingly urban, traditional villages are vanishing......

Life in a snow globe

Heilongjiang is running new travel routes devoted to all that makes China's northernmost province a winter wonderland.

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.