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  • CE meets World Bank chief
    Chief Executive CY Leung met World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim at Government House today.   Mr Leung said Hong Kong is strategically located in the heart of Asia with easy acces...
  • Tsang Tak-sing to attend student games
    Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing will attend the 12th National Student Sports Games in Shanghai next week.   He will support the Hong Kong delegation, comprising 44 student athl...
  • HK, Guangdong IP meeting held
    The 13th Meeting of the Guangdong-Hong Kong Expert Group on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights was held in Guangzhou today.   The participants agreed to continue deepening and pr...
  • 2014 elector registers released
    The final elector registers for 2014 were released today, and are available for inspection.    There are a total of 3,507,786 electors for the geographical constituencies, 232,677 electo...
  • Mortgage loans up 10.1%
    Mortgage loan approvals rose 10.1% month-on-month in June to $25 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.   Mortgage loans financing primary-market transactions rose 4.1% to $4.8...


  • Tokyo rejects comfort women call
    Japan has rejected a call by a UN watchdog to accept full blame for pressing Asian women into wartime sexual slavery in military brothels, saying it was not obligated to do so. The United...
  • US durable goods orders rise
    Orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods rose more than expected in June -- pointing to momentum in the economy heading into the third quarter. The Commerce Department said durable g...
  • Beijing announces new smog rules
    In an attempt to fight smog, Beijing has passed new rules banning the expansion of polluting and resource-intensive industries. In a list of restrictions published on its website, the mun...
  • Xinjiang steps up bus security
    The mainland has banned bus passengers in Xinjiang from carrying items ranging from cigarette lighters to yoghurt in an attempt to prevent violent attacks. The new rules in the capital Ur...
  • Navardauskas wins 19th stage
    Ramunas Navardauskas made history on Friday becoming the first Lithuanian to win a stage of the Tour de France. The 26-year-old, who won a stage of the Giro d'Italia last year, stole a ma...

Hong Kong ReportHong Kong Report

China Daily (HK Edition)

  • Bridging the gap with calm dialogue
    Opinion on how to nominate the next Chief Executive (CE) candidates of the Hong Kong SAR in 2017 is deeply divided, with much name-calling and emotion clouding the issue. What is now need...
  • Alibaba is going to save HK from parallel traders
    A few years ago the rise of the mainland's middle class was big news for everyone outside the mainland. Big news for everyone that is, except those from Hong Kong, a former British colony...
  • Safeguard food safety
    There has been much confusion in the past few days over the hair-raising Shanghai scandal involving rotten meat, but Hong Kong families can take comfort that our highly efficient municipa...
  • The way forward for the MPF scheme
    There has been much discussion about the aging population of Hong Kong. But a voluntary retirement scheme was slow in coming to the city.
  • Solution to political impasse still possible
    Recently NPCSC Chairman Zhang Dejiang met Hong Kong government officials, pro-establishment leaders and Basic Law Committee members in Shenzhen.

China Digital TimesChina Digital Times

  • Police Clash With Protesters Over Cross Removal
    Christianity has been steadily gaining followers in Wenzhou, Zhejiang since the mid 1800s; in a city sometimes called the “Jerusalem of the East,” an estimated
  • Photo: Nanpu Bridge, by Ge Li
    Nanpu Bridge © Samuel Wade for China Digital Times (CDT), 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: Ge Li Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firew...
  • Why Tibetans are Destroying Their Weapons
    As China mobilizes for a “people’s war” against terrorism focused on Xinjiang, High Peaks Pure Earth translates a November 2013 blog post by Woeser on the decision
  • Netizen Voices: How Would China Pay Last Respects?
    Yesterday, the remains of some of the victims the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine arrived in the Netherlands. The plane, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
  • China to Require App Developer Registration
    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced the implementation of long-standing plans to require real-name registration of app developers,

Yahoo! News (About Hong Kong)Yahoo! News (About Hong Kong)

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • CRISIS IN UKRAINE A chessboard drenched in blood
    The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake, but it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos. Washington has been quick off the blocks to i...
  • The charge of the Atlanticist Brigade
    No credible version of events points to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine as intentional mass murder or terrorism, and with international experts now getting acces...
  • JOHN PILGER Orwell alive in Palestine, Ukraine
    Western coverage of contemporary events from Palestine to Ukraine reveals that Orwell's 1984 is only too real in today's world. Yet as Leni Riefenstahl knew only too well, the "messages" ...
  • Hardliners maneuver over Iran talks extension
    Hardline Iranian factions are maintaining pressure on the government over potential concessions in any nuclear deal reached with world powers, following an amicable extension arrangement ...
  • How US policies sealed Iraq's fate
    Strikingly devoid of comprehension of the forces at play in Iraq and the region, post-invasion US policy in Iraq followed a simplistic dichotomy of "good guys" versus "bad guys". Distress...

Asian CorrespondentAsian Correspondent


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

  • Martin Currie deal plugs Legg Mason product gap
    Legg Mason's acquisition of Scottish equities boutique Martin Currie comes after the US fund house closed its Esemplia Emerging Markets affiliate last year.
  • Weekly roundup of people news, July 25
    Crédit Agricole PB loses MD, appoints adviser; UOB names private bank head; DeAWM hires Japan real estate MD; Parthenon, EY to combine; Withers expands wealth practice team.
  • HK life ban for Union Securities duo
    The Hong Kong markets regulator has revoked Union Securities' licence and banned Ma Kin-Chung and Cheng Tai-Ha after they misappropriated client money and created false statements.
  • Wealthy investors returning to QDII funds
    Chinese high-net-worth and mass-affluent investors are starting to return to foreign assets, but the mass-retail segment remains lukewarm, say observers.
  • Aussie pensions plan to boost hedge exposure
    The country’s superannuation funds have not tended to be big investors in hedge funds, but the likes of HostPlus and Rest Super are looking to increase their allocations.

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Global ReportsGlobal Reports

  • Indonesia girl back with family after 2004 tsunami
    A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her...
  • Not just NKorea, political dynasties are all over
    If North Korea's new leader is looking for advice on how to carry on his family's dynasty, he could turn to Rahul Gandhi, who is on a quest to become the fourth generation of h...
  • Chinese villagers demand release of detainees
    Protesters gathered Saturday outside a town hall in southern China to appeal for the release of people detained during demonstrations over a planned power plant expansion, a witness said.
  • Social networking booming in Egypt, Russia
    A new survey shows people in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much ...
  • Faces of the recession: homeless children
    The National Center on Family Homelessness said 1.6 million children were living on the streets of the United States in 2010 or in shelters, motels and doubled-up with other families. Th...

CNN - AsiaCNN - Asia

  • Will Modi be India's Putin?
    Christiane Amanpour speaks with writer and historian William Dalrymple about the elections of Narendra Modi.
  • Astonishing origami
    When origami enthusiast Uyen Nguyen discusses her art, you quickly understand that it is about a lot more than folding paper.
  • China's outrageous hotel designs
    Proving once again that anything goes in China when it comes to design, the country's latest hotels are nothing short of incredible
  • Sydney Opera House gets color
    Vivid Sydney 2014 lights the sails
  • Vogue China editor on Asian fashion
    When I was launching Vogue China nine years ago, one of the key elements I was determined to introduce was a regular column dedicated to promoting and supporting Chinese design talents. W...

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