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The Standard

  • Orangutan toddlers step out
    Born-in-Hong-Kong Bornean orangutan twins Wan Wan and his sister Wah Wah are now two years and nine months old. As they make the transition from their indoor nursery to spending more tim...
  • Welfare committee members named
    Four people have been appointed to the Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee for a two-year term from April 22, the Labour & Welfare Bureau announced today.   They are Au Chor-kwan, Anna Cha...
  • CS urges better LegCo security
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has called for a review of security in the Legislative Council Chamber.   She made the plea in a letter to the council’s president today, expressing regret tha...
  • KC Chan welcomes finance report
    Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan today welcomed the findings of the fifth annual report of the Financial Reporting Council’s Process Review Panel.   It review...
  • Eddie Ng discusses school closure
    Secretary for Education Eddie Ng today met the parents affected by the closure of Topkids Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten, pledging his full support.   Speaking at a briefing session, Mr Ng s...


  • Ko Wing-man gives MERS warning
    The Health Secretary, Ko Wing-man, has said he is concerned about the apparent spread of the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome to Asian countries. New cases have recently...
  • Hamilton fastest in second practice
    Lewis Hamilton returned Mercedes to the top of the timesheets by setting the fastest time in the second practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton completed 25 laps of the 5.4 ...
  • LSD member's house door vandalised
    A village house belonging to the Vice Chairman of the League of Social Democrats, Wong Ho-ming, has been vandalised. Red paint was splashed all over the outer walls of his house in Sha Ti...
  • Mainland banks get pref share nod
    Mainland regulators have said they will allow commercial banks to issue preference shares to raise funds. Preference shares, which normally pay a fixed rate of interest, are often used by...
  • June 4 museum to open on April 26
    The Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, Lee Cheuk-yan, has said the world's first June 4 museum, which will commemorate the Tiananmen...

Hong Kong ReportHong Kong Report

China Daily (HK Edition)

  • China critics don't understand 'One Country, Two Systems'
    There has been a wave of complaints in the Western press lately about the Chinese central government "backtracking" over implementing the "One Country, Two Systems" principle in Hong Kong.
  • Improve recruitment
    The Audit Commission's investigations into the efficiency of government recruitment procedures have exposed a litany of quite worrying faults.
  • Filibustering tactics destructive in HK
    Financial Secretary John Tsang presented his budget speech in February. Since then, there have been many saying the budget did not meet people's expectations. Some political groups in the...
  • HK needs a specialist financial university
    The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth I was magnificent. One of the fastest ships ever, she was as big as an aircraft carrier and the world's largest passenger liner until 1997. She was longer ...
  • 'Middle ground', 'middle way' approaches unrealistic
    As the public consultation on arrangements for the Chief Executive (CE) election by universal suffrage in 2017 and the Legislative Council (LegCo) election in 2016 enters the final month,...

China Digital TimesChina Digital Times

  • Four New Citizen Activists Sentenced
    Four members of the New Citizens Movement civil rights and anti-corruption group received prison sentences on Friday, Reuters’ Sui-Lee Wee reports: Ding Jiaxi was sentenced
  • One Blogger Released, Another Sentenced
    Due to a “serious illness,” outspoken blogger and Chinese-American venture capitalist Charles Xue has been released on bail after almost eight months in prison.
  • 25 Years Ago: Students March for Democracy
    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent military crackdown in Beijing. To mark the occasion, CDT is posting
  • Photo: Changing Times, by Dheera Venkatraman
    © Samuel Wade for China Digital Times (CDT), 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: Dheera Venkatraman Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firew...
  • Crowdfunding Investigative Journalism in China
    Beijing has long exercised control over information by directly supervising official media outlets, issuing censorship directives, and creating incentives for independent

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

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • Asia bucks military spending decline
    Factors including China's military modernization, India-Pakistan rivalry and America's "Pacific pivot" all combined to help Asia raise military spending in 2013. The US weapons industry a...
  • Breaking bad in southern NATOstan
    Joie de vivre and fine wines won out as the Roving Eye and Roving Son spurned NATO's anti-Russian paranoia in Brussels in favor of breaking out to Provence. The road passed through towns ...
  • US veterans promote 'right to heal'
    Recent shootings of soldiers at Fort Hood and other US military bases and rising suicide rates among American troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are inexorably linked to the wars. ...
  • New China-India era no shoo-in under Modi
    Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's investor-friendly image, nurtured while overseeing a boom in Gujarat state, likely appeals greatly to Chinese firms frustrated by India'...
  • Doubts cloud China's urbanization drive
    Nearly a month after China unveiled its ambitious urbanization program, doubts persist about the impact and wisdom of moving more than 100 million rural residents to cities in the next se...

Asian CorrespondentAsian Correspondent


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

  • Weekly roundup of people moves, April 17
    HK chief exits SG Private Banking; BNY Mellon IM hires strategist; UBS WM promotes Amy Lo; Citi names markets and securities services head; BNY Mellon hires in collateral services sales; ...
  • Philippines, Thailand set to join ARFP; model proposed
    Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea are consulting on a model for the Asia Region Fund Passport, as two new members indicate their intent to join the cross-border scheme.
  • Hedge fund returns hit by China volatility
    Asia-focused hedge fund managers who took long positions on tech and healthcare stocks globally and particularly in China were caught out by last month's tech sector rout.
  • US credit crisis looming, investors warned
    Matt Murphy of Eaton Vance sees major risk of consumer price deflation and recession in the US amid misunderstanding of Federal Reserve action and the strength of America's recovery.
  • Philippines, Thailand 'join' ARFP; model proposed
    Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea are consulting on a model for the Asia Region Fund Passport, as two new members indicate their intent to join the cross-border scheme.

Asia News Network

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

  • Behind a Real-Estate Empire,Ties to India's Gandhi Dynasty
    Robert Vadra, an in-law of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of India's ruling Congress party, built a real-estate portfolio nearly from scratch in a few years.image
  • Report Lays Out China's Vast Soil Pollution
    The extent of China's soil pollution, long guarded as a state secret, was laid out in an official report that confirmed deep-seated fears about contaminated farmland and the viability of ...
  • Everest Avalanche Kills at Least 12
    An avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepalese guides and left three missing in the deadliest disaster ever to hit climbers on the mountain.image
  • Rescuers Prepare to Lift Ferry
    South Korean salvage crews brought three large cranes to the site of the sunken ferry boat in a bid to lift the overturned vessel. A vice principal at a school with 325 aboard the ferry c...
  • Big Japan Investors Tell Firms to Shape Up
    Some of Japan's biggest investors are shedding their reluctance to prod domestic firms to improve performance and calling on them to make better use of their huge stockpiles of cash.image

Financial TimesFinancial Times


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

  • Growing Libya's new nation
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.
  • France filling the U.S. void?
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour asks French President Francois Hollande why he is so keen to project French power.
  • Will Bitcoin replace PayPal?
    On the heels of China failing to back Bitcoin as a legitimate currency, CNN examines whether this is the future of e-commerce or just another monetary fad.
  • Are wine lovers going thirsty?
    Is there really going to be a global wine shortage following predictions from a Morgan Stanley report? Industry experts say no, but it all depends how you look at the numbers.
  • Embrace mobile or fail
    The world is undergoing a mobility transformation. Since Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007, more than 100 billion apps have been downloaded from app stores by consumers worldwide.

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Yahoo! News - AsiaYahoo! News - Asia

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