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South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post

The Standard

  • Credit card circulation up
    The number of credit cards in circulation grew to 18.5 million by the end of the third quarter, up 0.3% on the previous quarter and 2.9% year-on-year, the Monetary Authority says.   Ther...
  • CE meets US university head
    Chief Executive CY Leung met University of Chicago President Prof Robert Zimmer at the Chief Executive's Office this afternoon.   Mr Leung welcomed the opening of the University of Chica...
  • Jobless rate steady at 3.3%
    The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3% in the September-November quarter, unchanged from August-October, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The undere...
  • HK housing at critical juncture
    Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung Housing stands out as one of the most critical social problems haunting Hong Kong today.   Our “housing crisis” is characterised by ...
  • Composite interest rate slips to 0.38%
    The composite interest rate slipped to 0.38% at the end of November from 0.39% at the end of October.   The Monetary Authority said the drop reflected a decrease in the weighted funding ...


  • Former chief secretary Rafael Hui found guilty
    Former chief secretary, Rafael Hui, has been found guilty by a Court of First Instance jury of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok...
  • Customs officers seize 12 tonnes of tobacco
    Customs officers have seized 12 tonnes of loose tobacco in an anti-smiggling operation - the biggest such haul in 10 years. Investigators found the unmanifested tobacco on a mainland rive...
  • Pilot jailed over crash that killed 44
    A mainland court has sentenced an airline pilot to three years in jail following a plane crash which killed 44 people. Captain Qi Quanjun was found guilty of causing the accident by decid...
  • Territory-wide health survey to start next month
    The Centre for Health Protection will conduct a year-long territory-wide health survey starting next month to collect information on the health status of the general public. Twelve thousa...
  • HK pro-democracy activists denied entry to Macau
    Fourteen pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have been denied entry to Macau. They had wanted to hand a letter demanding genuine universal suffrage to President Xi Jinping who is visit...

Hong Kong ReportHong Kong Report

China Daily (HK Edition)

  • Beijing can benefit from lessons learned by ICAC
    D ecember 4 was the People's Republic of China's inaugural Constitution Day, established to commemorate the enactment of the 4th edition of the Constitution on Dec 4, 1982.
  • Take a closer look
    Speaking during his meeting with the visiting delegation of Kowloon Federation of Associations in Beijing on Thursday, Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Af...
  • Are To Kwa Wan relics worth preserving at such high cost?
    When a relic of considerable antiquity is unearthed, it is inevitably hailed as a "priceless find". While it's natural to get excited about the recent, supposedly "priceless", Song and Yu...
  • FAC's last-ditch effort to clean up its act
    Having been refused permission to undertake their so-called inquiry into the United Kingdom's relationship with Hong Kong, the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) of the British parliament in...
  • Uneasy ululations
    Gong Linna and Lao Luo still remember their first meeting more than 12 years back, down to each moment of the three hours they ended up spending together. Gong was attending a concert gi...

China Digital TimesChina Digital Times

  • Photo: Working Crew, by DaiLuo
    Working Crew © Sophie Beach for China Digital Times (CDT), 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firewall
  • Sichuan Village Votes to Expel HIV-positive Boy
    At the Telegraph, Robert Foyle Hunwick reports that a village in Sichuan Province has unanimously signed a petition to expel an 8-year-old boy after he was diagnosed HIV-positive:
  • China’s 2014 Internet Memes
    At Quartz, Lily Kuo and Zheping Huang compile a list of this year’s most symbolic Chinese Internet memes that capture “the country’s hopes and fears.”
  • China’s Ebola Vaccine Enters Clinical Trials
    Xinhua reports that a China-made Ebola vaccine has been approved for human testing. An Ebola vaccine developed by a military-tied research institute has been approved to enter
  • China’s Internet Propaganda Machine Revealed
    Blogger “Xiaolan” recently leaked a large archive of email correspondence from the Internet Information Office of Zhanggong District, Ganzhou City, Jiangxi from

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

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • Netanyahu shatters Israel's image
    The collapse of Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government makes it time for Israelis to take stock of the damage he caused to the image of the country, to its moral standing, to its place...
  • Israel lends al-Nusra a hand in Syria
    Israeli air force and artillery have intervened several times to protect al-Nusra Front "safe havens" against fire power from the Syrian government, which is still committed to its ceasef...
  • Crossroads for terror in South Asia
    The abrupt discovery of a resurgent terror network operating from West Bengal and Assam to wreak havoc in Bangladesh and India serves as a wake-up call for New Delhi to more effectively w...
  • Whither Ukraine's revolution?
    Ukraine faces an almost impossible task: carefully balancing its internal contradictions while initiating widespread reforms. To break the cycle of democracy thwarted by violence, officia...
  • Jiangsu teachers stage protest
    Hundreds of laid-off teachers converged on government buildings in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu demanding better pensions and health insurance. and protesting at the government...

Asian CorrespondentAsian Correspondent


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

  • Malaysia sees strong growth ahead for Islamic finance
    The development of the Islamic Capital Market has been strengthened in Malaysia in recent years, but the industry still faces challenges and needs to define its future strategy.
  • Korea seen as place to be for PE
    Long considered one of Asia’s more difficult markets for private equity firms, Korea has seen a series of big deals this year that bode well for its future as an investment destinat...
  • BlackRock names iShares management team
    The asset manager has named a trio of heads for its exchange-traded funds businesses in Asia; they are transfers from Copenhagen, London and New York.
  • Chinese insurers set for VC fund investment
    Rules announced this week could see mainland insurance firms pour $32 billion into venture capital funds in a potential boon for smaller companies.
  • Julius Baer pares BlackRock product range
    The moves comes after the US fund house had gained a dominant share of Julius Baer's shelf space following the Swiss bank's acquisition of Merrill Lynch's wealth business.

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Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

  • Thomas Kwok Found Guilty Of Corruption
    A jury in Hong Kong found Thomas Kwok, the co-chairman of one of Hong Kong’s biggest property developers, guilty in a corruption trial involving the city’s former No. 2 official, but foun...
  • Japanese Institute Fails to Reproduce Stem-Cell Results
    Japan’s Riken research institute said efforts by embattled researcher Haruko Obokata to reproduce results of what was once billed as a groundbreaking method of creating stem cells have fa...
  • Samsung to Raise Dividend Payout
    Samsung said it intends to raise its annual dividend payout for this year by 30% to 50%, a move that will come as good news to shareholders who have been clamoring for higher returns.
  • No Currency to Claims of New Asian Meltdown
    As wild swings in Russia’s ruble fan fears of a crisis in emerging markets, veterans of the late-1990s Asian financial crisis say the region’s economies are showing few signs of heading t...
  • BOJ Stands Pat on Policy
    The Bank of Japan leaves its monetary policy unchanged, opting to gauge the effects of its expanded stimulus campaign, despite a rapid fall in global oil prices that threatens its efforts...

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

  • From thug life to CEO
    After several stints in prison and rehab for heroin addiction, Benny Se Teo was a reformed character, but society didn't want to know.
  • Music gives Indian children a voice
    As Faith Gonsalves walks through the dusty streets of a slum on the outskirts of New Delhi, she passes pigs rummaging through piles of trash, and colorful saris hanging out to dry. In a n...
  • Grief led to greening China's deserts
    Each year Yi Jiefeng does what she can to stop China turning into a desert.
  • Japan as you've never seen it
    Evocative, unusual and perhaps a little disquieting, Asako Narahashi's photos of Japan can inspire a variety of reactions.
  • Secrets from a sushi master
    Nigiri zushi, the most famous representation of sushi, appears to be just a bundle of rice topped with a piece of raw fish.

BBC News - Asia-PacificBBC News - Asia-Pacific

  • Eight children found dead in Cairns
    Eight children are found dead at a house in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after a stabbing, while the mother of at least seven of them suffers stab wounds.
  • Sony hack is 'US security issue'
    The cyber attack on Sony that forced the release of a film about North Korea to be cancelled is a national security matter, the White House says.
  • Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail
    A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
  • Pilot jailed over deadly China crash
    A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
  • HK tycoon found guilty of corruption
    Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.

New York Times - Asia PacificNew York Times - Asia Pacific

Yahoo! News - AsiaYahoo! News - Asia

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