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  • Hang Seng slumps by break
    Hong Kong stocks tumbled 1.37 percent in the morning Friday on lingering concerns about the Chinese economy. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 308....
  • (Swimming) Lochte calls Phelps a racer
    Michael Phelps might be rusty after a 20 month layoff, but rival Ryan Lochte says the swimming superstar will always be able to count on his racer's...
  • Obama lands in Seoul
    Barack Obama arrived in Seoul Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of ...
  • (Flight MH370) Malaysia to release report: PM
    Malaysia will release a preliminary report next week on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as his government battle...
  • (NBA) Memphis guard Conley wins Sportsmanship Award
    Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has been named winner of the league's Sportsmanship Award, the National Basketball Association said Thursday. C...

  • Theatre Space to perform 8 Femmes
    Local arts group Theatre Space will stage the French black comedy 8 Femmes from June 12 to 15 at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre.   The story is about a secluded grand mansion’s mast...
  • Ferry report advises disciplinary action
    An internal investigation into the Lamma Island ferry tragedy has recommended disciplinary action against 17 serving and retired Marine Department officers.   Secretary for Transport & H...
  • HK cherishes free media
    Back in June 1995, two years before Hong Kong's return to China, a well-known magazine published a cover story predicting, quote, "The Death of Hong Kong".   Separately, in our digital m...
  • CE meets Congressman
    Chief Executive CY Leung met a US congressional delegation led by Congressman Jim Matheson at the Chief Executive's Office today.   He said Hong Kong has been maintaining a close economi...
  • Home Affairs head promotes Basic Law
    It is important for people to know more about the Basic Law to take Hong Kong’s constitutional development forward, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing says.   He made the statemen...


  • Hong Kong stocks tumbled
    Hong Kong stocks fell 1.37 percent in morning trade Friday on lingering concerns about the Chinese economy. The benchmark Hang Seng Index plunged 308 points to 22,254 by the break. Turnov...
  • Obama arrives in South Korea
    President Obama has arrived in South Korea amid growing fears that the North may be preparing a fourth nuclear test. It's expected the fresh activity at Pyongyang's nuclear site will domi...
  • Smartphone smuggling attempt foiled
    Customs officers have arrested a male driver who they suspect of trying to smuggle more than 850 smartphones through the Sha Tau Kok control point. Investigators say the phones, valued at...
  • Hamid Mir blames ISI for attack
    A prominent television presenter in Pakistan who was shot and injured last week has blamed the country's intelligence agencies for the attack. In a statement issued from his hospital bed ...
  • North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'
    An American think-tank says North Korea appears to be preparing to conduct its fourth nuclear test. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said new satellite images taken two ...

Hong Kong ReportHong Kong Report

China Daily (HK Edition)

  • Media must be fair
    Vice-President Li Yuanchao told members of a Hong Kong media delegation in Beijing on Thursday he hopes the Hong Kong press will help protect "One Country, Two Systems" and maintain the c...
  • HK airport must be prepared for big challenge ahead
    Several weeks ago, the Airport Authority (AA) invited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Association (HKETA) to visit Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). I, as president of the HKETA, w...
  • The fuss about MK wee-wee controversy
    In The Division of Labor in Society, French sociologist Emile Durkheim discussed how the division of labor is beneficial to society because it increases the productive capacity, the skill...
  • Labor shortage in HK: Protectionism outdated
    Over the Easter weekend, two stories that appeared on the front page of a local newspaper underscored the Hong Kong government's double standard approach to solving the city's social prob...
  • The neediest cannot wait much longer for help
    There has been much recent public debate on the possibility of introducing a universal pension for Hong Kong people, as well as comments on our incredibly large financial reserves.

China Digital TimesChina Digital Times

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

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • OBAMA IN ASIA US 'pivots', China reaps dividends
    "Our first objective is to prevent the reemergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere ... ". Thus spake the United States in 1992, and it is a...
  • Steps toward trust in South China Sea
    Concerns about increased militarization over China's claims in the South China Sea amid US determination to "pivot" to Asia serve as a worrying backdrop to President Obama's visit to the ...
  • Rationality deserts Pakistani military
    Pakistan's long record of military coups stands as testament that those with the power to impose martial law in the country do not require any rationality or public approval to do so. Tha...
  • From Flanders to Helmand
    Poppies are flourishing across Helmand in Afghanistan as the British Army prepares to leave a province that became central to its stated mission to develop a "self-sustaining, stable and ...
  • US choppers carry mixed message on Egypt
    US Secretary of State Chuck Hagel this week told Egypt that he doubts whether the country is taking steps to support a democratic transition. At the same time, he confirmed the delivery o...

Asian CorrespondentAsian Correspondent


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

Asia News Network

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

  • Alibaba Co-Founders Set Up Philanthropic Trusts
    Jack Ma, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is pouring much of his personal wealth into the creation of one of Asia's largest philanthropic trusts, highlighting what many...
  • Parents Confront Officials in South Korean Ferry Crisis
    As Korea's ferry crisis entered a 10th day, officials agreed to consider a diving bell in the rescue operation to end a standoff with parents.image
  • Ukraine Halts Military Push
    Ukrainian forces moved in on a pro-Russian stronghold Thursday, but quickly halted their advance after Russia activated the thousands of troops it has massed just across the border.image
  • Malaysian Leader Aims to Reset Course
    Prime Minister Najib Razak hopes to highlight Malaysia's potential as a trade partner with the U.S. and is eager to show that his government is succeeding with its part in the multination...
  • Commodity Markets Take Brighter View of China
    Global commodity investors are turning more positive toward China as the country continues to import massive amounts of resources like iron ore, copper and soybeans even as economic growt...

Financial TimesFinancial Times

  • India’s new brooms
    As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, why are some of its business stars taking on the political elite?
  • Alibaba founders turn to philanthropy
    Alibaba founders Jack Ma and Joe Tsai have set up charitable trusts, aiming to sit among the world’s best-known philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett
  • Kerry launches verbal attack on Moscow
    War of words between Moscow and Kiev intensify as Vladimir Putin warns of ‘consequences’ for using army ‘against its own people’
  • HSBC tower sale points to property boom
    The £1.1bn price tag for the bank’s Canary Wharf HQ building contrasts with the ‘Gherkin’ calling in receivers – showing different cycles at work
  • Obama and Abe fail to reach trade deal
    The two leaders were pushing for an agreement to open the US and Japan’s agricultural and car markets that could help wrap up the wider 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership talks


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.

BBC News - Asia-PacificBBC News - Asia-Pacific

  • Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
    US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.
  • In pictures: Anzac Day
    Images of Australians and New Zealanders around the world gathering on Anzac Day to remember those who fought and died for their countries, on the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.
  • Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high
    Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.
  • Abdullah leads Afghan poll count
    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
  • US medics killed in Kabul attack
    Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

New York Times - Asia PacificNew York Times - Asia Pacific

Yahoo! News - AsiaYahoo! News - Asia

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