Date
21 September 2014
  • Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying plans to arrange a visit to Guangdong province for all the city’s legislators when the Legislative Council reconvenes, RTHK reported Friday. The government always pays special attention to communication between local...
  • Hong Kong faces the danger of being marginalized as a global financial center due to uncertainties stemming from the current political environment in the city, said Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, former chief of the Hong Kong Monetary...
  • China’s two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announced her retirement from professional tennis on Friday, citing recurring knee problems. “Walking away from the sport, effective immediately, is the right decision for me and my family,” she...
  • Expect no lai see, not even a small token, if you’re not a real Buddhist monk. The problem for Kagyu Monlam Office, a Tibetan Buddhist group which is proposing the freeze-out, is that in their finest...
  • With the iPhone 6 finally hitting the stores, there is the familiar mad scramble outside Apple shops in Hong Kong. Gadget geeks, traders and scalpers all want to lay their hands on the new smartphones, for...

Greater China

  • China’s two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announced her retirement from professional tennis on Friday, citing recurring knee problems. “Walking away from the sport, effective immediately, is the right decision for me and my family,” she...
  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping has vowed to work with India to maintain “peace and tranquillity” on their countries’ common border. Speaking at a joint news conference in Delhi during his first official visit to the South Asian...
  • Remember the “miracle” panda triplets born in Guangzhou in late July? Well, all the three cubs opened their eyes for the first time as of Thursday, the Chimelong Safari Park said in a statement. An animal...

World

  • The question of Scottish independence has been settled for a generation, and there can be “no disputes, no re-runs” on the ballot, British Prime Minister David Cameron said after Scots voted to keep a 307-year union with...
  • Scotland is beginning to contemplate a new future with Britain after spurning independence in a historic referendum. With more than two-thirds of the votes in, the final verdict should show victory for the 300-year-old union, Reuters...
  • How do you kill time as you camp out overnight in a long queue outside an Apple store, hoping to be among the first ones to land an iPhone 6? Well, how about playing some Mahjong! This...

Business

  • China has fined British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline 3 billion yuan (US$488.8 million) for bribery, the biggest fine ever given by a Chinese court, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The Changsha Intermediate People’s Court...
  • With the iPhone 6 finally hitting the stores, there is the familiar mad scramble outside Apple shops in Hong Kong. Gadget geeks, traders and scalpers all want to lay their hands on the new smartphones, for...
  • Wuzhou International Holdings Ltd. (01369.HK), an operator of trade centers and logistics platforms in China, is in talks with Alibaba Group for possible cooperation after securing financing from Ping An Real Estate and fund manager PAG. The company, based in...

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