Date
24 October 2014

Greater China

  • The Communist Party of China (CPC) has set a new blueprint for rule of law after a plenary meeting this week, promising sweeping judicial reforms while cementing the overarching role of the Constitution in the country’s...
  • For Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, there is no country that the social networking website operator cannot enter eventually, even China. Although the website is still banned by the Chinese government, Facebook has in fact been enhancing...
  • Chinese authorities have closed down across the nation more than 130,000 government bureaus that were deemed unnecessary or superfluous, as part of a broad campaign to improve administrative efficiency, according to state media. The departments that were shut include...

World

  • A Russian captured fighting with insurgents in Afghanistan and held there for years by the US military will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, the Washington Post reported. The move marks the first...
  • European leaders have reached a landmark agreement to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, BBC News reported on Friday. The European Union also agreed to widen the use of renewable...
  • A New York doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in the West African country of Guinea has tested positive for the deadly virus, BBC News reported on Friday. Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked for Medecins...

Business

Real Insight

  • Two separate reports are showing that Beijing is working hard to improve relations with its major trading partners as central leaders try to rebalance the economy and put it on a more stable long-term footing. In...
  • Few Hongkongers in history have been so loathed and reviled as CY Leung. Sure, he’s Hong Kong’s chief executive, but CY has a way of staying in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Consider that...
  • China’s relationship with Russia has strengthened in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, despite Moscow’s clear violation of the Chinese principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs. Thus, the Sino-Russian relationship, described as a “comprehensive...

Hong Kong

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