Date
1 October 2014

Greater China

  • Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin attended a concert celebrating the 65th anniversary of the People’s Republic in Beijing on Monday, his first public appearance since May, Ming Pao Daily reported. Jiang, 88, looked well as he entered...
  • The University of Chicago has decided not to renew its cooperation agreement with Confucius Institute as China celebrates on Sunday the 2,565th birthday anniversary of the philosopher, Ming Pao Daily reported on Monday. The move comes...
  • The Hong Kong government should stop using force to crack down on peaceful protesters and restart the political reform process, a Macau pro-democracy group said. Hong Kong people are forced to join the Occupy Central civil...

World

  • Netflix, the online video streaming service, is giving Hollywood a dose of its own medicine. It recently struck a deal with the Weinstein Co. to premiere the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, challenging Hollywood’s carefully...
  • Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 can now be sold in China after the company received a license to operate the device on the country’s wireless networks, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology...
  • Takako Doi, the former head of the Japan Socialist Party, who also served as the first female speaker of the Lower House, died of pneumonia on Sept. 20, according to the Wall Street Journal. She was...

Business

  • The launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect next month will not be affected by protests now raging in the city, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (00388.HK) chief executive Charles Li said, stressing that the two...
  • Chinese regulators have granted a license to Apple Inc. for the release of its iPhone 6 in the world’s largest smartphone market. The license, released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Wednesday,...
  • Bill Gates has a prescription to fight Ebola: American expertise and money. America’s richest man thinks the deadly virus could be stopped in its tracks while it’s mostly confined to three countries in West Africa —...

Real Insight

  • China’s censors have been working overtime in recent days to keep the lid on news of massive street demonstrations in Hong Kong. Striking photos, videos and news about Hong Kong’s ongoing democracy protests and clashes with...
  • The world is getting impatient with the US dollar’s dominance in the global markets. Countries from China to Russia and Europe have been questioning its super reserve currency status. Even the European Central Bank (ECB) has...
  • Two news bits involving employee movements are casting a spotlight on major developments in China’s corporate world over the past few months.  The first has employees of leading PC maker Lenovo (00992.HK) moving into the Chinese...

Hong Kong

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