Date
13 December 2019

World

  • Martial arts epic The Grandmaster bags 12 prizes, SCMP says

    Apr 14, 2014 10:40am
    The Grandmaster, a martial arts epic by Wong Kar-wai, dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards Sunday night, grabbing 12 prizes, including best film, best director and best actress, the South China Morning Post reported. The film,...
  • Senior Chengdu official with CNPC ties under probe

    Apr 14, 2014 9:48am
    Zhao Miao, the organization chief of the Communist Party’s Chengdu municipal committee, is under probe for “severe disciplinary violations”, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Monday, citing the Sichuan provincial commission for discipline inspection. The local...
  • No consensus on 2017 chief executive election, paper says

    Apr 14, 2014 7:59am
    A group of Hong Kong pan-democrats ended a meeting with mainland officials without consensus on the 2017 chief executive election, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. However, the two sides considered the meeting an important step in...
  • China weighs community service system, paper says

    Apr 14, 2014 7:56am
    China is studying non-custodial penalties such as community service and correction programs, China Daily reported Monday, citing Justice Minister Wu Aiying. The move is part of a broader effort to strengthen human rights protection. “Compared with...
  • China confident of meeting 7.5% growth target, paper says

    Apr 14, 2014 7:25am
    China will meet its 7.5 percent economic growth target this year, Shanghai Daily reported Monday, citing Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China. The government is confident about meeting the target after embarking...
  • Abductors demand US$11 mln ransom for Chinese tourist

    Apr 11, 2014 10:06am
    Gunmen who seized a Chinese tourist on the Malaysian island of Sabah last week are demanding the equivalent of HK$87 million (US$11.22 million) for his release, the Apple Daily reported Friday, citing media reports quoting Malaysian Home Minister...
  • China steps up effort for Asian infrastructure Investment Bank

    Apr 11, 2014 9:16am
    China has stepped up preparations for establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the China Securities Journal reported Thursday, citing finance minister Lou Jiwei {樓繼偉}. At the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia, Lou was...
  • Stock Market Reaction To China Rate Hike

    The Big Picture: CROSS-BORDER TRADING

    Apr 11, 2014 8:11am
    In a key initiative to open up its capital market further to overseas investors, China announced on Thursday a mutual market access mechanism between Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, paving the way for greater cross-border...
  • Taiwan parliament reopens after 24-day occupation

    Apr 11, 2014 7:46am
    Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan is set to reopen on Friday after students protesting a trade pact with mainland China ended their 24-day occupation of the parliament around 6 p.m. Thursday, the United Daily News reported. Sun Lih-chyun,...
  • China March trade value down 11.5%, govt says

    Apr 10, 2014 3:20pm
    China’s combined import and export value fell 11.5 percent to 2.03 trillion yuan (US$327.47 billion) in March from the same period last year, the General Administration of Customs said on its website Thursday. Exports were down 9.2...
  • MTR diggings yield Song Dynasty relics

    Apr 10, 2014 9:43am
    Antique pieces discovered during the construction of MTR Corp.’s (00066.HK) Shatin-Central subway line have been confirmed by archaeologists to belong to China’s Song Dynasty, which existed about one thousand years ago, the Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. From...
  • China files WTO appeal on US tariff law amendment, Xinhua says

    Apr 10, 2014 9:16am
    China has filed an appeal to the World Trade Organization, seeking to overthrow a ruling by a WTO panel that a US tariff act amendment was consistent with WTO rules, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing...
  • Xiaomi's Amazon Tack To IPhone Fight May Mean 3 Years Of Losses

    The Big Picture: XIAOMI’S RISE

    Apr 10, 2014 8:11am
    Xiaomi Inc., which has made rapid strides in China with an array of low-cost, high-function smartphones, has emerged as the third-largest e-commerce player in the mainland in terms of sales volume, next only to Alibaba Group...
  • Taxi apps could be put to various uses in the future. Photo: Bloomberg

    Taxi apps take on a new role

    - Apr 9, 2014 4:25pm
    Taxi apps have done a great job in hooking up customers and taxi drivers, but they also the hold the promise of serving other functions. Crime fighting, for one, could be one of their future roles....
  • Ally of ex-security chief Zhou sacked, Reuters says

    Apr 9, 2014 3:45pm
    A former aide to China’s retired security chief Zhou Yongkang has been fired after authorities opened a corruption investigation, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing an announcement from the Communist Party anti-graft watchdog. Guo Yongxiang has been expelled from...
  • China rejects US claims on weakening yuan, People’s Daily says

    Apr 9, 2014 12:14pm
    China has defended the recent weakening of the renminbi, saying it has been due to a combination of factors, including pessimism toward its economy and the tapering of economic stimulus in the United States, the official...
  • Foreign countries halt trade talks with Taiwan, paper says

    Apr 9, 2014 11:12am
    Several foreign countries have suspended free trade negotiations with Taiwan amid student protests against a service trade agreement with mainland China, Economic Daily News reported Wednesday, citing a source with knowledge of the matter. These include...
  • US, China defense chiefs trade barbs on Asia role, WSJ says

    Apr 9, 2014 9:41am
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan on Tuesday exchanged sharp remarks over their countries’ ambitions in Asia during the American official’s three-day visit to China, the Wall Street Journal reported. Standing...
  • HK must get its act together amid Shanghai threat, Zeman says

    Apr 9, 2014 9:15am
    Hong Kong will lose out to other Chinese cities within five years if local lawmakers do not take quick decisions and clear important legislation, business tycoon Allan Zeman has warned. The South China Morning Post quoted...
  • Painting auctioned for HK$28.75 mln thrown away as rubbish

    Apr 9, 2014 8:27am
    A painting by Chinese contemporary artist Cui Ruzhou {崔如琢}, valued at millions of dollars, was thrown away by a cleaner by accident on Tuesday, Ming Pao reported on Wednesday, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. The...