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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing has warned that Shanghai's new free trade zone will have a “big impact” on Hong Kong, urging the city to up its game to avoid losing out.
A Hong Kong couple was jailed Wednesday for a shocking string of attacks on their Indonesian domestic helper, including burning her with an iron and beating her with a bike chain.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Beijing airport bomber on trial, on stretcher
A disabled Chinese man who set off a homemade explosive device at Beijing's international airport went on trial Tuesday, still suffering from the effects of the blast.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Hong Kong's leader Sunday scoffed at calls by a British minister for greater democratic freedoms in the city, dismissing London's views as “irrelevant.”
Sunday, September 15, 2013
British Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said Hong Kong's progress towards universal suffrage was “vital to its future stability” and that electoral reforms must offer voters a “genuine choice,” in remarks likely to anger Beijing.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong has ruled out open nominations for candidates to become its next leader, the strongest sign yet that China's pledge of democracy for the former British colony by 2017 comes with conditions.
Beijing's anti-graft campaign targets mooncakes
Mooncakes — the hockey-puck-sized pastries Chinese give each other every year for Mid-Autumn Festival — were always more about tradition than delicacy: Some people don't even like them. But in recent years, as corruption eroded confidence in government, the unscrupulous made the dense, calorific cakes even sweeter.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The number of dollar billionaires in mainland China has passed 300 for the first time, an annual ranking of wealth in the world's second-largest economy showed Wednesday.
China said on Wednesday that it will ditch 76 pointless official — and sometimes obscure — awards as it seeks to rein in waste and extravagance, part of President Xi Jinping's crusade against pervasive corruption.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
China unveiled on Monday tough measures to stop the spread of what the government calls irresponsible rumors, threatening three years in jail if untrue posts online are widely reposted, drawing an angry response from Chinese internet users.
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