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China named biggest IP thief
CHINA has been named the world’s No 1 culprit in counterfeit goods, software piracy and theft of trade secrets. A repor...
2017.03.03
HK stays top in freedom index
HONG Kong has been rated the “freest” jurisdiction in the world for the seventh time since 2008. But the SAR is in dan...
2016.12.05
Cash ‘wasted’ on new coal plants
CHINA could waste as much as US$490 billion (HK$3.82 trillion) on unnecessary new coal-fired power stations, according t...
2016.12.02
Quake aid projects completed
THE reconstruction projects in Sichuan Province (四川) funded by Hong Kong following the 2008 earthquake have been compl...
2016.12.01
HK Disneyland in $10.9bn upgrade
HONG Kong Disneyland (香港迪士尼樂園) will spend HK$10.9 billion on a six-year expansion programme to boost high-spendin...
2016.11.28
Jia Jia – gone but not forgotten
BIOLOGICAL samples from the much-loved Jia Jia (佳佳) – once the world’s oldest panda in captivity – will be preserve...
2016.11.07
Hairy crabs spark poison alert
FOOD authorities have found excessive dioxin in hairy crab samples and suspended their import from two Jiangsu Province ...
2016.11.04
Amazon sued over home loss
A FAMILY is suing Amazon (亞馬遜公司) for selling a hoverboard blamed for starting a fire that burned their US$1m (HK$7....
2016.11.01
Apple goes to court over fakes
HI-TECH giant Apple says it has been buying chargers and cables labelled as genuine Apple products on Amazon.com and fou...
2016.10.25
China aims to be internet giant
CHINA is looking to become an internet superpower. To achieve this goal, President Xi Jinping (習近平) has asked for mor...
2016.10.13
Pepper keeps customers in line
AN army of obedient workers is joining two banks and an insurance firm in Taipei (台北). But they are not paid for their...
2016.10.12
Silver tower to clean grey air
A DUTCH artist has found an artistic and novel way to combat smog in Beijing. He has built a seven-metre metal structure...
2016.10.04
‘Pigeon coops’ take flight
SHENZHEN (深圳) has beaten Hong Kong when it comes to tiny flats. Nine apartments there – with floor areas from 61.6 to...
2016.09.29
Safety boost for self-driving car
TESLA Motors has improved its autopilot system to disable automatic steering if drivers do not keep their hands on the w...
2016.09.27
Doraemon takes to the skies
A SPECIAL Doraemon-themed plane has commenced flying on the Tokyo to Shanghai route. The Boeing 767-300 operated by Japa...
2016.09.26
Obesity explosion hits mainland kids
RESEARCHERS have raised the alarm about an obesity explosion among children in rural China. This is believed to be cause...
2016.05.03
China criticises US human rights record
CHINA has published a report on the United States’ “terrible” human rights situation. The report is titled The Human ...
2016.04.19
Harmful online ‘beauty’ fads spread fast
SOCIAL media in the mainland has been swept by a series of body image crazes in recent months. The ‘A4 waist’ (A4腰) f...
2016.04.15
Taobao vows to get tough on fakes
Alibaba’s chairman Jack Ma Yun (阿里巴巴集團主席馬雲) vowed to launch a ‘national team’ to fight the fake goods probl...
2016.03.18
Flat price jump prompts hurried marriages
Most people get married for love and to build a family. But people do get married for other reasons, such as to get immi...
2016.03.15
Major changes to mainland laws
New laws and regulations that went into effect on New Year’s Day in the mainland will bring sweeping changes to the liv...
2016.01.06
Looming crisis for theWorld’s Factory
China’s robust manufacturing sector has created many jobs and helped the country rake in mammoth revenues. But clear si...
2015.04.28
One fine day in China?
The poor air quality in China is not merely an environmental issue. The fog and smog has brought about health problems a...
2015.04.14
Beijing promises to tackle smog
CHINA is falling shortof its people’s expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) said, one week after a...
2015.03.19