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China gets tough on tax evaders
FOLLOWING Fan Bingbing’s (范冰冰) tax evasion punishment, the national tax authority has directed its regional offices ...
2018.10.16
China set to scrap baby limits
BEIJING looks set to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have – an end to a policy that spurred cou...
2018.05.30
Xi: get behind HK’s IT sector
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping (習近平) says he is supporting the developing IT cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland.Rep...
2018.05.23
Hopes of greater bay integration
GUANGDONG provincial chief Ma Xingrui (廣東省省長馬興瑞) said the province could remove barriers to enhance the cooperat...
2018.04.17
Xi free to lead indefinitely
CHINA’S rubber-stamp lawmakers have passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit...
2018.03.19
Work report omits HK autonomy
PREMIER Li Keqiang (李克強) demanded accurate and comprehensive implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong K...
2018.03.12
WeChat denies storing chats
ECHAT, the mainland’s most popular messenger app, has denied that it stores its users’ chat histories.The denial came ...
2018.01.10
National anthem law to be enacted
HONG Kong will begin preparing and enacting local National Anthem Law (國歌法) according to the city’s constitutional a...
2017.11.07
Xi stresses jurisdiction over HK
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping (習近平) says Beijing exercises “overall jurisdiction” over Hong Kong and Macau and that “one co...
2017.10.25
Xinhua scoffs at bickering West
XINHUA News Agency (新華社) attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational, and praised the harmony and coop...
2017.10.24
Universities for seniors needed
CHINA needs more educational institutions for the aged as the need grows with an ageing population, an educator said. Si...
2017.05.16
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