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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
High winds dismay fun seekers
THE world’s biggest hot-air balloon festival in the US was disrupted after two accidents caused by strong winds. Albuqu...
2016.10.07
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
A golden moment in Rio Games
CHINA’S young women’s volleyball team overcame a surging Serbian (塞爾維亞) side on 21 August to take their country’s...
2016.08.25
China wins its first gold
ZHANG Mengxue (張夢雪) won China’s first gold medal at the Rio Games (里約奧運) on 7 August, with the Olympic debutant ...
2016.08.11
Rights lawyer Zhou jailed
A COURT in China has jailed a prominent human rights lawyer for seven years for subverting the government, state media s...
2016.08.10
US citizen denied contact
The US Department of State (美國國務院) confirmed on 27 July that US citizen James Wang Jianmin (王建民) has been put be...
2016.08.02
China seeks defence boost
CHINA says it will leverage its economy to boost defence capabilities, acknowledging shortcomings with long-held aims to...
2016.07.27
Ships worsen air pollution
A SHIPPING boom is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in east Asia (東亞), and according to scientists...
2016.07.22
Hu’s ex-aide gets life term
LING Jihua (令計劃), an ex-aide of former president Hu Jintao (胡錦濤), was sentenced on 4 July to life in prison for ta...
2016.07.08
Lam faces tougher action
MAINLAND officials have told a Hong Kong delegation that bookseller Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) jumped bail and may face tough...
2016.07.08
China dismisses US claim
CHINA has suggested that the US defence secretary brush up on his history after he urged Beijing (北京) not to build a ...
2016.07.05
Foreign TV curbs tightened
CHINA will tighten restrictions on foreign and “foreign-inspired” TV programmes, its broadcast regulator said, in a bi...
2016.06.24
Exam cheats face jail terms
FROM sending SWAT teams (特警隊) into exam centres to arresting rule-breakers, China’s public security authorities have...
2016.06.14
Beijing monitors senior citizens
THESE days, when people over 80 in Beijing (北京) take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitall...
2016.06.01
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
Ticket hitch hits new park
TICKET sales for Shanghai Disneyland (上海迪士尼樂園) have had a chaoticstart. Tickets for the theme park’s opening day...
2016.04.04
China leads in green power
CHINA helped push global green energy investment plans to record highs in 2015, offsetting a sharp fall in Germany (德國...
2016.03.31
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
HK youths under the spotlight
HONG KONG delegates to the mainland’s top advisory body have been urged to actively take part in work related to young ...
2016.03.07
New Year wish from Vatican
China said on Wednesday it had “noted” an interview in which Pope Francis (教宗方濟各) sent Lunar New Year greetings t...
2016.02.15
Youths flock to drone schools
MAINLAND youths are flocking to drone schools such as TT Aviation Technology (北方天途航空技術發展(北京)有限公司), one o...
2016.02.05
Cooks grilled over seasoning
THIRTY-FIVE restaurants across China, including a popular Beijing (北京) hot pot chain, have been found illegally using ...
2016.01.27
Beijing focuses on work quality
CHINA will stick to family planning restrictions for up to 30 years, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, rejecting...
2016.01.13
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
President calls for greater efforts against graft
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping (習近平) told top officials in the ruling Communist Party to closely watch their families, state me...
2016.01.05
Futian station opens
THE mainland section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (廣深港高速鐵路) was completed on Wednesday a...
2016.01.05
Anti-terrorism law passed
THE National People’s Congress (全國人民代表大會) said its Standing Committee adopted the country’s first anti-terrori...
2016.01.01
Dozens still missing in mudslide
AT least 85 people remained missing in China’s latest industrial accident after a giant flow of mud and construction wa...
2015.12.28
Building a cyber community
China’s President Xi Jinping (習近平) laid out his vision for the Internet on Wednesday, calling for a new status quo w...
2015.12.22
Saying ‘no’ to animal cruelty
PUBLIC outrage in China over photographs of laboratory dogs lying muzzled and abandoned on the roof of a medical school ...
2015.12.14
Beijing eyes homemade cures
CHINA, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial migh...
2015.12.02
Shanghai cracks down on copyright violation
CHINA has fined five knock-off Disney (迪士尼) hotels for infringing on the iconic US entertainment company’s trademark...
2015.11.27
Shoddy goods face the chop
CHINA will ramp up inspections of goods bought online, a regulator said on Tuesday, seeking to root out lowquality goods...
2015.11.19
All smiles at historic summit
THE summit between the presidents of China and Taiwan (台灣) promised warmer ties and was loaded with historic symbolism...
2015.11.11
Beijing scraps one-child policy
BEIJING (北京) has ended its controversial one-child policy after decades of strict enforcement left it with an ageing p...
2015.11.03
Football fan Xi visits rival club
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping (習近平) blew the final whistle on his state visit to Britain (英國) last Friday with a day out at ...
2015.10.28
‘Education factories’ spring up
A NEW kind of project is blooming in China’s countryside today: the vocational education park. Three decades ago, Chine...
2015.10.20
Japan may halt funds for Unesco
JAPAN (日本) may halt funding for the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (Unesco, 聯合國教科文組...
2015.10.16
China wins Nobel medicine prize
FOR decades, China has yearned for a Nobel prize (諾貝爾獎) in one of the sciences, and now a little-known researcher wh...
2015.10.09
Beijing in peacekeeping pledge
CHINA will contribute 8,000 troops to a United Nations (聯合國) peacekeeping standby force, President Xi Jinping (習近平...
2015.10.05
Hangzhou to host Asian Games
HANGZHOU city (杭州市) has been confirmed as the host of the 2022 Asian Games (亞運會) after its bid was unopposed. An O...
2015.09.23
Beijing warned over hard stance
PAN-DEMOCRATS have warned that Beijing’s (北京) inflexible stance on political reform in Hong Kong will tear society fu...
2015.06.04
US spy plane angers Beijing
BEIJING (北京) has lodged a complaint with the United States over a US spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed So...
2015.05.28
China plans for hi-tech future
CHINA on Tuesday unveiled a vision for the next stage of its economic ascent, moving from plain manufacturing to a world...
2015.05.22
China to cut tax on imports
CHINA will reduce import tariffs on some consumer goods by the end of June to help boost domestic spending and support t...
2015.05.06
Ban on unofficial forecasts
CHINA will ban unofficial weather forecasts starting Friday, as citizens criticised the government for further encroachi...
2015.05.05
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
China cuts bank reserves
CHINA’S central bank has cut by one percentage point the level of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve – t...
2015.04.23
China’s slowdown deepens
CHINA’S economic growth slumped to a six-year low as manufacturing and retail sales cooled in the first quarter, steppi...
2015.04.21
Protest against coal plant
HUNDREDS of people in China’s southern Guangdong (廣東) province protested against the expansion of a coal-fired power ...
2015.04.15
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
China’s hurdle prince retires
CHINA’S Olympic (奧林匹克) gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang (劉翔) announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a ru...
2015.04.13
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
China smog film goes viral
AN online documentary on China’s notorious smog has become a viral sensation, with more than 155 million views just one...
2015.03.06
China’s new safe luxury food
FIRST it was European (歐洲) infant formula, then New Zealand (新西蘭) milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese (...
2015.01.29
Irate flyers open plane doors
UPSET by a delayed flight, at least two Chinese passengers decided to open emergency exit doors in protest as the plane ...
2015.01.16
Bund crush kills 36 revellers
A STAMPEDE killed at least 36 people during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai (上海), authorities said, but polic...
2015.01.07
China remembers massacre
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping (習近平) and other Chinese leaders presided on Saturday over a ceremony marking the 77th anniversar...
2014.12.17
China’s ex-security chief held
CHINESE authorities have arrested former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang(周永康) and expelled him from the ruling ...
2014.12.10
Beijing adopts smoking ban
BEIJING (北京) passed a smoking ban for all indoor public places and offices last Friday, state media reported. This com...
2014.12.04
Taiwan urged to keep ties
CHINA urged Taiwan (台灣) to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island af...
2014.12.03
China slashes interest rates
CHINA’s central bank unexpectedly cut benchmark interest rates on Friday for the first time in more than two years, as ...
2014.11.26
Xi downplays economic risks
THE financial risks China faces are “not that scary”, President Xi Jinping (習近平) said on 8 November as leaders of t...
2014.11.12
James Tien resigns as party head
JAMES TIEN PEI-CHUN (田北俊) was kicked out of China’s top political advisory body for urging Chief Executive Leung Chu...
2014.11.04
Vietnam visit mends ties
CHINA’s top diplomat was greeted warmly as he arrived in Vietnam (越南) on Monday to repair ties ruptured by disputes o...
2014.10.30
Li pledges to boost innovation
PRIME Minister Li Keqiang (李克.) said on Saturday that the economy must open further to harness the innovative and crea...
2014.10.15
形象工程 不代表我城!
內地荒誕事情多,早前舉辦的南京青年奧運會,為了美化場地栽種大量名貴樹木,但瞬即枯萎被棄置,用完即棄,有人質疑是誤植樹木品種所致;在廣...
2014.10.13
黃金周 利與弊
香港人過了不一樣的國慶,內地人依舊享受一連七日的「黃金周」假期,不過世事如棋,任何原意美好的東西,運行日久總會露出弊端。就如內地...
2014.10.06
Chinese favour emigration
NEARLY half of China’s super-wealthy individuals are considering leaving the country, a survey has found, with most cit...
2014.09.22
China viewed as ‘unfavourable’
MORE than half of Chinese people think the country may go to war with Japan (日本) in the future, a new poll has reveale...
2014.09.16
放生!殺生?
香港人愛吃龍躉,龍躉卻肚餓得要噬咬泳客果腹,是因果報應?不,咬人龍躉游進不屬於牠的大海,皆因善信好心卻又帶點糊塗的「放生」祈福行為...
2014.05.26
探討內地厭惡設施的抗爭事件
背景 從PX項目到垃圾場,內地接連發生反對化工廠、垃圾場或火葬場等「負面基建」的抗議事件。由危險化學品生產事故、交通運輸事故...
2014.05.07
探討中國奢侈品消費現況
背景 早前,新華社引述財富品質研究院數據,指中國奢侈品市場去年本地消費額達280億美元,境外消費額更高達740億美元,全球近半奢侈品被...
2014.04.09
探討內地住房問題
背景 內地房價飆升幅度近年堪比香港,民眾皆苦不堪言。為了不做「房奴」,有人早在八年前已發起「不買房運動」,呼籲大家不買房子,聯手...
2014.03.26
探討內地維權個案與狀況
背景 內地維權律師許志永和新公民運動的成員如丁家喜、李蔚、趙常青、袁東等紛紛被捕和定罪判囚。這只是內地維權人士接連被捕入...
2014.02.19
盤點新年習俗
你的家準備好迎接新春嗎?假如按足傳統辦事,習俗多得一籮籮,不過在今日香港,許多習俗漸被淘汰。雖云香港是華人社會,但現代的發展步伐改...
2014.01.27