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Motorcyclist pinned under car dies in three-vehicle tunnel crash in Hong Kong

A three-vehicle collision in Tate’s Cairn Tunnel killed one motorcyclist and disrupted Sha Tin-bound traffic for more than two hours on Friday morning in Hong Kong. The crash occurred at 9.43am and involved a motorcycle, a taxi and a car, according to police. “Initial information showed the motorcyclist was trapped under a car and had to be freed by firemen,” a police spokeswoman said. The man was taken unconscious to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, where he was later...

Source: South China Morning Post - Hong Kong feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 6:01 pm(NZT)

China seeks to balance economic growth and risks

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China will seek a balance between stable growth and risk prevention in the second half of the year, a senior official said on Thursday, indicating that the country is willing to tolerate slower growth to push reforms and curb systemic financial risks.

Source: China Post Online - China News | 28 Jul 2017 | 5:49 pm(NZT)

Adopted US girl searching for parents who abandoned her in China

An American schoolgirl adopted as a baby in China has travelled back to the country of her birth trying to trace her parents, according to a news website report. The girl, born as Guo Xiashen, was abandoned in Daye in Hubei province when she was only seven days old, Tencent reported. She was adopted at the age of two and has grown up in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She is now 17. The report said that as she grew up she grew curious about her origins and her parents decided to help her trace her...

Source: South China Morning Post - China feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 5:40 pm(NZT)

‘One country, two systems’ is about quality, not geographical borders: Ronny Tong

The “one country, two systems” principle to govern Hong Kong should be judged based on “quality” and how well its core values are upheld, instead of geographical boundaries, according to a member of the Executive Council, the advisory body to the city’s leader. Ronny Tong Ka-wah also said excessive political posturing may eventually lead to Beijing tightening its grip on the city. His warning came amid debate on whether a joint immigration and customs facility for...

Source: South China Morning Post - Hong Kong feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 5:13 pm(NZT)

Ugandan asylum seeker arrested for allegedly leaving daughter, 4, unsupervised in Hong Kong flat

An asylum seeker from Uganda was arrested after she left her four-year-old daughter without adult supervision in a sub-divided flat in Mong Kok in the early hours of Friday. The girl was unhurt and taken to a public hospital for medical assessment, according to police. Emergency personnel were first notified of the situation at the Tong Mi Road flat shortly after 12.30am on Friday. “One of the neighbours found the girl alone at home, feared for her safety and called police,” a...

Source: South China Morning Post - Hong Kong feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 5:09 pm(NZT)



Britain risks Beijing’s wrath with plan to send naval vessel to disputed South China Sea

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises – a move likely to anger Beijing. Britain will increase its presence in the waters after sending fighter planes for joint exercises with Japan in the region last year, Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, said. China claims most of the energy-rich sea where Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. Why Beijing is speeding up underwater drone...

Source: South China Morning Post - China feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 5:07 pm(NZT)

Britain says it will send warship to South China Sea next year, in move likely to anger Beijing

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing. Britain would increase its presence in the waters after it sent four British fighter planes for joint exercises with Japan in the region last year, he said. China claims most of the energy-rich sea where neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. “We...

Source: South China Morning Post - China feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 5:02 pm(NZT)

Warning for China as electronics giant Foxconn plugs into US incentives

The decision by electronics giant Foxconn to spend US$10 billion building a flat-panel screen plant in the United States won’t revive US manufacturing but it is a warning for China, analysts said. Foxconn, the Taiwan-headquartered assembler of iPhones and iPads, still has plans to expand in mainland China – it announced in December it would plough US$8.8 billion into a new plant in Guangzhou. It remains one of the biggest private employers in the country, with about a million...

Source: South China Morning Post - China Business feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 2:04 pm(NZT)

Starbucks to own 100% of its China stores after buyout deal

The US coffee giant is buying out its China partner for $1.3bn - the firm's biggest ever acquisition.

Source: BBC News - China | 28 Jul 2017 | 1:01 pm(NZT)

Baidu’s profit soars to soothe concerns over rising investments in artificial intelligence

Internet giant Baidu reported an 82.9 per cent year-on-year jump in second-quarter net profit to surpass analysts’ expectations, soothing concerns over its escalating investments in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The world’s largest Chinese search engine operator said on Friday that earnings in the three months ended June 30 reached 4.4 billion yuan (US$651 million), up from 2.4 billion yuan in the same period last year, on higher online marketing revenue and lower...

Source: South China Morning Post - China Business feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 11:00 am(NZT)

Starbucks buying out Chinese venture for US$1.3 bn

Starbucks is buying the rest of its East China joint venture in a US$1.3 billion transaction, marking the biggest deal ever for a company that sees China as a huge growth opportunity. The Seattle-based coffee chain will acquire the remaining 50 per cent of the business from partners President Chain Store Corp and Uni-President Enterprises Corp. Starbucks also is divesting its 50 per cent stake in a separate joint venture in Taiwan, according to a statement on Thursday. The move underscores...

Source: South China Morning Post - China Business feed | 28 Jul 2017 | 4:59 am(NZT)

Floods chaos in Yulin



Source: Shanghai Daily: Nation | 28 Jul 2017 | 4:01 am(NZT)

No complaints about noise of these dancers

SQUARE dancing, an activity beloved by older Chinese, often causes disputes because of the loud music. But recently a video went viral which showed a group of elderly people dancing while wearing earphones. Every day at 7:30am, more than 100 dancers wearing wireless earphones gather at the Guanyinqiao district of southwest China’s Chongqing. The earphones are provided free by the district management committee. “Nearby residents used to complain about the annoying noise of loudspeakers. Although silent dancing is weird, dancing with earphones has a win-win effect,” said a dancer surnamed Cheng. Cheng is among China’s more than 220 million elderly, a group the government predicts will account for about a quarter of the population by 2030. Square dancing, group dancing in public squares, is popular as exercise due to its low cost and ease of participation. However, owing to insufficient space and poor management, there have been a string of conflicts. In a recent case in central China’s Henan Province, dancers in Luoyang came to blows with basketball players over the use of a basketball court in a park.

Source: Shanghai Daily: Nation | 28 Jul 2017 | 4:01 am(NZT)

Building a stronger Party

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping has called for unswerving adherence to and improvement of the Party leadership. Xi urged the building of a stronger Party, noting that only by ensuring its strong vitality and strength can it lead the people to successfully deal with major challenges, resist major risks, overcome major obstacles and resolve major conflicts, in order to claim one victory after another. “Practice has told us that the governance of the Party concerns not only the future and destiny of the Party, but also that of our nation,” he said. “We must improve the governance of the Party with greater determination, courage and effort.” “The strict governance of the Party will always be an ongoing process,” Xi said, stressing that the future of a political party or government is ultimately determined by whether the people are for or against it. Xi said the Party still had a long way to go to achieve strict self-governance.

Source: Shanghai Daily: Nation | 28 Jul 2017 | 4:01 am(NZT)

An office worker has stabbed three colleagues to death in China's latest knife attack

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The man, who reports say had been fired, then got into a car and drove into a group of pedestrians, police say.

Source: China Post Online - China News | 27 Jul 2017 | 8:42 pm(NZT)

Chinese police detain 'female Jesus cult' members

The group is notorious for the killing of a woman in a McDonald's in 2014.

Source: BBC News - China | 27 Jul 2017 | 7:37 pm(NZT)

China could become first country to stop using paper money

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - As the first country in the world to use paper money, China is expected to also become the first to stop using paper money due to the soaring popularity of mobile payment platforms, analysts forecasted on July 24.

Source: China Post Online - China News | 27 Jul 2017 | 6:22 pm(NZT)

Chinese Super League: 10 clubs say debts are cleared after threat of ban

Ten Chinese Super League clubs say they have cleared debts, after 13 of them were threatened with a ban next season.

Source: BBC News - China | 26 Jul 2017 | 10:25 pm(NZT)



Food administration inspects four McDonald's outlets in Shanghai

Food administration inspects four McDonald's outlets in Shanghai

Source: China Daily > China News | (NZT)

Death toll rises to 8 in Northwest China flood

A flood has left eight dead and one missing in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, local authorities said Friday.

Source: China Daily > China News | (NZT)

Premier Li meets former WHO director general

Source: China Daily > China News | (NZT)








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