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Hong Kong in rebellion against the 'motherland'In 1997 Hong Kong was proud to re-establish its Chinese identity after more than 150 years under British colonisation. But the atmosphere has changed and Hong Kong is now in open r...
Apple aims to satisfy China's hunger for smartphonesApple's iPad sales have slumped for two consecutive quarters but its iPhone is surging. Worldwide demand for the iPhone is up 13%, and nowhere is demand as strong as in China.
China steps up communist education to guard against ‘moral decline’China’s Communist Party will step up the ideological education of its officials to strengthen their faith in communism and guard against the influence of Western moral standards, a...
CHINA - ISLAM
Video: Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fastingChinese Muslims say they are facing growing discrimination within their country, after officials banned students and civil servants in the western region of Xinjiang from observing...
Tour de France
China’s first Tour de France cyclist chases his dreamThe Tour de France standings can be misleading. After four days of racing, Ji Cheng is 192nd out of 194 remaining riders. Yet already the race represents a double triumph for the 2...
Merkel in China to boost economic tiesGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is on her seventh official visit to China, and it's all about business. The two countries are among the world's largest exporters and are...
THE 51 PERCENT
Anger over US Supreme Court decision on birth controlIn this edition, we take a look at a controversial ruling by the US Supreme Court that will allow a Christian-owned company to refuse to pay for their workers' contraception....
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'Sarkozy's darkest hour'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 02.07.14: International papers focus on former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's political future after he is placed under formal investigation o...
Hong Kong's unofficial democracy referendumIn this edition: Beijing annoyed by an unofficial referendum on democracy in Hong Kong; a US church giving away rifles as raffle prizes; and an Australian woman dancing with tiger...
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Attack on Chinese police station leaves over dozen deadChinese police shot dead 13 people in the restive Xinjiang region after they drove into a police building and set off an explosion on Saturday, regional authorities said.
Both bidders raise offers for AlstomIn this Friday's business news: the bidding war over Alstom heats up as both Siemens-Mitsubishi and General Electric increase their offers for the French energy giant. Also, t...