‘Migratory seniors’ flock south as winter bites

At 83, Wang Guihe is about to embark on a long journey. Wang and his wife, who live in Qiqihar in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, will take a three-hour ride on

‘Big guy’ Beijing seeks closer Australia security ties, Xi says

President Xi Jinping called for enhanced security ties with Australia after reaching a free-trade agreement and said the nation shouldn’t be concerned by China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific. Non-Chinese “may naturally

Number of mainland students in US hits record high 

A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said nearly 900,000 international students were studying in the U.S.

Gov’t wants Uighur refugees back from Thailand

More than 200 refugees detained in Thailand earlier this year are believed to be Chinese Uighurs and should be repatriated, a Chinese consul said, dismissing concerns they will be mistreated. The

Hong Kong | Student protesters denied permit to go to Beijing

Three Hong Kong students who have led protests for greater democracy in the former British colony were denied in their attempt Saturday to go to Beijing to meet with top

Hong Kong | Police reputation suffers as officers get a bad name

One of the groups disappointed by police behavior is Hong Kong’s expat community. Following a police check on Wednesday night at the popular Mes Amis bar in Mongkok by about

Beijing must change economy to meet climate targets 

Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country’s decades-long growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Since China emits more carbon and other heat-trapping gases than any other country, the pledge

HONG KONG | MDT INTERVIEW: Ronny Tong – the way ahead for HK politics

In an interview with Macau Daily Times, prominent Civic party member Ronny Tong says that final settlement on the Chief Executive election model should be put aside until agreement is

First ever Sino-US climate deal aims to prod others to act 

A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world’s two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. With the clock

Obama says US had no role in Hong Kong protests 

President Barack Obama said yesterday that the U.S. had no role in fostering pro-democracy protests that have shut down parts of Hong Kong for six weeks, denying allegations in Chinese

Sino-Japanese ties still fragile after leaders meet 

What happens next in Japan-China relations depends not only on what they do, but also on what they don’t do. A tentative, some would say grudging, first meeting between their leaders

Hong Kong | Gov’t rejects talks after court rules against protest

Hong Kong’s government has ruled out talks with pro-democracy protesters, and is preparing to enforce a court ruling to clear the streets, the city’s No. 2 official said. Student leaders made

Putin’s gallantry causes controversy

It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama. The

Xi wins support for Asia Pacific trade proposal

Leaders of Asia-Pacific economies agreed yesterday to begin work toward possible adoption of a Chinese-backed free-trade pact, giving Beijing a victory in its push for a bigger role in managing

Hong Kong | Domestic workers struggle in risky jobs 

At every stop, the path from Tritin Kartika’s poor Indonesian hometown to her job as a live-in maid in a Hong Kong apartment put her at risk of exploitation. Back home, she signed an

APEC | Summit Xi and Abe hold ice-breaking meeting 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a major step in easing more than two years of high tensions over contested islands and wartime history with

Hong Kong | Xi supports democracy ‘within law,’ Leung says

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Hong Kong’s leader the nation supports the city’s democratic development “within the law,” Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said, as pro-democracy demonstrations entered a seventh week. The

APEC SUMMIT | Beijing hosts friends, rivals; will it meet Japan? 

Will they or won’t they? Whether leaders of feuding China and Japan will meet during the Asia-Pacific summit has prompted much speculation. It’s the most — but not the only — awkward

Indonesians pray for Hong Kong stabbing victims 

More than 100 Indonesians in Hong Kong held a prayer vigil and demanded justice yesterday for two Indonesian women found stabbed to death in a case that has shocked this

Reinvention and rejuvenation – Foshan seeks new model for success

In 1968, He Xiangjian spent 5,000 yuan on a workshop to make bottle tops in a township of Foshan, Guangdong province. From this humble beginning grew the Midea Group, one

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