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China seizes US$14.5b assets from family, associates of ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan (HK$112.5 billion) from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, two sources sa <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Behind the Everyman, Xi Jinping’s image more like Mao’s

The Chinese leader has been making surprise appearances among the people, demonstrating some of the lessons he’s learned from the former dictator

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Jiangsu province calls US$126b bank debt manageable

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Government debt in China’s eastern Jiangsu province is under control and at a manageable and “appropriate” level for its economy, a Chinese newspaper on Tuesday quoted a senior local official as saying. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Plan to pass welfare burden to NGOs may hit hurdles

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The central government has embarked on an effort to decentralise power and reduce the role of state agencies by making civil organisations responsible for providing social services. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China owes Hollywood millions after halting payment for films

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China has stopped paying Hollywood studios for its films in a dispute over a Chinese tax on movie profits, Hollywood trade papers reported on Tuesday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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WikiLeaks expects Bradley Manning to appeal ‘dangerous’ verdict

<!– google_ad_section_start –> WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday called US soldier Bradley Manning a “hero” and said he expected him to appeal after a military judge convicted him of espionage. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China news round-up: Japan summit overtures dismissed, BMW factory expansion denied

<!– google_ad_section_start –> PoliticsAsahi Shimbun For top party officials, decisions must be unanimous.News China Magazine <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Train crash driver ‘was on phone’, say Spanish investigators

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A Spanish court says “black box” data recorders show that a train driver was on the phone and traveling at 153km/h, almost twice the speed limit, when the vehicle derailed, killing 79 people. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Spanish train driver ‘talking on phone’ at time of crash

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The driver of the train that derailed in northern Spain last week, killing 79 people, was talking on the phone with state train operator Renfe at the time of the accident, a court said after analysing the train’s data recording device. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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US$136m in gems now estimated to have been stolen in Cannes heist

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Wearing a scarf to mask his face, the gunman sneaked into a posh Cannes hotel and held up a diamond show as three security guards looked on, then fled on foot about a minute later. In the end, he made off with a breathtaking US$136 million worth of valuables – the biggest jewellery heist in years, maybe ever. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Artificial turf call by soccer chief after outcry over pitch

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The head of organised soccer in the city has called for the removal of the much-criticised playing surface at Hong Kong Stadium in favour of a hybrid one used at Wembley Stadium in London. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Males aren’t wired to be the cheating kind, studies find

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Two new studies beg to differ. By sticking to one female, they conclude, males of many species, especially primates, can increase their chances of siring many offspring who survive long enough to reproduce – the key factor in determining whether a particular behaviour survives the brutal process of natural selection. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Game over. Fair ends in battles and bargains

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A five-day fiesta of wigs, make-up and fake weaponry had a fantasy ending yesterday as thousands of visitors flocked to the Convention and Exhibition Centre for the last day of the 15th Ani-Com & Games fair. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Empress’ clothes speak volumes about power

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A rare dress belonging to an empress and embodying the rise of women in imperial China’s last dynasty has gone on display in the Museum of History. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hongkongers may get electronic entry to South Korea

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hong Kong residents will soon be granted easier entry to South Korea, following a deal signed by the Hong Kong and South Korean immigration authorities yesterday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Capture spirit of Hong Kong in photo and win free air tickets

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Depict the best of Hong Kong in a photograph or illustration and you could jet out of the city on one of more than 600 plane tickets, courtesy of Cathay Pacific. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Pakistani PM Sharif’s ally elected next Pakistani president

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Pakistan has elected businessman Mamnoon Hussain as its 12th president to replace deeply unpopular Asif Ali Zardari, whose five-year term will expire in September. Lawmakers from both houses of the national parliament and four provincial assemblies yesterday voted in the two-man race for the largely ceremonial president of the nuclear-armed state. The final tally was expected to be announced later last night. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Cabbies caught charging excess fares

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Three taxi drivers who preyed on tourists outside a Tsim Sha Tsui hotel were caught red-handed when they overcharged undercover police by up to 40 per cent for a ride to the airport, police said yesterday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Gay activists warm to pope’s ‘change in tone’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Pope Francis’ remarks that he would not “judge” homosexuals were positively received by gay groups, though the encouragement was tempered by his talk of gay clergy’s “sins”. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Former pastor denies indecent assault charges

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A former senior pastor accused of molesting a woman during an exorcism pleaded not guilty yesterday to six charges of indecent assault. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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