Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Thursday, November 26, 2015   

Cadres `take part in Xinjiang unrest'
Communist Party officials have supported violent attacks in Xinjiang, a top regional official said in remarks highlighting internal opposition to tough local policies.

Flamethrower flushed out `terrorists,' says PLA rag
Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 "terrorists" from a cave in the western Xinjiang region, the military's top newspaper said, in a graphic account of the hunt for what Beijing called foreign-led extremists.

Scavenger toll in jade slip rises
At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Burma, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the shadowy industry.

President Xi Jinping strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese hostage by Islamic State extremists, saying such groups are the enemy of mankind.

Stop building islands, Obama tells Beijing
US President Barack Obama has demanded Beijing end building artificial islands in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure at a regional leaders' summit.

Manila gets US ships in sea row
US President Barack Obama offered the Philippines a warship as part of a US$250 million (HK$1.95 billion) aid package to Southeast Asian allies worried about Beijing efforts to control the South China Sea.

Hebei cadres run scared in arrest wake
Top officials in a key northern province issued a public promise not to engage in corrupt practices, such as taking bribes, after the top man there was felled in a graft probe.

Now Jakarta hints at legal action if talks fail to end sea face-off
Jakarta may take China before an international court if Beijing's claim to the majority of the South China Sea and part of Indonesian territory is not resolved through dialogue.

Graft probe nets power woman
The Chinese Communist Party has launched a probe into its deputy chief in Beijing, and if things turn out badly as expected then 60-year-old Lu Xiwen will be the most senior woman to fall in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive.

`Falcon Strike' air force drill first for Thais
Air forces from China and Thailand will conduct their first ever joint exercise this month, the latest example of blossoming military ties between Beijing and the kingdom's junta.

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