Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015   

Cherry blossom row grows again
A perennial debate over the birthplace of the cherry blossom has taken a fresh turn as an industry group claims China is the tree's true home, rather than Japan or claimant South Korea.

Top power firm exec probed for graft
A top executive of state-run China Southern Power Grid is under investigation for "serious disciplinary violations," the graft watchdog of Guangdong province said yesterday, as the government presses home its fight against pervasive corruption.

Taiwan in cyber push to keep away `you know who'
Taiwan wants to join a major anti-hacking drill conducted by the United States to strengthen cyber security ties with its staunchest ally and help safeguard against "constant targeting by hackers in the mainland."

Beijing bunkers 66 courses in golf hit
Authorities have closed 66 golf courses in a renewed crackdown on fairways built in contravention of rules designed to protect arable land and save water.

Flying eggs greet flight route
Taiwanese demonstrators threw eggs and slippers to protest against the mainland launch of a controversial new flight route yesterday, accusing the government of failing to stand up to Beijing.

Flight route fuels protest
Protesters in Taiwan scuffled with police ahead of the mainland launch of a highly controversial flight route, which they say has been allowed to go ahead despite fears over security risks.

Xi airs fears over legal injustice
Miscarriages of justice must be properly tackled or they will hurt the country's efforts to boost the rule of law, state media quoted President Xi Jinping as saying, following a series of embarrassing cases that have incited public anger.

Stray bombs pics put heat on Burma
The defense ministry said yesterday it is investigating whether more stray bombs from fighting between the Burmese army and rebels have fallen in Chinese territory.

Foreign troops to march in Beijing
Military representatives from China-allied Western nations are being invited to march in a parade in Beijing to mark 70 years since the end of World War II.

Crash exposes illegal airport
A secret private airport illegally built by a wealthy businessman was exposed after he crashed his helicopter, killing a passenger.

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