Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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Home run for migrants in urban divide
The distinction between its urban and rural household registration systems is to be scrapped, promising migrant workers greater social benefits as Beijing pushes an urbanization drive.

Zhou could be en route to jail for fallen elite
Former security chief Zhou Yongkang is facing the same political path as his one-time ally Bo Xilai, which leads to the gates of Qincheng prison, a compound north of Beijing that has confined a who's-who of China's fallen elite.

Taiwan wait for tumor-fear Wang
Exiled student leader Wang Dan is still waiting to hear from the Taiwan authorities whether he can return for treatment for a suspected brain tumor.

Microsoft insists it plays by rules
Microsoft said it seeks to comply with mainland law after Beijing announced an anti-monopoly investigation of the US technology giant.

State hit on Canada hacking
Canada has taken the unusual step of singling out mainland hackers for attacking a key computer network and has lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

Dozens killed in Xinjiang horror
Many people have been killed or wounded in what is being described by Chinese officials as a "terrorist attack" in Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uygur minority.

Sleuths face trial amid GSK probe
The public trial of a foreign couple linked to GlaxoSmithKline is set for August 8 in Shanghai.

Microsoft hit by monopoly probe
A regulator said yesterday it is conducting an anti- monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest in a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms.

PLA gets praise over US drills despite spying
A top US commander has praised China's participation in massive US-led drills seen as a step towards potentially thawing tensions between the two powers, saying it had gone "very, very well."

Retired brass told to return public housing
Retired military officers have been told to return non-essential public housing after an investigation found "irregularities," state media said, as Beijing steps up efforts to stamp out official corruption and excess.

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