Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Friday, May 29, 2015   

Drugs controller ups fees
Fees to register drugs and medical devices in the world's second-biggest pharmaceutical market have been raised by the state regulator.

Mom `in fiery death'
A Tibetan mother-of-two burned herself to death to highlight repression in the Chinese Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, the second such fiery protest in eight days.

Cyber shield to protect top secrets
Beijing will prepare a five-year cybersecurity plan to protect state secrets and data, a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.

Anti-graft chief in US sights over bank hirings
US regulators have subpoenaed JPMorgan Chase for all of its communications related to 35 Chinese officials, including anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan, as part of an ongoing probe into the bank's hiring practices, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Pentagon accused of trying to cause `chaos' at sea
Beijing accused the United States of threatening to sow "chaos" in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing.

Rising worker activism challenges workshop of world
As workers gathered around a table in a cheap restaurant at Panyu to discuss strike action against their shoe factory bosses, police barged in and dragged away their leaders.

Steel chief on graft charges
The chairman of state-owned Guangxi Liuzhou Iron & Steel has been charged with embezzlement and taking bribes, in an apparent sign that the government has escalated an anti-graft campaign in the steel sector.

Prison visits offer view of corruption
Officials have reportedly been sent on prison tours visiting inmates, including former colleagues, as a warning against corruption provoking mockery online.

Patient executed over murder of surgeon
A patient who stabbed a doctor to death over what he considered a botched nose operation has been executed.

Beijing ups ante with spy plane complaint
Beijing has lodged a complaint with the United States over a US spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fueled tension between the world's two largest economies.

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