Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   

Strippers at funerals laid to rest
Beijing has bared the details of its latest anti-vice sweep a campaign to halt the hiring of strippers at funerals

War shrine visitors stir pot after Xi-Abe talks
Just hours after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for his first substantial talks with Xi Jinping, three of his Cabinet ministers yesterday visited the war shrine that Beijing sees as a symbol of Tokyo's violent past.

Armed robberies rumpus at shoal
Manila accused the Chinese coast guard yesterday of robbing Filipino fishermen at gunpoint during a series of confrontations at a disputed shoal in the hotly contested South China Sea.

No fight from Sichuan boss in graft court
A deposed leader of one of China's most populous provinces chose not to contest charges of bribery and abuse of power when his trial opened, the latest senior official linked to retired security boss Zhou Yongkang to be tried in a sweeping anti-graft campaign.

Greens see blue sky through smog
Air-pollution levels in some of China's smoggiest cities fell by nearly a third in the first quarter of the year, Greenpeace said.

Manila drills reap scorn
The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid said, criticizing Manila for military exercises with Washington.

Kiwi PM wants quiz on hack claims
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key yesterday invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.

New Summer Palace hit
The managers of the Summer Palace in Beijing are threatening legal action over a Chinese movie studio's replica.

Holy man backs Dalai on rebirth
It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third-highest religious leader said, after mainland officials repeatedly said the exiled Dalai Lama has no right to abandon reincarnation.

Beijing gets a double doze of air pollutants
Hazardous air particles blamed for asthma and breathing problems show up in Beijing at a rate of more than double the national target, an environmental watchdog said yesterday.

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