Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Friday, November 28, 2014   

Polluters face crackdown from Beijing
China will take a "zero tolerance" approach to a wide range of environmental violations and has promised stronger action against regional governments that protect polluters or hinder inspections.

Taipei poll a life and death affair
It is the most dramatic contest of Taiwan's biggest local elections a top surgeon takes on the man whose life he helped save after he was shot in the head on the campaign trail.

Smokers face big squeeze
China, the world's biggest tobacco market, is considering a draft regulation that would ban indoor smoking, limit outdoor smoking and end tobacco advertising.

Turtle poacher fines make waves
Beijing said the fines imposed by a Philippine court on nine Chinese fishermen for catching sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea have violated its sovereignty, in the latest row between the two countries over territory.

Price of easing family curbs
A mother who applied for a permit to have a second child has been asked to return bonuses she received in recent years when she complied with the one-child policy.

Richer nations urged to clean up act
Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said, reaffirming its longstanding position before a United Nations climate conference next month.

Turtle poachers fined
A Philippine court has found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters.

Xi boosts Fiji support after Pacific talks
President Xi Jinping injected a further 70 million yuan (HK$88.67 million) of aid money into Fiji as he wrapped up a round of talks in the Pacific nation yesterday aimed at strengthening ties in the region.

Netizen `took pics of carrier base for spy'
A man arrested for selling pictures of an aircraft carrier base to a foreign spy, is the latest young internet user to be targeted by overseas intelligence agencies, media said.

Nurses butchered in stab attack
A man with a history of mental illness stabbed and killed seven people, six of them nurses, at a sanitorium dormitory in northern China in the latest of a string of attacks on medical workers.

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