Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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Rising-star governor faces graft probe
Authorities have placed the governor of Fujian province, who is also the former chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, under investigation on suspicion of "serious disciplinary violations," the anti- graft watchdog announced.

Fast-food scandal: 10 on meat counts
Authorities have charged 10 people over "selling inferior products" in the wake of a food scandal that erupted last year at a unit of US food supplier OSI Group, which saw expired meat sold to global fast-food chains.

Mosque raided over `terror shooting'
An Australian mosque reportedly visited by a 15-year-old boy before he shot dead a civilian police employee from a Hong Kong background in an "act of terrorism" was raided by police yesterday.

Car chargers on full throttle
China wants to speed construction of a national network to charge electric vehicles, to help reach an ambitious goal of five million green cars on its roads by 2020.

Xi peacekeeper pledge
China will contribute 8,000 troops for a United Nations peacekeeping standby force, President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly, a move that may make it one of the largest players in UN peacekeeping efforts.

Xinjiang pressure pledge
Beijing will maintain heavy pressure to defeat militants in Xinjiang, its fourth most senior leader said during a visit to the Uygur heartland, urging religious figures to take the lead in opposing extremism.

`Common vision' boosts climate hope
China and the United States have outlined an eye-catching "common vision" to secure an ambitious global climate deal later this year, but experts say a centerpiece pledge by Beijing to establish a nationwide carbon market is no game-changer.

Plunder of ancient treasure revealed
Treasures of thousands of years of culture face being plundered or are disappearing under bulldozers as authorities either do not care or do not have the resources to look after them, the culture chief said.

Veils for women `backward'
The custom of women wearing veils is not a tradition of minority people in Xinjiang or in any Muslim country, but is a symbol of extremism and backwardness instead, a senior regional official said.

Heavy metal scene with protests over losses
Speculators who claim to have lost money on risky investments mounted a rare protest in Beijing.

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