Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Sunday, October 26, 2014   

No Zhou clue at party summit
Communist Party leaders expelled several members at a key summit yesterday and "set a blueprint for rule of law in the world's second-largest economy."

Beijing drone sparks mass panic
Beijing deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorized flight near the capital's airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone.

Mass sentencing evokes Cultural Revolution
Eight criminals were sentenced and 16 suspects paraded in front of 5,000 spectators, prompting criticism by domestic media that drew parallels with the bloodthirsty chaos of the Cultural Revolution.

'Gutter oil' to be used as jet fuel
US aircraft maker Boeing has set up a plant with a Chinese firm to transform waste cooking oil the source of repeated food safety scandals into jet fuel.

Japan deputy PM in call for summit
Japan's deputy prime minister yesterday urged China to allow a summit between the Asian rivals as he met a top Beijing official.

Space probe to reach for moon and back
China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth.

Buoys chain laid 'to help sea science'
Beijing has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

Dirty air business as usual
The soaring, grimy chimneys of a massive coal-fired power station have belched the last of their choking fumes into Beijing's air, authorities say, but experts doubt the plan will ease the capital's smog.

Executions fall to 2,400 amid Xinjiang fears
Authorities put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

Beijing mourns famed US-born translator, 98
Sidney Shapiro, a famed US-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, has died in Beijing. He was 98.

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