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

V for victory in Japan war logo
China has unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with communist colors and imagery of the Great Wall.

Miners rescued after surviving seven days in pit
Six men were rescued from a flooded coal mine, having survived a week underground, after at least four co-workers were killed.

Mom dies saving tot from escalator hell
A mother was killed after she plunged through flooring over an escalator in a department store, reports said yesterday, managing to get her two-year-old toddler to safety as she fell to her death.

Rebel artist gets visa for Germany
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been given a visa to travel to Germany, he said yesterday, just days after police handed him back his passport following a four-year confiscation.

Jail time for 14 followers of killer cult
A total of 14 members of a mainland religious cult have been jailed for up to three years, the latest sentences after two others were executed this year for killing a woman.

Phuket bus crash leaves 17 tourists injured
A bus carrying Chinese tourists skidded off a wet road on the Thai holiday island of Phuket, injuring at least 17 passengers.

Monster hunts down record in mainland movie market
The animated movie Monster Hunt has become the highest grossing Chinese film of all time in the world's second-largest cinema market.

Cops on case of buoys at row shoal
Filipino fishermen found several buoys with Chinese markings near the disputed Scarborough Shoal and towed the devices back to shore northwest of Manila, Philippines officials said yesterday.

Japan warned not to backtrack
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to clearly express remorse for his nation's World War II actions or risk "rubbing salt in the wounds" of those who suffered, China's ambassador to Japan said.

Air improves  but pollution remains high
Air-pollution levels in mainland cities improved in the first six months, Greenpeace said, but remained far worse than global and domestic standards.

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