Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Saturday, July 26, 2014   

Rude lesson for Harvard cash pair
Billionaire couple Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin have faced a deluge of criticism for donating US$15 million (HK$117 million) to Harvard, one of the richest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

Xi in symbolic trip to Cuban barracks
President Xi Jinping ended his Latin American tour with a symbolic visit to the barracks from which former Cuban leader Fidel Castro launched the first armed assault of his communist revolution in 1953.

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo
The Taiwan military were last night collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

Plague death shuts city
A city in the northwestern province of Gansu has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague.

Cop executed for milk-tea killing
A policeman who shot dead a pregnant woman in Guangxi while drunk and injured her husband was executed for the crime, state media said.

Party circular warns against Western ideals
The Communist Party demands that government officials be prevented from "being disoriented and losing themselves" to the influence of Western ideals, the Global Times reported.

'Mass murder' student faces death
Prosecutors in Taiwan are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.

Web users at 632m but social media take hit
China is now home to 632 million internet users, a government agency said, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.

Vietnam remains off tourist map
For years, Nguyen Huu Son has guided Chinese tourists around Vietnam's popular coastal city of Danang, but a bitter maritime dispute between Hanoi and Beijing means he is now out of work.

All but one rescued after tunnel cave-in
Fourteen people who became trapped when a railway tunnel they were working on in Yunnan collapsed have been freed.

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