Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015   

Gay man fired after online outing sues
A court in Shenzhen has heard what is believed to be the country's first lawsuit over gay workplace discrimination, in a case that could have wide repercussions.

Mayor rues stampede 'neglect'
The Shanghai New Year's Eve crush which left 36 dead showed "critical neglect," the mayor of the commercial hub said yesterday, while insisting that those responsible have been held accountable.

Bumpy ride for flight talks
Taiwan will reiterate its opposition to Beijing's decision to open new flight routes near the island when a mainland delegation visits for talks next month.

Graft fight hits luxuries
China's luxury market shrank last year, a global consultancy said, attributing the decline the first it has detected to a national anti- corruption campaign, slowing economic growth and changing consumer tastes.

Pollution dire despite clearer skies
The skies of China's smog-filled cities saw a slight improvement last year, figures released by Greenpeace show, but pollution remains far above national and international standards.

Rage over stampede payout
Relatives of the 36 people killed in a New Year's Eve crush in Shanghai criticized official compensation plans yesterday as a newspaper called for greater accountability by the city's government.

Gender crisis spurs call
Health authorities described the gender imbalance among newborns as "the most serious and prolonged" in the world, a direct ramification of China's strict one- child policy.

Rangoon holds over 100 illegal `loggers'
More than 100 Chinese "loggers" have been arrested in Burma suspected of illegal entry into the country, an embassy spokesman in Rangoon said.

Manila claims new round of reef blasting
Philippine officials accused Beijing of expanding reclamation work in disputed waters of the South China Sea, as the United States again called for restraint in the territorial conflict.

Writing on wall for cadres
A warning has gone out to officials caught up in the latest hotbed of graft and corruption: calligraphy associations.

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