Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, May 28, 2015   

Rising worker activism challenges workshop of world
As workers gathered around a table in a cheap restaurant at Panyu to discuss strike action against their shoe factory bosses, police barged in and dragged away their leaders.

Steel chief on graft charges
The chairman of state-owned Guangxi Liuzhou Iron & Steel has been charged with embezzlement and taking bribes, in an apparent sign that the government has escalated an anti-graft campaign in the steel sector.

Prison visits offer view of corruption
Officials have reportedly been sent on prison tours visiting inmates, including former colleagues, as a warning against corruption provoking mockery online.

Patient executed over murder of surgeon
A patient who stabbed a doctor to death over what he considered a botched nose operation has been executed.

Beijing ups ante with spy plane complaint
Beijing has lodged a complaint with the United States over a US spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fueled tension between the world's two largest economies.

Jail crash course for Fast and Furious duo
Two unemployed men who crashed two luxury cars as they reportedly staged a "real-life Fast and Furious" race through Beijing were yesterday jailed for dangerous driving.

New permits glitch hits online giant
Taiwan has given e-commerce giant Alibaba six months to wind down the online operations of marketplace Taobao.

Hanoi hits out over fishing ban in Gulf
Vietnam said it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in the Gulf of Tonkin, the latest in a series of sovereignty disputes in and around the South China Sea.

Ties with US `remain stable'
China's ties with the United States remain stable, President Xi Jinping said, as he sought to defuse tension over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea that has raised fears of confrontation between them.

Four dead in rail clashes
At least four people have been killed and more than 100 injured following protests in a Sichuan county that is being bypassed by a new rail link.

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