Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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`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.

More control over cadres on agenda
Communist Party leaders opened the highly anticipated fourth plenum in Beijing, as state media emphasized the need to strengthen the national legal system.

No holds barred as top diplomats talk
US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Beijing official had "candid exchanges" over several contentious issues dogging bilateral relations, an American diplomat said.

Taiwan test-fires 'ship killers' from submarine
Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States.

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