Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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Dozens killed in Xinjiang horror
Many people have been killed or wounded in what is being described by Chinese officials as a "terrorist attack" in Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uygur minority.

Sleuths face trial amid GSK probe
The public trial of a foreign couple linked to GlaxoSmithKline is set for August 8 in Shanghai.

Microsoft hit by monopoly probe
A regulator said yesterday it is conducting an anti- monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest in a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms.

PLA gets praise over US drills despite spying
A top US commander has praised China's participation in massive US-led drills seen as a step towards potentially thawing tensions between the two powers, saying it had gone "very, very well."

Retired brass told to return public housing
Retired military officers have been told to return non-essential public housing after an investigation found "irregularities," state media said, as Beijing steps up efforts to stamp out official corruption and excess.

Naked-truth bid in Guangdong
More than 850 government workers in Guangdong - some with close links to Hong Kong - have been forced out of their jobs as part of an anti-corruption crackdown on officials whose family members have emigrated.

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.



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