Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Monday, November 24, 2014   

Xi boosts Fiji support after Pacific talks
President Xi Jinping injected a further 70 million yuan (HK$88.67 million) of aid money into Fiji as he wrapped up a round of talks in the Pacific nation yesterday aimed at strengthening ties in the region.

Netizen `took pics of carrier base for spy'
A man arrested for selling pictures of an aircraft carrier base to a foreign spy, is the latest young internet user to be targeted by overseas intelligence agencies, media said.

Nurses butchered in stab attack
A man with a history of mental illness stabbed and killed seven people, six of them nurses, at a sanitorium dormitory in northern China in the latest of a string of attacks on medical workers.

Coal use to be capped amid rising smog anger
China aims to cap its annual coal use at 4.2 billion tonnes by 2020, a one-sixth increase on current consumption, already by far the world's largest.

Kindy bus horror as 11 kids killed
Eleven kindergarten students were killed when their packed bus crashed into a truck in Shandong province, in the latest of a series of accidents that have sparked anger over unsafe school transport.

Xi commits to Antarctic deal with Australia
President Xi Jinping has committed to an Antarctic cooperation deal with Australia, while fulfilling a dream to visit its smallest state.

Disgraced security chief `meddled'
Disgraced former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang caused serious economic damage with his "meddling" in the province where he had his powerbase, an official was quoted as saying, in a rare public mention of his name.

Carrot factory fire kills 18
Fire struck a carrot packaging factory in eastern Shandong province, killing at least 18 workers and sending 13 others to hospital for treatment.

Xi rules out force over stormy seas
President Xi Jinping vowed never to use force to achieve Beijing's goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.

Boy, 3, knifed to death
A three-year-old boy died and a girl was seriously injured when a knife-wielding woman attacked the children, the latest in a series of assaults against youngsters.

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