Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, September 18, 2014   

India goes all out to woo Xi
India's new prime minister rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping in his hometown as the president began a maiden visit, with both sides seeking to reset the relationship between Asia's rival superpowers.

Taiwan navy in battle trim
Taiwan's navy fired anti-submarine barrages in simulating a response to a invasion from the mainland.

Silence over missing envoy
The Foreign Ministry refused to say where its ambassador to Iceland is or who is even representing Beijing in the country, following reports he has been arrested by state security for passing secrets to Japan.

Cheat pays price for virginity swindle
A woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded US$5,000 (HK$39,000) by a court.

India defiant on border as Xi starts visit
India said it will firmly defend its 3,500-kilometer border with China after domestic media reported a new face-off on the disputed frontier, just days ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

'Dirty' coal set to go in cleanup
Beijing will ban the sale and import of "dirty" coal in less than four months, in an anti-pollution move that could have repercussions for key exporters.

Taiwan war jets hit the highway
Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early-warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed motorway, in a scenario simulating a mainland attack wiping out the island's air force bases.

Chained Uygur prof denied warm garb
An ethnic Uygur academic is being kept in shackles and has been refused warm clothing ahead of his trial in Xinjiang.

Cops target bride 'brokerages'
Mainland police will clamp down on websites selling group tours for men to meet "foreign brides" in Southeast Asian countries, as the practice reportedly leads to human trafficking and prostitution.

Beaming big bunny in barbecue finish
A giant white rabbit that drew more than two million visitors at a show in northern Taiwan was damaged by a fire as workers dismantled it.

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