Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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Top court adds voice to push against West ideals
The Supreme Court has urged officials from the Communist Party to shun Western-style judicial independence and reject "erroneous Western thought," state organs said, as controls over the media, dissent and internet are tightened.

Concern at Manila visa snub
Beijing has expressed concern after Manila said it will not renew the visas for 16 Chinese nationals who work for the Philippine national grid after a senator raised security concerns.

`Thoughts' safe from anti-terror law
Thoughts will not be subject to prosecution under China's new definition of terrorism, state- run media said.

Four food for thought as media expound Xi theory
Mainland media gave blanket coverage to President Xi Jinping's just-revealed "Four Comprehensives" theory as he consolidates power and advances his own communist thought.

Worst feared for missing bishop, 93
In a living room plastered with pious images, the Shi family flicked through timeworn pictures of a wizened man with tortoiseshell glasses and bright eyes, the oldest bishop of China's underground Catholic church.

Mao critic, 81, due to stand trial
An octogenarian Chinese writer who has spent more than two decades in labor camps will be put on trial today, his lawyer said, as part of Beijing's crackdown on critics of the Communist Party.

Driver held as SUV crashes at Ma office
A man was arrested for crashing a sport utility vehicle into a security barrier outside the presidential office in Taipei, in the third incident in slightly more than a year.

Beijing slams Modi trip to border area
China has expressed "strong dissatisfaction and staunch opposition" after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a frontier area controlled by New Delhi but claimed by Beijing.

Graftbusters nab cadre in Guangdong
A former senior provincial official suspected of crimes including breaking family planning laws, graft and abuse of power will be prosecuted, the government said yesterday.

Protest over MH370 deaths claim
Chinese relatives of those on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 protested outside the carrier's offices in Kuala Lumpur demanding the withdrawal of a statement declaring all the passengers dead.

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