Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, October 30, 2014   




I took huge bribes, says general
A retired general ensnared in a high- profile corruption drive launched by President Xi Jinping has admitted taking "extremely huge" bribes in return for army promotions.

Graft leakers win backing
Whistle-blowers who expose corruption and other wrongdoing will receive legal protection against reprisals, China's top prosecuting body pledged.

Anti-terror laws get new edge
China will set up a national anti- terrorism intelligence system, state media said yesterday, reporting changes to an anti-terror law expected to be passed this week in the wake of an upsurge in violence in the far western region of Xinjiang.

Corruption fight 'will never end'
The fight against deeply ingrained corruption will never end, the top official in charge of tackling graft said before a meeting intended to clean up business in the world's second-largest economy.

Taipei gay parade pushes for same-sex marriage legislation
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei for Asia's largest gay rights parade, with many urging parliament to push through a controversial bill recognizing same-sex marriage.

No Zhou clue at party summit
Communist Party leaders expelled several members at a key summit yesterday and "set a blueprint for rule of law in the world's second-largest economy."

Beijing drone sparks mass panic
Beijing deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorized flight near the capital's airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone.

Mass sentencing evokes Cultural Revolution
Eight criminals were sentenced and 16 suspects paraded in front of 5,000 spectators, prompting criticism by domestic media that drew parallels with the bloodthirsty chaos of the Cultural Revolution.

'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.



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