Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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`Assault' on human rights slammed
China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said.

Fate of smuggled cats in balance
Thousands of live cats destined for dinner tables have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from the mainland, police said, but their fate still hangs in the balance.

Taipei tragedy for Scorsese
One person was killed and two injured yesterday when a house ceiling caved in at the Taipei set of Hollywood director Martin Scorsese's production Silence.

Paris clears air on key issues ahead of trip
Beijing has a crucial role to play in international climate talks being held in Paris in December, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told mainland media, saying it is the key issue up for discussion between the two countries.

Diplomatic balance for India
India's foreign minister will travel to China this weekend, New Delhi said yesterday, a day after US President Barack Obama ended a visit aimed at renewing US ties with the South Asian country.

10m jobs a key element for stability
Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to create at least 10 million new jobs this year despite economic growth at its weakest pace in nearly a quarter century in 2014.

Gay man fired after online outing sues
A court in Shenzhen has heard what is believed to be the country's first lawsuit over gay workplace discrimination, in a case that could have wide repercussions.

Mayor rues stampede 'neglect'
The Shanghai New Year's Eve crush which left 36 dead showed "critical neglect," the mayor of the commercial hub said yesterday, while insisting that those responsible have been held accountable.

Bumpy ride for flight talks
Taiwan will reiterate its opposition to Beijing's decision to open new flight routes near the island when a mainland delegation visits for talks next month.

Graft fight hits luxuries
China's luxury market shrank last year, a global consultancy said, attributing the decline the first it has detected to a national anti- corruption campaign, slowing economic growth and changing consumer tastes.

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