Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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Now foreign ministry wades in after Palmer attack
The foreign ministry in Beijing has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd, after the businessman described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people.

Mongolia relations at `historic point'
Xi Jinping began a two-day trip to Mongolia yesterday, the first Chinese president to visit in more than a decade with trade high on the agenda against a backdrop of resource nationalism.

Cult five in court for killing
Five members of a fringe religious group went on trial for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant in Yantai, reportedly after she rebuffed their attempts to recruit her.

Death comes with reprieve for corrupt rail chief
A Beijing court sentenced a former railway official to death for corruption, but promised a reprieve after two years of good behavior, in the latest graft case to hit the nation's sprawling rail network.

State media slam Oz tycoon tirade
A state-run newspaper called on Beijing to "teach Canberra a lesson" after Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer in a television tirade labeled the government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people."

Isle probes cross-strait official over `security'
One of Taiwan's top negotiators on mainland policy has been placed under investigation after stepping down, over suspicions related to "national security," authorities said.

Heinz recalls baby food in lead scare
HJ Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.

Export-route deal on Mongolia list
Agreements to give landlocked and resource-rich Mongolia easier access to mainland territory for its exports will likely be signed when President Xi Jinping visits the country this week.

Wife reveals prison hell of freed lawyer
Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng suffered malnutrition and psychological abuse in prison, his wife said as she called for Beijing to let him seek treatment in the United States.

Shows of patriotism for prime-time TV
Beijing has ordered national TV broadcasters to air "patriotic" or anti-fascist series for two months, stepping up propaganda efforts amid territorial disputes with Japan and ahead of national holidays.

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