Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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Graft rap for police chief
The former police chief of a leading city in the north has been charged with corruption, after he was sacked for allowing his drunk son to be set free, despite having attacked a police officer.

Outcry after village expels boy with HIV
The plight of a boy with HIV, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition, has sparked intense online soul-searching.

12 charged over killer Kaohsiung gas blasts
Taiwan prosecutors said deadly gas explosions in Kaohsiung were caused by "multiple human errors" as they charged 12 people over the blasts in July, including the head of a chemical company and former government officials.

Chinese tourist killed
A Chinese tourist was killed and 11 injured when a hot-air balloon crashed during a sightseeing ride over a Unesco world heritage site in Turkey.

Protesters scale heights with banner
Having been swept off the streets, Occupy protesters are now scaling mountain tops to get their message across.

Crooked official a fanatic for jade
A former senior official in Anhui told a court he took around 13 million yuan (HK$16.2 million) in bribes, much of it in jade.

Suspect held in bus stop knife attack
A man has been detained after three people were injured in a knife attack, in the latest incident of violence in Xinjiang.

Belgrade talks put Li on track for more bullet train business
Prime Minister Li Keqiang is in Belgrade for a summit with leaders from 16 central and eastern European countries, a region where Beijing would like to boost its presence.

Railway sex fixer gets 20 years
A court in sentenced a well-known entrepreneur to 20 years in jail for corruption yesterday, saying the woman with ties to a disgraced former railways minister was guilty of bribery and illegally running a business.

Vietnam seeks sea ruling
Vietnam has helped ensure peace in the South China Sea dispute with Beijing by following the Philippines in seeking United Nations arbitration, Manila said, despite the fact that Beijing has refused to take part.

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