Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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Jail looms for those who eat pandas
Beijing has drafted a law under which those convicted of eating endangered animals face jail time as the country takes steps to halt illegal hunting.

Shrine visits add fuel to tensions
Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers yesterday paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honors the nation's war dead, raising the stakes with neighbors in an already tense region on the eve of US President Barack Obama's visit.

Abe slapped for shrine gift
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a gift to Tokyo's Yasukuni war shrine, sparking a Chinese charge it was "a slap in the face" for US President Barack Obama days ahead of his visit.

Phoenix TV sued in US sex pest case
Two employees of Hong Kong-based Phoenix television and a job applicant filed a suit against the company in New York after allegations of sexual harassment against its former bureau chief.

Strike rolls on at sneakers factory
Tens of thousands of workers were still on strike yesterday at a Guangdong factory that makes shoes for Nike and Adidas.

Others blamed for dose of Beijing smog
About a third of the air pollution in Beijing comes from outside the city, media reported, citing a pollution watchdog.

Xi stresses stability at 'most complex time'
President Xi Jinping held the first meeting of a new national security commission, saying China needs a coordinated approach to domestic and foreign challenges, including social unrest, in "the most complex time in history."

160 held for fake-clinics scam
Authorities have detained 160 members of a Shanghai gang after sick people were lured to fake medical clinics and sold overpriced drugs.

Bears rescued in bile farm deal
A Hong Kong-based animal welfare group said it will save 130 bears from a mainland bile extraction farm, its largest rescue so far, in a bid to end a business that has sparked outrage over animal cruelty amid growing opposition.

Robbery trail leads cops to family-run weapons 'gang'
Police have seized a huge cache of weapons, including 15,000 guns and 120,000 knives from an illegal arms ring and detained 15 suspects.



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