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  1. News - China

    Now Zhou Yongkang’s brother is detained following hint that net is closing on former security tsar

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:42pm by AFP

    ... power during his time as China’s security chief and retired as a member of the Communist Party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) in late 2012. The wife was a major investor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1439299/now-zhou-yongkangs-brother-detained-following-hint-net-closing-former
  2. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Xinjiang police detain five after hoard of bomb-making materials seized

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:13pm by AFP

    ... the Politburo Standing Committee, agreed at a meeting on Monday that “cracking down on violent terrorist activities must be the focal point of the current struggle”, the official news agency Xinhua reported. “Ethnic separatist activities must be resolutely opposed and lawfully combated,” it said. At the same time the committee pledged to expand bilingual education, make high school free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519850/5-terror-suspects-detained-xinjiang-police-seize-nearly-2-tonnes-bomb
  3. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:54am by AFP

    ... to crimes against humanity. A UN General Assembly committee will vote Tuesday on a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan condemning human rights abuses in North Korea and calling ... and the importance of the world standing with victims,” said Param-Preet Singh from Human Rights Watch. “We are talking about not just hundreds, or thousands, or tens of thousands but potentially millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1641222/un-confronts-north-korea-over-crimes-against-humanity
  4. Sport - Soccer - ASIA

    Sheikh Salman reveals AFC re-election bid to restore region's reputation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:53pm by AFP

    ... are always looking at ways to increase our standing globally," Salman said. "Having an extra spot in the World Cup will help us massively in that regards but of course the spot must ... and expertise to cash-strapped members, while a new, two-chamber ethics committee will help target corruption. "The need for an all-around development within Asia is crucial," Salman said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1552155/sheikh-salman-reveals-afc-re-election-bid-restore-regions-reputation
  5. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Luis Suarez 'showed no remorse' says Fifa as striker claims he lost his balance and didn't bite

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:52am by AFP

    ... not changed his behaviour, according to a report released by world football's governing body. In his statement to Fifa's disciplinary committee, the Liverpool striker maintained he had lost ... football-related activity for four months, over and above his international ban, was taken because the disciplinary committee felt two previous bans on Suarez for biting, while playing for clubs in Europe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1542572/fallout-over-suarezs-bite-night-lingers
  6. News - World - ROYALTY

    UK politicians back Prince Charles over 'Hitler' comment about Putin

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:35am by AFP

    ... to say that there are real concerns about that." However, Labour lawmaker Mike Gapes, a member of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee, said the royals "should be seen and not heard". He said on Twitter: "If Prince Charles wants to make controversial statements on national or international issues, he should abdicate and stand for election." The prince's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517552/uk-politicians-back-prince-charles-over-hitler-comment-about-putin
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam plans to hold a national funeral for General Giap

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and American armies, will be honoured with two days of national mourning, the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party said. "A national funeral has been decided for General Giap," ... at the national funeral house in Hanoi on the coming Saturday, the Central Committee statement said, before being buried the following day. Giap, second only to late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1325491/vietnam-plans-hold-national-funeral-general-giap
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye removed from office amid corruption probe

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:57am by AFP, Reuters, AP

    ... The decision was made by the Organisation Department of the Communist Party's Central Committee, it said. The dismissal came two days after the ruling party's corruption watchdog, the Central ... of low-ranking officials and only a handful of senior figures, with no reforms introduced to increase transparency to help fight graft. Last month, former Politburo member Bo Xilai was jailed for life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1335461/nanjing-mayor-ji-jianye-removed-office-amid-corruption-probe
  9. News - China

    China legislators vote to end labour camps, back change to one-child policy

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 11:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Ruling Communist Party had announced the long-sought changes among a series of pledges after a key gathering in November. China’s top legislative committee voted on Tuesday to abolish “re-education through labour” camps introduced more than half a century ago, saying they had served their purpose. The standing committee of the rubber-stamp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1389725/china-legislators-vote-end-labour-camps-backs-change-one-child-policy
  10. News - Asia

    Facebook trumps state media as Vietnam mourns General Giap

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:32pm by AFP

    ... was pushed to the political sidelines after Vietnam’s reunification in 1975. He was eased out of the Politburo in 1982 and left politics officially in 1991. The general spoke out until well into his ... to treat the revered general’s death. Any official announcement has to come from the country’s top leaders, who were busy with a crucial Central Committee party plenum. While some smaller state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1325706/facebook-trumps-state-media-vietnam-mourns-general-giap

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