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  1. Naval incident seen as test of US' China policy

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a contradiction with the soft-line policy expressed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, military experts said yesterday. The People's Liberation Army is building what will become the Chinese navy's biggest submarine base in Hainan. That has alerted the United States, Japan and other countries in the region, so the US Navy sent the surveillance ship USNS Impeccable ...

  2. Judges in Beijing court take extra half-day off

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A court in Beijing closed yesterday as judges and court officials decided to take an extra half-day off ahead of the Labour Day holiday which starts today. The decision triggered protests by dozens of lawyers and parties involved in cases, a l ...

  3. US spy ship was in China's waters illegally, Beijing says

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Kristine Kwok in Beijing China said yesterday it was concerned that a United States naval surveillance ship had entered its exclusive economic zone in the Yellow Sea ... Convention on the Law of the Sea, foreign ships must get prior consent from the coastal country to conduct scientific activities, such as surveillance, in its exclusive economic zone. But the United ...

  4. Navy has plenty of catching up to do, experts say

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... spent at least 1,350 tonnes of silver to set up the North Sea Fleet. It looked impressive on paper, comprising 12 state-of-the-art warships imported from Germany and Britain. Western powers ...

  5. Display of might gets mixed reviews

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... wise strategy'. 'In Chinese history, emperors traditionally invited leaders from subject states to help celebrate their success of reaching the millennium development goal,' ...

  6. Mine owners warn of drastic action

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Guangdong mine owners are threatening to take drastic action to stop authorities from destroying their operations. Their defiance came after Guangdong officials said on Sunday that all poorly run coal mines would be closed and blown up shortly ...

  7. Beijing upgrades its hygiene regulations

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Beijing municipal government has upgraded hygiene regulations as the number of swine flu cases on the mainland increases. Enterprises in the capital will be fined up to 200,000 yuan (HK$227,000) for failing to implement proper measures to ...

  8. Hu to be third leader to inspect naval fleet

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The PLA Navy parade today that President Hu Jintao will inspect in Qingdao, Shandong province, will be the largest in the nation's modern history. As chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Liberation Army, Mr Hu ...

  9. Political activist jailed for spying freed after 5 years

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Political activist Yang Jianli was released from a Beijing prison yesterday after serving a five-year sentence for spying and illegally entering China, his lawyer and friends said. Dr Yang, 44, a US permanent resident, was detained in April 20 ...

  10. Graft trial of ex-banker repatriated by US begins

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The first suspect repatriated to the mainland under a Sino-US extradition agreement has gone on trial for corruption in Guangdong. Yu Zhendong, 42- the former manager of the Bank of China's Kaiping branch- admitted embezzling 4 billion yu ...




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