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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    First legal marijuana shops in the United States open in Colorado

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:55am by Agence France-Presse

    ... months from now, when it also allows stores to begin selling cannabis. Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti was the first person to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use in the United States ... Agence France-Presse in Denver Marijuana users celebrate as Colorado opens first legal pot shops in US Marijuana users celebrated on Wednesday as Colorado became the first US state ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    United States in need of a cohesive China strategy, experts agree

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 06:18pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Robert Karniol Robert Karniol says experts agree on the inadequacy of piecemeal efforts America must put together a cohesive China strategy Four top China analysts testifying this month before a key US congressional subcommittee were clear in their respon ...

  3. Business - China Business - WHITE COLLAR

    State secrets law hurts credibility of mainland firms

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and a breach could lead to a fine or jail time. In September, the Big Four global accounting firms will need to submit a joint affidavit to the United States securities regulator in an appeal against ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com More transparency is needed to boost investor confidence in mainland-listed firms State secrets law still poses challenges for auditing firms Last week, ...


    Party will 'spit out' errant cadres- no matter how well-connected, state warns

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 07:06pm by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... and reposted by state media. By 11am, the piece had been deleted. Of corrupt officials like former railway minister Liu Zhijun, 61, and his younger brother, former Wuhan railways deputy chief Liu ... at a United Front Work Department meeting hosted by Politburo Standing Committee member Yu Zhengsheng. Apart from Ling, Beijing said this week that Shanxi vice-governor Du Shanxue was facing a probe ...

  5. News - World - GUANTANAMO BAY

    United States Congress opens door to Guantanamo Bay detainee repatriations

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:56pm by AP

    ... to their third-world countries from which they come," Levin said. "About half of the detainees would remain in Guantanamo because of the prohibition on transferring them to the United States ... proponents of keeping Guantanamo open say they felt they had to allow for transfers to other countries to maintain a more important priority- a bar on detainees coming into the United States ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    United States and Chinese warships nearly collide in South China Sea

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:25am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... quickly escalate. The US has raised the latest incident at a "high level" with the Chinese government, according to a State Department official quoted by the US military's Stars ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Presidential advisory panel proposes limits on United States spying

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 10:16am by Reuters in Washington

    ... overseas and co-conspirators inside the United States. “There is no other way that we know of to connect the dots,” Army General Keith Alexander, the NSA’s director, told a Senate committee last ... recommendation, the panel proposed five tests it said should be met before Washington conducts surveillance against foreign leaders. Revelations in documents provided by Snowden that the United States ...

  8. News - World - HACKING

    Credit card data of 40 million Target shoppers in United States stolen

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston Third-largest US retailer faces lawsuits over four-day delay in revealing massive breach Credit card data of 40m Target shoppers stolen Hackers in the US have stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards of shoppers who visit ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq must unite to survive, says leading Shiite cleric

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:32am by AFP

    ... Iran to charge that Washington lacked the "will" to fight terror. A swift ISIL-led offensive has overrun swathes of northern and central Iraq, threatening the United States ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Revered Shiite Ayatollah makes call for a unified front against the militants, as pressure builds against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Iraq must unite ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    State Councillor Yang Jiechi tells Vietnam to stop 'hyping up' oil rig tensions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Sharp remarks by State Councillor Yang Jiechi suggest little progress was made in resolving oil rig dispute in meetings with Hanoi officials Vietnam ... coast, in remarks indicating that the two countries are still trapped in a diplomatic quagmire over the South China Sea. State Councillor Yang Jiechi was in Hanoi for the highest-level talks ...




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