Briefs, October 10, 2012

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 4:30am

Income distribution reform to be unveiled

An income distribution reform plan is due to be unveiled this month after eight years of preparation. Chang Xiuze, a researcher with a think tank under the powerful state planning agency, said that the failure of residents' income growth in matching the country's wealth growth had became a "strategic problem". He also said that the reform should address problems in industries dominated by state-owned enterprises. Xinhua


Taiwan asks Apple to blur military images

Taiwan said yesterday that it would ask US technology giant Apple to blur satellite images of its sensitive military installations which are freely available to iPhone 5 users. The defence ministry reacted after Taiwan's Liberty Times newspaper printed a satellite picture, downloaded with an iPhone 5, showing a top-secret long-range radar base in the northern county of Hsinchu. AFP