Liaoning aircraft carrier

Briefs, 5 November, 2012

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 November, 2012, 4:05am

Tibetan man dies after setting himself on fire

A young Tibetan set himself on fire in the country's northwest yesterday, two overseas rights groups said, continuing a series of self-immolations by Tibetans apparently protesting Chinese rule. Dorjee Lhundrup, in his 20s, died soon after setting himself ablaze in Qinghai province, said the US-based International Campaign for Tibet, citing photos of the body and Tibetans outside. AFP

Carrier Liaoning in first touch-and-go exercise

The military recently conducted its first touch-and-go exercise involving an aircraft and China's only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, the PLA Daily reports. Analysts said the plane was likely a Jian-15 fighter jet, but the model was not officially confirmed. The test took place last month. Choi Chi-yuk

Aquino to bring up South China Sea claims

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would raise overlapping claims to the South China Sea during a summit of Asian and European leaders in Laos this week. Aquino is to hold meetings with the leaders of the European Union, Poland, Switzerland, Norway and Italy at the two-day forum beginning today. AFP

Film to be made from Xi Jinping's true story

A true story of Vice-President Xi Jinping told to US friends about an American professor with amnesia who wanted to visit his childhood home in Fuzhou, Fujian, will be made into a movie backed by 50 million yuan (HK$61.5 million) from domestic film companies, the Fujian Daily reported. He Huifeng