Briefs, January 6, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 January, 2013, 4:46am


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Myanmese jets did not cross Chinese border

The PLA air force yesterday said no Myanmese jets had entered Chinese territory during raids on Kachin rebels. The statement came in response to reports that Myanmese fighters had mistakenly entered Chinese air space after armed conflict broke out in northern Myanmar. According to the statement, the closest Myanmese jets had flown to the border was five kilometres. The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that three Myanmese bombs had landed in China on December 30. Xinhua


Acting governor named for Sichuan province

Wei Hong was yesterday appointed acting governor of the southwestern province of Sichuan, replacing the outgoing Jiang Jufeng. The appointment was made at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Sichuan Provincial People's Congress, the local legislative body. Wei has served as Sichuan vice-governor since May 2007. Xinhua


Five-year government bonds to be auctioned

The Ministry of Finance will auction 26 billion yuan (HK$31.96 billion) in five-year government bonds on Wednesday. The bonds will be issued from Thursday to January 14 and begin secondary market trading on January 16, the ministry said. Meanwhile, the central bank injected 90 billion yuan into money markets through reverse bond repurchase agreements yesterday, traders said, meaning it would drain a net 20 billion yuan from the market. Reuters


Subdistrict office still living the good life

A subdistrict office in Jiangsu is under fire for spending more than 380,000 yuan (HK$467,000) on a junket despite Communist Party orders to curb ostentatious behaviour. About 80 cadres from Wuxi's Hongshan subdistrict flew to Xiamen, Fujian province, for a three-day conference last month, staying at a four-star hotel the People's Daily reported. He Huifeng


Ofificial denies inviting police to son's wedding

A top official from Hunan's Justice Department has denied arranging a large police presence at his son's wedding party last week. Deputy justice chief Wang Qinsheng said he did not invite justice officials who arrived at Changsha event in more than 20 police vehicles, the Yangcheng Evening News reported. He Huifeng