US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation: FBI

FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, saying that the programmes were legal. Photo Reuters

FBI Director Robert Mueller yesterday defended a pair of controversial US government surveillance programmes, telling Congress that leaking information on them harms national security.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 8:24pm 4 comments

Impartiality key in handling Mercantile Exchange case

Executive Councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen speaks to media after police seized evidences from the office of Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange's (HKMEx) office at Cyberport. Photo: May Tse

The controversy surrounding Executive Councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen has deepened with a police investigation into the failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange he set up. On Tuesday, three men, none of whom worked for Cheung, were arrested by commercial-crime investigators for possessing false documents and using a false instrument. Little information is available at this stage.

23 May 2013 - 4:19am 2 comments

Beijing urges Philippines to 'thoroughly investigate' killing

China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei during a news conference in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Beijing would give Taiwan its strong backing if tensions triggered by the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard last week continue to escalate, analysts said yesterday.

14 May 2013 - 4:36am 1 comment

Roommate held after Shanghai student dies from poisoning

The poisoning occurred at Fudan University's medical school in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua

A medical student from a top Chinese university in Shanghai died of poisoning on Tuesday, after undergoing intense medical care in hospital for two weeks.

17 Apr 2013 - 2:51pm

Zhejiang official investigated for keeping mistress

Wu Kaifeng.

A Zhejiang disciplinary inspection commission has launched an investigation into a Wenzhou official accused of keeping a mistress and paying her a 200,000 yuan break-up fee, the Beijing Times reported on Tuesday.

2 Apr 2013 - 6:00pm